Your Calibrae for Schools virtual classroom has its own built-in webinar meeting room for teachers and pupils to meet online with video, voice and screen-share. Take a look at these top tips to get the best out of your webinar meet experience.
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From a large-screen device click the Join class webinar button (if enabled by the teacher) to join the class webinar room.
The teacher may also have added a group webinar activity to today's activities. Click the group webinar activity to enter the group webinar.
Now that you are in the webinar room, you will be able to see and speak to other people in the room!
Phones and tablets may need to install a plug-in in order to access classroom webinars. From the Your Courses dashboard...
Some phone and tablet devices may require a Jitsi plugin to be installed. If prompted...
Most devices require permission to access your video camera and audio microphone.
You will then be added to the webinar meeting.
Take a look at www.calibrae.com/help-article/cant-enable-microphone-camera-on-jitsi for help accessing your device's camera or microphone.
It is helpful to see the names of everyone in the meeting room. If you haven't done so already, set a meeting room name for yourself.
Each user chooses how to see the video of others in the webinar room. You can choose between seeing everyone in equal-sized video screens, or one main video screen that automatically shows the active speaker with smaller images of group members to the side.
To toggle to your preferred view...
Any member of the room can share their desktop with everyone else in the room. A teacher may share a PowerPoint presentation, an image, a whiteboard session, a doc, a web page, etc. Everything that the teacher sees on their screen will also be seen by the group.
To share your screen with the group...
The images below show the laptop and phone views.
Teachers may ask pupils to share their screens with the group.
With a webinar meeting established, pupils can simultaneously go and explore the day's activities. When exploring, the webinar video switches from the main activity area to a minimised view in the top corner, but still maintains the video and audio call. The explore view enables teachers to guide pupils through the activities of the day.
Explore mode is not supported on small-screen devices.
For a bigger view of the webinar, click the Fullscreen button.
Press the Esc key on your keyboard to go back to the regular view.
Each group member can mute and unmute their microphones and can start and stop their cameras by clicking the Mic & Camera buttons.
Instructors can mute everyone else in the group - sometimes useful when there is excessive background noise.
With the group on mute, the raised hand feature allows pupils to attract the attention of the teacher, perhaps to ask a question. To attract the teacher's attention, pupils click the Raise hand icon.
A raised hand icon appears in the thumbnail image of the pupil.
In low-bandwidth areas, high-quality video and audio may overload the connection, making the webinar experience unacceptable. In such cases try lowering the quality settings.
Instructors have control to place everyone on mute and to remove pupils from the webinar room.
Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads are supported from iOS version 11 and upwards (typically devices since 2017). Apple devices before iOS version 11 are not supported.