7 Apr 2021
Get alerted whenever a room member enters the room
Get alerted as attendees stream into the room or when latecomers join the class after you have started teaching, by turning on sound notification for that room under Menu. Whenever someone joins the room, it will play a chime that can only be heard by yourself.
30 Mar 2021
Room sync settings streamlined to Enable Sync and Disable Sync modes
There used to be three different room sync modes - Presentation, Collaboration Sync and Disabled Sync. To simplify how you, as educators, can control what everyone views in the room at any one time, we have streamlined them down to two modes only - Enable Sync and Disable Sync.
- Enable Sync mode: default room sync setting for all rooms. Use this to lock everyone’s view to the tabs/contents/pages you are on, so you know everyone is looking at the same thing as your screen.
Under this mode, by default, your students will NOT be able to open new tabs, switch tabs, and create new contents in the main room. They will also NOT be able to switch to breakout groups or their own desks, unless you initiate the switch. You can modify these permissions under Organisation Settings > Role, but please note that they will apply for all members organisation-wide with the same role in all rooms.
- Disable Sync mode: select this to let everyone toggle freely and independently between different files/tabs/pages and between Room and Desk views without affecting one another. This is the same as the old Disabled Sync mode.
24 Mar 2021
Allow others to edit your files on-the-spot in the virtual room
For your convenience, we have extended the Share Content feature that was introduced in the Organisation Content Library earlier in January, into the virtual room. This means you can now also allow other room members - either by members' names or by member roles - to edit individual files instantly while you are in the midst of a live session within the virtual room, just by changing "can view" to "can edit". Just click the blue Edit Rights button on the top right of your content to modify the permissions.
22 Mar 2021
Full view of your contents with relocated controls bar
Were you previously bothered by how the controls bar in the centre bottom of your virtual room screen tend to block part of your content? We hear you! We have tweaked the virtual room design by moving the controls bar to the right side of the screen. So you have a clean and clear view of your full contents now.
15 Mar 2021
Try ClassDo for free; no credit card required
Good news for educators who are new to ClassDo! We have removed the requirement to register your credit card before you can unlock the free trial credits to try ClassDo risk-free. So if you wish to check out how ClassDo's one-stop online classrooms integrated with powerful teaching tools and content library, simply hit the START FOR FREE button to create a free account and start your free trial instantly!
19 Feb 2021
Send direct messages to other room members
Not only can you post messages on the public room chat, you can now also send direct messages to other room members privately. If you are an organisation owner or admin, learn more about how you can control which member roles can initiate direct messages with other room members.
17 Feb 2021
Show room members' cursors to everyone
As a teacher, trainer or presenter, you can now always show your room members where your cursor is pointing at or where you are typing/writing, with our new visible cursor feature. Choose to show only the cursor of the one with file edit permission, or everyone's cursor during live collaboration so you can always identify who's writing what. Visible cursor is supported on all content types except Typepad, YouTube video and poll.
11 Feb 2021
Mobile-friendly access to Content Library
Read or work on your documents in the Content Library easily on-the-go, on any mobile device.
5 Feb 2021
Suspend an organisation member's account temporarily
As the organisation owner or admin, you may suspend an organisation member's account temporarily. During the suspension, the member will still be able to log into his or her ClassDo account and see the organisation and rooms he or she belongs to, but will not be able to access the Content Library nor enter any virtual room in your organisation until you reactivate his or her account. Account suspension is effective organisation-wide.
2 Feb 2021
Download PDFs and sketchpads with all annotations in one click
Want to print a hard copy of a document that has been worked on in the virtual room, or perhaps save it offline outside of the virtualr room? Not only does ClassDo autosave all annotations on your files, you can also download the files with complete annotations using the Download button.
25 Jan 2021
Share content with flexible custom file access permission for each file
Get finer control over who is allowed to view, or view and edit a document whenever you upload or create a new content in the Content Library. If you like, you may upload or create a new content in advance where only you can view it, and release access only when you are ready to share the content with other room members. You can assign specific file access permissions by members' names or roles (eg. only members with teacher role can view this file, or block a certain room member from accessing a specific content).
13 Jan 2021
Find the room you need quickly
If you belong to many rooms in the organisation, use the new Search all rooms function to help you find a specific room conveniently.
11 Jan 2021
Search for any organisation member easily
As the owner or admin of a large organisations, you will now be able to find a specific organisation member to manage his or her role and account easily.
