This short article goes through our proposed demo approach. The rule is simple:
If you can't explain it in under 10 minutes it's not usable in today's classroom
Hence, this demo is focused, simple and straight to the point
You need 2 accounts, a teacher and a student. Normally our demo creation process does that for you, along with sample content so you don't start with empty courses.
If you are using a demo setup, you would have access to a split-screen functionality that allows you to see teacher (usually on the left) and student (on the right, duh!). If not, you can use two devices, but not as convenient as the split-screen demo.
After you log in to the app, you will see in the landing page a link at the bottom called 'Demo' (this link only appears if your account is setup as demo). Click on it to launch split screen.
The landing page (blue background) disappears after 3-5 seconds. You may need to go back to it if you are not fast enough (click on the graduation cap button at the top left of the menu)
After you launch split screen, log in to (the left) as your teacher (and make sure to select Save my information) and student (right). Once that is done you are good to go.
Next time you launch the app, the Demo button will appear right away and you can click on it to start split-screen
Step #1 - Connecting
Teacher: Click on your demo course, then click on connect in the menu. The student should connect.
Step #2 - Classroom Control
Teacher: Click on screens in the menu and you should see student screen changing every 3-5s. Move the student around to show it actually changes
Student: Move around the app so to show the effect teacher-side
Teacher: Click on the manage button in the footer to show that it changes as student move around. If you know the app well enough, you can show how to force a single student (differentiated instruction)
Step #3 - Browser Control
Teacher: Click on Browser, then click on Force in the bottom menu. Student should now be on the same page
Teacher: Click on Lock in bottom, student should lose control of the URL bar at the top. Click Lock again to unlock
Teacher: Browse to wikipedia.org then click on Force to send the student there.
Student: Browse around (click on links etc.) so teacher can see the URL changing in his display
Step #4 - Resources Control
Teacher: Go back to your course, then click Force. Now enable and disable content using the blue student icon . It should toggle student-side as well. You can do the same thing for the browser
Step #5 - Testing
Teacher: Go back to your course, chose a demo test. Then click on Force to open it up on student screens. Then click on Results in the footer. Note: If the student is locked out of the test, make sure the lock next to their name in the results view is green (otherwise click on it to toggle) or that you did not lock the test (look at the global lock at the top of your test).
Student: Make changes to your responses so the teacher can see the reports changing live
This demo is a quick bird's eye view of the functionalities in the application. You can also show some more advanced stuff if needed:
- Creating resources from Google Drive / OneDrive / Dropbox
- Uploading documents and media
- Chats, Blogs and Forums
- Drill-down Reports
- Facial login
- Admin panel
- AI-based predictive analysis