Doceri 2.0 – Using the iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard
SP Controls announced the new Doceri 2.0 is available in the iTunes App Store. With this update, Doceri is now fully functional on the iPad whether or not a connection to Doceri Desktop software on a host computer is present, and professional quality screencasts can be created live while presenting or can be created and edited in advance for sharing in a Flipped Classroom environment.
For using the iPad as an interactive whiteboard, Doceri can now be used to connect to Apple TV via specialized Airplay integration, in addition to its traditional configuration connecting to Doceri Desktop on a host computer via WIFI or an ad hoc wireless connection. Doceri’s special airplay integration insures that the audience sees only the presentation section of the Doceri app, not the controls or toolbar which can be distracting in a classroom or presentation environment.
Screencasting for the Flipped Classroom
Doceri 2.0 builds on SP Controls’ original iPad-based interactive whiteboard software with the addition of audio/video screencasting so that teachers can easily capture their lesson presentations and share them with students before or after class – flipping the classroom so that class time can be primarily spent interacting with students rather than lecturing.
With Doceri’s exclusive timeline editor, teachers can create screencasts live as they present lessons, or they can create, edit and perfect their hand-drawn or annotated lessons first, then control the playback while the audio voiceover is recorded.
“This is a significant advantage over basic iPad screencasting apps,” said SP Controls’ Gary Arcudi, “and combined with Doceri’s sophisticated interactive whiteboard capability and our timeline-based authoring platform, this makes Doceri the most comprehensive, professional iPad presentation software available.”
Doceri screencasts are exported as standard, high quality MP4 video and teachers retain complete control over how and where their screencast videos are shared. From inside the app, screencasts can be shared to YouTube or Facebook with custom privacy settings, sent as an email attachment or saved to the iPad Camera Roll and transferred to the desktop via iTunes.
Doceri Remains Free to Try
“We believe it is crucial for customers to be able to try every feature of Doceri before they purchase the software, whether they are purchasing for individual use or for wide-spread adoption through a school, district, university or corporation,” said Paul Brown, president of SP Controls.
The Doceri app is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store. All features are available in the free app, with exported images, PDFs and screencast videos bearing a “Created with Doceri” watermark. This watermark can be removed – or customized to the users own logo or custom watermark created within the app – via a $4.99 in-app purchase.
A free fully functional free trial version of Doceri Desktop can be downloaded from http://www.Doceri.com. The trial version does not expire. A Doceri logo is visible on the projected image until the software is purchased and registered. A single seat license has recently been reduced from $50 to $30 and may be easily purchased on the Doceri web site. Purchase orders are also accepted for muti-seat licenses.
Source: Pr Web