Lead Your e-CLASSES Session in the Version 8 Browser Option The Desktop option remains the preferred way for you to lead your e-CLASSES session however in Version 8 we see the Browser option has unique features such as scalable content and different webcam views. 1. Login to your e-CLASSES Session at www.eclasses-contactnorth.ca Enter your username and password on the login page, click Log In. After logging in, you will arrive at the My Schedule page. Ensure your microphone & speakers or headset are plugged in before you join your session! Likewise if you’re using a webcam or interactive pen & tablet. Look for your session in the Upcoming or Ongoing tabs and click Lead in Browser to get in to the session through the Browser option. 2. Test your audio and webcam - You can open Audio Setup anytime by clicking on the arrow beside the Mute/On icon. 1 To adjust your speakers/headset volume, click on the green Play icon to hear an audio sample. Slide the volume bar to the left or right to adjust. Speak into your microphone and adjust the volume slider for an optimum level. To test your webcam settings, click on the arrow to the right of the camera icon. 3. Start your session – Click the Start icon, on the upper right, to begin the session. You can also control the session recording in this area with Pause and Resume. 2 Once you start your e-CLASSES session, check the bottom left corner of the window to ensure you’re In Session and that Recording has started if you want to be able to save a recording. 4. The Leader Browser Interface – e-CLASSES is an interactive real-time environment. You are able to give and get feedback from your participants, just like in a traditional meeting/class. The Leader Browser Interface provides you with a number of tools to enhance your experience. When you want to talk, click on the Mute/On icon or the microphone beside your name in the People Panel. Click again when you are finished (the icon is lined in red when your microphone is muted, and green when it is on). You can also hold down the keyboard CTRL icon to talk. or click microphone Along the bottom of the screen there are sliders to adjust the volume of what you are hearing and saying. Your Network Status indicator is to the right of the volume sliders. Below the Audio and Video icons is the Communication Toolbar that contains icons that you can use to communicate with others in the session. 3 Communication Tools: The Hand tool allows participants to raise their hand if they have a question. A symbol will appear beside the participants’ names along with a number indicating the order in which hands were raised. The green check and red x allow you to ask direct Yes or No questions. The Laugh and Applaud icons allow you and your participants to express some emotion during the meeting. If anyone in the session needs to leave their computer for a few minutes, they can click on the Step Out icon to let others know they are away. From the Attendees window (People Panel): Leader / Co-Presenter have a grey background Click the microphone or camera icons to give or take audio and video controls for participants. Right-click on a name to give or take controls. Give or take controls for all participants at once by hovering over the icons at the bottom of the window to get a pop down menu. Messages display here. The Chat window allows all attendees to communicate with text messages within the session. Enter text and click Send to chat with All in the session or use the dropdown menu to select a specific person. You can undock the chat panel to move it to a convenient location. Right click in the chat window to display time stamps and to save the chat conversation. 4 Use the Top Menu controls to add content, start sharing an application, start a poll, display the whiteboard, and set up breakout rooms. Content that you upload will be displayed in the Agenda Toolbar. Each file appears as a separate tab. Use the toolbar to preview your content and navigate through the agenda. Slides are represented by a bar along the top. A green bar indicates an item being displayed to attendees in the Media Window, while a purple bar indicates an item being previewed by the presenter. Agenda Toolbar Media Window Content You May Present – You can present several types of content in the e-CLASSES meeting. These may include: PowerPoint presentations Web page URL’s Applications to share (ex. Excel) Files to download Short videos 5 Application Sharing – use Appshare when you want to show meeting participants an application from you own computer. Participants will see your selected applications in the media window. Leader View while sharing an application. Participant View while sharing an application. 6 Polls – Use a poll to ask participants to respond to a single question. You can show the results of the poll to participants. The Whiteboard is a tool that you can initiate allowing all to write, draw, and type in the interactive meeting room. You can use a mouse to write or a pen and tablet which is especially helpful in drawing and working with numerical applications. 7 There are many tools that can be used on the Whiteboard and other content. These Markup Tools are located along the left side of the media window. With some of the tools there are several options in colours, stamps, highlighters, and shapes (options are available as you hover over the tool). Select Tool Pointer Stamps Highlighter Pencil Shape Tool Text Tool Line or Arrow Save to Agenda Clear Deleted Selected You must enable a participant’s microphone in order to give them access to the Markup tools. Breakout Rooms – Participants can be divided into separate breakout rooms. Each room is assigned a leader and each group can work on different content using any of the e-Channel tools. 8 To Exit the session, click on the Exit icon. You then select if you want to publish the recording when you exit. When published, participants will be able to see a recording of the session. Be sure to Log out from the My Schedule page when as well. 9 Leader Browser Interface, Version 8 1 10 2 12 3 13 14 11 1 4 5 6 8 Right Click 9 7 Leader 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 16 15 Turn on/off your microphone with the Mute/On icon. Test your audio settings by clicking on the arrow. Turn on/off your camera. Adjust video settings by clicking on the arrow. Display the Markup tools. Use Emoticons to communicate in your session. Raise your Hand, Answer Yes or No, indicate laughter or Applause, and Step Out. Click the microphone or camera icon to give or take audio and video controls for a participant, OR right-click on a participant’s name to give or take controls. Click the icon to give or take controls for all participants at once. Enter text and click Send to chat with everyone in the session or use the drop-down to select a specific person. Dock/undock the chat panel. Display time stamps and save chat conversation as .txt file. Carole Drew Jim Parks Susan Brown 10) Use the top menu controls to start sharing an application, display the whiteboard, start a poll, and use breakout rooms. 11) Use the Agenda toolbar to preview content and navigate the agenda. 12) Start/End a session and Pause or Resume recording. 13) Exit the session and select publishing options for when you exit. 14) Edit session settings (chat, appshare, audio and video). 15) There can be 8 webcam images displayed at one time. Click the star in the top-right corner of a webcam image to display it as primary video in the media window. 16) Undock the video panel. When undocked, the panel can be displayed vertically or horizontally.