Kloud-12 LIVE is an additional feature of the Kloud-12 software that enables teachers to use their classroom camera for video and audio during video conferencing. Once launched from the Kloud-12 dashboard, it allows users the opportunity to adjust and deploy their classroom camera for livestreaming.
Kloud-12 LIVE is great for teaching LIVE to students at home, providing collaborative LIVE classes with staff and/or students in other locations, and for virtual observations from an off-campus coach or mentor - all while simultaneously recording the live stream for your records or Lesson Library!
Please note that there are several preparation steps done by our technical team to get Kloud-12 LIVE enabled in a user account. Not all districts choose to enable this feature of the software. If Kloud-12 LIVE is approved for your district or school, you will see the "Launch Kloud-12 LIVE" button in the camera options menu of your dashboard.
Follow these steps to Launch Kloud-12 LIVE in your user dashboard:
1. Select the Launch Kloud-12 LIVE button in your dashboard menu.
2. In the pop-up window, select "Open VcaApp" to begin the streaming application. NOTE: This application file must first be installed on your school computer by your building or district tech team.
3. Click "Yes" to give the application permission to stream from your Kloud-12 camera.
4. You can now click the green "Start Camera" button to begin streaming. NOTE: This live stream is not accessible to any viewers until it is selected as the input in a video conferencing platform.
Your Kloud-12 camera is now streaming from your Kloud-12 user dashboard!
Now, follow these steps to select Your Kloud-12 LIVE Parameters:
5. Use the drop-down menu to select a quadrant of your Kloud-12 classroom camera view for Kloud-12 LIVE streaming.
6. Check the box to enable perspective correction, then click & drag your corners. Perspective correction is a digital calibration tool that can make the camera angle appear straight on. Note: This feature will not work while a virtual background is in use.
7. Check the box to enable padding, if you want to include the teacher in the instructional view. Enabling padding allows you to select an area around your whiteboard you would like to include in the frame along with the perspective corrected board.
You can now open your video conferencing platform to stream your Kloud-12 camera!
With your parameters selected & your camera streaming from your Kloud-12 dashboard, now is a good time to open your conferencing platform in a second browser window. Kloud-12 Live runs on Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams, with Zoom being the preferred application.
Follow these steps to connect your Kloud-12 LIVE stream to a video conferencing platform:
1. In a second browser window, open the video conferencing platform that you are most comfortable with. NOTE: You must keep your Kloud-12 Dashboard open in its current window, with the LIVE feature being launched.
2. Edit the selections for audio/microphone and video/camera, to choose Kloud-12 LIVE as the source for both inputs.
Kloud-12 LIVE with Zoom:
Kloud-12 LIVE with Google Meet:
Kloud-12 LIVE with Microsoft Teams:
Kloud-12 LIVE will now be the audio & video of your meeting.
Helpful Tips & Information:
- By default, Google Meet mirrors the local view of the camera image. The actual camera image displayed to the other guests on the call is not mirrored. It appears reversed on the host screen but the attendee image shows correctly. Google Meet does not currently offer an option to disable this mirror option.
- Kloud-12 Live can not be used while a virtual background or blurred background is in use.
- In Zoom, teachers may wish to instruct virtual students to change the view to Speaker View for Kloud-12 Live to
show in full screen for the attendee.
Information on Audio Options:
This is the ideal solution because it will allow the teacher to move throughout the classroom while still ensuring students are able to hear the teacher. This will also allow a teacher to hear if a student unmutes and asks a question.
Kloud-12 camera has built in audio that is a good option while Live-streaming,. However depending on the video conferencing platform, if attendees are not muted, it could potentially cause feedback noise. If all attendees are muted, this option should not exhibit feedback noises.
Computer microphone from Live-streaming device
This is an easy to use option, however if the computer is in the back of the classroom, the audio may not be loud or clear enough without an amplification device.
Click here for a video walkthrough on the Kloud-12 LIVE feature.
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