Examples in three words.
Distance learning support
Tutor and tutees are in different parts of the city.
Remote lessons, as if the tutor and all the tutees were in the same classroom. Seeing and hearing your fellow group members, seeing a presentation and jointly using the blackboard — these are just some of the opportunities provided by the distance learning system.
You can use the Veda System as a supporting tool for your lesson and, at the same time, give a remote lesson to those of your tutees who cannot come to the classroom for some reason. Or you can hold a fully remote lesson.
Computer support for lessons
Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, History...
Using computers during classes enables the tutor to give clearer, more interesting and more efficient explanations of the material interactively: to show a presentation where all the material is arranged systematically and made clear, to open a video showing an experiment at a physics lesson or a volcano eruption at a lesson of geography, to provide a visual demonstration of working with an application by means of screen sharing at a lesson of computer science — there can be plenty of examples, so the only thing you need is a high-quality instrument.
There are thousands of free ready-to-use presentations on education on the Internet, so most likely you will not have to prepare them yourself. Without even mentioning the great number of videos and audio materials — you will never have to practise your skills in video shooting in any impenetrable forest conditions.
In permanent interaction.
Apply new teaching forms and techniques in your classroom by using the latest technologies with the help of our system. Upload a file and send it to your students, thus giving them the opportunity to study it. The independent control allows going back and reviewing any complicated sections repeatedly, so the material can be studied without any gaps or interfering with other students' work. It can be a video, an audio track, a picture, or a text file.
Every student can be involved in the process. The students can communicate individually or in groups by means of audio and video connection or instant messaging. They can also jointly use the blackboard, take active part in the presentation and instantly transmit the results or files with the new material to their classmates. To put it briefly, they can learn at a new level.
Everything is clear and at hand.
We know what an interactive distance learning system should look like if it has to be easy and enjoyable to use. It should be intuitive: no complicated menus; any action takes no more than a couple of clicks; every icon clearly represents its function. Need to save a presentation slide? Press the familiar Floppy Disc button. Upload a file? Drag it with your mouse directly from your desktop. Everything is simple and logical. Move, minimize or change the size of your windows and panels the way you need.
Click the right mouse button to see a magnified fragment of a slide or the blackboard.
Chalk and eraser
You can use 9 different colours to write on the blackboard. The most convenient way to do it is to use a tablet.
It looks like a real one. You can draw something here, and you can start right now!
All you need to enter the system is write it in your web browser address line.
They enhance the functionality and can be used in multiuser mode. One click installation.
It always shows the current time. And the date can be shown too if you move the cursor to it.
Need to look through the slide or the blackboard content later? Save it with all the notes to your computer!
There should be as much of the good things as possible. Presentations and the blackboard are no exception :-)
You can select several files at a time and drag them to the green area for upload.
From pictures to flash movies: the system supports over 50 file formats.
Instant messaging with groups and users plus smooth rewinding to the message beginning.
It allows easy switch to the desired slide of the presentation;
it is convenient and it shows slide previews.
Showing the entire screen or its section to all the users as scalable images.
Everyone is clearly visible in his/her group in alphabetical order: easy to manage!
To start testing only takes a couple of clicks, with shuffling and checking. Studying will never seem too easy!
All the tutees will be able to see your cursor on the slide or on the blackboard.
It looks almost like a real one: pause, stop, play time, and volume control.
You can see and hear all your fellow group members: one to four in a row.
Connect a webcam and a headset with a mic and start communication with selected quality.
Blinking envelop icon or staples remind you of a new message or file.
Just like in the Windows OS, all open or minimized windows are in one place — familiar and convenient.
- move your cursor here for a hint!
Working in a web browser is not just easy, but it also gives you a freedom of choice.
No matter what operating system you use — Windows, Mac OS or openSUSE, Android tablet, iPad, or even a music player1 for your evening jogging, Veda will always be with you.
A laptop cannot be always at hand, but we cannot imagine going out without a mobile phone. Have a look at the presentation on the screen of your handset, make notes with your fingers or open a video – and this is just a small part of the opportunities.
Internet tablets are much more convenient for some tasks than desktop computers. And not only due to the big difference in the weight. Using tablets for mobile digital classrooms allow you to give your lessons wherever you like. For instance, you can show of an interesting magnetics experiment at your physics lesson, or a fascinating experiment with ammonium bichromate fractionation at a lesson of chemistry. And you can do all that without any reagents, unpleasant smells, or risk for your life.
Veda can do a lot of interesting things.
