What is a Virtual Classroom?
A virtual classroom is a digital replica of a traditional classroom room. The instructors teach, and the participants learn in real-time, face-to-face but via internet-enabled technology devices. The classroom or the meeting room staple – whiteboard – remains intact. Brainstorming, ideation, and discussions happen in real-time. Tests are given and taken pre and post the session. The reports are ready right after the session is over.
Everything remains the way it is. The only difference is: an online classroom uses technology to support instruction and learning. What are the advantages of virtual classroom? It offers more flexibility over a traditional classroom. You can deliver the instruction to a geographically dispersed audience at one time. Both the instructors and learners have rich experience of collaborating with other learners and instructors from around the world. The attendance is automatically tracked. Moreover, online colloboration typically incorporates more communication tools, such as chat, open discussion boards, polls, multimedia content and social media.
The online class software works in a similar fashion for businesses. You can train employees, vendors, partners, and customers face-to-face in real-time via a standalone app or you can also integrate it with your website, CMS(Content Management System), ERP(Enterprise Resource Planning) or LMS(Learning Managemnet System).
Why choose online classroom software?
offers a comprehensive set of features to deliver seamless and synchronous collaborative learning online
High-definition video conferencing
Collaborate face-to-face with enhanced audio-video quality. The full-screen conference mode ensures improved output and the 5-way audio-video layout with instinctive speaker recognition brings alive the real classroom experience. Enjoy unhindered interactive live online classes with low-latency online video streaming and unlimited, echo-free audio output for better results.
Secure live streaming
There are many security options available for live video streaming. Any reasonably secure host should implement most or all of the following methods, which include: 1) password protection
2) geographic and domain restrictions
3) payment protection
The automated server-side recording (SSR) works in the background when a class is streaming live. The recording is captured directly on our server, which means it doesn’t consume your device computing resources. As no upload happens from your and your attendees’ devices, delivering and attending classes on devices with low-end CPUs is possible. The recording is available in your Library in MP4 format within minutes of the end of your session. Because the live session is captured on our servers, internet speed of attendees does not impact the recording quality.
Real-time online collaboration
Drive real-time interactions with your learners during the live class. You can transfer the audio or video control to the attendees of your live session. With the live poll option, you can create a poll to pose questions or garner feedback. Learners can use the live chat feature and Raise Hand feature to ask questions. With the option of live screen and application sharing, instructors can share their screen in real-time and provide remote assistance.
Upload, organize and store your content in the cloud and access it from anywhere at anytime. The integrated library supports all types of files, saving the hassle of transferring and carrying data. Upload text, audio, video, PPT, and HTML files in different formats (PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, WAV, WMA, MP3, MOV, AVG, MPEG, WMV, MP4, JPEG, GIF, PNG). once a content resource is uploaded to the library, you can reuse it for different classes
Access the virtual training software from any browser and set it up within minutes. makes it easy and seamless to carry out administrative activities for your live sessions. You can define roles and permissions for individual attendees and manage your ongoing sessions with a host of in-class features. The access to automated class-related reports post the session lets you measure the progress of your learners and make data-driven decisions.
How to deploy virtual classroom software?
There are two options available:
On-premise: On-premise virtual classroom software is the one installed and running on the premises of the organization using it. This may or may not be licensed software but is considered more secure than those which are publicly hosted. You have the flexibility to create your functionality and customize the platform according to your need. However, you trade ease-of-use for customizability. Also, it calls for a massive investment of resources and time. You’ll also need a full-fledged IT infrastructure and support to make this arrangement work.
Cloud-based: This is an off-premise option, known as SaaS – Software as a Service. It is hosted in the cloud, and you practically don’t need anything on-site other than a basic computing device and an internet connection. The customizations can be done only by your service provider. With the cloud-based option, you can go live within minutes after you purchase your subscription. It works like any rented service and can be started, stopped and scaled at any time.
Open-source SaaS platform: If you choose to go with SaaS online classroom software, you’ll have to choose between the open-source and subscription-based software. You can download and install open-source software for free. However, you might need to struggle with customizations and deployment. You’ll either have to rely on the community of developers or hire an IT expert for support.
Paid SaaS platform: As the name itself suggests, it’s a paid service. The plus side is everything right from the product to customization, maintenance and support are made available to you. You get the time and resources to focus on your core business function; your service provider takes care of the rest. The support is typically available 24/7virtual class software works on this model.
Integrate online classroom functionality with your existing website, CMS or LMS by using developer API & plugins.
Allow learners to attend live classes on-the-go on their smartphones and tablets using Android and iOS apps.
Schedule, manage and monitor live sessions; and extract automated reports for insights into instructor, content and learner performances.
Record live lessons
Record your live classes and share with your internal and external audience via email or social channels right after the class is over.
Engage your learners
Increase learner engagement with real-time audio-video and textual communication, interactive whiteboard, polls and quizzes.