26.Contribute Cast - Screen Casting for Students / Participants #

Contribute Cast allows teachers and presenters to control which student’s or participant’s screens can be “cast” up to the interactive LED. “Casting” is the ability to send the screen of a student or a participant to the LED without the need for wires. Traditionally, this is done with hardware like a ChromeCast Dongle from Google, but our system has been designed especially for groups of students or users so that a teacher or presenter can quickly and easily switch whose screen is casting.

In order for the Student’s to cast, they need to be using the Chrome (preferred) Browser or the Firfox Browser. For Chrome, you need to install the Contribute Cloud Extension 

When a teacher or presenter logs into Contribute Cloud, They can access the Cast window from the notifications tab – this is opened by clicking the “Notifications” icon in the upper right of the screen.

When open, You will see all the students that are connected and able to cast in the session.

In order to have the students screen cast to the LED, you simply have to double click on their screen preview. They will then be cast full screen on the LED.

To close the full screen view of the student’s screen, click in the bottom right hand corner, you are looking for the “square” icon in the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the students are remote, you can enable and disable their microphone by clicking on this button. Please note, if you click on this button and they are in the same room you may get positive feedback on your microphone. We recommend this be muted if the students are in the same room as the teacher or presenter.

When you have finished casting the student’s screen, you can click this button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to close the cast window.

You are also able to pause the live casting of any of your students or participants by clicking on this image.

 

Multi-Cast

Multi-Cast is that term that we have coined for streaming multiple student’s or participant’s screens up to the TouchIT LED live and in real time. As with Contribute Cast, there is no additional hardware needed, all the ‘clever stuff’ is done in the cloud. What is more, the teacher or presenter has full control of who is casting and is also able to switch between a single user’s Cast and a Multi-Cast screen.

In order for the Student’s to cast, they need to be using the Chrome (preferred) Browser or the Firfox Browser. For Chrome, you need to install the Contribute Cloud Extension 

When a teacher or presenter logs into Contribute Cloud, They can access the Cast window from the notifications tab – this is opened by clicking the “Notifications” icon in the upper right of the screen.

When open, You will see all the students that are connected and able to cast in the session.

Next, we need to launch a Multi-Cast Window. – Click on the check box where it says “Add to Compare” and your multi-cast window will open.

In our example above, there are just two students connected. You are able to connect an entire class and scroll through the screens.

Double click on a student’s screen and it will become full screen as before.

To close the multi-cast window, click on the red X

When you re-open the Multi-Cast window, it will remember which participants you have added to the window. To remove the participants, from the notifications window under their screen cast preview, you need to click on the red X next to their name.

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