Zoom launches focus mode to keep students away from distraction
New Delhi : Zoom video app has launched a new focus mode that allows educators to see their students and still allows students to avoid distractions.
"Focus mode is designed with the digital learning environment in mind, allowing students to stay attentive or work on their tasks while under supervision, without being distracted by others and their tasks," Zoom said in it's support page.
The host and co-host will be allowed to switch screens while others can continue watching their content.
Besides the host, co-hosts, and participants spotlighted by the host, participants in focus mode can still see their own video but only see other participants' names, their nonverbal feedback or reactions, and hear them when unmuted.
Hosts can also start sharing the participant’s screen with others, if they feel the need to do so.
To do this, they need to click the up arrow on the right of 'Share Screen'. In the 'Shared screens can be seen by' section, they can click 'All participants'. To return to just host and co-hosts viewing shared content, select 'Host only'.
While in Focus mode, a banner comes on top of the screen as notification.