Mobile Classroom Overview

Welcome to the Learn It Live Mobile Virtual Classroom User’s Guide.  This guide is for users that want to join a Learn It Live session and participate using their mobile device (iOS or Android).

When you join a Learn It Live session with your mobile device, the HTML5 client will automatically load.  There is no app to install.

There are two types of users in Learn It Live: viewers and moderators.  An instructor will use their laptop or desktop to join a session, but a student may use their mobile device.

Students join Learn It Live as a viewer. As a viewer, you can interact with others by sharing your microphone and webcam. You can respond to polls, participate in the public and private chat, draw on the presentation (if enabled by the presenter), and share your status.  This guide shows you how to do all these operations.

The Learn It Live mobile version provides all the viewer capabilities of the Flash client except two-way webcams. This means if you are joining from your mobile device, you won’t see any webcams shared in the session (We’ll be adding support for two-way webcams in a future release).

Instructors and teachers will still use the existing Flash client as it implements all the presenter/moderator capabilities.  (As an aside, as we add the remaining moderator/presenter capabilities to the HTML5 client, it will become the default client in 2019.)

This document gives you an overview of how to use the Learn It Live mobile as a student.

When joining using an Android device, we recommend using the Chrome browser.  When joining with an iOS device, you must use iOS 11+ (or higher) and the Safari browser.  (Don't use FireFox or Chrome on iOS as it does not support real-time web communications).

The next sections walk through the common tasks a student would do using the client.

Joining the Audio

 

When you first enter a session, you will see the Audio Choice giving you two options to join the audio: microphone or listen only.

If you want others to hear you, select Microphone [1].

 

When you select microphone, your browser will prompt you for permission to access your microphone, be sure to select Allow.

Next, you will enter into a private echo test. This echo test will let you quickly check that your microphone is working.

After you see the Echo Test dialogue, speak a few words into your microphone.  You should hear an echo of your words, and this is how you will sound to others in the session.  If you hear yourself, select Yes [2].

A pop-up message will appear to indicate that you are sharing your audio.

If you do not hear yourself, select No [3].  The Change Audio Settings dialogue will appear giving you options to change your audio settings.

Try selecting a different Microphone [1] and Speaker [2] from the available devices in the drop-down lists.  

Use Play Sound [3] to test the speakers.

Once done, select Retry [4] to re-enter the echo test again to confirm your microphone is now transmitting.

If you are still unable to hear your audio, try the following

  • Leave the audio and join again
  • Refresh the client (select the refresh button in your browser -- you don't need to log in again, the client will automatically reload).

Join Listen Only

If you do not intend to talk in the session, or if you are in an area that has significant background noise, you can also choose to join listen-only mode.

Select Listen Only [2] to join the session as listen only.

If you don’t want to join the audio at all, select the ‘x’ in the upper right-hand corner of the Audio Chooser dialogue.

Overview Of Interface

Once you have chosen how to join your audio, the Audio Chooser dialogue will close, and you will see the main Learn It Live interface.

**The view of this interface may change depending on your device (tablet versus mobile phone), how you are viewing the session (portrait or landscape) and other display settings on your device.***

 

Main Interface

*If you do not see the users list expanded you may need to select the Users List / Chat Toggle [1] in the upper right-hand corner*

There are two key areas; the Users List [2] and the Media Bar [3].  

  • Users List [2].  All users appear in the user list.  Your username appears at the top. The icon to the left of each username indicates their role and audio state
  • Moderators are showing with square icons, Viewers with circular icons. The current presenter has a presenter icon in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Users joined with a microphone will show a small microphone icon in the lower right-hand corner.  
  • User joined listen only will show a small headset icon.   If you don’t see either, the user is not in the audio (and can’t you).
  • Media Bar [3].   These controls enable you to share your audio and screen (if you are the presenter).

Mute/Unmute Microphone

When you have joined the audio after choosing Microphone, the Mute/Unmute Microphone [1] button appears.  

Select this button your turn on/turn off your microphone.  Each time you select this button, you will be notified what state your microphone is in; muted or un-muted.

To leave the audio, select Hangup [2].  The icon will revert to the join audio button and clicking it again will display the Audio Chooser dialogue.

