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Teachers can use [[{{MVB}} Virtual Classroom]] to host an online class. This page serves as a quick guide to teachers and summarizes activities that teachers can use to deliver their lessons.
 
Teachers can use [[{{MVB}} Virtual Classroom]] to host an online class. This page serves as a quick guide to teachers and summarizes activities that teachers can use to deliver their lessons.
  
==Prepare your lessons==
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View a printer-friendly summary of [[MyViewBoard Classroom Toolbar Icons|all toolbar icons for Classroom here]].
  
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|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-import-pdf.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Load a local PDF into the canvas'''
 
|3=If your lessons are already in PDF format, you can load a local PDF to show to your students.
 
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* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Page_Management|Load a PDF file from local]]
 
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|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-gdrive.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Import images from Google Drive'''
 
|3=Save your materials as images, graphs and infographics into Google Drive and pull them in to create your lesson.
 
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* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Background_Management|Import images from Google Drive]]
 
}}
 
  
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==Create engaging lessons==
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-OCB.png]]</div>
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''Main toolbar icons:''
|2='''Use {{MVB}} Original Content Backgrounds'''
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* [[File:I-file-management-folder.svg|40px]] Create a new lesson, open an existing file, export the current lesson, and share via QR code with the ''Classroom File Management'' icon in the main toolbar.
|3=To save time, you can download from {{MVB}}'s library of Original Content.
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* [[File:I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg|40px]] [[Magic Box]]: insert [[myViewBoard Clips]], approved web images, YouTube videos, widgets, sticky notes and more.
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* [[File:I-main-toolbar-selection-tool.svg|40px]] [[Selection|Select tool]]: select pen, text, and media objects on the canvas, and edit with the adorning menu.
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Background_Management|Use Original Content]]
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* [[File:I-main-toolbar-pen.svg|40px]] [[Pen]]: draw on the whiteboard. Click on the pen icon twice to view more options
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* [[File:I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg|40px]] [[Eraser]]: erase objects and pen strokes - click twice for more options.
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* [[File:I-shapes-tool.svg|40px]] [[Shape/Line|Shapes]]: Insert shapes onto the canvas, click twice for more options.
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* [[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|40px]] Text tool: click on the canvas to place text box, and edit text attributes with the adorning menu.
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</br>''See the brief tutorial videos below:''</br>
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{{BR}}
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{{YouTube-box|cVXfmda-xHk|'''Create, save, open, export and share files'''}}
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{{YouTube-box|tgr8JRpoe8o|'''Use Magic Box to add interactivity'''}}
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{{YouTube-box|UVOJ18e4lPg|'''Pen, eraser, shapes, and text tools'''}}
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{{YouTube-box|htIV7lzwIyM|'''Change page background and add myViewBoard Original Content'''}}
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{{BR}}
  
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===Use existing lesson materials in Classroom===
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If you have existing lesson materials such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, PDF, or image files, you can use them in Classroom sessions. PDF, PowerPoint, and Slides files with multiple pages/slides will be inserted onto separate Classroom session pages. Access local and cloud storage via MagicBox [[File:I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg|40px]].
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{{BR}}{{YouTube-box|ntLBiH0OIlE|Import existing lesson materials}}{{BR}}
  
==Manage your session==
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===Lesson ideas===
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Prime class with Clips and YouTube</br>Use huddles for group work, and bring attention back with ''Eyes on me''</br>Use Original Content backgrounds (and enable student editing) for games and tasks</br>
  
