A CloudShare class gives students access to personal copies of a customized CloudShare environment at a pre-scheduled time.
CloudShare supports two types of Classes:
Instructor-led classes where all students participate simultaneously with one or more Instructors during pre-scheduled time periods.
Self-paced classes where each student can access the class at a time that is convenient for them, until the time period set for the class ends.
CloudShare enables you to customize the Viewer that is used for each class, to create many different class experiences from one Blueprint.
You can assign multiple Instructors to any CloudShare class.
In addition, you can create Multi-Step classes that use different Blueprints for each class, for example, when you want to run separate classes tailored for different stages in a long course.
The general steps to creating a class are:
Create the class, assigning its type, Blueprint, time and duration, environment policy, region, number of students, etc.
Optionally assign additional Instructors for the class, and notify them by email.
Invite students via email – one-by-one or from a prepared list – using a built-in or fully-customized template.
Run the class.