If you teach people in real-time in the classroom, or by webinar, live video/audio calls, or chat, you can include your live teaching in your Path for your learners to take online.
👉 Moving your course online for the first time? Read our blog post, Busting Myths about Moving Online.
Teachers use Pathwright to teach live, scheduled courses almost as often as they use it to teach self-paced courses.
Here are two steps to add live video teaching to your path:
1. Add an "Attend" step
Create a new step and select Attend. Give it a descriptive title like "group discussion," "session one: to space and beyond," etc.
💡 Tip: many teachers help everyone show up more prepared by adding a short introduction reading, video, reflection, or discussion right before their Attend step.
2. Add the live video information
Use whichever blocks you'd like to format your Attend step. We'd recommend:
- A title block with the name of the event
- A Text Block with all the details they'll need: the date & time and live video link to Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, or any other live streaming tool you'd like to use.
That's all there is to it. Now your learners will be able to prepare and join your live session in one click. (But there's a lot more you can do to make it even better -- see below).
🤔 You may wonder, does Pathwright have "integrated" live video?
Good question (and one we hear a lot). It's effortless to make the live video seem seamlessly integrated within your path. But technically, it's not possible to provide live video directly within a web browser that's both reliable and robust enough for good live teaching. Any platform that claims otherwise is stretching the truth.
More information, tips, and examples for integrating live education in your paths:
Add other engaging elements around your live event:
- Use Attachments Block to include any downloadable/printable information they'll need during the live session.
- Add a discussion prompt to provide more interaction before, after, or during the event. (e.g., you could prompt learners to leave their top questions for your in advance).
- Use Assessment Blocks to prompt learners to capture their reflections and structured notes during your live event all from the path.
Special tools for live teaching
Here are some popular choices for live video teaching that are easy to add to your live teaching paths:
Those video tools also have live chat built into them. Alternatively, you can use a discussion or paragraph Block in Pathwright to take questions before the live session or take follow-up questions after the session.
Here's how we incorporated our weekly live demo link into a step in a short course:
Below is an example of an Attend step on the Path. This school also uploaded the audio from the class for absentees in the following step: