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[[File:Icon Classroom.svg|70px|link=]] '''Classroom''' is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be as easy as possible to learn, and to be similar to a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom and cloud integration, to easily invite students and share lesson materials.
 
[[File:Icon Classroom.svg|70px|link=]] '''Classroom''' is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be as easy as possible to learn, and to be similar to a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom and cloud integration, to easily invite students and share lesson materials.
  
Classroom works in two browser tabs (windows) and while not necessary, it is recommended to use two screens. The first tab shows the digital whiteboard, or canvas. This is where lesson content is imported and edited. The second tab is a dashboard for viewing student information and the chat, group (huddle) work, whether the student is currently viewing the lesson, and whether students have requested speaking privileges to ask questions or share comments.
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Classroom works in two browser tabs (windows) and while not necessary, it is recommended to use two screens. The first tab shows the digital whiteboard, or canvas. This is where lesson content is imported and edited. The second tab is a [[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]] for viewing student information and the chat, group (huddle) work, whether the student is currently viewing the lesson, and whether students have requested speaking privileges to ask questions or share comments.
  
 
To get started for the first time, please check [[#System requirements|system requirements]] and [[#Create a myViewBoard account|how to create a myViewBoard account]].
 
To get started for the first time, please check [[#System requirements|system requirements]] and [[#Create a myViewBoard account|how to create a myViewBoard account]].
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In real world scenarios device performance will be affected by many factors including the number of programs and browser tabs open, and the network strength - as such it is recommended to first consider these factors if you experience performance issues.
 
In real world scenarios device performance will be affected by many factors including the number of programs and browser tabs open, and the network strength - as such it is recommended to first consider these factors if you experience performance issues.
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Please note that this auto-timeout is different to the myviewboard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on [https://myviewboard.com/viewboard/setting myViewBoard.com] (requires sign-in).
 
Please note that this auto-timeout is different to the myviewboard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on [https://myviewboard.com/viewboard/setting myViewBoard.com] (requires sign-in).
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<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''Current limitations'''</div>
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There is a list of the current limitations that users may encounter when using Classroom.<br>
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The {{mVB}} team is aware of these limitations and is working to resolve them. <br>
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'''If you notice an issue not listed here, [https://myviewboard.com/main-support please let us know via {{mVB}} Support]'''. This helps us to improve {{mVB}} services.
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'''General Limitations'''
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1. On mobile devices, the session will terminate immediately if sent to the background, for example by switching apps.
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* For users currently in the session, they will be dropped.
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* The current session automatically ends for the host.
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2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes has formatting issues. Here are known issues:
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* Tables with cell spacing
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* Page colors and page borders
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* Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
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* Audio, video, and PDF active elements
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* PPT: effects and animation
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* PDF: bookmarks, tags, comments
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3. If text or other elements aren't displaying correctly, consider adjusting the browser zoom level and the system zoom level. On Windows devices, search for ''Scale and layout'' in settings, and adjust to 100% - this may help resolve display issues in Classroom.
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'''Browser'''
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* ''Chrome'': underlined text sometimes does not display properly.
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'''Devices'''
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* ''iPad'': When a teacher plays both a YouTube clip and a video call, students using iPads may only see the YouTube clip.
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* ''iPad'': If a teacher first gives a student permission to talk, and then revokes that permission, students using an iPad may still be able to talk if they click the microphone pop-up after the teacher revokes permission. In other words, the talk permission from the teacher triggers the microphone pop-up on the student's iPad, which remains there until the student clicks ''Cancel'' or ''Allow''. If the student clicks ''Allow'' after the teacher has already revoked speaking permission, the student can still speak to the class. The teacher can disable this by again enabling and then disabling the student's speaking rights.
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* ''iPad and Android tablets'': The screen record feature is not supported on Android tablets and iPads.
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* ''iPad'': mp4 files may not work, due to incompatibility with the browser.
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<gallery widths="490" heights="250">
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="250">
 
VC_user-interface.png|After opening Classroom, teachers are presented with a blank canvas.
 
