Using the Hands-on Lab Overview
Hands-on Lab sessions allow instructors to prepare lessons or exercises that students can complete on remote computers on which training software is installed. Students can use these remote computers during a training session for hands-on learning and practice. Because instructors can control Hands-on Lab sessions, they can maintain an optimized lab environment that is effective, familiar, and consistent.
To set up a Hands-on Lab session, the host schedules the lab and reserves the computers for the presenter. Then the host starts the Hands-on Lab within the training session. The presenter assigns computers to participants, connects the computers with a mouse click so that participants can use the virtual computer for their learning and practice activities.
Connect to a Reserved Computer
Connect to Unassigned Computers
Connect to Preassigned Computers
Use an Audio Conference in a Hands-on Lab Session
You can communicate with participants in a Hands-on Lab session using your computer or phone. All the audio conferencing options that the host sets up in the main session apply to the Hands-on Lab session.
Start an Audio Conference During a Hands-on Lab Session
Use the Hands-on Lab Manager
Once the presenter starts the Hands-on Lab session and participants have connected to the computers, the Hands-on Lab Session Manager is available on your desktop. On the Session Controls Panel, select Hands-on Lab Panel.
The Hands-on Lab Manager lists the participants in the lab to which they are connected. In the Hands-on Lab Manager, participants can transfer files to and from their computers and ask for help. When you are in a Hands-on Lab session, you can use the Hands-on Lab computer directly from your own computer as if you are sitting at the Hands-on Lab computer.
Transfer Files in a Hands-on Lab Session
During a Hands-on Lab session, you can transfer files to and from the Hands-on Lab computer. You can transfer files that reside at any location on either the Hands-on Lab computer or on your local computer.
|1||From either the Hands-on Lab Manager window or the Sharing menu, select Transfer File.|
|2||In the pane on the left (Local Computer), expand a directory to display the folder in which you want to transfer a file.|
|3||In the pane on the right (Remote Computer), expand the other directory until the file that you want to transfer appears.|
|4||Drag the file to the folder in which you want to transfer it in the pane on the left.|
Pass Control of the Hands-on Lab Computer
|1||On the Hands-on Lab Manager window, select the name of the participant to whom you want to transfer control. The participant must be connected to the computer at the time you transfer control. |
A green icon next to a participant's name indicates that the participant is connected to the computer. A gray icon indicates that the participant is disconnected from the computer.
|2||In the Hands-on Lab Manager window, select the Pass Control icon.|