BoB’s your uncle…

BoB, Learning on Screen’s OnDemand TV and radio recording service, has recently been revamped and upgraded.

Along with a new interface, there are tweaks to options like clipping, playlists and search.

Features like embedding program clips into your Course Resources page, or adding links to PowerPoints are still available and work very well.

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There are over 60 UK and international TV and radio stations to search and record from, and every program has transcripts.

There are also comprehensive video help guides on using BoB, and an extensive FAQ.

 

DigiKnow – Making interactive video quizzes

Video Quiz is a feature which enables you to create a simple multiple choice quiz which overlays a video. This means viewers are presented with a question while watching the video, without having to navigate to a different screen. The results of the quiz are collated and available to the quiz creator.

This feature is available to any video uploaded into My Media within Course Resources. Setting up a Video Quiz is straightforward and can be useful for quick snapshots of viewers’ understanding of a section of video they have just watched.

Download the instructions here.

Try a quiz now.

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Using iPhones with athletic video analysis software

Video analysis of movement in sports helps practitioners to study and improve their performance. Sports students at Derby University use Quintic video analysis software to record activity and analyse their movement.

The system required the use of an expensive specialist video camera hooked up to the computer in order to capture the video.

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The specialist infrared camera

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The iPhone which replaces the camera

The department only has two cameras for this which meant that only limited activity could be captured per session. Recently Quintic released a new version which accepts video from iPhones.

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The iPhone in action

This means that staff and students are no longer constrained by available equipment resources and can use their own phones to capture and analyse their activity. Students are now able to capture their activity in or out of class time, and inside or outside the gym, and use the software to do analysis.

Aislin O’Kelly , master’s student in Sport and Exercise, said “I would say that not only does the use of iPhones make the set up process far less time consuming, it also makes Quintic more accessible for everyone – particularly those that may not be as familiar with using it. Seeing as most people own an iPhone, it really is a case of plug-in and go.”

 

 

A non-technical person’s experience of recording with Panopto

Joy Lewis, Team Leader of International Student Centre recently needed to record some student presentations for assessment. Here is what she had to say about the experience:

“I requested access to Panopto because we had a Summer School and wanted to record the final presentations of the Chinese students. The choice of Panopto was because it is not invasive and the students do not feel that they are being videoed or recorded and the experience for them is much more positive and the results of the recording are clear, sharp and give a very wide view as well as being able to have access to the slides.

I had a very quick training session, no longer than five minutes. It was very easy to use and that is from someone who is a bit of a technophobe. This was followed up with a second short training session of how to download the recordings, again this was very easy and user friendly.

The only other experience I have had of videoing and recording presentations is where there is a camera facing you, depending on if this fixed, or is on a tripod or handheld it can be shaky, poor quality with problems with sound and visuals of the slides, and is also very off putting for the person being videoed, Panopto makes the whole experience much easier and real, I would not hesitate to use it again.”

Joy used one of our Lecture Record Ready rooms which included a ceiling mic and ceiling camera to record the front of the class.

Find out more about Lecture Recording at Derby University and how it can help you simplify capturing presentations like lectures and student assessments.

 

What’s Hot on BoB: Wild China – The Tibetan Plateau

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB, Wild China, looks at the array of creatures that live in China’s landscapes. The Tibetan plateau is one of the world’s most remote places, but is home to yaks, foxes and bears.

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

What’s Hot on BoB: Impossible Engineering: The construction of the AT&T Stadium in Texas

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB is about the AT&T Stadium. Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the impressive AT&T Stadium in Texas has a retractable roof and can hold over 100,000 people. Find out how this $1.3bn arena was constructed.

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

 

 

 

What’s Hot on BoB: Leading the Global Kawaii Generation!

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB  captures the essence of the Tokyo’s fabulous pop-culture in ‘Kawaii’ style. Everything Kawaii followers worldwide want to know can be found here! Today’s topic: Leading the Global Kawaii Generation!

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

Using video to replace written reflection

Maria Potempski, Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations, College of Business, University of Derby.

