Lecture Recording for Instructors
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Seamlessly record lectures and share them online.
Lecture capture provides a streamlined method to capture, upload and share your lectures online. Key lectures or guest presenters can be easily recorded and posted online for student review. The speaker and their visual supporting content (PowerPoint, document camera, video clips) are published to fully indexed, ready-to-watch web lectures. We have classrooms available with built-in lecture capture devices as well as portable equipment that can be moved to different rooms.
To make a lecture capture request, please fill out this form.
- Captures full video and audio as the lecturer presents.
- Records the visual content (such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) displayed on the presentation screen.
- Each presentation is fully indexed and slides can be text searched.
- Instructors can provide a link to the presentation for online viewing after class which can be viewed on various devices like tablets and smartphones.
- Students can toggle between different presentation views.
- Presentation can be configured to allow for live streaming.
- Instructors are able to adjust how often the lectures are recorded and the duration of each recording.
- Lectures can be easily uploaded for viewing on Canvas or the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS).
Do-It-Yourself Video/Audio Recording
If you would like to record or create audio/videos yourself, we offer a variety of equipment and software to assist you.
Record Your Own Lectures:
Instructors can book equipment from the Arts Helpdesk and record their lectures themselves in the classroom.
Create Your Own Videos:
To produce and record their own videos, instructors can utilize different video/audio production software such as: Camtasia, Snagit, Kaltura. For more information about DIY videos, click here.
Browse our equipment inventory to see the list of audiovisual equipment we have available for instructors!
Capturing Student Participation
Capturing student participation is permissible without written consent in videos as long as they are shared exclusively with that class in that term. If the video is to be shared outside that context (in a subsequent term or publicly), the instructor is required to get consent or to edit out student participation.
Recording/Streaming in Classroom with Built-in Equipment
OBSbot Camera Best Practices
1. Be sure that the camera is facing you. The previous instructor may have flipped the camera downwards to stop the recording. You can adjust this by manually turning the camera around.
2. For a better picture, ensure that you are positioned far enough away from the camera.
3. If you need to stop recording at any time during the lecture – if a student is presenting, or during set-up etc., you can flip the camera downwards so that no image is captured.
4. The OBSbot camera can track your face and follow you as you move. To start the facial recognition, hold one hand up beside your face with fingers slightly apart. To stop facial recognition, repeat this action. The indicator light on the camera will flash blue three times, then switch back to a solid green line. Put your hand down as soon as you see the green light, or it may cancel the face tracking. If you have trouble with the gesture controls, try taking off your mask, gloves, or anything else that may obscure your face and hands.
5. Please note that the facial recognition may fail in very low lighting. If this happens, the OBSbot will lose track of you and will need to be re-calibrated after the lighting improves using the facial recognition gesture.
Recording/Streaming in Classroom with Portable Equipment
UBC has increased the number of classrooms with available equipment to capture or stream live class sessions. For teaching spaces that are not equipped for recording and streaming lectures, the following equipment/tools can be used or borrowed from Arts ISIT:
- The AV kits are especially useful for smaller classrooms, or where class sessions incorporate active discussions or student response systems (SRS). Each kit includes a tracking camera and a microphone, to ensure your recorded lectures are clear and focused. The kits are transportable and easy to set up.
- Zoom carts help remote students participate in in-person classes. These portable carts feature a large screen and powerful input/output microphone on which you can host the class Zoom meeting, allowing in-person attendees to view remote participants and engage them in discussions.
- Instructors may also consider streaming and recording a session through Zoom on their own computers. Visit Record your in-person lecture with Zoom for details.
- The Zoom camcorder is a video recorder that you can connect to your computer to create videos with high quality audio. It can be used alongside a Zoom session or other recording software in order to record clearly audible lectures or seminars. If you plan to reuse your lectures in future classes, Zoom camcorders will help to ensure your recordings will be useful for future semesters.
- Laptop recording with Kaltura or Camtasia may work well for many classroom situations.
- Laptop or mobile device to access Canvas or shared documents
- Headphones to join Zoom breakout groups or discussions
- A set of coloured cue cards for visual polls, as an alternative to online tools
- Paper or post-it notes and a sharpie for brainstorming
Some Arts learning spaces are designed to facilitate group collaboration and integrate remote students into the classroom. The Buchanan B125 Collaboration Learning Space is equipped with 7 “restaurant style” tables, each with its own TV and computer to enable in person with online collaboration. Contact Arts ISIT to inquire about booking this room.
