HoverCam partners with Zoom, simplifying remote and blended learning
HoverCam has announced that it has redesigned its Flex 11 software to fully integrate with Zoom, one of the chosen UC platforms for remote classrooms.
HoverCam is already compatible with popular remote conferencing programs including Skype, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. With the latest update, teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from HoverCam’s free, comprehensive document camera software.
This integration eliminates any complexity, errors and time wasted opening and switching between the two applications.
“We recognised some teachers were confused using their document camera, with Zoom requiring settings changes that interrupted their lesson and were a distraction to students,” HoverCam marketing director Bayley Pierson says.
“By integrating Zoom, we’re standing by our commitment to transform the teaching and learning experience — whether it’s in a classroom, remotely or blended learning — by engineering simple, smart solutions. With Zoom capabilities built into Flex 11, teachers don’t have to spend valuable time wrestling with technology and can get back to creating an engaging, successful lesson.
“We recognise some users have security concerns and may not feel comfortable using third-party video conferencing programs, so we’ve made it easy to disable Zoom functionality within the software settings.”
This Zoom capability eliminates the black screen that previously appeared when switching between Zoom and the document camera software. In addition, teachers can now see students on the call as they work in Flex 11.
Teachers can access Zoom’s spotlight and screen sharing features as well as the Flex 11 features they know, including virtual whiteboarding, annotation, camera control, split-screen viewing and recording with annotations.