Do you teach with SmartClass+? SmartClass+ is becoming better and better. I couldn’t resist making a Skype-call to Robotel to learn more about the new SC+ language lab release 314. Watch the video to learn about its new features and options how to download this amazing SC+ update.
Explore this list of major changes in this new SC+ language lab release:
Auto-scaling screen sizing with Zoom: When sharing screens, all receiving stations will automatically scale the shared screen to their local full-screen. This feature is an amazing advantage for any kind of student devices including iPhones, iPads, Android devices and others (Windows devices, Chromebooks). Student SC+ apps have been added to all webstores.
MAC Monitoring Support: Screen monitoring support has been added to the MAC student software.
Windows AIR Monitoring Support: Screen monitoring support has been added to the Windows AIR student software.
iOS8 Support: iOS8 support is now provided for iPads, iPods, and iPhones.
Webcam Broadcast (not only for Sign Language):
- There is a new teacher-managed parameter that enables “mic-only” or “mic+webcam” for all teacher audio-to-all scenarios. When using the “mic+webcam” option, the teacher is broadcasting his webcam together with audio.
- Teachers are now able to open a one-on-one video chat session with individual students, where both the local webcam and the remote webcam are visible on both the teacher’s screen and the student’s screen.
- When using the Mosaic view for student monitoring, teachers are able to choose “screen view” or “webcam view”.
Restore pairing/grouping function: If the teacher takes some action that cancels an on-going pairing/grouping activity, (e.g. All-Call), it is now possible to restore the previous activity with the same partners.
AV Station Support: In systems using KVM hardware and Audio Matrix hardware, it is now possible to display special non-student icons for selected devices, (projectors, document cameras, audio sources, and classroom bridges).
Period-of-Grace Reconnection: To mitigate the impact of WiFi network drops, student stations will now have a period-of-grace within which they can reconnect and resume an ongoing activity after an outage.
HomeWork Client Login Encryption: When teachers or students connect to the SC+ WEB Server via the Internet, their login credentials will now be encrypted to prevent possible interception.
SC+ LDAP User Credentials: To align ourselves with common practice in LDAP environments, SC+ user names will not be case sensitive.
Downloading from SCX: When accessing the SC+ Cloud Xchange, it shall now be possible to import multiple media files or exercises in a single operation.
Uploading to SCX: When uploading new content to the SC+ Cloud Xchange, it shall now be possible to transfer multiple media files or exercises in a single operation. Additionally, the SCX folder view has been expanded to enable immediate visual feedback of the new materials that have been uploaded.
List of updated SmartClass+ Software Modules:
- FIXED Student – Windows
- BYOD Student – Windows
- AIR Student – Windows
- AIR Student – iOS
- AIR Student – Android
- AIR Student – MAC
- AIR Student – Chromebook
- MAD Teacher
- MAD Student
- MAD Manager
- WEB Manager (HomeWork)
- LAD on Android (2nd screen)
Enjoy the new version. Any comments, discussion, recommendation welcome. Share your ideas with us.
Veronika, trainer, passionate teacher, blogger, member of smartclasscommunity team