VC_user-interface.png|After opening Classroom, teachers are presented with a blank canvas.
Classroom 3.0 dashboard view.png|In a second tab teachers can view the dashboard, displaying class information.
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Classroom dashboard123123213.png|In a second tab teachers can view the dashboard, displaying class information.
Classroom 3.0 student view.png|This is what students see after joining classroom.
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Classroom student view updated UI (1).png|This is what students see after joining classroom.
 
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Teachers can create a new lesson or import an existing lesson previously created into Classroom. Many filetypes are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.
 
Teachers can create a new lesson or import an existing lesson previously created into Classroom. Many filetypes are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.
  
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<section begin=Classroom filetypes />
 
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<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;" title="Click to expand">'''Supported file formats</div>
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;" title="Click to expand">'''Supported file formats</div>
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''<sup>1</sup> Only for teachers/host.''
 
''<sup>1</sup> Only for teachers/host.''
 
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<section end=Classroom filetypes />
  
 
To import content from your device or cloud storage, use [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|35px|link=]] Magic Box (as outlined above). To save/export your lesson, use the File Manager icon [[File:MT 1 file.svg|30px|link=]] in the main toolbar for the following options:
 
To import content from your device or cloud storage, use [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|35px|link=]] Magic Box (as outlined above). To save/export your lesson, use the File Manager icon [[File:MT 1 file.svg|30px|link=]] in the main toolbar for the following options:
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Tip:''' connecting cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to your myViewBoard account enables easy access to your files from any device you run Classroom on. It works with other myViewBoard apps like Whiteboard too, and allows easy sharing of lesson content. See [[Classroom#Integrate with cloud services|Integrate with cloud services]] section on this page for more information.
 
<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Tip:''' connecting cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to your myViewBoard account enables easy access to your files from any device you run Classroom on. It works with other myViewBoard apps like Whiteboard too, and allows easy sharing of lesson content. See [[Classroom#Integrate with cloud services|Integrate with cloud services]] section on this page for more information.
 
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==[[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|40px|link=]] Magic Box: tools for interactivity==
 
==[[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|40px|link=]] Magic Box: tools for interactivity==
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<section begin=MB />
 
Magic Box is where you can import content from your device, cloud storage, or the web. There is also support for adding videos from YouTube and [[myViewBoard Clips]].  
 
Magic Box is where you can import content from your device, cloud storage, or the web. There is also support for adding videos from YouTube and [[myViewBoard Clips]].  
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Classroom-MB-labels.png|Use the options on the Magic Box toolbar to insert online resources.
 
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Click the Magic Box icon [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]] on the main toolbar to access the following:
 
Click the Magic Box icon [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]] on the main toolbar to access the following:
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<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;">[[File:Icon Animated widget.svg|50px|link=]]</div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;">[[File:Icon Animated widget.svg|50px|link=]]</div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;">'''[[Magic_Box/Online Widgets|Widgets]]'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;">'''[[Magic_Box/Online Widgets|Widgets]]'''</div>
<div class="DTC">A selection of ready-made animations that users can insert on the canvas.<br>'''In present mode''', users can click on an object to trigger the animation.</div>
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<div class="DTC">Animations that users can insert on the canvas.<br>In '''present mode''', users can click on an object to trigger the animation.</div>
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<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;">[[File:Classroom Sketchfab.svg|50px|link=]]</div>
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<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;">'''Sketchfab'''</div>
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<div class="DTC">Browse millions of 3D models.<br>Let students explore the models at their own pace in '''present mode'''.</div>
 
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''Drag and drop media from the above into the current canvas or different huddles from the Huddle overview menu''
 
''Drag and drop media from the above into the current canvas or different huddles from the Huddle overview menu''
  
 
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<section end=MB />
  
 
==Page management==
 
==Page management==
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</gallery>
 
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' binding your existing Google Class to myViewBoard Classroom allows you to share lesson materials and invitation links to Google Classroom.
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' binding your existing Google Classroom class to myViewBoard Classroom allows you to share lesson materials and invitation links to Google Classroom.
 
