The document camera (doc cam) is a very important part of your child’s education at Great Hearts Online! The doc cam allows your child both to show handwritten work during Live Learning lessons and to submit handwritten assignments after class. This guide will show you how to set up and use the doc cam.
After you unbox your doc cam, make sure to take careful note of the instructions in the Okiocam S Quick Start Guide for the easiest setup!
As you are setting up the foldable base and adjustable arm of the doc cam, note that the physical setup is very versatile, and you can decide how to arrange the doc cam to best suit the needs of your child and their school space. Here are some examples:
When physically setting up the doc cam, please make sure it is in a position so that your child can comfortably write on a sheet of paper beneath the doc cam view (you may need to pay attention to the direction of the base, and whether your child is right or left handed!)
Next, all you need to do to complete the setup is plug the doc cam into the USB port of your child’s laptop!
The Okiocam S Quick Start Guide contains information about the buttons on the doc cam, but here is a quick reminder of what each of the buttons on the doc cam is used for.
Using the Doc Cam
During Live Learning sessions on Zoom your child’s teacher will sometimes ask students to turn on their document cameras to show their work. Here is how to switch from the typical Webcam view to the doc cam view:
Make sure your doc cam is plugged into the USB port, and your space is well-lit!
- Click the small carrot arrow icon next to the video camera button in Zoom
- Select OKIOCAM S
- Adjust the doc cam so that it appropriate captures the view of your child's paper, project, or whatever work is being viewed, and use the focus/exposure buttons on the doc cam if needed
That should be all you need to do! You can switch back to the webcam view by clicking the same small arrow icon next to the video camera button, then click on the appropriate camera for your webcam view (likely “Integrated Webcam”).
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