If granted access to these tools by your instructor, you can view the course map, use the whiteboard, access websites, chat, and ask questions.
Classroom tools appear on the left side of the virtual classroom window. To use items in the Tools area, click the name of the tool.
In the virtual classroom, use the course map to browse the course. You must have active privileges.
The following table details the available functions in the course map.
|Display a map element to all users.||Click a content area in the map and select Display to Users in the drop-down list. Click Go.|
|Display a map element in a separate window.||Click a content area in the map and select Preview in New Window in the drop-down list. Click Go. The new window appears only to the user who opens it.|
|Refresh the map during a collaboration session.||Select Refresh Tree in the drop-down list. Click Go. The map updates to match the course menu.|
Use the tools palette to present different types of information. You can draw images, type text, and present equations. Your instructor determines whether these functions are available.
The following table details the tools available for use on the whiteboard.
|Select an item||Click the Arrow tool and click an item for selection. You can perform the following options on selected items: |
|Draw free hand||Click the Pen tool. In the Fill Color drop-down list, choose the color of the pen.|
|Type text using the keyboard||Click the text tool (T) and click the whiteboard area. A Whiteboard Text Input box appears. Type text in the box and click Insert. Use the options in the tools palette to select color, font, and size.|
|Draw a straight line||Click the Line tool.|
|Draw a square||Click the Square tool. In the Fill Color drop-down list, choose the color of the square.|
|Draw a circle||Click the Oval tool. In the Fill Color drop-down list, choose the color of the circle.|
|Input an equation||Click the equation icon. The equation editor appears. Input the equation and click Insert Equation.|
Use the group browser to collaboratively browse the web. This tool opens a URL that all users can view. URLs used in the session are documented in the recording if one is created. Your school determines whether this function is made available to users.
If allowed by your instructor, you can ask questions during a session. As you submit questions, your instructor can view and respond to them.
Your questions are sent to the Question Inbox during a virtual classroom session. The Question Inbox is used to manage and respond to questions during a collaboration session.
Select the Show unanswered only check box.
Click the Respond to Question icon to access the Respond to Question window.