The online whiteboard is a fantastic interactive tool which you can use to enhance your lessons by sharing documents with your students, and vice versa! By clicking on the ‘New’ button at the top of the blank white screen, you can use a variety of features to upload these documents and images.
If you’re wanting to play a video in the lesson for your and your student to see, you can simply paste the youtube link into the search bar provided, and this will import the video into the lesson for you!
The interactive whiteboard itself allows you to upload images, write text, and draw diagrams for your students in the lesson, and they too can interact with this from their side! In order for them to do this, you can go into the ‘People’ section and allow them access to writing on the whiteboard here. There is a toolbar on the left-hand side which you can use to do this, and the buttons are as follows:
In the Online Classroom, you can share documents making it really easy to hand in homework and give feedback. To share a document, you first need to upload it to the Online Classroom via the Content section, where you can select the file you’d like to share from your computer files. Any files you have previously uploaded will be available for you in your ‘Library’, which can be found at the bottom of the ‘Content’ section.
To download the file the student’s side after this is uploaded in the classroom, you’ll need to select the Save to PDF option. This will bring up a pop-up allowing you to choose whether you’d like to save everything from the selected whiteboard, or just certain files.
If you do have any issues sharing documents, try changing the file type where possible and try again using another tool in the online classroom. There are an abundance of free online converters where you can change image files to PDF, and vice versa.
There is no limit on file size, but if the file is too large you may encounter issues where it takes a long time to send so keep them as small as possible. If you need to send large files and you’re encountering any issues, you could try splitting the file into multiple documents.
Try not to wait until the end of the lesson to share documents; rather, do this as early as possible in the lesson to ensure that you have enough time to both share and download the files.
This is a collaborative editor, which means that you have an option of giving the writing access to participants where they will also be able to write code in the editor, and you can upload files here to work on together during your lesson!
The Media Player can be used to play videos through the online classroom, however this is size permissible as often it can take some time to upload these in the classroom itself.