Contact the ICT Help Desk by phoning 966-4817 to make sure the equipment that you are planning to use
(digital projector, laptop port, classroom computer, document imager,
vcr, etc.) can be recorded. Not all equipment in all rooms is
Load your content for the course. Recording starts promptly, so make
sure things like personal email are not being displayed on the screen.
Use the wireless microphone provided in the classroom. Check that the microphone has batteries, change the batteries if the battery indicator is yellow or you are unsure how reliable the batteries will be. Be sure to thow the used batteries away. Extra batteries are provided. Please contact eMAP at 966-4263 if you have any problems with the microphone.
When using the wireless microphone, be sure that it is
positioned for the best sound quality. Clip the microphone to the front so that your voice will still be detected when turning head from side to side. Turn the microphone on, and double check that its on. Depending on the
room you may not hear yourself coming over the PA system. Please contact eMAP at 966-4263 to request assistance with proper placement and instructions on how to
use the wireless microphone.
Educate students on the interface used to watch
Present your lecture as you would normally; lecture capture is meant
as a secondary resource and not meant to change the way you interact
with your students.
Clearly repeat student questions, as the question will usually not be picked up by the instructor microphone.
Try not to use spacial references ("over here", or "right there") and
instead use reference relative to the content you are presenting ("as
you can see below the image of the building" or "on the second line of
the slide"). Your viewers will not be able to see the gestures you are
making to the projector.
After your first class, you should have an idea of where the camera is
pointing and how big you appear, staying within these bounds will
increase viewer engagement.
Don't expect writing on Whiteboards/Blackboards to be legible on the recordings. Consider using the document camera or sympodium if the classroom supports it.
Turn the microphone off. If the battery indicator is yellow please feel free to change batteries for the next instructor.
Turn off other classroom technologies as appropriate. You may leave
the computer turned on for the next presenter, but make sure to log out.
Review the recorded lectures for
overall capture quality (video, sound, slides, whiteboard/blackboard,
etc.). By watching the recorded lectures, instructors can learn how
to improve future lectures.