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==Invite students==
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-record.png|link=]]</div>
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* Each Classroom session has a unique ID. You can also set a session password - do this in [[FollowMe]] settings.
|2='''Record your session'''
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* The Classroom session can be shared as a web address directly, or by QR code.
|3=Teachers can record the class to share with students who missed the session, or if students need to review the lesson at a later time.
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* Classroom can also connect with Google Classroom, allowing the student list to be transferred directly into the myViewBoard Classroom session. It also allows lesson materials to be posted directly to Google Classroom.
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{{BR}}{{YouTube-box|XQvLWGaSrPg|Invite students by URL, QR Code, and session ID}}
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Recording_your_session|Start recording]]
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{{YouTube-box|ZwYSL7vxKKE|Import students from Google Classroom}}{{BR}}
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==Manage students==
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''Click the [[Huddle]] [[File:Edu-huddle.svg|35px|link=]] icon in the main toolbar to access the following classroom management icons:''
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* [[File:VC_broadcast_mode_gray.svg|40px|link=]]  When enabled, all students see the main canvas only.
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* [[File:VC_huddle_mode_gray.svg|40px|link=]] When enabled, students see only the canvas assigned to their huddle.
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* [[File:VC mute.svg|25px|link=]] Cancels all 'Raise hand' requests and mutes everyone in the session.
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* [[File:VC_close.svg|35px|link=]] Minimizes/Restores all huddle groups.
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* [[File:VC manage huddle.svg|30px|link=]] Selects which huddle is active.
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* [[File:VC_tab_huddles_s.svg|40px|link=]] Displays the Huddle List and Huddle management icons.
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* [[File:Digit-two.svg|40px|link=]] Sets the number of active huddles in the session.
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* [[File:VC_tab_people_s.svg|40px|link=]] Shows a list view of all students in the session.
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====Students can use their microphone to speak to the class====
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Students can use the raise hand icon on their device [[File:Raise hand.gif|30px|link=]] to let the teacher know they wish to speak. This appears on the teacher's student list as a flashing yellow box around the student's name. The teacher can choose to allow the student to speak. Multiple students can speak at the same time, and they can temporarily mute their own devices when not needed.
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{{BR}}{{YouTube-box|0brEpFP6M_Q|Respond to student questions via audio with Raise Hand}}{{BR}}
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<gallery widths="400px" heights="220px">
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Vc-raisehand.mp4|Using the '''Raise Hand''' feature from a student's perspective.
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</gallery>
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==Present your lesson==
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* Classroom sessions open into 'Prepare' mode, where you have access to all tools to create a lesson.
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* Switch to 'Present' mode in the floating toolbar to interact with media. You can still draw on the canvas, navigate pages, and manage student interaction when in present mode.</br>
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{{YouTube-box|TbDZ7Y_san4|Present your lesson and interact with media}}
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{{YouTube-box|jNQV6RRxXbQ|Record your lesson and save it to the cloud or local storage}}
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img" style="width:265px;">[[File:Vct-videocam.png|link=]]</div>
 
|2='''One-way video conference'''
 
|3=Teachers broadcast a direct live-stream using the webcam on their device, which students can view when they join the Classroom.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Live streaming with camera and microphone|Manage your stream]]
 
}}
 
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-share-lesson.png|link=]]</div>
 
|2='''Share a previous lesson'''
 
|3=Teachers can also record lessons in advance. Afterwards, they can upload these recordings to the cloud and share the links with their students.
 
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* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom|Share a recording]]
 
}}
 
  
  
==Get your students on board==
 
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-gclassroom.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Import your students from Google Classroom'''
 
|3=Bind your session with a Google Classroom account to automatically populate your student list.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Importing_Students_via_Google_Classroom|Bind with Google Classroom]]
 
}}
 
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-qr-code.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Share the Classroom to students'''
 
|3=Teachers can share their Classroom sessions via a URL link, QR code or session ID.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#For_teachers|Share session ID to invite]]
 
}}
 
 
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-anywhere.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Access Classroom anywhere'''
 
|3=Students can access the Classroom on both desktop and mobile, or any place where there's a good internet connection.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom|Learn more]]
 
}}
 
  
==Interact with your students==
 
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-raisehand.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Raise hand'''
 
|3=Students use the Raise Hand feature to inform the teacher when they need to ask questions or participate in discussions.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Using_the_Raise_Hand_feature|Let students be heard]]
 
}}
 
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-handwrite.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Annotate the canvas '''
 
|3=Students can draw squiggles using the pen, insert drawings using the AI pen, and add shapes using the shape tool.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Presenting_on_the_Canvas|Canvas tools]]
 
}} 
 
  
{{Card-Product
 
|1=<div class="res-img">[[File:Vct-huddle.png]]</div>
 
|2='''Group students into huddles'''
 
|3=Assign students into huddles for group activities. Each huddle is given their own canvas to use.
 
|4=
 
* {{Icon Image|mdi-book-open-outline}} [[MyViewBoard_Virtual_Classroom#Managing_Students|Manage your students]]
 
}}
 
  
  

Revision as of 15:23, 21 December 2020

Teachers can use Classroom to host an online class. This page serves as a quick guide to teachers and summarizes activities that teachers can use to deliver their lessons.

