Using Wordshark Online with Zoom / Microsoft Teams
1 person at a time logged into Wordshark
For the best experience only one computer/device should have the Wordshark program open at a time. This is because Wordshark and Zoom are both using/competing for the internet bandwidth which can cause issues with slow loading and freezing during periods where internet demand is high. For example, we recommend that the student accesses the program from their machine and then shares their screen with you whilst playing the Wordshark games.....If accessing from an iPad, they would choose 'share content' then 'Screen', click 'Start Broadcast' and choose 'use internet audio' in order for both parties to hear the audio. If using a Mac desktop/laptop you may need to download the internet audio extension, depending on which version of Zoom you are using. Zoom usually prompts if this is needed.
Share all windows from an application (Zoom)
As Wordshark Online opens in different Windows within the web page, for example when playing a game, these all appear as independent windows within 'Zoom'. Unless you open a new 'share screen' each time you change the window, other participants will not see the new screen/game.
To prevent the need for opening a new 'share screen' each time, you can set 'Zoom' to share all the windows automatically:
- From within the meeting room choose the settings arrow for 'Video' and choose 'Video Settings'
- From the options choose 'Share Screen'
- Set the option to share all windows for an application
Wordshark Online Minimum requirements
Wordshark Online needs: Robust high speed broadband/fibre connectivity A browser: Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari: For Windows we recommend Chrome For Mac and iPad we recommend Safari 8 inch Minimum Screen size 1024 x 768 or higher resolution *For ...
For teachers/administrators: URL questions (accessing wordshark online)
Where can I find my school URL address? The URL address for your staff and students to access Wordshark Online will be unique for your school, ensuring that your school’s data is safe and secure. When the school first signs up to use Wordshark, the ...
For students/parents: URL questions (accessing Wordshark online)
Where can I find my school URL? Your unique school URL will have been given to you by your school/teacher. The URL address might be provided as a printout, in a letter, emailed to you, or the school may have put it on the school website. It will ...
Setting work using published courses
Setting work is a simple but targeted approach to ensure students focus on your chosen word lists. You can choose from any of the published courses, or from any lists you have made yourself (or ones that other teachers in your school have shared with ...
Webinars for teachers - introduction to Wordshark Online
Free demos are available to all teachers and tutors. You don't need to be signed up to the program to attend a webinar. These 30 minute sessions offer a general introduction to the program, useful for whether you are new to the program, would like a ...
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