Live classrooms are virtual learning environments that allow instructors and students to interact in real-time and will serve as your primary interface for teaching and learning.

In this article, you will learn about the step-by-step process in creating a live classroom.

If you are interested in learning more about the features of a live classroom, click here to learn more about “What are Live Classrooms?”.


1. Schedule a new live classroom

On the top bar of your dashboard, locate “Live Classrooms” and select “New Live Classroom” on the right side of the page.

2. Set up a new live classroom

You will be prompted to define specific parameters of your new virtual live classroom. Below are definitions of all parameters:

Topic - The title of your live classroom (e.g. Intro to Comp. Sci. - Lecture 1).

Default Code Language - Determines the default code language in the IDEs of the live classroom.

Link to Course/Section - Allows you to designate the live classroom to a section.

(Note: Students that are not enrolled in the section linked will not be able to join this live classroom)

Description - Allows you to write brief explanations of the scope of the live classroom.

Scheduled Start Date / Time - Helps you identify the start date and time of the live classroom.

Timezone - Determines the reference time zone for the scheduled start date / time.

Scheduled Duration - Helps participants understand the expected duration of the class. Scheduled duration will not force classes to end.

Password - Adds a password security to your live classroom. Users joining by classroom code will be required to input this password and join links will contain this password to enable one-click invitation.

Enable Audio & Video - Determines whether the live classroom will have conferencing capabilities.

Minify Conference View by Default - Minimizes the conference view without having to manually do so.

Legacy Conferencing - Recommended only if you require PDF/PPT uploads for presentations and polls.

Advanced options (available to subscribed users)

  • Streamlined Code Presentation - Changes the “Presentation” IDE in live classroom to view only for all participants, except for instructors

  • Allow Student Messaging - Toggles permission for students to message one another in the live classroom

  • Enable Classroom V2 - Allows for faster performance, a better file menu, and our new user interface! We highly recommend keeping this setting on

3. Manage a live classroom

Before you start your Live Classroom, you can also set up a template code. This will show up as the default starting code when an user first join the live classroom.

By clicking on Edit Template, you can upload files or directly code in the template.

Once you have set your template code, click Save Changes.

Your live classroom is ready to go!

Simply click "Start" to begin your live classroom. You may share your live classroom with other instructors and / or students by clicking on the "Share" button or copying the “learner joint link”.

If your live classroom is scheduled for a time in the future, you may return to your dashboard and your newly created classroom will appear under “Upcoming Live Classrooms”.


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