Downloading & Installing Electa

  1. Go to http://install.gracesimpkins.com.au
  2. Select your operating environment (Windows, Mac, iPad/iPhone, Android App)
    1. We would recommend avoiding running Electa on tablets or phones but it is possible
  3. Download the Electa Application
  4. Install the Electa Application
  5. Enter the “Australian/Asian Test Room”
  6. Click “Start Electa Live” Button
  7. Click the “Spanner Icon” to setup your speakers and microphone

Using Electa

  1. Go to http://online.gracesimpkins.com.au
  2. Login using your Username & Password issued for your session
  3. Click the “Enter Now” button beside your corresponding tutorial
  4. Click the “Start Electa Live” button
  5. Turn your microphone on using the blue button in the top left corner
  6. Use the “Chat Window” if there are any technical issues
  7. Use the tools to the left of the shared whiteboard to interact with the whiteboard
  8. Change whiteboards using the drop-down menu at the top
  9. Use the “Screen Snapshot” tool to bring in worksheets and materials for the student to work on
  10. At the end of your session save all whiteboards by going to the “Whiteboard” Menu and clicking “Save Current Whiteboard as Image File” and email these to contact@gracesimpkins.com.au

Tips For Equipment

  1. Ideally you will have a headset (headphones and microphone combined)
  2. If you don’t have a headset using the laptop microphone and a pair of headphones works perfectly well
  3. Using an external mouse is a lot easier than using the laptop’s trackpad
  4. If there are audio issues, in most instances, we organise for you to phone the student and have that on speaker for the audio
  5. A webcam is not needed but might be nice to use from time-to-time especially when tutoring younger students

Tips For A Productive Session

  1. Try to login about 15 Minutes prior to tuition and run an audio test to ensure equipment is working
  2. If there are specific things you you have prepared bring them into Electa using the “Screen Snapshot” tool
  3. If you are having technical difficulties call us straight away on 1300 360 245 so we can resolve these as quickly as possible
  4. Always save your whiteboards for future reference