7 Jan 2021
Indicator for unread messages in room chat
You do not have to worry about missing any new messages in the room chat during a live session! A red badge will now appear on the chat button to indicate unread messages, allowing you to read all messages promptly without needing your chat box to be open at all times.
6 Jan 2021
Video streams are mirrored for ease of viewing
Your video streams in the virtual room are now mirrored for a more natural, intuitive view of yourself when talking and working with others.
6 Jan 2021
Submitted work opens automatically in your desk
After submitting your work, the file will automatically open in your desk so that you can start working on it right away!
4 Jan 2021
A much better way to organise and search/filter your files with multiple tags
Find it very inflexible to file your teaching and learning resources in the traditional folder system that is based on one single parameter? On ClassDo, you can create and add multiple tags to any file that you upload or create, eg topic, subject, session number. When you wish to retrieve the file in future, you can find it more easily by search-and-filtering through the topic or subject tag, even if you cannot remember which session you had used it.
4 Jan 2021
Direct access to all your files in the new Content Library without having to enter the room
For your greater convenience, we have moved file access out from within the virtual room to your room homepage. So you can directly view and even work on your files, or prepare content in advance before a live collaboration, in the Content Library without needing to step inside the virtual. In other words, the only times you click Enter Room is when you are ready to conduct or attend a live lesson, training or meeting.
1 Jan 2021
Move between pages seamlessly while editing
You can now move from page to page of a multi-page document within the editing view, without having to exit it. Enjoy a faster, smoother editing or homework marking process!
31 Dec 2020
Send text messages and broadcast announcements to everyone via new room chat
You can now send text mesages and broadcast announcements in the new room chat for everyone to see. Normal text messages will be shown in the room chat panel on the right of the virtual room screen. If you have something important to inform all members and you don't want them to miss seeing it in case they have not opened their chat view or missed seeing the new message red indicator, choose to send the text message as a broadcast announcement to all room members. Announcements are shown explicitly in a pop-up window on the top right corner of the screen for all room members, regardless whether they are in the main room, in a breakout group, or on their own personal desk space.
Stay tuned for more features for room chat coming soon - including direct messaging for sending messages privately to selected room member(s), and new message indicator.
15 Dec 2020
Recordings are auto-named with time and date
It is now much easier to keep track of when every recording is made without needing to name every one of them manually, as recordings are now automatically named with the date and start time of recording in the format "Recording DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM Timezone" (the time is given in the 24-hour format)!
4 Dec 2020
Files of submitted work are auto-dated and auto-named as 'Assignment' for easy retrieval
Do your students have a lot of homework to submit and a tendency to forget to name them? No worries, after submitting homework, the document will be automatically be dated and named in the format DD/MM/YYY (Name), making it much easier to find them when you need to!
1 Dec 2020
New shortcut keys for Pan, Zoom In/Out, and changing colours when editing
More keyboard shortcuts have been added for Pan, Zoom In/Out, as well as switching of colours so that you can draw, write and edit on your documents and sketchpads more quickly and efficiently!
- Switching to Pan - press X
- Zoom in - press Ctrl and + at the same time
- Zoom out - press Ctrl and - at the same time
- Switching colours when using pen, highlighter, line, rectangle, circle or text (note that you must have the tool selected first)
- Red: press Shift and R at the same time
- Blue: press Shift and B at the same time
- Black: press Shift and K at the same time
1 Dec 2020
See more videochat screens on one page with Videochat View
Want to see all the members of the room at once? Click the rightmost videochat view icon on the bar at the bottom of the screen to toggle to the Videochat view, where up to 16 screens can be displayed at the same time!
26 Nov 2020
Enter the room for live collaboration without camera
You no longer have to worry if you are using a device without a camera or having difficulties with your camera! You can now continue to enter the room under Work with Others by connecting only your microphone to join the live session.
25 Nov 2020
Have smaller, more focused discussions with groups
With groups, conducting dedicated team discussions is easy, seamless and quick! Just like how you can split up people in a room into smaller separate teams, you can move members of the virtual room into different groups to discuss and share content. Files are not shared across groups and every member of the group can edit content together, making it perfect for team assignments.
25 Nov 2020
Upload PDFs with original file names retained
Now, the names of the PDFs that you upload will be retained even after they are uploaded, letting you upload your documents without needing to rename them or worry about which is which!
