AV Planners’ Featured Partner Empowers Classroom Collaboration


Education facilities across the world are looking for ways to collaborate together while connecting from their own location. The hybrid education environment is being deployed rapidly across the globe. Today, the world is collectively experiencing what works and what doesn’t in a hybrid education environment. Many education facilities are searching for a technology solution that empowers students to meet virtually and collaborate side-by-side, without needing to be face-to-face. Not only should technology create a more flexible education experience, but it should empower collaboration. A common occurrence is a disconnect between those returning to the classroom and those who are participating in virtual classrooms via video conferencing tools. With one of the largest school districts resuming in-person learning, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), teachers across the district are searching for new resources to better collaborate with in-person and remote students. 

Huddly’s whiteboard solution, named Canvas, is designed to take video conferencing to the next level by bridging the gap between remote and in-person education. Canvas, a preferred solution from AV Planners, utilizes a whiteboard's familiar experience to create a new education process. The traditional whiteboard unleashes creativity and collaborative thinking. Using AI on the camera, Canvas enhances the whiteboard image in real-time while removing the gloss and shadows, boosts marker colors, and hides people from the image; meanwhile, enabling remote participants to see a clear picture on the board and participate in the conversation. Canvas is mounted above a physical whiteboard into a Microsoft Teams or Zoom call to enable easy remote education and collaboration without additional hardware and installation costs. 

Canvas is a powerful device that’s immensely useful and convenient for small to large education facilities looking to empower collaboration among their hybrid learning environment. With Canvas, it’s easy for educators to annotate to create a more focused learning environment. Canvas is simple to use and doesn’t require users to learn any new technology. When faculty and students are in a video call, the faculty can share an enhanced stream of the whiteboard by clicking the content camera button on the Teams device. The video is then enhanced and shared straight into the call so all participants can see the content. Canvas is certified as a Microsoft Teams content camera and is recognized as a whiteboard camera in both Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms.

AV Planners is also proud to provide custom services included with the purchase of Huddly’s Canvas, including education volume discounts for education institutions purchasing multiple units, in-house installation for seamless integration, in-service training to enable teacher to use the system with ease and technical support through Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

If you're looking for support navigating technology for the future of education, AV Planners has proven success in designing and integrating hybrid classrooms. Contact AV Planners to learn more about our services. Keep up with the latest news from AV Planners on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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