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==Manage students==
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==Dashboard: Manage students==
Classroom supports up to thirty students. The main browser tab (window) that is displayed after opening Classroom is for viewing and editing the canvas. The dashboard can be opened in another tab, which is specifically for viewing and managing students.  
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Classroom supports up to thirty students. The main browser tab (window) that is displayed after opening Classroom is for viewing and editing the canvas. The '''[[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]]''' can be opened in another tab, which is specifically for viewing and managing students.  
  
Open the dashboard by clicking this icon [[File:Classroom 3.0 open dashboard.svg|30px|link=]] in the bottom right.
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Open the dashboard by clicking this icon [[File:Classroom 3.0 open dashboard.svg|30px|link=Classroom dashboard]] in the bottom right.
  
 
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Classroom 3.0 dashboard view.png|In a second tab teachers can view the dashboard, displaying class information.
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Classroom 3.0 dashboard view.png|In a second tab teachers can view the [[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]], displaying class information.
 
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'''''Read more about <big>[[Classroom dashboard|Dashboard here]]</big>.'''''
  
===Dashboard: see your class===
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==Using video quizzes with Clips==
Classroom includes a dashboard for viewing all students, the chat, whether any students have raised their hand (requested to speak over microphone), as well as connection status of students.
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[[myViewBoard Clips]] videos and quizzes can be added directly to CLassroom. Access Clips from the [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]] Magic Box. From here you can search videos, and see your existing playlists, collections, and quizzes. Click the [[File:Clips Quiz.svg|22px|link=]] Quiz icon to select which quiz for the selected video you wish to add.
  
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Read the wiki guides for creating a playlist or [[MyViewBoard Clips#Create a quiz in Clips|quiz]] in Clips [[myViewBoard Clips|here]].
File:Classroom dashboard overlay.png|Click to expand.
 
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In the centre of the screen there is a video feed from the host webcam. Above this there are the huddles for group work, showing students in each huddle group.
 
  
* Click [[File:Switch huddle view dashboard.svg|25px|link=]] to switch between viewing the huddle canvas and the huddle student list.
 
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Raise hand forbidden.svg|25px|link=]] to allow/forbid Raise Hand for all students in the huddle.
 
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 edit forbidden.svg|25px|link=]] to allow/forbid editing of the huddle canvas for all members of that huddle.
 
  
  
===Huddles: for group work===
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'''To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:'''
Huddles are groups for students. Each huddle has a canvas, with a page that corresponds to each teacher page - so everytime the teacher adds or deletes a page from the teacher canvas, the same action will be taken for the corresponding page in the student huddles.
 
  
The teacher can set the number of huddles, from one to thirty, in the dashboard (above the teacher videofeed). Use the drop-down menu or simply type the number of huddles required, and then click the shuffle button to randomly distribute students evenly between huddles.
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<small>''Click to expand images''</small>
  
By default, students cannot edit the huddle canvas. The teacher can toggle editing privileges for individual students, huddles, or the entire class, by clicking the icon [[File:Classroom 3.0 edit forbidden.svg|25px|link=]] next to the student, huddle, or in the bottom centre of the dashboard (for the entire class).  
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File:Classroom hightlighted.png|1) Open Clips from the Magic Box
 
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File:Gg.png|2) In the Clips window, select My Quiz
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File:Classroom clips Quiz selected.png|3) Choose a quiz version for a video by clicking the question mark quiz icon.  
Classroom huddle view and drag and drop.gif|Drag and drop to move students between huddles. Click to expand.
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File:Classroom clips quiz question pop up.png|4) Enter presentation mode to play the video. Students and the teacher will view the questions as pop-ups.
 
