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Present to students in the room and online

The option to use the full Teams integration (and therefore the enhanced in room AV) in Wolfvision rooms is being temporarily disabled whilst issues are resolved. Staff will still be able to screen cast from their own device and remote students into their class using Teams or Collaborate, but this will now be done via their own device, using the device audio and video.

Before you start

Make sure you have set up a Microsoft Teams meeting or Blackboard Collaborate session for your students to attend, and have conveyed this information to the students. 

In the room

Miracast, or screen cast your device to the main screen using the instructions on "present to students in room only".

Connecting with students online

Option 1: Using Blackboard Collaborate

  • Inform students of the location of the online session (either the module Course Room or a session you have created).
  • At the start of your session, navigate to the module you are teaching in Blackboard. In the module, select Communication and Tools from the side menu and then choose the Blackboard Collaborate option from the tools list. This will open the Collaborate dashboard. Join the Course Room or the session you have created. 
  • Open any resources you intend to use for the session.
  • In Blackboard Collaborate, click the ‘Share Content’ option in the purple expandable panel (bottom right) and select present application or screen. From here you can choose to share an application window, to share your screen, or to share a Chrome tab. 
  • Your students in the class are now seeing the same thing as you students online. You students online can hear your audio via the microphone within the room. 

If you wish to create Breakout rooms for your students in Collaborate then please read the following online guidance.

For further information on using Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the CELT website

Option 2: Using Microsoft Teams

  • In advance of your session, set up your Teams meeting and invite the students to the meeting. In your teaching room, open either your Outlook calendar or go direct to your Teams channel and select to ‘Join’ the meeting. 
  • When the Teams meeting opens, your students will also be able to join the meeting and will start to appear within the meeting. 
  • With Teams running, find and open your presentation / other resources and choose the screenshare option. 
  • Your students in the class are now seeing the same thing as you students online. You students online can hear your audio via the microphone within the room. 
  • Students can also switch on captions and use the chat box for a fully inclusive experience. 
If you wish to create Breakout rooms for your students in Teams then please read the following online guidance.

For further information on using Microsoft Teams, please visit Get Started With Microsoft Teams.


Record your session

You can record your session either through Microsoft Teams or through Blackboard Collaborate. Please remember to upload your recordings to Panopto afterwards to enable them to be auto-captioned and available for your students to access via the module. 


Teaching good practice notes

  • For a true collaborative experience, it is recommended that all students in your session, regardless of whether they are in class or remote, access the Teams or Collaborate session so that all users have equal access to the chat functions these tools provide, creating an equity of communication within the session. 
  • Students have the choice to come into online sessions with or without their cameras on. We should never force them to switch their cameras on if they do not wish to do so. 
  • Please be sure to greet all students and, as much as possible, create an equitable learning experience for all students, whether remote or in-class.  
  • Setting an Icebreaker in the chat area on your first session is a good way to ensure people can see, hear and contribute. 

Technical top tips

  • Ask students who are both in the room and on Teams/Collaborate to mute the sound on their electronic devices, and ask students online to press mute when they are not speaking, to prevent unpleasant audio looping feedback in the room,
  • Whether you choose Teams or Collaborate, please remember that you will be limited to the audio and video functionalities available on your device. Be mindful that students online will only be able to hear and see what is captured by your device microphone and camera.