Teacher's Guide to Use MeritHub Virtual Classroom

What devices are supported by MeritHub Virtual Classroom?

MeritHub’s virtual classroom supports almost all devices including laptops (windows, macOS, Linux), Chromebook, Ipad, iPhone, and Android phones.

How to start a session in MeritHub Classroom?

Go to your account and then click on sessions, schedule a new session by clicking on the icon placed at the bottom-right corner. Give a title to your session and you can also add a description of your session.

You can also select the session type i.e; one-time or permanent. Permanent sessions can be used for a series of live sessions. The link for the room will remain the same. You can also select the duration of the class, then click on Schedule and Continue, then click enter. You can check your device’s audio and video at this step by clicking on “check devices”, else you can click skip. Refer the below article to schedule the session.

Scheduling a session on MeritHub

You can then start the session by either clicking on the audio or video icon on your screen. Refer to the below image to start the session.

How can learners enter the classroom?

Once the session is live, go to the People tab and select add participants tab over there on the right side, then copy the participant’s link and share it with your students/learners. They will be able to enter the classroom directly with the help of the link. Keep in mind one thing students would not be able to join the class until the session is live.

You can also invite students by sharing links or inviting them through email. Refer the below article to invite the students before the class starts.

Inviting students into MeritHub Sessions

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How to give audio/video access to participants?

Simply click on the People tab and give audio/video access as shown in the below image.

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What controls do I have on learners in the MeritHub classroom?

You can allow or disallow audio, video, and writing access. You can also enable or disable chat access, have a private or public chat with them, remove them from the classroom, or can even block them.

For all those controls, go to the People tab as shown in the below image.

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How to extend the duration of the session in the classroom?

Go to the settings tab, choose by how many minutes you want to extend the session, and then click go. Alternatively you can click on the timer at the top left corner of the window.

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How can I run an audio/video test on MeritHub?

Refer to the below link for info about troubleshooting.

Testing your audio and video devices on MeritHub

What different layouts are available in the MeritHub Classroom?

Classroom view, Gallery view, Whiteboard view, Fullscreen view, Splitscreen, and many more. Go to the layout icon on the left side of the window and select the desired layout as shown in the below image.

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How to start/stop recording in the MeritHub virtual classroom?

Click the black circled icon in the topmost row to start the recording. Once the recording starts the color of the icon changes to red and whenever you want to stop the recording just click on that icon again and your recording will stop. You can start the recording again by selecting the same dot.

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How can I end the MeritHub Classroom session?

By clicking on the exit tab on the left side of the window as shown in the below image.

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