A Quick Start to Edify as a Teacher

We will cover all the steps you need to get started with edify. This page will cover the basics of creating an account, logging in, and installing the edify launcher and Lesson Creator for teachers. For guides on creating, broadcasting, or joining a lesson, please go to our Getting Started page.

Controlling a Broadcast

There are a number of tools designed to make your life a bit easier when broadcasting a lesson.

  1. Broadcast cameras
  2. Scene selection
  3. Presenter Mode
  4. Conference Window

1) Broadcast cameras

The default broadcast view is directly through your VR headset. You can also position cameras around the scenes to provide controlled, static points of view.

To switch to these during your Lesson, open the "Broadcasting" tab. The top left rectangle represents your headset, and the other three are potential cameras. If you have set these up already, you can hover over one and press the "Broadcast" button. The red outline will indicate which camera is live.

2) Scene selection

Scenes help organise your lesson content. During the broadcast, you can easily swap between scenes, change to different environments, add new media, and share alternative viewpoints from within the Lesson.

To change scenes, access the "Scenes" tab on the "Lectern" panel. Here, you can change scenes either by selecting a scene directly or using the "Next scene" and "Previous scene" buttons in the bottom left.

3) Presenter Mode

Sometimes, you'll be using the "Lectern" for other things during the broadcast, and switching to the scenes panel can be tedious. To help with this, we've added a Presenter mode, which can be accessed through the "Tools" tab. When this is toggled on, you can use the left and right buttons on your VR controller to move between scenes.

As edify develops, we'll add more useful tools to Presenter mode to optimise the teaching experience.

4) Conference Window

In VR mode, you won't have easy access to your desktop to keep track of your call. To help with this, we've added a call window that can be accessed whilst wearing a VR headset, through any of the edify screens. Open the options menu, select "Conference", then Zoom or Teams where appropriate. You can then see your call window as normal.

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Overview

There are a number of tools designed to make your life a bit easier when broadcasting a lesson.

  1. Broadcast cameras
  2. Scene selection
  3. Presenter Mode
  4. Conference Window

1) Broadcast cameras

The default broadcast view is directly through your VR headset. You can also position cameras around the scenes to provide controlled, static points of view.

To switch to these during your Lesson, open the "Broadcasting" tab. The top left rectangle represents your headset, and the other three are potential cameras. If you have set these up already, you can hover over one and press the "Broadcast" button. The red outline will indicate which camera is live.

2) Scene selection

Scenes help organise your lesson content. During the broadcast, you can easily swap between scenes, change to different environments, add new media, and share alternative viewpoints from within the Lesson.

To change scenes, access the "Scenes" tab on the "Lectern" panel. Here, you can change scenes either by selecting a scene directly or using the "Next scene" and "Previous scene" buttons in the bottom left.

3) Presenter Mode

Sometimes, you'll be using the "Lectern" for other things during the broadcast, and switching to the scenes panel can be tedious. To help with this, we've added a Presenter mode, which can be accessed through the "Tools" tab. When this is toggled on, you can use the left and right buttons on your VR controller to move between scenes.

As edify develops, we'll add more useful tools to Presenter mode to optimise the teaching experience.

4) Conference Window

In VR mode, you won't have easy access to your desktop to keep track of your call. To help with this, we've added a call window that can be accessed whilst wearing a VR headset, through any of the edify screens. Open the options menu, select "Conference", then Zoom or Teams where appropriate. You can then see your call window as normal.

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