Monitoring using the hardware
You can monitor the students during an activity using the conference hardware instead of the interpreterQ software. See Using the dual-channel listening units
Monitoring using the interpreterQ software
When you use the interpreterQ software instead, you have some more options available, as described below. Student monitoring is activated simply by clicking a booth in the classroom layout. A sidebar opens with a representation of the student PC screen or webcam, and a number of extra controls.
Tip: the screenshot above shows the interpreterQ v.2.0 user interface. If you are currently using an older version the interface might look slightly different
You can directly monitor another booth by clicking the booth control in the layout, or you can monitor all booths sequentially by clicking the > or < buttons in the sidebar.
You can stop monitoring any student by clicking the left arrow in the upper left corner of the sidebar.
As soon as the student sidebar is opened, you can listen to the participant doing the interpreting exercise. Apart from that you can
- monitor the participant's PC screen
- monitor the booth camera image
- go into intercom with the student(s) in the booth
- switch the booth microphone(s) on or off
- place markers to be used during activity review
- send a text message to the booth
- send a document to the booth PC
Using the intercom
If necessary, you can activate an intercom function, which allows you to talk privately with the participant without other booths hearing what is being discussed. Read more about this here
During an interpreting exercise you will prefer not to interrupt the participant using the intercom function. Instead you can place a marker to indicate a specific point of interest to which you will want to return during the review phase of the exercise.
- You can read more about adding markers here
- You can read more about using the markers during review here