Virtual Classroom Quick Start Guide
Your SchoolTube moderator account has been upgraded with Virtual Classroom. This is a desktop livestreaming service that will enable you to remotely share your device desktop, applications (PowerPoint), documents, videos, create quizzes, and chat with students. You can also record the session for sharing within your SchoolTube channel.
Students need only good internet access and a multimedia device in order to participate.
Training. Please visit the Virtual Classroom Training Center. Watch all tutorial videos
IMPORTANT Virtual Classroom launches from within a user’s channel. You need to have a good understanding of how channels work on SchoolTube. Here are resources for that:
How to Launch Virtual Classroom
Look for the Live Room link under the drop-down menu below your username when logged in. If you see Live Room, the service is provisioned on your account. However, Live Room must be enabled on each channel where desired. This is done when creating a new channel (MyChannels > Create New) or by clicking on Enable Live Room while in the channel edit mode. It is best to launch Live Room from within a channel vs the main drop-down, because your recording will be saved to the channel from which the class originates.
How to Start a Meeting.
Go to MyChannels, click on the channel thumbnail from which you want to start a meeting. After it opens, you will see Start Meeting, mid right as shown below. Click on that to open a session.
How to End a Meeting.
In the black menu bar above the presentation area you will see a box with an arrow in it pointing to the right. Click that, it will ask you if you want to end the meeting for all. Note: A room can be left open with attendees in it if you need to step away or desire to have an open door policy for student 1:1 meetings. But, best to end when not in use.
How to Invite Students
After starting a meeting, in the black menu bar click Invite. Copy and share the invite URL with your students. Near the bottom of the invite window is an area where you can set a password if desired. Each channel on your account can launch a unique session with a persistent invite URL, meaning the URL never changes for its channel.
Please watch all training videos found on the Virtual Classroom Training Channel to gain a full understanding of how to use the service.