29 Oct 2020
New look for Organisation/Rooms homepage
Hot on the heels of our virtual room design, we have also revamped our Organisation/Rooms homepage for a consistent, clean look. What's more, you now can view who's in the same room as you and invite new members readily on the homepage. For organisation owners and admins, get familiarised with the new layout with the quick overview above!
For general users, it remains just as easy to access your virtual room for a live collaboration session or to work on your own documents. Log onto ClassDo as usual, select the room for your lesson or meeting, and select the room entry mode depending on you wish to do that day.
16 Oct 2020
Hand out instant copies of a master document for every room member's desk
Need to make a copy of a document or send a copy to every other room member? There is now a faster and easier way to do so, without having to manually upload the same document multiple times. Simply click the Content Menu icon for the PDF/image file/sketch pad that you wish to make a copy of, and select either Duplicate or Hand out.
- Duplicate: This instantly creates a copy of the document within the same room view or desk in your room. Access the duplicate file [with a filename extension "(copy)"] from the same room or desk library.
- Hand out: This instantly sends a copy of the document to other room members in their individual desks. You can choose to hand it out to all other room members' desks or specific members' desks only. Access the handout file [with a filename extension "(username)"] from the relevant desk library(ies). Note: you can hand out a file from the room view to the desk, and from the room host's desk to other room members' desk. But handing out a document from any desk to the room view is not possible.
10 Oct 2020
Faster access to your favourite editing tools with shortcut keys
The new shortcut keys make switching editing tools in the midst of your annotation, writing and drawing much more convenient. Simply type the letter in the brackets of the pen, highlighter, shape, text input or move/delete selector tool that you wish to use.
9 Oct 2020
Bigger screen real estate for your content and more intuitive layout with brand new virtual room user interface
Welcome to the brand new ClassDo virtual room user interface. Sporting a clean and contemporary look, it now offers a bigger display/work area for your content. You'll also find it easier to locate and access your favourite tools and settings, especially the more frequently used features. Take a quick orientation around your new virtual room below.
1. Manage members' microphone, camera and various video screens in one place
- Member's Name, Internet Strength Indicator, Mic/Camera On/Off, Maximise, Picture-in-picture
Mouse over any member's video to show his or her name. Click to manage his or her microphone and camera (if you have host permission). This is also where you can maximise his or her screens (video chat, screen share or visualiser), or set them as a always-on-top floating window (Picture-in-picture).
2. Ready access to Room Members settings
- Mute Microphone, Video On/Off, Room Members List, Videochat View
Need to mute your own microphone or turn off your own video quicky in the midst of a live collaboration? You can now do so with just a single click as we have moved these frequently used features up to the bottom centre of the virtual room screen.
This central bar of icons is also where you can open the Room Members' List, to see who's already in the room and who is late or absent, and change the room view from Content to Videochat, if all your need is to talk to your collaborators without referring to any files.
3. Edit all content settings from Content [...]
- Name, Allow Download, Download, Delete Content
All functions related to content files are now housed in the Content dialog box indicated by the Additional options button (three dots icon) on the top right corner of your content file.
4. All tools and room settings consolidated under Menu
- Screen Share, Visualiser, Second Device, Recording, Device Settings, Sync Modes
The room tools and settings have been moved to a single Menu where you can access the room's functions and sync settings in one place!
5. Access help in one place
- ClassDo Support live chat, Help Centre
We have relocated our ClassDo Support live chat from the bottom right corner to the top right corner of the virtual room. So, you can now reach either live support or our 24/7 online Help Centre repository from the same place more easily.
And last but not least, to exit the room, just hit the red/white phone icon to end your session.
1 Oct 2020
Desk: your new personal workspace in the virtual room, just like in the physical room
Always wanted to have your personal workspace in the virtual room, where you can write your personal copy of notes privately during live collaboration? Or perhaps you are in a team brainstorming or sprint session, and you need to jot down your ideas privately before you share with the rest of the team?
If you are a teacher, maybe you want to assign an exercise to all your students to do during the lesson and be able to see what each student is writing on his virtual desk and to provide one-to-one coaching in real time, on-demand or where necessary. Or you wish to have your students submit homework to you privately without their individual work being visible to other classmates.
Just like how everyone in the office or classroom has his own workspace or desk to work on privately, all room members in any ClassDo virtual room now have their own individual Desks.