Through a webcam, headset and a keyboard.
Communicate as if all the participants were in the same room. Turn on your webcam and headset and connect to other users. In only a couple of clicks you have the faces of your friends and colleagues on your screen. This is indispensable for remote studying.
Messages are transmitted as fast as you press the button. Communicate easily with selected users and/or groups. The notification system will never let you miss a single message.
Quickly and clearly.
Seeing an example with your own eyes is the best thing. Showing how to work with an application and the results of a fulfilled task, checking up if a student is cribbing from the computer — screen share is the best instrument to do all the stuff.
Select the entire screen or its fragment and start transmitting the image to all the users of the system right away. And you yourself are able to watch several transmissions at a time.
Show everything at its best.
A colourful presentation on all the screens, notes made with markers of different colours, and the cursor — what else do you need for a successful demonstration? Maybe, an eraser and the opportunity to draw something for the other users and to save the slides with the notes. Our interactive distance learning system gives you everything you may need.
A hundred blackboards cannot be placed in one classroom, but they can be created in the system. You don't have to erase everything and listen to that "wait a minute please" from afar. Everyone can view the blackboard that he/she needs. And there is no need to copy anything from the blackboard, as it only takes two clicks to save it on your computer.
Upload, transmit, save and open.
Dragging from the desktop right to the browser2 with a mouse is a simple action that will help you upload several files to the system at a time. However, the standard upload option is available, too.
Veda will determine the file type itself and show the corresponding icon. Now you will always know that AC3 is an audio file, and JP2 is a picture.
Flexible settings for permissions.
You can allow a user to draw on the blackboard or prohibit a group from sending messages in two clicks, using a convenient menu. The rights cover all the basic functions of the system and allow you to flexibly manage the activities of every user.
All the changes are enabled instantly, with no need to reload the window or do anything else.
Extra functionality according to your preferences.
Need an app to draw function graphs? No problem. Students have their checkers tournament tomorrow? Advise them to take their iPads and move the checkers with fingers — it will be a new level of interactive training! Applications are installed in a couple of clicks, and all the users are able to use it right away. No need to install the app individually on every computer.
If you are a software developer, the functionality of the applications is only limited by your own imagination and our easy-to-use API. Create network or local applications easily, with a close integration. If not, install the already existing applications or place an order for a new development.
Right in your web browser.
To view an uploaded picture, or the one received from another user, to watch a video or to listen to an audio track, to open a flash movie or a text file, you don’t have to download it; there is no need to minimize any window to find the file or to run or install any required application on your computer — all you have to do is click the icon near the file name. Interactive studying is becoming even simpler!
The audio and video players have all the standard functions: start/stop/pause, volume control and time line. As for text files, it is even more interesting: Veda is able to find and highlight the syntax of 17 programming languages.
Automatic knowledge checkup.
Make sets of questions easily and puzzle your students at full scale. Select certain users and/or groups, the time of the testing, particular questions or provide the number of questions to be chosen from the set randomly. The system will get blocked: all the question and the answers variants will get shuffled for every user — no one will find it easy to crib anything.
Six types of questions will allow you to checkup your students' knowledge at its best. A question with a few correct answers? The examinee will have to tick them off in the list. Want the students to write the answer to the task themselves, with two digits after the decimal point? No problems: Veda will round it off itself.
When the time is up or the test is submitted, Veda will check it itself. The system will count how many correct answers are given and will save and show the result on the tutor's screen. At any moment, you can review detailed results of the tests performed earlier, with all the questions and answers of every examinee represented clearly and conveniently.
Seeing is believing.
Here and everywhere, for a wide range of tasks.
You start the system on a single computer (server), and your tutees connect to it. All the clients are in a local network? So you will not need internet connection and will be able to use all the computers right after the system is launched. Users have to connect through the Internet? There should be external access.
Server launch from flash drive
No installation, simple as one, two, three.
If you don't know what are DBMS, SQL and PHP and what are the differences between them, everything is still alright. This doesn't have to be your problem. And you will only have to insert a USB drive into your computer and launch a single file — that's it, go have your coffee with milk. But you will hardly be able to have a big cup in 30 seconds.
Your USB drive is always with you, together with all your users and data. You use it in Room 472 today and at a university lecture tomorrow, and then at a briefing in the office — nothing needs to be installed, adjusted or restored.
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We want to make our small contribution to the development of society. It's so great when you have the desire and opportunities to apply new technologies where they are most needed.
All you have to do is download the files below and install the system on your Windows PC or Windows VPS.
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