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Three useful ways to use IPEVO’s iDocCam app in times of social distancing

Three useful ways to use IPEVO’s iDocCam app in times of social distancing

Previously in the Turn your smartphone into a document camera with the new iDocCam app from IPEVO blog post, we’ve shared with you the different ways to set up and use iDocCam on your smartphone for turning it into a document camera to enhance communications and collaborations. Besides using it in a classroom or meeting room setting to share and view any materials with your students or colleagues on a big screen for presentations, discussions, or collaborations, there are three other particularly useful ways you can use iDocCam, especially in times of social distancing. Let’s take a look at them.

Using iDocCam together with IPEVO Visualizer as a tool for remote teaching and working
Perhaps for most, the burning question on their minds now is how to work efficiently from home when there are no remote working ready tools on hand? This is where iDocCam, used in conjunction with IPEVO Visualizer software, comes in handy. When used together, they make the perfect tool for capturing, displaying, and sharing any live instructions or physical materials for remote teaching and working.

With iDocCam, you can instantly turn your smartphone’s camera into a document camera to capture live instructions or physical materials. Then, with Visualizer software installed on a computer or tablet, you can wirelessly cast the live images captured in iDocCam to your computer or tablet for viewing. From there on, you can share the live images with your students or colleagues simultaneously in an online lesson or video meeting via the screen sharing feature of video conferencing software such as Skype, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, and others.

Sharing live images captured by iDocCam inside of Visualizer software in an online meeting.

Additionally, if you are a teacher looking to pre-record instructional videos for your online lessons, you can utilize iDocCam and the recording feature in Visualizer to do so. Also, you can set up live broadcasts of your lessons inside Visualizer and stream them over YouTube or other streaming services.

Capture instructions using iDocCam and record them with Visualizer software for your lessons.
Capture instructions using iDocCam and recording them with Visualizer software for your lessons.

Using iDocCam as a portable magnifier for reading
Can’t find a time to read? It’s probably the best time now. Go ahead and pick out some long-forgotten books on the shelf. Or, re-read a few of your favorites. And for those who need a little help reading, there’s iDocCam. By using iDocCam together with Visualizer software, you can utilize the available reading aids in Visualizer, such as zoom, video filters, highlighter, masking bar, and so on to make your reading easier.

Using iDocCam together with Visualizer software as a portable magnifier for reading.
Using iDocCam together with Visualizer software as a portable magnifier for reading.

Using iDocCam as a remote camera for family bonding activities
Be creative, and do something fun even when you have to stay home. You can turn your mandatory stay-at-home order into meaningful family bonding time by using iDocCam to create interesting activities for your family. One suggestion would be an indoor scavenger hunt. First, prepare a list of items for the hunt. Then, hide them randomly throughout the house. Next, watch your kids embark on the hunt and have them live stream the process to you through iDocCam and a connected computer or tablet.

Use iDocCam as a remote camera and watch your kids embark on an indoor scavenger hunt.
Use iDocCam as a remote camera to watch your kids embark on an indoor scavenger hunt.

Interested in getting iDocCam? You can download it from the App Store and Google Play Store now.* And as we’re committed to providing resources for those who need to work remotely during this unprecedented period, we’re making all basic and paid features of iDocCam FREE through April 30, 2020.**

*Updated on May 1: iDocCam is available on a monthly, yearly, or permanent basis. You may purchase it at $0.99/month or $9.99/year from the App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively, you may also purchase it permanently as iDocCam OTS (iOS version) and iDocCam OTS (Android version) from the App or Google Play Store at $19.99.
**Updated on May 1: The free trial of iDocCam has officially ended on April 30, 2020.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone.

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