Simply toggle from Room (house icon) to Desk (desk icon), where the contents that you or your host have uploaded can only be seen and edited by the two of you, and not any other room member. Privacy assured!
If you are the host, you can access any of your room member's desks to check the work they have submitted to you, or look at what they are writing in real time. For teachers, especially, this is just like how you can walk right up to your student's desk in the classroom to provide personal coaching!
17 Sep 2020
Better host control of screen share/visualiser activation
Users who do not have permission to start live video collaboration on your own will now need to get approval from the room host before they can start screen share or visualiser livestreaming. If you are the host, you will now receive a notification about screen sharing or visualiser requests on your screen. Once you approve, thescreen share or visualiser livestream will automatically be displayed in a new tab on everyone's screen.
16 Sep 2020
Screen share display upsized for a more immersive view
Here in ClassDo, we always recommend our users to take advantage of our file upload feature and unlimited cloud file storage, to upload files directly into the virtual room for your live collaboration. But, if you do need to screen share, the display size is now fully maximised in the virtual room for a clearer view.
15 Sep 2020
View screen share and visualiser video in sync at all times
Instead of appearing as a floating video, a screen share video or visualiser livestream is now displayed in tabs similar to other content in the room. This helps to keep all room members' view of the screen share/visualiser video in sync at all times when in Presentation or Collaboration Sync modes, making sure screen share videos and visualiser livestreams are consistently captured in session recordings!
8 Sep 2020
Submit completed work online with a quick QR code scan
Finished an assignment on hard copy and taken a photo on your smartphone? You can now easily submit your assignment into the virtual room using your mobile phone, without needing to log onto ClassDo again manually on your mobile phone. Simply scan a QR code with your mobile phone and select your file to upload from your phone gallery instantly!
2 Sep 2020
Smart Tabs: all your files in one Library - find them easily, open only the files you need
Bid goodbye to clicking on various tabs to look for a PDF or a sketchpad, and scouring through a long row of files to find that one document from a month ago....
...and say hello to ClassDo Smart Tabs!
Kickstarting the revamp of our virtual room, Smart Tabs makes accessing files easy and convenient. All your files - be it uploaded contents, sketchpads, typepads, videos, recordings, or polls - are now housed in one streamlined Library.
Whenever you need to open an existing file or create/upload a new file, simply open a new tab, just like how you would do it when browsing the internet. Browse through your Library, just like how you would do it on Microsoft Office applications for instance.
Use the search and filter functions to help you find the files you want to work on for that session, and call them out from the Library onto your deskspace in the virtual room. This way, you can call out only the specific files that are relevant to that particular session. Collaboration on multi-documents has become more efficient with a neater virtual room deskspace!
Learn more at Smart Tabs FAQs.
23 Aug 2020
Switch webcam or microphone easily during live collaboration within the virtual room
If you have more than one webcam or microphone connected to your device, and your default webcam or microphone fails to work properly while you are in the midst of a live collaboration session, no need to fret! You can now access and change your camera and microphone settings readily within the room without disruption to the live session.
20 Aug 2020
Instant sign-up/login with your Google account
ClassDo is now Google login-enabled. Signing up for or logging onto your ClassDo account cannot get any easier!
7 Jul 2020
ClassDo now supports Microsoft Edge
You can now also use ClassDo on Microsoft Edge Version 81 (or above) for all devices or Microsoft Edge Version 45+ on Android. Check out other minimum system requirements for an awesome ClassDo experience.
25 June 2020
Existing organisation members are auto-detected when inviting
When inviting new room members, their names and roles will be automatically filled in if they are already organisation members, ensuring that no existing members get overwritten!
23 June 2020
Easier onboarding with Room Key invites for instant room access
Need to invite multiple persons to the same room? Besides sending invites manually to each person, you can now also allow new members to join an existing room effortlessly by sharing a room key with them! All they need to do is to click the Room Key link or enter the Room Key words you share with them to gain instant access to your room, simplifying the onboarding process for everyone.
12 June 2020
Room name and mode shown in browser tab
With the virtual room name and mode of room entry displayed in the browser tab, you can enter different rooms under different modes at the same time, without having to worry about keeping track of which tab is which! You can also mouse over the tab to see the tab name in full.
