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.