Hands-on Lab sessions allow instructors to prepare lessons or exercises that students can complete on remote computers on which training software is installed.
- Using the Hands-on Lab Overview
- Connect to a Reserved Computer
- Connect to Unassigned Computers
- Connect to Preassigned Computers
- Use an Audio Conference in a Hands-on Lab Session
- Start an Audio Conference During a Hands-on Lab Session
- Leave and End an Audio Conference in a Hands-on Lab Session
- Use the Hands-on Lab Manager
- Transfer Files in a Hands-on Lab Session
- Pass Control of the Hands-on Lab Computer
- Leave a Hands-on Lab Session and Disconnect from Computer
Using the Hands-on Lab Overview
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
If the presenter has allowed participants to choose their own remote computer, they can connect to any reserved computer in the session.
Connect to Preassigned Computers
If the presenter has manually assigned computers to Hands-on Lab participants, the Hands-on Lab Session connect message appears on the participant's desktop.
To connect to the remote computer, select Yes.
The Hands-on Lab Manager window is available from the Session Controls Panel on your desktop. You can also control the remote computer using the Sharing menu.
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
When you start a Hands-on Lab session, all the audio conference options that the host sets up in the main session are available during the Hands-on Lab session.
The Join Audio Conference message box automatically appears in the Session window for each participant in the 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.
A green computer icon next to your name indicates that you are connected to 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.
Transferring files works the same way as it does within the training session.
This feature is not supported on the Mac.
|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.|