What is TutorCruncher Video?
TutorCruncher Video is our very own integrated platform that allows you to host video lessons online.
How to set up and use TutorCruncher Video
If you are teaching a lesson hosted by TC video, all you have to do is make sure you have selected TutorCruncher Video as your online integration on the job. Once you have done this you can just use the link in each lesson or the link in your emails to join the video call.
Students taking lessons will also be able to access TutorCruncher Video via each scheduled lesson on the link in your emails.
How do I start and join a video call?
Simply send them a meeting link! Anyone can join a meeting link, whether via a computer or mobile device. Neither you nor your guests need an account or any downloaded software to startor join a call.
To invite, just copy and share the link (Or send that link via Lesson Reminders)
To join, click the meeting link. Use Chrome for the most features.
When you click a link to join, here's what you see and do:
Computer users click the green button.
TV users, click the purple button.
Mobile users can join with video if there are 4 or fewer participants in the call.
How do I invite someone to a call?
To invite someone, copy and share your TutorCruncher Video meeting link.
Guests can simply click your meeting link to join. Guests don't need to download or create an account, and up to 200 people can join a meeting. Depending on your user network quality, we recommend a maximum of 6-8 cams streaming at once.
Where can I find the link to my call?
If you're already in your TutorCruncher Video call, your meeting link is shown on your computer screen:
The meeting link is in the address bar of your browser. That's just at the top of your Chrome window. Or, in the bottom bar of your call, just click the green Invite button. This copies your call info to your clipboard, to send to a guest.
How do I share my screen?
To start a screen share, a user must be on desktop. A user can start a screen share from Chrome, Safari, or Firefox on desktop.
To clarify, all browsers can view screen shares. A mobile user can see a screen share (but only a call participant on desktop can share their screen).
Which browsers support TutorCruncher Video?
We support the following web browsers:
Chrome 74 and above
Safari 12.1 and above
Firefox 78 ESR and above
Microsoft Edge 74 and above.
Electron 6 and above
iOS Safari (in iOS 12.1 and later)
3rd-party browsers (such as Chrome) and in-app browsers (such as the Gmail app's built-in browser) using WKWebView, as of iOS 14
Android Chrome, Firefox, Samsung Internet, and Chromium-based 3rd-party browsers
iOS 12.1 and later versions
Android 5.0 and above with current security and platform updates
We strongly recommend you open TutorCruncher Video on it's own tab - mobile device screen sizes tend to be too small to embed the call properly within another window.
Note: The number one thing that affects call quality is the number of participants with their cameras on during a call. It would be possible to run a call with a large number of participants with few issues - so long as the amount of participants streaming their cameras is kept to an advisable level.
How much does it cost to use TutorCruncher Video?
TutorCruncher video has a free allowance of 20,000 participant minutes*, and then each participant minute will be charged at $0.006 (£0.005). The allowance works out as ~167 hours of one to one lessons. It is reset each month on the 1st of the month.
*Each person on a call for a minute counts as a participant minute. For example, 2 people (1 student and 1 tutor) on a call for 1 minute would count as 2 participant minutes.