View a printer-friendly summary of all toolbar icons for Classroom here.


Create engaging lessons

Main toolbar icons:

  • I-file-management-folder.svg Create a new lesson, open an existing file, export the current lesson, and share via QR code with the Classroom File Management icon in the main toolbar.
  • I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg Magic Box: insert myViewBoard Clips, approved web images, YouTube videos, widgets, sticky notes and more.
  • I-main-toolbar-selection-tool.svg Select tool: select pen, text, and media objects on the canvas, and edit with the adorning menu.
  • I-main-toolbar-pen.svg Pen: draw on the whiteboard. Click on the pen icon twice to view more options
  • I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg Eraser: erase objects and pen strokes - click twice for more options.
  • I-shapes-tool.svg Shapes: Insert shapes onto the canvas, click twice for more options.
  • I-text-editor-T.svg Text tool: click on the canvas to place text box, and edit text attributes with the adorning menu.


See the brief tutorial videos below:

cVXfmda-xHk

Create, save, open, export and share files

tgr8JRpoe8o

Use Magic Box to add interactivity

UVOJ18e4lPg

Pen, eraser, shapes, and text tools

htIV7lzwIyM

Change page background and add myViewBoard Original Content


Use existing lesson materials in Classroom

If you have existing lesson materials such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, PDF, or image files, you can use them in Classroom sessions. PDF, PowerPoint, and Slides files with multiple pages/slides will be inserted onto separate Classroom session pages. Access local and cloud storage via MagicBox I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg.


ntLBiH0OIlE

Import existing lesson materials


Lesson ideas

Prime class with Clips and YouTube
Use huddles for group work, and bring attention back with Eyes on me
Use Original Content backgrounds (and enable student editing) for games and tasks

Invite students

  • Each Classroom session has a unique ID. You can also set a session password - do this in FollowMe settings.
  • The Classroom session can be shared as a web address directly, or by QR code.
  • Classroom can also connect with Google Classroom, allowing the student list to be transferred directly into the myViewBoard Classroom session. It also allows lesson materials to be posted directly to Google Classroom.


XQvLWGaSrPg

Invite students by URL, QR Code, and session ID

ZwYSL7vxKKE

Import students from Google Classroom



Manage students

Click the Huddle Edu-huddle.svg icon in the main toolbar to access the following classroom management icons:

  • VC broadcast mode gray.svg When enabled, all students see the main canvas only.
  • VC huddle mode gray.svg When enabled, students see only the canvas assigned to their huddle.
  • VC mute.svg Cancels all 'Raise hand' requests and mutes everyone in the session.
  • VC close.svg Minimizes/Restores all huddle groups.
  • VC manage huddle.svg Selects which huddle is active.
  • VC tab huddles s.svg Displays the Huddle List and Huddle management icons.
  • Digit-two.svg Sets the number of active huddles in the session.
  • VC tab people s.svg Shows a list view of all students in the session.


Students can use their microphone to speak to the class

Students can use the raise hand icon on their device Raise hand.gif to let the teacher know they wish to speak. This appears on the teacher's student list as a flashing yellow box around the student's name. The teacher can choose to allow the student to speak. Multiple students can speak at the same time, and they can temporarily mute their own devices when not needed.


0brEpFP6M_Q

Respond to student questions via audio with Raise Hand



Present your lesson

  • Classroom sessions open into 'Prepare' mode, where you have access to all tools to create a lesson.
  • Switch to 'Present' mode in the floating toolbar to interact with media. You can still draw on the canvas, navigate pages, and manage student interaction when in present mode.
TbDZ7Y_san4

Present your lesson and interact with media

jNQV6RRxXbQ

Record your lesson and save it to the cloud or local storage