Teaching Walls and Team Screens

  • Multiple tiers of collaboration: Teams can work together on the desktop of their shared team screens and then share their results with the whole class on the “teaching wall” screens
  • Intuitive control for team work: Faculty and students can “mouse up” from their laptop to a shared computer and take control with their mouse and keyboard
  • 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

Faculty-Managed Interaction

  • Interactive discussions at the teaching wall: Faculty can allow multiple students to “drive” at the same time on the teaching wall, or temporarily restrict student control to maintain focus

Share Content Effortlessly

  • Drag and drop transfer: Anyone can send files, folders and web-links to any team or teaching wall screen; students can also send privately to each other or to the faculty
  • Share a screen: Share your desktop to another student, the team screen or teaching wall, in view-only or interactive mode
  • Memorable whiteboards: Use with a whiteboard capture system, such as Luidia eBeam® or Steelcase CopyCam®, to store whiteboard “snapshots” directly to the session archive

Distribute Results Simply

  • Capture as you go: Session archives track information as teams share content both with each other and to the teaching wall
  • Document archive: Store versions of work documents in the archive and access them later
  • Meta-comments: Add short notes to the archive
  • Wrap up and go: The class archive is automatically uploaded to the course LMS page or webspace at end of class, according to preferences set by faculty

Get Up and Running Quickly

  • On-board software distribution: Faculty and students can download universal Client software directly from the Host computer
  • Simple setup: No configuration necessary, just install Client and connect
  • Quick re-join: Client remembers previous locations joined, providing a simple re-join option
  • Beginner-friendly: Context-sensitive online help assists first-time users
  • Ready Client™: Optional pre-configured Client software on a USB drive joins the designated Host automatically when inserted into computer

Safe, Secure and Flexible

  • End-to-end encryption: SSL encrypted communications between Client and Host prevents outside interference
  • Room-aware authentication: Time-limited display code ensures that only those physically present can connect
  • No special hardware required: ClassSpot PBL 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 Hosts and Clients

Easy to Manage

  • 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
  • Track usage patterns: TideScope Analytics utility shows system administrators how features are utilized in an analytics dashboard format

Works With Tablets

  • 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

System Requirements

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


  • CPU: 1.0 Ghz (Client) or 2 Ghz (Host) dual-core processor
  • Operating System: Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista/7
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM (Client), 2 GB RAM (Host)
  • Disk Space: 150 MB (Client), 200 MB (Host)

Macintosh OS X

  • CPU: 1.0 Ghz (Client) or 2 Ghz (Host) dual-core processor
  • Operating System: Macintosh OS X 10.4 or later (Client), Macintosh OS X 10.5 or later (Host)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM (Client), 2 GB RAM (Host)
  • Disk Space: 20 MB (Client), 50 MB (Host)

Apple iOS

  • Supports Apple iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini
  • Requires isOS 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, 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