Turns out, it's working quite well and with funny results. The camera has become like our invisible friend and we (students and I) interact with it all morning. Students hold their sharpened pencils up to the camera - TA DA! And the student leaves her homework out on her desk for me to go through each day. (It's like Christmas morning for me!)
Here was her desk after our module on 'What Makes Good Design?' Do you know about the Golden Ratio?