28 May 2020
Sample rooms with beginner's guide for new organisations
New to ClassDo? Check out our short introductory video and beginner's guide to using ClassDo found in sample rooms that come with every new organisation that you create. Invite new members to these rooms and they can also access these resources to familiarise themselves with ClassDo.
19 May 2020
View organisation member contact details
It is now easier for organisation owners, as well as roles given the permission, to identify room members by the mobile number or email adddress linked to their user account. Simply view the contact details displayed below the members' names on the room members list, invite new members screen or on the edit organisation members page.
18 May 2020
A more polished look for the virtual room
Our virtual rooms have gotten a little facelift! Enjoy a more polished-looking virtual room interface as you collaborate on ClassDo.
5 May 2020
Faster and easier to invite members
With our improved invite members process, you can now send invites, especially to multiple persons, efficiently on the same screen.
24 Apr 2020
New, simpler one-click to enter room
Now you can enter the room in your desired mode in just a single click! To see the room members for the selected room, select the Members tab below the room name.
23 Apr 2020
Upload your user profile picture
You can now upload your own profile picture for your account!
22 Apr 2020
Download originally uploaded content files directly from room
Want to send notes, reports or readings to the members of the room? Now, you can simply upload them into the room under Content and enable them to be downloaded! There is no need to send images or documents separately, making sure room members always have access to the content when they need it.
15 Apr 2020
Remove members completely from organisation
Organisation owners can now remove members completely from the organisation for better privacy and security purposes. Removed members can no longer see it in the list of organisations that they are part of, nor be invited into a room in the organisation from the "Existing organisation members" list.
11 Apr 2020
Download content and sketchpads as image files
Want to save the annotations you've made on a document, or the drawings on the sketchpad on your own device for easier reference? You can now select parts of your documents under Content or your sketchpads to be downloaded as PNG image files!
10 Apr 2020
Selected default roles have permission to delete any files
If you have a default teacher, tutor, trainer and manager role, you now have greater control over their virtual room content! You can delete any files uploaded under Content, or any sketchpad/typepad/poll created, even if they were not uploaded or created by yourself. Organisation owners can also choose to add this new permission to any other existing role in their organisation under Settings > Manage Roles.
7 Apr 2020
Lock others' video and microphone settings during Presentation mode
As the meeting host or teacher, do you wish to have complete control over your room members' microphones and videos? Now you can, whenever you change the room setting to Presentation mode. Your room members won't be able to unmute themselves after you've muted them, nor turn off their video on their own during Presentation mode. So you can conduct live collaboration uninterrupted while maintaining eye contact with everyone.
4 Apr 2020
Add a second device to your live collaboration for touchscreen writing/drawing
With the Second Device feature, you can link up your live collaboration in the virtual room with the touchscreen of your mobile device (e.g. smartphone, iPad, Android tablet) and use it for drawing and writing in the same virtual room!
30 Mar 2020
Greater room control under Presentation Mode
As a meeting host, trainer or tutor, you can now deliver your presentation more smoothly and without interruptions under Presentation Mode. When the room is set to Presentation mode, members with student, staff or other non-admin roles can no longer upload or create new files, play or pause YouTube videos, copy and paste images, or switch on screen share or visualiser.
17 Mar 2020
Cancel wrongly sent room invitations with ease
If you have accidentally invited the wrong phone number or email address, you can now cancel the room invitation after sending it, as long as the invitee has not signed up for or signed into ClassDo.
25 Feb 2020
Instant room invites are automatically accepted
You no longer have to manually check for room invites to accept them as they will be automatically accepted. Now, you will instantly see the rooms and organisations you have been invited to once you log in!
24 Feb 2020
Sign up/log in with email address and email verification code
You can now create an account and receive the verification code using your email address, if you do not want to use your mobile phone number or do not have access to a mobile phone. You can also log in with your email address directly if someone has sent an invite to you via email.
30 Jan 2020
Remain logged in to your account
There's no need to have your mobile phone with you to receive your one-time PIN every time you want to enter your virtual room on ClassDo. As long as you have not manually logged out of your ClassDo account, you can remain logged in on the same device, until you get prompted by the system to re-log in 30 days later.
23 Jan 2020
Instant virtual room solution via API integration
Get an instant virtual room solution for your learning portal or company website. With a one-click access to ClassDo's virtual rooms from via API integration, you and your an now create API Keys for a seamless ClassDo experience!
