We’re excited to begin introducing a new Cambly classroom!
While many features are the same, the biggest change is that you will meet your student inside a classroom rather than answer a call. While a seemingly small change, this new classroom model is the first step toward some exciting new upcoming improvements around scheduling, connecting with students, tutor pay and pay transparency, and an overall improved classroom experience!
Classroom Crash Course
While the changes to the classroom are outlined in detail throughout these articles, here is your New Classroom crash course in 4 easy steps:
1. Entering the Classroom🚪
From your dashboard press Enter Classroom. This will bring you to the tutor lobby. For reservations, this will appear 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the lesson. So if your schedule allows, go on in and have a look before you start the lesson for the student!
2. The Tutor Lobby 🔊
Once inside the lobby, you are able to select your audio and video inputs and make sure you're video ready!
3. 🟢 Starting the Lesson 🟢
Reservations: When the class time has started and you are ready, press Start Lesson to allow student to enter the classroom. If you do not start the lesson, your student will not be able to enter and you may be marked as a no show!
On-demand lessons: The lesson will begin automatically once you navigate from the tutor lobby into the classroom. There will be no Start Lesson button for on-demand lessons.
4. 🛑 Ending the Lesson 🛑
Press End Lesson once the class time has ended. If you don't press the end lesson button, you will miss incoming calls!
Important Note 1️⃣: Any time spent chatting before the class start time or after the class end time is not paid. More details here.
Important Note 2️⃣: The lesson is recorded from the first time the student enters the classroom with the tutor until the lesson is complete – even during the time between when a student may leave and return to the classroom within the duration of a lesson. As always, a red dot 🔴 illuminates next to your tutor name when the lesson is being recorded.
Important Note 3️⃣: As we continue with the New Classroom Beta, ratings from students in the New Classroom are temporarily not being counted toward your overall tutor rating.