We aim to build technologies that are both powerful and accessible to every teacher, and this is the main reason why ClassPoint is designed to plug directly into Microsoft PowerPoint. Based on the familiar interface, every new user should be able to learn and use ClassPoint with their slides within the shortest amount of time.
The following 5 tutorial videos will guide you through the interface and basic features within ClassPoint.
#1: The interface
Once installed, ClassPoint will appear in PowerPoint as a ribbon item. After sign-in, a set of icons will appear on the ribbon. One of these icons is your user profile. Your user profile saves all of your customizations so that when you log in with different devices, everything looks the same.
When you begin a presentation, both the ClassPoint annotation toolbar and class code are displayed (they can be toggled off from the ClassPoint ribbon). These both help to create more interactive presentations.
Check out this article for a quick refresher on the installation process.
#2: How to annotate on your slides
The annotation toolbar makes it so easy for you to annotate on existing slides or add whiteboard slides on the fly. All of these annotations and whiteboard slides can be saved directly into your slide deck so there is no loss of information.
#3: How to let students join your slideshow
Students can easily join your presentation using any device and any browser. All they need to do is to head to www.classpoint.app and key in the class code shown in your PowerPoint. After that, they can see your profile, follow your slideshow, and save individual slides as needed.
Students can also join by scanning a QR code. To learn more about how to use this feature, read 4 pro tips to let students join your class faster.
ClassPoint works with online teaching too, students can join remotely as long as they have internet access.
#4: Collect live responses from students
In this video, you will see how easy it is to convert any normal slide to a question slide. All you need is to design your slide as a question, then with a single click, place a question button on the slide. During the slideshow, click the question button to start collecting instant responses from your students. These results can be saved into your PowerPoint file so that you always have access to them.
To find out more information, read this article on how to turn any slide into a fun interactive quiz.
#5: How to get help if you have questions
When you need assistance, we make sure our responses are prompt. Message us directly from the ClassPoint ribbon about any questions you may have or to send us feedback and feature requests.
If you need help with different ways to incorporate ClassPoint question types into your lesson, we can help with that too! When you add a question button to your slide, check the hint at the bottom for more ideas on how to use the different types of questions. Secondly, take a look at this cheat sheet for ways you can use each question type.
You can review these tutorial videos any time by coming back to this post, or simply click the Get Started icon on ClassPoint menu, right inside your PowerPoint.
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