For optimum results, each student should have access to a computer with sound, headphones, internet access, and current recent version of Flashversion 8 or newer, to download the videos and animated virtual labs. Talk with your IT manager to find out if your school requires a temporary security approval in order to download SpaceClass.
When a student enters a course, they will be presented with a Misson Map which has a complete list of all of the video lessons, quizzes and virtual labs in the course. They can proceed in sequence or choose just those lessons, quizzes and labs that you wish to assign.
Video segments loop continuously, so when you are ready to move on from a video, click on Continue. If you want to skip a segment, click on Mission Map at the top, and select the segment you want. You can always pick up where you left off, by clicking on Mission Map.
If all of your students simultaneously download video segments and you notice that videos do not run properly, you may have a server access limitation in your school and may need to download the lesson on each computer before the students begin. Once all the video segments in a lesson have been downloaded on a computer, it is cached and will run well for the rest of that day.
Computer lab access
If you have access to a computer lab only one day a week, consider having students do some of the lesson in class and some at home. It might be best to have them do the virtual labs in class, so you can be there to help.
If you have more students than computers, two students can work on a lesson at one time, as long as they can use headphones or ear buds. They will need to work as a team. You can give them hard copies of the quizzes, using our link to printable versions of the quizzes.