22 Jan 2020
Rotate images under the Content tab
Have an image taken or uploaded in the wrong orientation? You can now rotate images under the Content tab to make sure that you are always looking at things the right way.
11 Dec 2019
Use multiple devices for your live collaboration at the same time with new Device Management
Want to use a non-touchscreen device with bigger screen for videochat, but wish to use another touchscreen device concurrently to input your text and annotations into the same virtual room? You can now choose to enter a room on a primary device for live video collaboration, and enter the same room on a secondary device to upload and edit content at the same time, with our new Device management feature!
26 Nov 2019
Edit your user profile name
Update your user profile name easily from your personal settings menu, any time you need to.
22 Nov 2019
A better, more flexible way to edit and manage your members' roles
Made a mistake when assigning your members' roles or there is a change in your members' roles? You can now edit your members' roles in just a few simple steps!
18 Oct 2019
More prominent alerts on new Notifications Bar
Get alerted instantly on any system notification or new room invites received, right after you have logged into your ClassDo account.
You can also access your new room invite(s) directly from the new Notifications Bar with a click.
9 Oct 2019
Import images into your virtual room content
A picture is worth a thousand words! Learn how to import images into your virtual room!
20 Sep 2019
Rename your content files for easier retrieval
For Content tab and Sketch tab.
For Type tab.
For Poll tab.
Content files getting too messy? Do not worry as you can rename all your content files according to your preference in order to facilitate the retrieval process! This is applicable to all content files except for Polls.
17 Sep 2019
Access room usage fee details with breakdown, new search and filter functions
As the organisation owner, you can now obtain more details on your organisation members' room usage on the Billing page. View breakdown of every room's daily usage according to each room member's attendance. You can even filter and search usage data by room name or organisation member name.
14 Aug 2019
Update your room status
As a room admin, you can now provide a short description for your room to serve as room status or announcement to your room members, such as to inform them about when the next meeting or lesson is.
6 Aug 2019
Know who's online and in which room
With the new user status display on the Room Landing Page, you can now tell at a glance which room member is already in live collaboration in the room, and which member is in live collaboration in another room in the organisation. If there is no status displayed, it means that the room member is not in the room yet.
30 Jul 2019
Two-way anonymous poll for pop quiz, survey and Q&A
Make use of the new poll feature to engage your room members, get their feedback, elicit Q&As, or run a pop quiz to test your students' understanding. Choose from three answer formats for your poll question - multiple choice, check box, or text-based.
After the poll is closed, the user who created the poll will be able to see the results of the poll on his or her screen.
22 Jul 2019
ClassDo Chat (beta version)
Leave messages for your room members on ClassDo Chat. In this beta version, use the 'Attach' function in this pre-room chat to upload and share files into the virtual room with one another without having to enter the room. This makes tasks like distributing pre-meeting reading materials and submitting completed homework a breeze!
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, .jpeg and .png files are all feasible. File attachments in the chat will automatically be synced with and appear under the Content tab inside the virtual room.
20 Jul 2019
Never run out of usage credits with Auto Top-Up
With the new Auto Top-Up feature, you can enjoy smooth, disruption-free virtual collaboration with peace of mind every time.
No need to keep checking your usage credits balance and topping it up manually any more!
18 Jul 2019
See other room members' internet signal strength
In addition to being able to get an indication of the strength of your own internet connection, you can now also do the same for your other room members' internet connections. Simply mouse over their videoscreens to display the internet signal strength indicator next to their names.
16 Jul 2019
Easier way to add room admin rights to user
Need to assign another room member to become a second meeting host, trainer or teacher of a virtual room, so that he or she will have the same room admin rights as you, the room creator/owner? Now you can do it conveniently from the Organisation → Rooms → Members page, without having to enter the virtual room itself.
8 Jul 2019
Upload, revise and review your documents privately in the new Library mode
As a room member, you can now enter the room via the new "View Library" feature to access your collaboration or learning materials privately, any time you want, without needing your room admin (i.e. meeting host, trainer or teacher) to be in the room with you.
Best of all, everyone belonging to the same room can access the materials concurrently but privately as videochat is disabled in the Library mode. So you can read, review, annotate, type, sketch and upload documents in the Library mode without worrying about accidentally 'bumping' into your co-learners or co-workers! All changes and additions you make to the resources in the Library mode are autosaved, so that you can always access the most updated versions when you resume live collaboration.