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Tip:''' drag and drop to move students between huddles.</div>
 
 
 
===Raise Hand: for student questions===
 
If a student has a question they can use their device microphone to speak with the teacher and class. To do this, the student first clicks Raise Hand, then the teacher grants speaking privileges from the dashboard. A student who has raised their hand is easy to spot, as they will have a moving yellow raised hand icon by their name. Multiple students can talk at the same time.
 
 
The teacher can allow individuals students to speak by clicking the icon next to their name, or entire huddle groups by clicking the icon in the huddle summary. To mute all students and cancel all raise hand requests, click the mute all button in the bottom of the dashboard (beneath the teacher video).
 
 
 
: [[File:Classroom 3.0 raise hand icon raise.svg|30px|link=]] Raise Hand icon.
 
 
: [[File:Classroom 3.0 raise hand yellow icon raised.svg|30px|link=]] Student has raised hand (requesting teacher permission to talk).
 
 
: [[File:Classroom 3.0 raise hand icon speaking.svg|30px|link=]] Student is speaking (after teacher has granted permission to talk).
 
 
: [[File:Classroom 3.0 raise hand icon mute.svg|30px|link=]] Student has been muted by the teacher.
 
 
 
<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Troubleshooting''': if the student is having difficulty sharing audio, check that their device has a working built-in or connected microphone. Then check that the browser they are using has access to the audio device.
 
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===Chat===
 
Classroom has a built in chat function, with a ''Public Chat'' for the whole class, and for each huddle. From the dashboard, click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Icon Chat.svg|25px|link=]] to open the chat menu. By default chat is not enabled, but can be enabled from the dashboard (see below image).
 
 
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File:Classroom 3.0 chat.png|Enable and view chats for the whole class and each huddle from the dashboard.
 
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There is a chat for the whole class, and for each huddle. The teacher can view every chat, and there is no function for students to chat directly to other students one-to-one.
 
  
  
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Cloud Integration.PNG|Cloud Integration page on myViewBoard.com
 
Cloud Integration.PNG|Cloud Integration page on myViewBoard.com
 
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==Classroom Limitations==
 
There is a list of the current limitations that users may encounter when using Classroom.<br>
 
The {{mVB}} team is aware of these limitations and is working to resolve them. <br>
 
'''If you notice an issue not listed here, [https://myviewboard.com/main-support please let us know via {{mVB}} Support]'''. This helps us to improve {{mVB}} services.
 
{{BR}}
 
 
 
'''General Limitations'''
 
<br>
 
1. On mobile devices, the session will terminate immediately if sent to the background, for example by switching apps.
 
* For users currently in the session, they will be dropped.
 
* The current session automatically ends for the host.
 
 
2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes has formatting issues. Here are known issues:
 
* Tables with cell spacing
 
* Page colors and page borders
 
* Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
 
* Audio, video, and PDF active elements
 
* PPT: effects and animation
 
* PDF: bookmarks, tags, comments
 
 
 
'''Browser'''
 
* ''Chrome'': underlined text sometimes does not display properly.
 
 
 
'''Devices'''
 
* ''iPad'': When a teacher plays both a YouTube clip and a video call, students using iPads may only see the YouTube clip.
 
* ''iPad'': If a teacher first gives a student permission to talk, and then revokes that permission, students using an iPad may still be able to talk if they click the microphone pop-up after the teacher revokes permission. In other words, the talk permission from the teacher triggers the microphone pop-up on the student's iPad, which remains there until the student clicks ''Cancel'' or ''Allow''. If the student clicks ''Allow'' after the teacher has already revoked speaking permission, the student can still speak to the class. The teacher can disable this by again enabling and then disabling the student's speaking rights.
 
* ''iPad and Android tablets'': The screen record feature is not supported on Android tablets and iPads.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:18, 4 June 2021


Icon Classroom.svg Classroom is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be as easy as possible to learn, and to be similar to a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom and cloud integration, to easily invite students and share lesson materials.

