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Virtual Classroom Features and Functions

The following features and functions are employed in our Interactive Virtual Classrooms and Private Meeting Rooms. The appropriate subset of features and functions for each classroom or meeting room can be accessed via the sidebar on the right side of each page of each classroom or meeting room.

Class Notices

Class Notices provide a quick and easy way to check for all updates and class news. Critical or late-breaking news about the class will be posted here.

Class Calendar

All class events are listed in the online Class Calendar.

Class Roster

The Class Roster is a directory of all students currently enrolled in the class.

About This Class

The features and functions in this section will provide information about the class itself.

Course Syllabus

The Course Syllabus will describe the content of the course and explain what is expected of its students.

Class Features and Functions

Describes the features and functions available in this class.

How To Take This Course

An on-line whitepaper that makes suggestions about how to get the most out of this course.

Broadband Speed Test

This function will test the actual speed of your broadband connection between your computer and TeleWorship's Dallas data center.

Course Handouts

All Course Handouts discussed in the Class Sessions are included on the Course Handout page as downloadable documents.

Video-On-Demand Sessions

The video-on-demand sessions consist of five audio-graphics multimedia sessions. Students are expected to view each session and then discuss each session using the interactive features.

Live Sessions

The live session page provides audio/video players for participating in live broadcasts from either desktop sources, large venues or our audio conference bridge.

Live Video Sessions

Our live video sessions feature provides everything needed and makes it easy to broadcast live audio/video events from any authorized instructor or mentor. Anyone can be authorized to be a broadcaster from any location with nothing more than a PC and a webcam. Also, Live Video Sessions can originate from TeleWorship's large venue multiple-camera broadcasting package.

Live Encoder Viewer

Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) Viewer is a Web browser-based viewer client that can be controlled by web-based administrative control interface and used to view live streams for one of our Adobe Flash Media Live Encoders which are high-definition live encoders for broadcasting live video or screencasts of PowerPoint presentations.

Live Audio Conference Calls

We provide the use of a carrier-grade audio conference bridge for conducting class conference calls and class discussion.

Interactive Learning Features

The interactive features of this class will allow you to interact with instructors, guests, mentors and other members of the class. The features allow you to ask questions, post opinions or have dialogs. Regular class colloquia will be held in the Class Forum, and there are multiple synchronous and asynchronous facilities that will allow you to interact.

Class Forum

A fully-functional forum is available here to provide a class-wide venue for discussion. Any student with access to this class may read and post new topics for discussion or comments.  If you have a question about any session or a question on any general topic, you can post it here, and we will quickly address it so everyone can have the same information or share in the discussion.

Class Basic Text Chat

Class Basic Text Chat allows simple interactive text chat functionality among members of the class at any time. In this simple version of chat, video is not included.

Presenter Chat

Presenter Chat gives the ability to control a classroom-like environment in which an instructor or presenter can have a 2-way audio-video-text chat with a group and choose which person from the audience will have the user podium.


VideoGallery is a simple and fun application that gives people the ability to create and view short audio-video messages including such features as Webcam Recording, Thumbnail Video Selection with click-and-play viewing, and it is social media-friendly. Even guests can record their webcams.

FaceTime Broadcasting

The FaceTime Broadcasting application allows two live camera feeds to be sent to many users. It is anticipated that the primary use of FaceTime Broadcasting will be one-on-one interviews where the two participants (interviewer and interviewee) are in two distant locals with nothing more than a PC, webcam and Internet connection. However, this facility can also be used for round-robin discussions among members of the class. When used for round-robin discussions, the two video slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. When someone stops the video feed, the first person to click the broadcast button gets the open video feed. Users can always see the number of live viewers.

My Conversations

Do you have a question or comment that needs to be kept in confidence?  In My Conversations, you can have a private conversation with the Distance Learning Faculty and Staff.  The student's side of the conversation can only be viewed by the individual student (not the class or the community at large) while the Faculty and Staff's side of the conversation can be seen and responded to by any member of the Faculty and Staff.