If you enter a room for a live collaboration session earlier and your room admin is not in yet, you will be redirected to the Library mode where you can read your materials while waiting for the room admin to enter the room.
When your room admin enters the room while you are in the Library mode, you will be prompted with a message in a pop-up dialog box as to whether you wish to switch to 'Live Collaboration' or remain in the Library mode for your personal revision.
1 Jul 2019
New billing and payment user interface
One-stop page for organisation admins to check your organisation account's usage credits balance, top up credits, monitor usage charges and see payment/top-up history.
26 Apr 2019
Brand new, contemporary-looking user interface
Find the organisations and rooms you belong to easily in a clean-looking user interface (UI).
24 Apr 2019
Test your device easily with our built-in Device Checker tool
Not sure if your device is all good to go for you to start collaborating on ClassDo? Simply launch our built-in Device Checked by clicking on "Start Live Collaboration" in your virtual room welcome page, or activating 'Test your device' under your personal settings (right panel). You will be guided step-by-step to test your browser version, webcam, microphone and speaker in a matter of seconds.
If anything does not seem to be working properly, you can also access useful troubleshooting tips within the Device Checker.
10 Apr 2019
DIY create your organisation, upload logo, edit organisation name/logo
You can now create your own organisation and upload your organisation logo by yourself. Need to change the name or logo subsequently? You can also do this easily under Organisation Settings.
8 Apr 2019
Rename Typepad files
Now you can rename each Typepad files as you wish. This makes it easier for you to locate the relevant file you need for review or revision, in the Typepad list at the bottom of your virtual room.
5 April 2019
Organisation and room names on every room
Always know exactly which virtual room you are collaborating in.
3 Apr 2019
Absentees' videos hidden for a cleaner user interface
Only the videos of those who are in live collaboration in the room are shown. To see who has not entered the room into live collaboration yet, click on "Show Absentees".
1 Apr 2019
Assign multiple room admins
If you are a room admin, you can now appoint another room member to be your covering or co-trainer, co-teacher, or co-meeting host and he or she will have the same admin rights as yourself. Just go to Tools -> Assign Room Members Roles.
Room admins have exclusive rights to activate certain features, such as recording, quick invite, muting others' audio, and switching between interaction modes.
29 Mar 2019
See room member's name, internet signal on videoscreen
Mouse over any user's videoscreen to display his or her name. This is particularly useful for identifying participants readily in a big group collaboration.
You can also check the strength of your own internet connection with the internet signal strength indicator shown next to your name.
26 Mar 2019
Switch your virtual room to fullscreen with a click
Expand your virtual room screen to fill up the entirety of your device screen with just one easy click. You'll enjoy an optimal visual experience where your screen space is not cluttered by menu bars and icons.
To restore the normal screen size, simply click on "Fullscreen" again.
22 Mar 2019
Identify active speaker easily
Never have to guess who's speaking when. The videoscreen of the active speaker of the moment will be outlined in green and moved dynamically right to the top of the room members' videoscreens.
18 Mar 2019
Turn off video
Getting fuzzy videostreaming due to weak internet connection? You can choose to mouse over your videoscreen and turn off your own video to save bandwidth for optimising your audio. You can also activate this feature when you wish to collaborate without showing your face.
If you are a room admin, you can also turn off the video of other room members.
11 Mar 2019
Taking part in a collaboration session in a noisy environment? You can now mute your own audio by mousing over your videoscreen and clicking on the microphone icon. Your videoscreen will become outlined in red to indicate that 'mute' is on. Click on the same icon to unmute yourself.
If you are a room admin, you can also mute and unmute other room members' audio by mousing over their videoscreens.
8 Mar 2019
Disallow content-editing by other room members in Presentation mode
As the room admin, when you turn on the Presentation mode (one way sync), you get to control what everyone sees in the room, and other room members are not allowed to switch screens. With this enhancement, other room members will also not be allowed to edit and annotate on the content.
Better control, more efficient collaboration.
Note: only room admins can change interaction modes between Collaboration/Presentation, Enable Sync/Disable Sync.
4 Mar 2019
Show screenshare/visualiser video instantly
Turn on your screenshare or visualiser, and everyone else can see what you are looking at instantly in an expanded video in the centre of his or her own screen.