Classroom works in two browser tabs (windows) and while not necessary, it is recommended to use two screens. The first tab shows the digital whiteboard, or canvas. This is where lesson content is imported and edited. The second tab is a dashboard for viewing student information and the chat, group (huddle) work, whether the student is currently viewing the lesson, and whether students have requested speaking privileges to ask questions or share comments.

To get started for the first time, please check system requirements and how to create a myViewBoard account.


Teach.svg
Student.svg



System requirements

System requirements
Device Minimum Specifications
PCs and laptops (including Surface Go)
  • CPU: minimum 1.5 GHz (single-core), recommended 2.8 GHz (dual-core) or above
  • RAM: minimum 2GB, recommended 4+ GB
  • Network bandwidth: minimum 1 Mb/s, recommended 8+ Mb/s
  • a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
Android tablets
  • CPU: minimum Snapdragon 650+ or 801+ processor (or equivalent), or above
  • RAM: minimum 3GB RAM.
  • a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
iPad (iOS) *for attending Classroom sessions only)
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad (5th generation) or newer
  • iPad Air 2 or newer
  • iPad mini 4 or newer
  • Safari only
ViewSonic ViewBoard IFPs with Windows 10 a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
Chromebooks a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge

For videostreaming, it is recommended to have at least a dual-core processor and 8.0 GB RAM for best results.

In real world scenarios device performance will be affected by many factors including the number of programs and browser tabs open, and the network strength - as such it is recommended to first consider these factors if you experience performance issues.

We recommend a screen resolution of 1920 * 1080 for best usability.

Whitelist domains

Whitelisting domains is typically handled by IT administrators.

Domain Description
*.myviewboard.com this is required for the web applications ecosystem to function
myviewboard.com this contains a sub-service ecosystem required to allow wildcard subdomains
*.myviewboard.cloud this is required for proper functioning of web service resources
myviewboardclips.com this allows proper functioning of myViewBoard Clips
*.visualstudio.com VisualStudio API is used to enhance user experience
*.pndsn.com Chat Room API

Asterisks * must be included where shown above.


Please ensure the following compulsory ports are whitelisted

  • Protocol : HTTPS/2 SSL
  • Port 443 for websocket connection

It is also strongly recommended to whitelist the following ports

  • UDP port 49152-65535
  • port 3478 (UDP and TCP listening)
  • port 5349 (TLS and DTLS listening port)
  • for STUN servers it is recommended port 19302 (UDP) is whitelisted
Auto timeout

If the Classroom browser tab is not used for 30 minutes, you (the teacher/session host) will be automatically signed out and the session ended. This includes ending the session for students too.

Please note that this auto-timeout is different to the myviewboard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on myViewBoard.com (requires sign-in).

Current limitations

There is a list of the current limitations that users may encounter when using Classroom.
The myViewBoard team is aware of these limitations and is working to resolve them.
If you notice an issue not listed here, please let us know via myViewBoard Support. This helps us to improve myViewBoard services.


General Limitations
1. On mobile devices, the session will terminate immediately if sent to the background, for example by switching apps.

  • For users currently in the session, they will be dropped.
  • The current session automatically ends for the host.

2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes has formatting issues. Here are known issues:

  • Tables with cell spacing
  • Page colors and page borders
  • Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
  • Audio, video, and PDF active elements
  • PPT: effects and animation
  • PDF: bookmarks, tags, comments

3. If text or other elements aren't displaying correctly, consider adjusting the browser zoom level and the system zoom level. On Windows devices, search for Scale and layout in settings, and adjust to 100% - this may help resolve display issues in Classroom.


Browser

  • Chrome: underlined text sometimes does not display properly.


Devices

  • iPad: When a teacher plays both a YouTube clip and a video call, students using iPads may only see the YouTube clip.
  • iPad: If a teacher first gives a student permission to talk, and then revokes that permission, students using an iPad may still be able to talk if they click the microphone pop-up after the teacher revokes permission. In other words, the talk permission from the teacher triggers the microphone pop-up on the student's iPad, which remains there until the student clicks Cancel or Allow. If the student clicks Allow after the teacher has already revoked speaking permission, the student can still speak to the class. The teacher can disable this by again enabling and then disabling the student's speaking rights.
  • iPad and Android tablets: The screen record feature is not supported on Android tablets and iPads.
  • iPad: mp4 files may not work, due to incompatibility with the browser.

