What is TutorCruncher Video?
TutorCruncher Video is a free to use 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 to start and join a video call
Anyone can join a meeting link, on the computer or phone. Guests don't need an account or software download.
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.
Invite someone to a call
To invite someone, copy and share your TutorCruncher Video meeting link.
Guests just click your meeting link to join. Anyone, on a computer anywhere, can join your call. Guests don't need to download or create an account. Up to 200 people can join a meeting on Chrome. We recommend 6-8 cams on at one time — it depends on users' network quality.
Find your link, in a video 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.
Browser support with 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
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).
iOS 12.1 and later versions
Android 5.0 and above with current security and platform updates
If you are starting calls from a web application on iOS, it's recommended to open a new tab because mobile device screen sizes tend to be small enough that there's not much room to embed the call as an iframe.
Note: The number one thing that affects call quality — and which eats up bandwidth and taxes CPU — is the number of cameras on during a call. The number of participants in the call and the number of cameras on are two different things. For example, a user on an old device can click to join a call with 200 participants. That user will be in the call. However, they will have a better experience if in that call limits the number of participants that have their cameras on
Can I Screen Record Using TutorCruncher Video?
Screen recording is currently not available within TutorCruncher Video.
Is there a free integration that I can use for lessons?
Yes, you can use TutorCruncher Video as a free online integration. TutorCruncher is an integrated video conferencing solution to help you build your online tutoring business. And the best part? It's free! There is no download required and this can be assigned on a job by job basis. You can find out more information at Settings > Online Integrations.