Class Collaborate Getting Started
Video: Class Collaborate with the Ultra experience user interface tour shows you Class Collaborate with the Ultra experience in action.
Add a Profile Picture
Having a social presence can be critical to a successful online learning experience. Something simple as adding a profile image can make learners more comfortable with participating online.
Get Set Up to Use Your Audio and Video
You must complete audio and video set up at least once before you can use them.
After you are set up, select the microphone and video camera icons any time during a meeting to turn them on or off. With your keyboard, press Alt + M to turn your microphone on and off. Press Alt + C to turn your camera on and off.
Collaborate remembers your choice. You don't have to do this again from the same device or browser, unless you clear your cache.
Status and Feedback
Change your status to away or let others know how you feel about something said or shared in the session. Use feedback to react to presentations.
Imagine walking into a room that was perfectly outfitted for collaboration. The amount of tools to engage and capture are potentially endless. Like any good classroom or studio space, we must be organized.
Get to know your way around Class Collaborate. It is organized into three convenient areas: a content presentation area, the Session menu, and a Collaborate panel.
Content Presentation Area
The content presentation area, media space, or main stage, in Collaborate is where the content of the session is displayed. The size of this space is maximized to create an inherent full-screen experience at any screen size.
Content Presentation Tools
Tools that appear in the content presentation area relate directly to what is happening in the session at that moment. Tools also depend on the permissions moderators set.
The Session menu opens a collection of high level session actions and information. Open it using the Session menu button at the top left of the screen.
Session Menu Tools
Tools and features you use only once or twice during a session are conveniently grouped here.
Collaborate Panel Tools
The Collaborate panel takes your session experience to the next level. You now have a single space to go to engage other attendees with all the great collaborate tools.
When you first access Class Collaborate you'll encounter an intuitive design for scheduling sessions in the Ultra experience and viewing recordings. We call this the Collaborate Scheduler.
Attendees can be moderators, presenters, participants, and captioners in a session.
Curious who is who? Open the Attendees list to find out.
Moderators have full control over all content being shared. They can make any attendee a presenter or a moderator. Moderators see hand raise notifications and can lower hands. They can remove attendees from a session, but they cannot remove other moderators. Moderators can set the session settings, including deciding what participants can and can't do. Moderators get email with links to their session recordings.
A Moderator label appears on the moderator's video. There is also a MOD label on the moderator when you type an attendee's name to mention them in chat.
The presenter role is designed to allow students to present without giving them full moderator privileges. Presenters can upload, share, edit, and stop sharing content. They can also see hand raise notifications and can lower hands.
A Presenter label appears on the presenter's video.
Participants can enable and disable notifications, such as when attendees enter and leave a session or when someone has posted something to the chat. Moderators decide if participants share audio and video, chat, and draw on the whiteboard or shared files.
The captioner role is designed to provide an accessible learning experience for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as for students whose native language is different from the moderator's. An attendee is assigned this role by a moderator. The captioner is given an area to type what is being said. Other participants can view what the captioner is typing in real time. You can have multiple captioners for multiple languages.
A CC label appears beside the captioner in the Attendees list.
Where Can I Find Attendees?
Open the Attendees list to view all attendees. Open the Class Collaborate panel and select Attendees.
At-a-glance you see:
- The roles of each attendee. We've grouped attendees by roles to make it easier to see who can do what in the session.
- Attendees with their hand raised. Those with their hand raised appear at the top of their role list.
- Attendee status or feedback.
- Attendees with their microphone turned on.
Keep the Attendees Panel Open at all Times
You can leave the Attendees panel open all the time. Chat with others and see everyone in the session at the same time. You can tell who is away, has their microphone on or is having network connection trouble. All while chatting and participating in the session.
Class Collaborate requires a modern web browser with WebRTC support.
Class Collaborate requires certain permissions to function as desired. For example,Class Collaborate needs permission to access your camera and microphone so you can use audio and video. Give Class Collaborate permission when asked, and/or set up permissions in browser preferences.
Class Collaborate doesn't require or use plugins. All you need is one of the supported browsers.
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