Open Classroom

Classroom works directly from a suitable web browser, there is no need to download software. We recommend using Google Chrome or a Chromium browser such as Edge. Accessing Classroom is simple:

Features

For a printer-friendly overview of all Classroom icons and features, see Classroom Toolbar Icons.

Digital whiteboard tools

The main toolbar contains most of the key tools to create and import lessons. It appears on the right side of the screen by default but can be dragged to either side of the screen.

Teachers have the following tools to create a lesson:

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MT 1 file.svg
MT 2 Magic Box.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 3 select.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 4 Pen.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 5 eraser.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 6 sticky.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 7 shapes.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 8 text.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 9 undo.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 91 redo.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 92 background.svg
File Manager
Create, share, import and export files.
Magic Box
Access cloud and local storage and other resources.
Select tool
Select objects and pictures.
Pen
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Eraser
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Sticky Note
Add sticky notes with text.
Shapes
Draw shapes with different styles.
Text
Insert and format text.
Undo
Reverse the previous action.
Redo
Reverse the previous undo action.
Background
Change the background of one or all pages.
MT 1 file.svg
File Manager
Create, share, import and export files.
MT 2 Magic Box.svg
Magic Box
Access cloud and local storage and other resources.
Classroom 3.0 MT 3 select.svg
Select tool
Select objects and pictures.
Classroom 3.0 MT 4 Pen.svg
Pen
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Classroom 3.0 MT 5 eraser.svg
Eraser
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Classroom 3.0 MT 6 sticky.svg
Sticky Note
Add sticky notes with text.
Classroom 3.0 MT 7 shapes.svg
Shapes
Draw shapes with different styles.
Classroom 3.0 MT 8 text.svg
Text
Insert and format text.
Classroom 3.0 MT 9 undo.svg
Undo
Reverse the previous action.
Classroom 3.0 MT 91 redo.svg
Redo
Reverse the previous undo action.
Classroom 3.0 MT 92 background.svg
Background
Change the background of one or all pages.


Import and save lessons

Teachers can create a new lesson or import an existing lesson previously created into Classroom. Many filetypes are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.


Supported file formats
Type Format
Image Files .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF
Scalable Vector Graphics .SVG
Microsoft Word .DOC, .DOCX
Portable Document Format .PDF1
PowerPoint .PPT and .PPTX1
Google Jamboard, Google Docs, Slides

1 Only for teachers/host.


To import content from your device or cloud storage, use MT 2 Magic Box.svg Magic Box (as outlined above). To save/export your lesson, use the File Manager icon MT 1 file.svg in the main toolbar for the following options:

Option
Description
New file classroom1.svg
New file
Creates a new blank canvas.
Note that the current canvas is discarded.
Open file classroom.svg
Open
Loads the contents of a .qb file from either local drive or cloud storage into the lesson.
Export to qb.svg
Export to .qb
A copy of the lesson in .qb format can be saved to local or cloud storage.
This lesson can then be loaded in future sessions.
Export to .pdf Classroom.svg
Export to .pdf
Saves a copy of the lesson in PDF format to either the local drive or cloud storage.
Teachers can distribute the generated PDFs to their students.

Share by QR Code
Classroom generates a PDF version of the file, uploads it to the connected Google Drive account, and displays a QR code link.
Students will be able to see the QR code during the Classroom session and scan the QR code to download the PDF file.


Tip: connecting cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to your myViewBoard account enables easy access to your files from any device you run Classroom on. It works with other myViewBoard apps like Whiteboard too, and allows easy sharing of lesson content. See Integrate with cloud services section on this page for more information.

