Make every classroom an active learning classroom.

Make every classroom an active learning classroom.

In traditional classrooms, laptops and tablets can be a source of distraction. In a ClassSpot interactive classroom, those laptops become the key to creating an active learning environment. Students can share their work and collaborate on the classroom’s screen, helping them learn more effectively by participating.

Embrace Exploration

ClassSpot makes it easy to share files and web links with the class. Ask students to research a point from their laptop, and then send the resulting web page to the “teaching wall” where everyone can see it. Or have students send their homework document to the front screen for interactive peer editing.

Encourage Discussion

Don’t be the only one talking — draw students into the conversation. When you’re ready, simply “unlock” the classroom’s front screens. Students can send information to the front or manipulate digital materials in full view of the class, all of which stimulates ad hoc discussions related to the current topic.

Bring Them to the Board

Faculty and students use their own laptop mouse and keyboard to control the classroom screens, making them interactive work areas. Multiple people can be on the screens at the same time, so everyone
participates equally, helping shape both the work being done and the class discussion.

In a classroom rich with interactive technologies, ClassSpot stands head and shoulders above the rest. Students and faculty are finally able to exchange digital information quickly and effectively, and they love it.

Instructional Designer


Transform the “Teaching Wall”

  • Work together on the big screen: Large displays driven by shared computers running ClassSpot software provide a public work area the whole class can use… at the same time
  • Intuitive control: Faculty and students can “mouse up” from their laptop to a shared computer and take control with their mouse and keyboard
  • Get the class working together: Faculty can allow multiple students to “drive” the large displays at the same time, or restrict control when necessary
  • Shadow cursors: As multiple users “mouse up” to the shared screen, each user’s mouse pointer remains visible with a unique color and personal initials
  • Cross application: Compatible with virtually all standard software applications
  • Draw on the screen: Digital annotation features are compatible with any interactive displays

Share Content Effortlessly

  • Drag and drop transfer: Anyone can send files, folders and web-links to any public screen, or students can send privately to faculty
  • Share a screen: Send a desktop to the shared screen, view-only or interactive
  • Memorable whiteboards: Use with a whiteboard capture system (e.g. Luidia’s eBeam®) to store whiteboard “snapshots” directly to archive

Distribute Results Simply

  • Capture as you go: Session archive tracks information as the class shares content
  • Document archive: Store versions of work documents in the archive for later re-use
  • Meta-comments: Add short notes to the archive
  • Wrap Up and Go: Archive is automatically distributed to class webspace, content management system or otherwise at end of class, according to faculty member’s preference

Up and Running in Minutes

  • Self service: Each ClassSpot is self-contained, with a built-in webserver to deliver Client software to students and faculty
  • Simple setup: No Client configuration necessary, just install and connect to a ClassSpot
  • Quick re-join: Client remembers each ClassSpot it has joined, providing a simple re-join option
  • Beginner-friendly: Context-sensitive online help assists first-time users
  • Ready Client™: Pre-configured Client software on a USB drive joins the designated ClassSpot automatically when inserted into the computer

Safe, Secure and Flexible

  • End-to-end encryption: SSL encrypted communications between Client and Host prevents outside interference
  • Room-aware authentication: Time-sensitive display code ensures that only those physically present can connect
  • No special hardware required: ClassSpot is a software-only solution and works with commonly available large displays, computers and networks
  • Cross-platform: Supports both Windows and Macintosh OSX computers as Host or Client

Works With Tablets and Phones

  • No Installation Required: Tablet Client delivered as a webapp, no native app required
  • Powerful: Control the shared screen, run desktop apps via your tablet
  • Your Favorite Devices: Works with Apple iPads and Android

Built for Campus-Wide Deployment

  • Simple software maintenance: Client and Host can be dynamically loaded from network directory
  • Works for managed devices: Compatible with DeepFreeze™ and other automated classroom PC management systems

Easy to Manage

  • Installs in minutes: Host software can be installed and configured in less than 10 minutes
  • Track usage behavior: TideScope utility shows system administrators how features are utilized
  • Onboard Client software distribution: Host distributes Client software to users directly; no need for manual software distribution

System Requirements

Note that installations can freely intermix Windows and OS X devices for both Host and Client machines.


  • CPU: 2.0 Ghz (Client) or 2 Ghz (Host) dual-core processor
  • Operating System: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (Client), 4 GB RAM (Host)
  • Disk Space: 512 MB (Client), 1 GB (Host)

Macintosh OS X

  • CPU: 2.0 Ghz (Client) or 2 Ghz (Host) dual-core processor
  • Operating System: Macintosh OS X 10.7 or later
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (Client), 4 GB RAM (Host)
  • Disk Space: 512 MB (Client), 1 GB (Host)

Apple iOS

  • Supports Apple iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini
  • Requires iOS 6+ and Mobile Safari

Android Devices

  • Android 7-inch tablet or larger
  • Requires Android 4.0+ and Google Chrome browser

Network Performance Requirements

  • Network latency less than 50ms round-trip between Clients and Host (measurement tool can be provided)
  • Routable network path between Clients and Host required for ports 80, 8080, 8081, 8082, 4536, 4537, 25500, 25900, at least one port in range 25000-25100
  • Bandwidth usage per user:
    • Idle: 10 Kb/s per user
    • Controlling a screen: 80-400 Kb/s per user
    • Screen sharing: 200 Kb/s to 1 Mb/s per user
    • File transfer: Maximum available bandwidth until transfer complete