Classroom Features FAQ

 

Q: How do I chat with my tutor?

Type in the chat window on the left side of the online classroom. You can change the font, text color and use emoticons.

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Q: How do I draw on the whiteboard?

Select one of the drawing tools at the bottom of the whiteboard. You can draw lines, circles, rectangles, polygons or freehand. You can also type, fill, erase or use the laser pointer to show something to your tutor.

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Q: Can I erase something from the whiteboard?

Yes. You can undo your last drawing, cut it from the whiteboard with the scissor tool or erase it with the eraser tool.

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Q: How do I go through my whiteboards or add a new one?

To see your whiteboards, click the arrows in the bottom right corner of the whiteboard. To add a whiteboard, click the "Add Whiteboard" button at the top of the online classroom.

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Q: Can I use lined or graph paper?

Yes. Just click the graph paper icon to the right of the text tool to choose a new overlay for the whiteboard.

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Q: How can I share a file with my tutor?

Click the "Share File" button at the top of the classroom and select the document you want to share from your computer. We accept the following file types:

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • Plain text (.txt)

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Q: How do I put formulas, equations and 3-D shapes on the whiteboard?

Click the "Objects" button at the bottom of the whiteboard to bring up a menu of commonly-used formulas, equations and shapes. You can click and drag any of these objects onto the whiteboard.

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Q: How can I change my avatar?

Click the "Customize" button at the top of the online classroom to select a new one.

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Q: How do I print a session transcript?

Click the "Print" button at the top of the online classroom.

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Q: How do I talk to my tutor via microphone?

Click the "Activate Voice" button at the top of the online classroom.

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