Interacting with other users

Learn It Live provides many ways to interact with other users.

  • Public Chat
  • Private Chat
  • Set a Status (Emojis)
  • Multi-user whiteboard
  • Join a breakout room

Public Chat

The Public Chat [1] controls are located in the in the upper left-hand corner.  

If you do not see the public chat option, you may need to select the Users List / Chat Toggle [2] to expand the user list panel and public chat.

When the user list is expanded, the public chat will show a count of any unread messages that have been minimized (in red).

Select Public Chat [1] to expand the public chat panel.  To hide the public chat panel, select the “<” [2] symbol.

Use the Chat Input [4] field to type messages into the public chat.  Your chat messages (and messages from other users) will appear in chronological order.  

You can save or download public chat by selecting Chat Options [3] menu.

Select either Save [1] (you’ll be prompted to download the public chat as a text file), or Copy [2] (the public chat will be copied to the clipboard).

Private Chat

To private chat with another user, select their name (a pop-up menu will appear) and choose Chat [1].  

Private Chat panel will appear.  To hide the panel, select either “<” [2] or “x” [3]

Use the Chat Input [4] field to type messages into the private chat.

As with the Public Chat, you'll see a count of unread messages (highlighted in red) next to the username.

Set a Status

 

To set a status select the Users List Toggle [1] to expand the user list panel and public chat. Locate and select your User Icon [1] in the user list.   

  

Choose Set a Status [3] - A pop-up menu will appear giving you the available emojis or status icons from the Status List [5]. If you do not want to set a status, you can always go Back [4] to the user list.

When you choose a status emoji, it will appear in the center of your User Icon in the user listYour icon will also move to the top of the user list until it has been cleared.

    

You can clear your status by re-selecting your name in the Users list [1] then selecting Clear Status from the available options.

REMEMBER: a moderator can also clear your status.

Respond to a Poll

When a presenter engages a poll, you will see the response options appear above the presentation content - to respond to the poll merely select from the available options.

Join a Breakout Room

When a moderator engages the breakout rooms, you will be prompted to Join [1] the breakout room.

When you select to join you will be redirected into a secondary Learn It Live meeting tab, where you will have to join the audio.

Once the breakout rooms have ended, you will be redirected back to the main Learn It Live meeting room, where you will have to re-join the audio.  

See Joining the Audio section of this guide if you require additional assistance with audio.

Multi-user Whiteboard

The presenter can enable multi-user whiteboard, which allows all users to write on the whiteboard at the same time.

When multi-user whiteboard is enabled, the whiteboard controls will appear in the presentation area.

The whiteboard controls are

  • Drawing tools [1]
  • Shape, Pencil and Text tools [2]
  • Colour selector [3]
  • Undo last annotation [4]
  • Clear all annotations [5]

Selecting Drawing tools [1] will display a sub-menu of available drawing tools.

The available drawing tools are

  • Text input [1]
  • Line [2]
  • Ellipse [3]
  • Triangle [4]
  • Rectangle [5]
  • Pencil [6]
  • Pointer [7]

To write on the presentation, select the Text Input [1] tool and draw a rectangle.  The rectangle will be the text area.

To draw on the presentation, select the Pencil [5] tool.  Select and drag the mouse button to draw a line.  When the pencil tool is selected, you can use the other whiteboard controls to change the thickness and color of the line.

Logging Out

To log out of a meeting navigate to the Options Menu in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Choose Log Out [2] from the menu options.

Cancel [3] will redirect you back into the live session, Leave [4] will close the session for your connection only.

Options Menu

To access additional settings and information navigate to the Options Menu in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

There are several options available within the Menu

  • Open Settings [1] access additional application settings
  • About [2] Learn It Live copyright and build information
  • Help [3] access tutorial videos
  • Hotkeys [4] provides a list of hotkeys for quick keyboard navigation

Application Settings

To make changes to the Learn It Live application settings navigate to the Options Menu and select Open Settings [1].

To have an audible notification for new chat messages be sure to turn on the Audio Notification for Chat Messages [2],

To change the default language select from the Application Language [4] drop down and select Save to apply.

You can also change the application Font Size [5]; to make the font larger select the “+” and to decrease the font size select the "-," choose Save to apply.

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