The renewed user interface of v.2.0

interpreterQ v.2.0 introduces a renewed user interface for the classroom view. This update adds support for new features, and its stylized room representation allows for setting up larger and more diverse classroom layouts. 

Support for recorded delegates

Support for large classrooms and large conference tables

Support for triple or quadruple booths

Support for delegates on individual seats (not at a table)

Embedded student detail screen

A mosaic view for the student screens and webcams

A large-size view on the student computer or webcam

Room layout creation directly in the classroom view

Support for recorded delegates

With the introduction of “recorded delegate” support, we now enable interpreter students to join an activity while seated around the conference table, instead of in a booth. Those students are represented in the new user interface in a very similar way as students seated in a booth. A list shows all students, both in the booths or at the table. Remote control of the student microphones is available from that list.

Click the screenshot below to see the unified representation of students in booths and around the table. 

Support for large classrooms and large conference tables

Since the new user interface no longer scales down the student info along with the booth thumbnails, it is now possible to support very large classrooms, or conference tables with many student seats, while keeping a clear overview of all student names. 

 

a large classroom and conference table

 

Support for triple or quadruple booths

The student list in the new user interface makes it possible to show all necessary student info even if you have 3 or 4 students seated in one booth. This was not possible when showing all student info for each booth on the small booth representation in the classroom view.  

 

multiple students seated in the same booth are displayed in the student list

 

Support for delegates on individual seats (not at a table)

Next to configuring a conference table in the classroom layout, it is now also possible to upload a room layout image and place individual delegate seats on that floorplan. 

 

layout based on a floorplan image

 

Embedded student detail screen

Instead of a modal dialog, the student detail screen is now embedded as a sidebar in the classroom view. This allows to keep the classroom overview visible while monitoring a student.  

 

student monitoring sidebar

 

A mosaic view for the student screens and webcams

While the previous user interface already showed a thumbnail of each student screen, for large classrooms this thumbnail could become too small to be useful. Therefore a separate view now provides decently sized screen and webcam previews, also in case of a large number of booths. 

 

mosaic view for student screens or webcams

 

A large-size view on the student computer or webcam

From the student monitoring sidebar mentioned above it is possible to open a large-size view of the student computer or webcam. This makes it easy to take over the computer in order to guide or assist the student.

 

detail view on the student screen or webcam

 

Room layout creation directly in the classroom view

An improvement relevant for administrators : the new interface allows creating and editing the classroom layout directly in the teacher view. This way the administrator immediately sees exactly what the layout will look like for the users. 

 

layout configuration screen

 

Note: upgrading from v.1.x to v.2.0 

We understand that the different use cases which triggered the user interface update (large classrooms, recording students at the conference table, … ) may not be relevant on short term for many of the current customers. For that reason the new user interface is not automatically applied when upgrading a previous version of interpreterQ to v.2.0.  After the upgrade, an administrator can at the most convenient moment activate the renewed user interface through a checkbox in the “User interface” configuration section.

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