Aview - Video Conferencing Tool

A-VIEW

Multi-modal, multi-platform, collaborative e-learning solution which allows an instructor to teach or interact with a large number of learners transcending geographies on a real-time basis through live audio video streaming and synchronized content sharing.

  • What is A-VIEW?
  • Why A-VIEW?
  • Features of A-VIEW
  • How to get Started

A-VIEW is a versatile e-learning platform which enables you to setup Online Classrooms, Meetings and Trainings with ease.

Online Virtual Classrooms

Online virtual classrooms can be easily set up with A-VIEW leveraging its multi-screen display capability. The multi screen display capability of A-VIEW provides a near life classroom experience where the instructor and the content being shared can be seen simultaneously, legibly on large screens.

  • Ask a Question Program using A-VIEW where IIT Bombay Professors answer students’/faculties’ questions in their chosen field of Engineering.

A-VIEW facilitates online workshops

A-VIEW can be used as an effective tool to conduct online workshops by connecting experts and audience from around the globe through its live video and audio streaming capabilities. This clubbed with its multi-modal and multi-display capabilities can deliver an unforgettable experience in conducting online workshops.

  • A-VIEW was used to train more than 25000 teachers through online workshops organized by IIT Bombay
  • Dr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation, addressed three thousand students at multiple locations in India from his office in New Delhi.

Meeting Tool

A-VIEW can be used to interact with up to 8 simultaneous users at a time. This capability of A-VIEW lets it pitch itself as a competitive online meeting and social collaboration tool.

  • A-VIEW was used to conduct an online meeting with Mr. Ashok Thakur, Secretary, Department of Higher Education; Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Vice Chancellors of various universities across the nation on the 22nd Feb 2013, 8th May and 19th June-2013.

The benefits of opting A-VIEW

for setting up online classes and meetings are

  • A-VIEW is Free for Higher Education in India
  • Users can contribute to the content
  • Designed to act as Educational and Meeting tool simultaneously
  • Highly Adaptable
    • Variable Number of Displays
    • Low Bandwidth Usage (Rural Areas)
  • Highly Customizable
    • For Educational System
    • For Multiple Languages
    • For Existing Infrastructure

The high level features of A-VIEW are

Seamless live video and audio streaming (Meeting tool)

The video conference feature of A-VIEW allows the user to have a seamless live video and audio streaming experience even in situations where the bandwidth is not very high. With its multi-bit-rate streaming options the software adapts itself to the best settings suitable for the bandwidth available. This means that instructors can reach out virtually to hundreds of classrooms and thousands of students spread across geographies effortlessly.

A-VIEW supports interactions with multiple users simultaneously which enables its users to use A-VIEW as an effective meeting tool to organize meetings spread across the globe.

A-VIEW Meeting, a conference center where meeting has no walls. A-VIEW Meeting is used to conduct live meetings, presentations or training from the comfort of your desk. Users can also participate in multiple meetings at the same time.

Content collaboration (Documents, Presentations, Video, 2D & 3D models, Whiteboards)

A-VIEW enables collaboration on content through multiple options. The users can collaborate on documents and presentations that are currently being discussed in classroom and can highlight, underline and add other annotations for the entire class to see, if permitted by the instructor.

A-VIEW also features a white board option where the instructor can share with the learner free hand content as he/ she does in a real life classroom using a blackboard.

A-VIEW also allows collaboration on interactive 2D animations and 3D models, unseen anywhere else so far, to provide a near life virtual experience to the learner in understanding complicated concepts with ease.

Live Evaluation and Feedback

The quiz and poll options of A-VIEW helps the instructor to conduct live evaluation of the class that is being taught. The responses are consolidated and presented to the instructor neatly by A-VIEW.

A-VIEW also lets the instructor collect live feed back on the session using the live interaction through hand-raise option.

Video record, playback and edit functions

A-VIEW records the session conducted through it and classifies and stores it in the library for later reference. The software also lets the user edit the videos recorded through a simple video editing interface.

We are excited to share with you that during the national “Skill India” Launch (July 15, 2015), we demonstrated the usage of A-VIEW with over 100 ITI’s to Hon. Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. A-VIEW will be used as the capacity building platform for distance training in skill development. You can read further about it here.

A-VIEW 5.0 Features and Enhancements
  • Client Side MP4 Recording

    Record all the events and media content generated during a A-VIEW session which can be played back without logging into A-VIEW again. If Client MP4 recording is enabled, A-VIEW will save all session events (Video, Slides, Chat, Audio, Whiteboard , etc ) as video recording in the user's computer. The recording can be saved in video qualities compatible with various devices (Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, TV ) in mp4 format.
  • Self Recording

    Video lecture creation mode in A-VIEW was designed specifically to meet the distance learning demands. The presenter can create a recording using the A-VIEW features such as Video, Document Sharing, Whiteboard, etc. The recording can be saved in video qualities compatible with various devices (Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, TV ) in mp4 format.
  • Echo testing

    Any user can use this feature to set his audio-video parameters in such a way that it does not cause echo during a live session. This test can be performed either or during a live session or before a session starts.
  • Document sharing

    Presenter can upload multiple documents at the same time. Also they can see the status of document upload (Not Started, Processing, Failed & Success) by clicking on the document upload status button.
  • Improved User Interface

    UI changes upon requests from users which includes, auto hiding of top panel upon class entry, different layouts for regular and self recording sessions, changes in whiteboard UI , chat and question panels , etc.
  • FOSS (Free open source software )

    A-VIEW is now completely open for any user to develop and deploy. Any institution can setup their own free local A-VIEW deployment using Red5 Media server.
  • Multicast Support

    A-VIEW is now supported in satellite network. A-VIEW can be used as an simple and reliable solution in areas where internet connectivity is less.