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Clicking on a class from the list allows you to view the class. If the class has both a video and a presentation, you are asked which item you want to view. Both items are available while in the classroom, but the item you select (Slides or Video) is maximized on entry. See Viewing and Interacting with Presentations in a Class for more information on interacting with presentations in the classroom.
If there are both a video and a presentation in the classroom, tap the icon in the top right corner to swap between them.
If there is a second video feed in the capture, tap the swap icon in the bottom right of the player to switch between them.
These icons and the other classroom features and playback controls are identified in the below figure and described below the figure.
Once the video is playing in the app, you can turn off your mobile device display and continue listening to the audio feed of the class video.
Depending on your connection type, if the video has both HD and SD versions (most do):
You can change which version you are watching, to accommodate bandwidth issues, if necessary. Click the Settings icon in the bottom right corner then select Quality to toggle between the bandwidth versions of the video.
The video controls appear when the video first begins, then disappear to allow you to watch without interference. To make the controls appear, tap once on the video screen.
The video controls are defined as follows, using the numbers shown to identify each:
Current Location: Shows current location (time elapsed) of playback. The playback bar allows for "scrubbing" to a different location in the video. Tap on the playback bar, or tap and drag the endpoint (dot) of the playback bar to move to a different location in the video.
The total duration of the video is shown at the right end of the playback bar.
Playback controls: Contains rewind (10 seconds), fast forward (10 seconds) and play/pause button for controlling the video playback.
Primary/Secondary Video swap: For captures that have dual visual inputs, this switches the feed between the primary and secondary video/display. The primary input is shown by default.
Playback Settings: Opens a popup menu that allows you to control the following items for playback:
Captions - If the video has closed captions, select whether to turn them On or Off. If the video does not have closed captions, this option is not shown.
Click the Captions option in the settings menu to toggle the captions on or off.
Quality - Allows you to select from the normal (HD) playback quality or switch to a lower (SD) playback if your network bandwidth isn't allowing for smooth viewing at normal playback quality.
Click the Quality option in the settings menu to toggle between the higher bandwidth and lower bandwidth options
Speed - Allows you to select the speed at which the video plays back. Normal is 1X speed, but you can select to slow it down to half-speed (0.5x) or up to 1.75x speed.
Click the Speed option in the settings menu to open a list of your playback speed options.