The system works by having students in the classroom who want to speak press a button on a phone app. A message is sent to a classroom moderator, who then allows them to speak. The student’s phone is then momentarily connected into the audio system, heard from the room speakers and online. Only one student’s phone will be active at a time.
Each room’s Crowd Mic box is accessed through a unique IP address that the moderator will have and type in at the start of class.
Each course in that room will have its own unique 4-digit access code that the moderator will type in.
Each course in that room will also have its own unique 6-digit access code that students will use to log into the class session.
There is nothing that the instructor needs to do at the start of a class; Crowd Mic is started by the moderator and automatically connects to the room A/V system.
The Moderator needs to run the app from a laptop. After entering the unique class URL, they will see an invitation to log in.
As long as they hold the button down, they will get a You Are Live message and whatever they say will be heard online and through the room speakers. As soon as they release their finger, their audio continues (so they cannot forget to turn it off).