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Hide Your Camera Box

This tutorial shows you how to hide and unhide your self-view camera box when using Online Studio.

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Written by Julie Myers
Updated over a week ago

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About This Tutorial

By default, when you launch Online Studio and join a room, the self-view camera box will be visible in the upper right corner. This tutorial will show you two ways to hide your camera box from your view while still allowing others to see you. You will also see how to unhide your camera box.

Note: If you hide your camera box before a student joins the room, you will still see it even after you have hidden it. However, once your student joins, your self-view camera box will no longer be visible for the rest of the session unless you unhide it. When you start a new Online Studio session, your camera box will be visible again.

We recommend that clients use Google Chrome when operating Online Studio to get the fullest use of its features.


Hide Self View: Settings

The first way you can hide your camera box from yourself is by going into Settings.

  1. Once you launch Online Studio go to your Navigation Bar. The Navigation Bar shows itself each time you move your mouse.

    The navigation bar is selected.

  2. Click on the More Actions icon. This will bring up a pop up menu.

    The More Actions (three dots) button is highlighted and selected.



  3. Click on Settings.

    A popup menu has appeared on the Navigation Bar. The Settings button is selected.




    This will open up the Settings popup box.

    The More button is selected in the Settings popup menu.



  4. Click on the More tab.

    The More button is selected in the Settings pop



  5. Click in the box next to Hide Self View to check it.

    The More tab of the Settings popup menu is selected. The Hide self view box is checked.



  6. Click on the OK button.

    The Ok button on the More tab of the Settings popup menu is selected.




    Your self-view camera box is no longer visible to you.

    The top half of the Online Studio homepage is featured. The Self View window is no longer visible.


Hide Self View: Camera Box

The second way to hide your self-view is by going to your camera box.

  1. Go to your Self-View Camera Box and click on the Three Dots (...) Menu > Hide Self View.




    Your camera box is no longer visible to you. It will still be visible to everyone else.


Unhide Your Camera Box

Regardless of how you hide your self-view, there is only one way to show your camera box again.

  1. Go to your Navigation Bar. The Navigation Bar shows itself each time you move your mouse.


  2. Click on the More Actions icon. This will bring up a popup menu.



  3. Click on Settings.




    This will open up the Settings popup box.



  4. Click on the More tab.



  5. Click in the box next to Hide Self View to uncheck it.



  6. Click on the OK button.




    Your camera box is now visible to you again.

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