1. The Basics

Understand the basics about the Rhyme app

1.1 Sign up

Go to https://rhyme.com and click the Sign up button. Enter your name, email, and a secure password. Click on "Sign up" button.
Sign up

1.2 Go to Dashboard

To go to "Dashboard," click on your user profile in top right corner and click "Dashboard."
Go to Dashboard

1.3 Understand the Tabs

Go to "Sessions" tab to see all the live or record sessions you've scheduled. Go to "Recordings" tab to see all the instruction videos you've recorded. Go to "Virtual Machines" tab to see all the Windows or Linux virtual machines that you've customized. Go to "Settings" tab to change your photo, credit card, rhyme card, etc.
Understand the Tabs

2. Virtual Machines

Customize your own virtual machines by installing your software and configuring your data.

2.1 Choose Windows or Ubuntu

In the "Virtual Machines" tab, click the "Create New Virtual Machine" button. Choose the kind of virtual machine you want -- Windows or Ubuntu.
Choose Windows or Ubuntu

2.2 Install Software

If needed, enter a credit card or rhyme card and click "Save." You now get a blank Windows or Ubuntu virtual machine. On this virtual machine, install any software you want your customers to experience or learn.
Install Software

2.3 Configure Virtual Machine

Upload any files to the virtual machine. Apply any site-wide license to the virtual machine, if needed. Do any other configurations. E.g., put a shortcut of your software in the Startup Folder so that it automatically starts when the virtual machine starts.
Configure Virtual Machine

2.4 Save Virtual Machine

Take a screenshot of the virtual machine, give it a name, and click "Save."
Save Virtual Machine

3. Recordings

Create your own recordings of video instructions split in chapters.

3.1 Create New Recording

In the "Recordings" tab, click the "Create New Recording" button. Give the recording a name and description and click "Save."
Create New Recording

3.2 Choose Virtual Machine Type

Choose the virtual machine type: (a) A default Windows or Ubuntu virtual machine has just default software. (b) A custom Windows or Ubuntu virtual machine has any custom software you installed (See the Virtual Machines section).
Choose Virtual Machine Type

3.3 For Custom Virtual Machines:

Choose which custom virtual machine you want to use.
For Custom Virtual Machines

3.4 Add Chapter

Click "Add Chapter 1." Give the chapter a name and description and click "Record." (For custom virtual machines) Wait few minutes for the virtual machine to start up.
Add Chapter

3.5 Start Recording

To start recording, click the red record button or press keyboard shortcut "Alt-Shift-R." If your browser asks, allow Rhyme access to your microphone. During recording, Rhyme records your actions in the virtual machine and the audio from your microphone.
Start Recording

3.6 Pause and Preview

To pause recording, click the "Pause" button or press "Alt-Shift-R." Click "Preview" to watch the recording and verify everything is good.
Pause and Preview

3.7 Save Recording

Save the recording by pressing "Save." Create more chapters as needed. When finished recording chapters, click "Done."
Save Recording

4. Recorded Sessions

Schedule a session of your recording that customers can attend on their own.

4.1 Create Session

In the "Sessions" tab, click the "Create Session" button. Click the "Start" button under the "Recorded Session" section.
Create Session

4.2 Choose Recording

Choose the existing recording that you want to use for the session.
Choose Recording

4.3 Choose Date / Time

Choose time for the session: (a) Click "Start Now" button if you want to start session now (for recordings that use default virtual machines). (b) Click the "Start in 15 mins" button if you want to start session in 15 mins from now (for recordings that use custom virtual machines). (c) Using calendar, click and drag in the date and time-slot when you want to run the session. Verify date and time and click "Save."
Choose Date / Time

4.4 (Optional) Join Session

To join a session, click on the session, and click "Join." You (as host) don't need to be present for the customers to go through the session.
(Optional) Join Session

4.5 Monitor Customers

When the session starts, monitor your customers' virtual machines. To get details or control of a customer's virtual machine, bring the cursor over their virtual machine.
Monitor Customers

4.6 Zoom and Control

Click "Zoom" to see more details of customer's virtual machine. Click "Control" to take control and troubleshoot. During control, you can also have a video call with them.
Zoom and Control

4.7 Chat and Settings

Chat with all current customers or with a specific customer in "Chat" tab. In "Settings" tab: (a) Upload a file to all current customers' virtual machines. (b) Add 15 minutes to when the session ends. (c) End the session.
Chat and Settings

5. Live Sessions

Schedule a live session that you and customers will attend together.

5.1 Create Session

In the "Sessions" tab, click the "Create Session" button. Click the "Start" button under the "Live Session" section.
Create Session

5.2 Give Session Details

Give the session a name and description. Choose the number of customers you expect to attend the session and choose their expected location. These expected numbers are just guidelines that help us start correct number of virtual machines in correct locations. These are not hard-limits.
Give Session Details

5.3 Choose Virtual Machine Type

Choose the virtual machine type: (a) A default Windows or Ubuntu virtual machine has just default software. (b) A custom Windows or Ubuntu virtual machine has any custom software you installed (See the Virtual Machines section).
Choose Virtual Machine Type

5.4 Choose Date / Time

Choose time for the session: (a) Click "Start Now" button if you want to start session now (for sessions that use default virtual machines). (b) Click the "Start in 15 mins" button if you want to start session in 15 mins from now (for sessions that use custom virtual machines). (c) Using calendar, click and drag in the date and time-slot when you want to run the session. Verify date and time and click "Save."
Choose Date / Time

5.5 Join Session

To join a session, click on the session, and click "Join." Customers are able to join a session only after you (instructor) join it.
Join Session

5.6 In Session:

In session, your own virtual machine is on the left and your customers' virtual machines are on the right. Your actions in your virtual machine and audio from your microphone gets broadcasted to your customers in real-time.
In Session

5.7 Monitor Customers

Monitor your customers' virtual machines in right panel. To get details or control of a customer's virtual machine, bring the cursor over their virtual machine.
Monitor Customers

5.8 Zoom, Control, and Broadcast

Click "Zoom" to see more details of customer's virtual machine. Click "Control" to take control and troubleshoot. (c) Click "Broadcast" to broadcast their virtual machine to other customers. During control, you can also have a video call with them.
Zoom, Control, and Broadcast

5.9 Chat and Settings

Chat with all current customers or with a specific customer in "Chat" tab. In "Settings" tab: (a) Upload a file to all current customers' virtual machines. (b) Add 15 minutes to when the session ends. (c) Mute all customers. (d) Stop customers from following-along and focus on full-screen of your virtual machine by clicking the "Expand View" button. (e) End the session.
Chat and Settings

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