Your teacher set up online lessons and you want to join?
It’s easy, when you log in to your account on the main page in the „Upcoming lessons on-line”, click the „Join” button.
Before you begin to participate in on-line lessons, a wizard appears that allows you to check your equipment. Depending on the nature of your participation in the lesson, you have the following options:
- „Microphone” – click if you are using a microphone. Besides listening, this will allow you to speak during the lesson.
- „Listen only” – click if you do not have a microphone and this option will only allow you to listen to the lesson.
How to correctly set up the microphone?
The wizard will make it easy. Click on „Microphone” and follow the instructions.
If during the test you hear a voice in the headphones, click „Yes” and join the lesson on-line. If the sound was not heard, click „No” and check the hardware settings.
Make sure the correct microphone is selected and set the gain. This will make the other participants hear you better. The correct configuration of the microphone will be manifested by the movement of the bar, which depicts the sound recording.
Also, check that your headphones or speakers are working properly and click the „Test Headphones” button. If all goes well, you will hear the recording and click „Next”.
Again, test the microphone. If the test falls out correctly, click on „Yes” and join the on-line class.
Do you want to know what features the on-line lesson panel offers?
The Online Lesson Panel consists of an upper part, where options are available for you to:
- Turn on and off the microphone,
- Turn on and off camera,
- View online lesson recording mode – this is only possible when the lecturer has turned on the recording of the lesson,
- Mute the microphone,
- Display the shortcuts window, it will certainly make it easier to use the panel,
- Log out of online lessons
The next part of the panel is the „Users” window. Here you will find information about the participants, logged on to the online lesson and the presenter.
Would you like to speak or answer?
Nothing difficult, just click on the hand icon. The presenter will be notified and will be able to give you a voice or „leave” your hand.
The „Webcams” section contains camera images of lesson participants who have allowed their camera to be shared. If you share the camera, other participants will also see you.
What does an empty card mean in the middle of the screen?
It is the main part of the on-line lesson panel. This area is „Presentation”. This is where the material posted by the presenter and the shapes drawn by him are displayed.
What are the rectangles marked with letters?
These are variants of the answer to the question, which was placed by the lecturer – the presenter. To answer the question, click on the appropriate answer variant. Your response will be displayed to the presenter.
Can participants in the online lesson have the opportunity to communicate with each other?
Of course, in addition to communication with the microphone and the camera, participants can write messages to each other and use the „Chat”.
Want to send a message to all participants, or to a friend or colleague?
It’s easy, just use the „Public” tab, in the content box, enter your message and click „Send”. Your message will be delivered to all participants.
To send a message to the selected person, click on the „Options” tab and select the participant you want to contact. In the content box, enter the message body and click „Send”.
If characters in the chat conversation are too small, you can easily change the font size and also have the ability to turn on notification when you receive a chat message.
When it comes to the quality of sound or image, the quality of the Internet connection has the main impact. Considering the technologies used in the module, the minimum user requirements are 0.5 Mb / s download and 1 Mb / s upload. If more people participate in the session and each uses a camera and microphone, these values should be correspondingly larger. For the presenter (teacher), the highest possible transfer value is recommended, especially when using the screen sharing option. We also recommend the use of Firefox and Chrome browsers, because for slower connections they retain better sound quality. For the duration of the lesson, users should disable the additionally running, unused browser tabs or programs/applications whose work in the background can affect the quality of the connection.
The user may have very good experiences with wireless internet, but if others hear that his sound is disturbed or changed, the user can either get closer to the router, try a different wireless network, or (preferably) connect directly to the wired connection. Using public WiFi is not always the best because it may not be sufficient for real-time audio or video.
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