Virtual classroom sessions are an excellent way to bring life and engagement to online learning. They also provide a way to support some of the key aspects learners love about face-to-face classroom settings (live discussions, debates, group work, role play, etc.).
Virtual classrooms can enhance interaction and build a sense of community among learners of online or blended courses.
BigSky Virtual Classroom Quick Guide
The following guide should help get you started quickly using BigSky’s Virtual Classroom Plug-in. Virtual Classroom is a 3rd-party plug in so there may be functions and interface elements different from BigSky.
In a specific class CONTENT (1) go to a MODULE and select ADD EXISTING ACTIVITY (2)
Scroll down until you find VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (3)
A pop-up window will open which will show you this interface. Select SCHEDULE MEETING (4)
Fill in the necessary INFORMATION (5), most important is the time and date of the meeting. You may also set durations and participation. Scroll down to SAVE this information.
Your new item/ activity will appear in the BigSky MODULE (6)… click this module to access
You will be taken to this activity screen. Click on ENTER MEETING ROOM (7) to begin session.
You will be directed to the Youseeu interface and prompted to activate your MICROPHONE (8). After a short test, you will see a BLANK WHITE SCREEN (please note that the image you see here is from my test presentation… you will see a blank screen during your first time).
You may add images and PowerPoint presentations by clicking the ADD BUTTON (9)
You may also switch on your WEBCAM (10) or share your SCREEN VIEW (11).