Focus Tracking: Track Your Student’s Attention

When a lesson is being conducted in an online classroom, the focus function notifies you if any student is looking at another screen other than the lesson. This is a convenient feature that allows you to see at a glance which student has lost focus.

Under the following circumstances, the 😑 emoji will be displayed for that student.

  • If you are looking at another tab
  • If you are looking in another window (including incognito windows)
  • If you are looking at a different browser
  • You are viewing another software or application
  • If you are minimizing your screen

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Only roles with the authority to initiate sessions (e.g., teachers, administrators, etc.) can see the focus. Even if these authorized roles are looking at a different screen, no 😑 emoji will be displayed to the student. Similarly, if the student has lost focus, the 😑 emoji will not be visible to him or to other students.

If the 😑 emoji appears at the side of the student's video thumbnail, it indicates that the student is viewing another screen outside of the lesson.

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You can also check it from Manage Classes on the right sidebar. Once you open Manage Classes, scroll to the right and check the Focus column. If you see the 😑 emoji, it means that the student is looking at a different screen outside of the lesson.

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