MT 2 Magic Box.svg Magic Box: tools for interactivity

Magic Box is where you can import content from your device, cloud storage, or the web. There is also support for adding videos from YouTube and myViewBoard Clips.

Click the Magic Box icon MT 2 Magic Box.svg on the main toolbar to access the following:

Icon
Name
Description
Classroom 3.0 Magic Box PC icon.svg
This PC
Insert files from your device.
Google drive.svg
Google Drive
Insert resources saved in the connected Google Drive account.
Note that only supported formats can be inserted.
For multipage PDFs, each PDF page is inserted into its own canvas.
Classroom 3.0 Magic Box image search.svg
Safely search for images from the web.
To insert, drag them to the canvas.
Icon Clips.svg
Insert educational videos."
Icon YouTube.svg
Search for YouTube videos using keywords.
To insert, drag them to the canvas. Switch to presentation mode (bottom left icon) to play the video.
Icon Webpage.svg
Webpage
Embed a webpage link onto the canvas.
Switch to presentation mode to activate.
Icon Animated widget.svg
Animations that users can insert on the canvas.
In present mode, users can click on an object to trigger the animation.
Classroom Sketchfab.svg
Sketchfab
Browse millions of 3D models.
Let students explore the models at their own pace in present mode.

Drag and drop media from the above into the current canvas or different huddles from the Huddle overview menu


Page management

Classroom 3 Page overview.svg
The current page number and total pages are displayed at the bottom centre of the screen.

  • Click Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg and Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg to navigate across the canvas pages. The current page number is displayed over the total number of pages.
  • Click the Classroom 3.0 Add page main screen.svg plus icon to add a new page.


Important note on how pages work in Classroom

Every page in the teacher canvas has a corresponding page in students' huddles. Adding and deleting pages of the teacher canvas will therefore add and delete corresponding pages for student huddles, and vice versa. For example, if the teacher adds five pages to her canvas, all huddles will automatically get 5 new pages too. If page three of five is deleted from one huddle, the corresponding third page is removed from the teacher and all huddle canvasses too. The same applies to reordering pages.


Similarly, when in huddle overview, using the left Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg and right Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg arrows at the bottom of the page will move between all pages simultaneously for the teacher and all huddles, allowing a quick overview of all classwork in one place.


Page overview

Click the page number to open an overview for all your pages.


  • Click Classroom 3.0 Icon duplicate.svg to copy (duplicate) the page.
  • Click Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg to duplicate the page and apply to one or all huddles.
  • Click Classroom 3.0 delete page icon circle red.svg to delete a page.
  • Click Classroom 3.0 page overview add page plus .svg to add a new page.
  • Click and drag to reorder pages. Note that reordering teacher pages will reorder pages for every huddle in the same way.


Teacher/Huddle overview

Classroom 3 Teacher icon page overview.svg

Clicking the Teacher icon on the left (above) opens the Huddle overview. This is similar to the page overview, but allows you to change between viewing and editing the teacher canvas, or Huddle canvasses.

Use the arrow keys Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg at the bottom of the screen to switch between pages for all teacher and huddles simultaneously, allowing a quick overview of all content at once. As with the teacher page overview, click and drag to reorder pages - but note that reordering huddle pages in this way also reorders teacher pages.


Note: remember that if you have set the student view to "teacher canvas" in the Dashboard, students will also be viewing the same. This allows the teacher to share to the whole class content from a particular huddle at the same time.

Invite students

Students do not need to create a myViewBoard account to participate in lessons. They can also access Classroom directly from a web browser and do not need to download any software.

To invite students:

  1. The Classroom host can click their ID in the top right corner of the screen to display their unique QR code, session ID, and URL.
    • Students can scan the QR code with the Companion App, or another QR code reader, and be redirected to join the Classroom session. This may be convenient if students are using mobile devices.
    • Students can go to the URL shared by the teacher, for example https://myviewboard.com/classroom/student?c=xxxxxx
  2. Next, the student enters their name and the session password (if a password has been set by the teacher), and can join the Classroom session.


