With classroom.cloud, teachers can be everywhere at once! Using the thumbnail view, the teacher can see the screens of all the students in the class – whether they’re sitting in front of them, in the room down the corridor, or learning remotely.
The students can continue with their work while the teacher virtually ‘patrols’ the classrooms, monitoring what they’re typing, who they’re collaborating with, what websites and applications they’re using – all in real time to ensure they’re on task.
Status indicators on each student’s thumbnail also give you additional real-time information such as: how many ‘rewards’ you have assigned to the student during the class; whether the student has a current request for help needing attention; if a teacher-student chat session is in progress; if the student screen is locked; if any of the device control options are enabled (block USBs, webcam, and mute sound); and, Wi-Fi/battery health indicators. You can also use the ‘Change View’ icon to switch the view to see it in Icons or Details mode.
Handy shortcuts such as right-clicking (when in Thumbnail, Icon and Details view) allows you to access shortcuts to the most commonly used teacher features such as lock/unlock and rewards. With a Ctrl+A keyboard combination, you can also quickly select all student thumbnails. You can also right-click on a student when using any of the features to quickly access ‘Chat’, ‘Watch’ and ‘Remove student from class’ options.
Need to take a closer look? Either adjust the thumbnail sizes or use the ‘Watch Mode’ to zoom in on an individual student’s screen and discreetly view what they are working on or to take a screenshot of the student’s screen.
Plus, you can even remote control a student’s screen to remedy any activity not relevant to the task and even use Windows key shortcuts/commands. A ‘screenshot’ button, enables you to grab a real-time screenshot of the remote screen, and the image will be date and time stamped and include the student’s name.