The Design and creativity for marketers module requires students to work in groups to produce a four page leaflet that targets a consumer group with a message. The leaflet has to take into account the audience, and consider design elements such as typefaces, colour schemes and layout. Students also must produce a reflective piece which justifies and explains their design choices.

Maria decided that the students should create one or more short videos, rather than a written piece, justifying their choices and deconstructing the leaflet to show how it meets the assignment brief. The students were responsible for creating the videos using their own devices, and uploading them into Media Gallery for submission with the leaflet in a Course Resources Assignment activity.

The majority of students used their mobile phones to create their justification videos and were able to upload them straight into Media Gallery and submit in the assignment.

Maria comments “This is the first time I have used Augmented Reality (AR) videos as a vehicle for an assignment. It seemed very appropriate to use this method as it reflects what the marketing sector is currently using to reach many target audiences.

Student feedback about the module confirmed that they found the use of AR exciting and a welcome alternative to a written paper. Making the videos was straightforward and each student simply used their smartphone. Because the students had to verbalise why they had used certain colour psychology, use of typeface and impactful images it added to their understanding of the design process. Academic integrity was also preserved by the use of a ‘Student Agreement’ that recorded reference material and their agreement that each member of the group had contributed equally to the assignment.

Personally I found this an excellent way of assessing as it demonstrated much more understanding than a traditional written paper. It was also helpful to colleagues who moderated the assignment, easy to use, but above adding an extra dimension to the assignment.”

What’s Hot on BoB: Das Schicksal der Kinder von Aleppo

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB is a German documentary on a family of refugees fleeing from Aleppo to Germany, and their life in a foreign country.

Deutschland 2016 Am schlimmsten für Hala Qasmo ist es, morgens den Kaffee allein zu trinken. Ohne ihren Mann. In einem fremden Land, ihrer neuen Heimat Deutschland. Sie hat mit ihm und vier Kindern in Aleppo direkt an der Front des Bürgerkriegs gelebt. Der Filmemacher Marcel Mettelsiefen dokumentierte 2013 das Leben der Familie im Film “Die Kinder von Aleppo” und wurde mit dem Emmy Award und dem Grimme-Preis ausgezeichnet. Buch/Autor: Marcel Mettelsiefen Kamera: Marcel Mettelsiefen

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

Recording training videos of equipment usage for forensic chemistry students, and sharing through Course Resources

Samantha-DrakeSamantha Drake. Lecturer in Forensic Science, College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby.

Samantha has flipped! Flipped teaching has entered the educational consciousness over the past few years. Teachers record materials for students to study outside of class so when they meet for lessons or seminars they are already prepped with an idea of what to do, rather than use contact time for demonstrating procedures or explaining material. This leaves more contact time to discuss or practice under the supervision of the expert teacher who can feedback tips or facilitate discussion.

Samantha comments “The practical ran far more smoothly, with fewer initial queries about the lab techniques, than previous years without the videos. It was also great not to have to spend the first half hour or so demonstrating everything in the video – more time efficient and less work for me in the long run as the videos will be used again in future years.”

Samantha used a consumer grade video camera, borrowed from the TEL Media Team, to record for her forensic chemistry students a series of equipment demonstrations and do worked examples of maths question. Titles included “Making a Solution in a Volumetric Flask”, “Amine Calculations”, and “How to do a Titration”.

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Still from How to do a Titration

She then edited and uploaded the videos into Media Gallery, and shared the videos directly into Course Resources for students to watch before coming to lab, and to review afterwards.

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The videos embedded into Course Resources

The cohort comprised 57 students, and as you can see from the statistics of plays the videos were well used.

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Number of plays per video

In conclusion, using some basic commonly available recording equipment, Samantha was able to make her teaching more effective and efficient, and although recording and uploading required some more effort upfront, this will be paid back manifold in future as the resources are reused. Media Gallery is a simple to use video distribution resources which integrates directly into Course Resources and enables staff to create and distribute flipped teaching materials quickly, and directly to students.