After struggling for months thinking of how to improve your lesson plans, you came across the Kiap Kiap, and suddenly there was hope again as you thought of all the interesting remote activities you could conduct with your students. However, you realised your school's computer is unable to support an external application like Snap Camera.
What should I do with all the innovative lesson plans I have thought of? Am I back to square one again? You must be thinking.
Fret not, as we got you covered. We know that some organisations have security issues that may restrict external applications. Hence, here's a simple alternative on how you could fix the mirror image issue and create new and engaging lesson plans with the Kiap Kiap without having to download any applications. Let's get right into it!
Things you would need:
A Kiap Kiap
A Built-in Camera Application on your computer
Step 1: Open your video conference application
Log In To Zoom
Open your favourite video application such as Zoom and make sure the share screen function is working. We shall be using Zoom as a reference in this example.
Share screen button
Step 2: Open your built-in camera application
Open up a built-in camera application on your computer. For MacBook, you may open up the photobooth app.
Open Photo Booth (In-Built Camera App)
For Windows, search for the camera application from the start button.
Open Camera App on Windows
If your camera application is not showing any image, you have to turn off your video on Zoom and try again.
Make sure the external camera application view works as this would be very essential for the next step.
Step 3: Share the screen of your camera application
Share Screen Of Camera Application
Now that your camera application is working, head back to Zoom. Click share screen and share a window of your camera application.
As our webcams are set to show a mirrored selfie view of yourself, this would automatically solve the mirror image issue shown on the Kiap Kiap and provide your participants with the actual image.
"Mirrored Image x Mirror Image = Actual Image"
Tadaa! Now you can share the actual image with your participants using the Kiap Kiap without having to download any external application.
Let us know if this was useful for you in the comments below and share this with a friend who needs this! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's to a better remote learning experience together one "kiap" at a time!