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.

Click here to find out more about setting up TC video as one of your online integrations.


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.

  1. To invite, just copy and share the link
  2. 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 50 people can join a meeting. 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 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

You can join TutorCruncher Video on different browsers.

Chrome offers the best experience.

Use Chrome, to get the most features – like dual-screen sharing and recording

Background

TutorCruncher Video is 1-click video call links. There's no download, and no login required to join a video call. To enable 1-click video calls, TutorCruncher Video is built on top of WebRTC, an open platform backed by major tech companies like Google, Cisco and Amazon. (As an open platform, no one company controls the tech.)

Google has supported WebRTC since its inception; currently, Chrome lets us do more. Other browser WebRTC support is developing robustly. We're glad to now support larger calls on Safari, Firefox and mobile.

Chrome

Chrome offers the best experience and the most features.

  • Join calls with up to 50 people (200 for paid API plans)
  • Video call recording
  • Dual screen sharing, where both you and another person can screen share

Firefox

  • Join calls with up to 50 guests.
  • No screen sharing. You can see other guests' screen shares. But you can't screen share if you're on Firefox.
  • You cannot see video feeds and screen shares at the same time
  • You cannot start a recording

Safari

  • You might encounter more video and audio issues, on Safari
  • Join calls with up to 50 people (200 for paid API plans)
  • No screen sharing. If you're on Safari, you can see other guest's screen shares. However, you yourself can't screen share from using Safari.
  • You cannot see video feeds and screen shares at the same time
  • You cannot start a recording

Edge

  • Edge is limited to 1:1 calls — only 2 people can be in a meeting. If a third person joins the call, anyone in Edge will be kicked out of the call.
  • You might encounter more video and audio issues, on Edge
  • No screen sharing. If you're on Edge, you can see other guest's screen shares. However, you yourself can't screen share from your computer.
  • You cannot see video feeds and screen shares at the same time
  • You cannot start a recording

Mobile

  • Android users, tap on your meeting link in Chrome, to join. You cannot screen share or record using Android.
  • iOS users, tap your meeting link in Safari to join the call. You can't screen share or record using iOS.

Active speaker mode

Active speaker mode highlights the person talking.

  • To turn it on or off, click on More, in the lower right of your in-call menu. Then select Active Speaker mode.

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.

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