22 Jan 2019
Keep selected video always visible on top with 'Picture in Picture' feature
You can now view an uploaded document together with screenshared video, or view someone in a group session more clearly.
Mouse over any room member's video or screenshare/visualiser video that you want prominently displayed on top of other underlying content on your screen, and click on the "Picture in Picture" icon. Your selected video will be duplicated in a bigger pop-up videoscreen, which you can move around and even resize as you wish. Even when you switch between Content/Sketch/Type tabs or files, your selected video will always appear 'floating' on top.
15 Jan 2019
Faces always stay visible
All room members' videoscreens are always visible throughout the virtual collaboration, whether you are screensharing or editing.
10 Jan 2019
ClassDo on mobile: Collaborate on-the-go
Effective virtual teaching, learning and collaboration are now possible for those who are always on the move, via ClassDo on mobile. You can upload photos and documents, read and annotate on content in sync, draw and type in sync, submit and mark homework, etc. on ClassDo Mobile, just like you do on desktops and laptops. No download required; just launch on Chrome and Safari browser as usual.
2 Jan 2019
Record your collaboration sessions in HD video/audio
If you are a room admin, you can now choose to record any part of your collaboration session. Unique to ClassDo, our recording feature captures the full interactions of the session, in exactly the same way as you view it on your screen during the session. This means that you will be able to see everyone as well as the content collaboration process in the recorded video.
You can also readily access the recorded videos (stored on ClassDo cloud), download and disseminate them to your room members in any way as you like it!
Turn on recording at Tools -> Recording.
Note: only room admins can turn on recording.
28 Dec 2018
Enhanced collaborative Typepad
Each room member can change the font type, size and colour of what he or she types. This helps to better distinguish the content created by different room members.
29 Nov 2018
Enhanced editing tools for Content and Sketchpad
More creative virtual collaboration made easy with: - a boost from four to 16 colours for pen, highlighter, line, shapes and text - flexibility to change line thickness and text size - ability to move and delete lines, shapes and text - ability to amend one another's typed text in the textbox directly.
26 Sep 2018
Your online classroom now runs on Safari too!
All supported devices: - online classroom: now runs on Windows PCs, Apple Macs, most large-screen Android tablets, Google Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface Pro - visualiser: now runs on Android and iPhones.
17 May 2018
Three types of screen synchronisation
- Sync off mode (no sync): This is when you want students to do their work individually, thus every person in the room are looking at different screens.
Presentation mode (one way sync) : Only the room owner (teacher) gets to control what everyone sees in the room. The students are not allowed to switch screens.
Collaboration mode (multi-way sync) : Everyone in the room is allowed to switch screens, and it will be synced across so that everyone is seeing the same thing.
10 May 2018
Deleting contents, tabs... etc
You can now delete any documents you have uploaded. Typepads and Sketchpads that you have created can also be deleted.
Note that however, you can only delete what you have created. In the same classroom, if the content was uploaded by someone else, or if the sketch/textpad is created by another person, you cannot delete them.
30 Apr 2018
Undo and redo for Sketchpads/annotations
While you're drawing shapes on books or the Sketchpad, oftentimes you need to undo/redo what you've done. You can do so right now.
23 Apr 2018
Management features for organisations
For each person you invite into your organizations, you can now choose whether they have the following privileges :
- "administrator" (can invite others into the organization)
- "create a room"
- "invite to room"
18 Apr 2018
Your own logo and branding
For example, "Love to Learn"
If you would like to use your own logo and branding in your own online classroom, please let us know.
30 Mar 2018
Take a mobile photo and send to classroom
Now you can scan any papers/books directly from your mobile into the classroom.
29 Mar 2018
Everyone can share their screens at the same time, no need to unshare before allowing someone else to share.
22 Mar 2018
Send live video from mobile to classroom
This is very useful when you want to show everybody what you're writing on paper.
19 Mar 2018
Annotate on uploaded books/documents
You can now write or draw on the documents you have uploaded.
13 Mar 2018
New document viewer with touchscreen support
New document viewer, with page swipe support for touchscreens.
1 Mar 2018
Detailed teaching history
No more admin. You can bill your students easily. For the past month, you can see how long you spent in each room, with whom, and for what duration.
What can you do with your online classroom?
Please have a look at some ideas :
14 creative things you can do with your online classroom
We're happy to help! Please contact us via the chatbox on https://ClassDo.com , or send us an email at email@example.com