SmartClass+ Language Lab Release 314

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.

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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”.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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List of updated SmartClass+ Software Modules:

  • Teacher
  • 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

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