Classroom 3.0 top right user info QR code.svg


Importing students via Google Classroom

To import students via Google Classroom, the Google Classroom account must first be bound to the myViewBoard account. Do this in the Cloud Integration section of FollowMe settings at myviewboard.com.

Follow these steps next:

  1. In Classroom, click the gear icon Classroom 3.0 Settings gear.svg at the top right of the screen. Under Cloud Integration Classroom 3.0 cloud integration.svg click Bind next to Google class.
  2. In the pop-out window, follow the steps to link your Google Classroom to the myViewBoard Classroom. Make sure you sign in to the same Google account that you use for Google Classroom, and which has been bound to myViewBoard in the FollowMe Settings area (mentioned above).
  3. Finally, from the Cloud Integration section in Classroom settings, click the drop down arrow to select which Google Class to bind.


Note: binding your existing Google Classroom class to myViewBoard Classroom allows you to share lesson materials and invitation links to Google Classroom.

Share your audio and video

Allowing students to see the teacher as well as hear their voice helps with student engagement.

First, click the streaming icon Classroom 3 teacher video audio streaming.svg at the bottom of the screen.
Click Classroom 3.0 video recorder.svg to begin sharing video from device camera/webcam. Click again to stop sharing video.
Click Classroom 3.0 video recorder off.svg to reopen video sharing.
Click Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone.svg to begin sharing audio. Click again to stop.
Click Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone off.svg to reopen audio sharing.
Minimize or Maximize the screen with this button Classroom streaming maxminimize-2.svg
To end audio and video sharing, click the stop button Classroom streaming end.svg

Dashboard: Manage students

Classroom supports up to thirty students. The main browser tab (window) that is displayed after opening Classroom is for viewing and editing the canvas. The dashboard can be opened in another tab, which is specifically for viewing and managing students.

Open the dashboard by clicking this icon Classroom 3.0 open dashboard.svg in the bottom right.


Read more about Dashboard here.

Using video quizzes with Clips

myViewBoard Clips videos and quizzes can be added directly to CLassroom. Access Clips from the MT 2 Magic Box.svg Magic Box. From here you can search videos, and see your existing playlists, collections, and quizzes. Click the Clips Quiz.svg Quiz icon to select which quiz for the selected video you wish to add.

Read the wiki guides for creating a playlist or quiz in Clips here.



To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:

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Record lessons

Upload to Google Drive, save to cloud storage and share by QR Code, or download directly.

You can record your current session to allow students to review it at a later date. To record your session:

  1. Click the Record your screen button VC screen record.svg in the bottom left of the screen.
  2. If prompted, select the screen that contains the Classroom session and click Share.
  3. If prompted, grant browser access to your microphone and/or camera.
  4. Recording should begin immediately. The record icon should now be Classroom 3.0 recording.svg and flashing red to indicate recording. Most browsers will also display a dialogue box informing your screen is being shared, and a record icon in the tab title.
  5. Once the session is over, click the Classroom 3.0 recording.svg button again to stop recording.
  6. The browser pop up prompts to choose a save option. The session is saved as a WEBM video.


Note the following:

  • Sessions may be recorded up to a maximum of one hour. After reaching the limit you may save the video and begin a new recording.
  • Sessions are saved as WEBM videos. To open WEBM videos, you can advise your students to do one of the following:
- WEBM videos can be played in a web browser.
- To use the default Windows Media Player, install the K-Lite Codec Pack.
- Download and install other media players which have built-in support for WEBM, like VLC Media Player or Media Player Classic.


Create a myViewBoard account

myViewBoard.com sign-in page

myViewBoard.com sign-in page.
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Integrate with cloud services

Your myViewBoard account and Classroom can be connected to third-party services for cloud storage and lesson management.

  1. Sign in to http://www.myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop down.
  3. Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
  5. Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.

After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created at the root directory of your cloud storage account.



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