Using the Logitech Zoom Cart
Zoom carts help remote students participate in in-person classes. The portable carts feature a large screen and powerful input/output microphone on which you can host the class Zoom meeting, allowing in-person attendees to view remote participants and engage them in discussions.
- Samsung TV (1)
- Logitech conference camera (2)
- iPad Charger (3)
- HDMI Cord (4)
- Logitech conference cam control (5)
- TV Remote (6)
- iPad (7)
- Optional Set up includes:
- Keyboard (8)
- Logitech expansion mic (9)
- Wireless microphone (10)
Note: Please consult with ARTS Learning Centre to learn how to set up and use these devices.
How to Turn on and Pair the TV:
- Plug the power cord behind the TV into the wall. Wait for one minute as the devices turn on. It should automatically display this screen:
- If this screen is not displayed after the TV has been plugged in, try the following:
- Use the remote control to turn the TV on
- Turn on the PC/computer behind the TV
- Click “Source” at the top right corner of the TV remote control and select “PC.”
- On the iPad, tap the Zoom Room icon at the bottom of the screen.
- When the class is finished, please turn off the PC/computer before unplugging the power cord.
Joining a Zoom Meeting:
Option 1: To join a scheduled meeting, start the meeting on the laptop. Use the iPad to join the meeting by entering the meeting ID and password.
Option 2: To start a meeting, click “Meet Now” to start. The Zoom cart will be the host of the meeting.
If you would like your Zoom meeting to be recorded, please ensure you join a meeting using Option 1. This way, the recording will be uploaded locally to your laptop, or to the Cloud (accessible in the Zoom section of your Canvas course). The Zoom cart does not have the capacity to record and save a Zoom meeting.
Using the Zoom Camcorder
The Zoom camcorder is a video recorder that you can connect to your computer to create videos with high quality audio. It can be used alongside a Zoom session or other recording software in order to record clearly audible lectures or seminars. If you plan to reuse your lectures in future classes, Zoom Camcorders will help to ensure your recordings will be useful for future semesters.
In our Zoom Camcorder kit, you will find…
- Q8 Zoom Camcorder
- USB Mini-B Cable
- On your computer, please start a Zoom meeting.
- Raise the microphones according to the images below. Then connect the computer and the camcorder using the USB Mini-B cable.
- Turn on the Camcorder.
- Choose the Webcam option using the touch screen on the camcorder*.
- Select PC/MAC. You will see a message – “Are you sure?”, please choose WebCam.
- In your Zoom meeting, click the ^ arrow next to the video icon , then select Q8 Web Cam .
Note: If you do not see the 3 options (card reader, webcam, USB mic) on the touch screen…
- Click the gear icon.
- Select USB. This should bring you to the 3-option menu. Please refer to Steps 3-5 above.
Optional Step: Downloading the Zoom Q8 Driver
If you are unable to find the webcam and/or the microphone for the camcorder, you may need to download the Zoom Q8 Driver onto your computer.
- Go to https://zoomcorp.com/en/ca/video-recorders/video-recorders/q8-handy-video-recorder/q8-support/
- Download and install the appropriate WebCam Driver depending on your computer’s operating system.
Using the Arts ISIT AV Kit
The AV kits enable you to livestream and record in learning spaces that are not equipped with dedicated recording or streaming capacities. They are especially useful for smaller classrooms, or ones based on active discussions or student response systems (SRS). Each kit includes a tracking camera and a microphone, to ensure your recorded lectures are clear and focused.
- OBSBOT Webcam (1)
- Wireless audio receiver (2)
- Tripod (3)
- USB-C cable (4)
- Wireless lapel microphone (5)
Optional Set up includes:
- Extra batteries (6)
- Webcam Mount (7)
- USB-C to HDMI Adaptor (8)
- USB extension cable (9)
- Install the OBSBOT webcam on the tripod.
- Connect the webcam to the computer using the USB-C cable.
- Plug in the wireless audio receiver into a USB port in the computer.
- Turn on the wireless lapel microphone.
- Start a Zoom meeting.
- In your Zoom meeting, click the ^ arrow next to the microphone icon , then select Microphone (Samson RXD wireless receiver) .
- In your Zoom meeting, click the ^ arrow next to the video icon , then select OBSBOT Tiny Camera .
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