Know Who to Focus On: Alternatives to Raising Hands


Raising hands in the classroom is an important way for individual students to ask to be heard without disrupting the class and their classmates. Currently, we do not have a raise hands feature, which is being developed in the next generation of our virtual room. 

However, ClassDo is designed for instant, responsive interactions where everyone can see and hear everyone else at the same time. Even without a raise hands feature, there are still ways for your students to get your and the class's attention effectively.


1

Mute all students during presentations or lectures

Inform your students that they will be muted in class during the presentation or "mini-lecture" sections of the lesson to minimise disruption.

2

Unmute themselves to draw attention

After being muted, however, they can still unmute themselves to voice out their questions as and when necessary. To indicate that they have a question, they can also raise their hands literally after unmuting themselves.

3

Active speaker will be automatically detected

The person asking a question will see their video being highlighted as the active speaker (with green outline) on in the videochats panel on the left. The active speaker function automatically detects the person who is currently speaking and leading the session, letting you and other room members quickly identify and focus your attention on the speaker.

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