Classtime is designed to be best explored and understood "hands on".
You can read through the step-by-step instructions in this post, but also have the opportunity to (additionally) rewatch a past webinar of ours:
1. Start a Session from your Library
The Library is where you can create, import, edit and manage all of your Questions into Question Sets. When you visit the Library for the first time, you will find a few example Question Sets that have been prepared by us. You do not need to be registered - go take a look: www.classtime.com/library/
Before we go into the creation of your own Questions and Question Sets, we suggest to experience how a real session might look like!
Simply click on 'Start New Session' within the selected Question Set.
2. Simulate a real Session
Once you click on 'Start New Session', a new live Session will be activated and you will be automatically forwarded to the Session Dashboard.
On the Session Dashboard, you can find the Session Code, manage your Questions and see your students' answers.
Every Session automatically generates a unique Session code that can be shared with your students to join during class. This can be done in two ways: either copy and share the URL, or ask your students to go to classtime.com and enter their code in the prominently visible 'Students' field.
All Questions can be individually shown and hidden from the student devices, giving you great flexibility to tailor and time them based on your teaching. This is quickly done by clicking on one of the toggles on the top.
This is where you will be able to see all the student answers appear in real-time, giving you the ability to quickly assess the learning progress and engagement of your class. Within a few seconds, you will be able to better understand how to adapt your class teaching to maximize overall learning progress.
The easiest way to see how this works is by clicking on 'Start Preview' at the bottom of the page:
Once the simulation starts, you will get a better feeling of how a real class might look like. Clicking on any answer cell of a student will show you more information about their answer.
3. Explore Classtime as a student
Now that you've seen Classtime from the perspective of a teacher, you can quickly explore the perspective of a student! Once you've activated a simulation, a button to its right will appear. Clicking it will open a new window where you will be able to use the same Session as a student!
Pro Tip: grab a second device such as your smartphone, and log in with the Session Code directly as a student!
Simply add a name and see how it works. Experiment with showing and hiding single Questions for greater flexibility, and try to answer the Questions as a student. You'll see that the students in the simulation have been replaced by you with your real answers!
Once you've finished answering your Questions, click on the new button "Show solutions to students", which will validate the answers and show the correct results on your student device!
If you want, you can now finish the Session by confirming 'End Session' at the top of the teacher's Session Dashboard.
4. Prepare your first Question Set
Back to your Library, you can now quickly create your first Question Set!
Simply click on '+ New Question Set' on the right sub-menu and enter a name. Inside your new Question Set, you can now create new Questions (by clicking on '+ New Question'). If you want to see how it looks in a real session, simply select 'Start New Session' inside your Question Set, and simulate the responses. It's that easy!
Facebook Professional Development Group
You can also visit our Professional Development Group on Facebook, with step-by-step units to work through!