On LearnCube, websites uploaded to the Lesson Library are automatically converted into an image format and placed on the open whiteboard so that users can collaborate on the same page.
Once uploaded, the teacher and student(s) can collaborate and annotate (highlight, draw, add shapes) on the image.
This opens up learning opportunities. For example, a language teacher might even use the eraser tool or filled rectangle to cover verbs so that a student can test their memory or add fill with synonyms.
All of this work can be saved through the post-class review.
You can open a blank whiteboard if you would like the image to be placed on a separate canvas.
Why do we convert the website link?
1. Many webpages prevent other webpages embedding/displaying their content, especially news companies. It results in an error message displayed in the LearnCube classroom which would lead people to think the problem lies with LearnCube and not the external website.
2. By transforming the website to an image, it will display on any device and will always work.
3. Converting a website to an image makes it more interactive - the teacher and student can both annotate (write notes, draw, highlight) over the material. If this was embedded, this would not be possible.
An alternative for collaborating on a webpage is to use our screen share tool and annotation tools.