Live streaming events using Panopto

Lucy Ayre, Repository and Open Access Librarian, University of Derby

The Library celebrated Academic Book Week in January of this year through a series of author talks and books displays. The week was rounded off with a panel discussion on the future of academic books, which had quite a bit of interest from people not based at Kedleston Road where the event was taking place.

We had a problem; how were we going to make sure the event could be attended by people virtually? Also, we didn’t just want to show the discussion as it unfolded, we wanted viewers to have an involvement online, contributing in the same way as the audience in the room.

Live streaming sounded out of our reach. After all, we had nothing to spend and not much technical expertise. When TEL suggested using Panopto I was relieved, I knew from using Panopto before that it captured from a webcam as well as whatever is on the computer screen (part of the event was a live online demonstration), and it’s so easy to use!

We created a new Webcast about a week prior to the event, giving it a name and setting permissions to enable anyone on the web to view it.

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The default settings for the Webcast include a chat functionality, allowing viewers to type their questions or comments as they are watching the live stream. We uploaded a preview image with information about when the event was taking place. Finally, we took the embed code from the Share settings to embed the live stream neatly onto our promotional webpage.

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We had a couple of comments come through on the feed during the live session, and the recording is still up on the event webpage for people to watch back. One down side to the stream was that non-Derby viewers accessing the webcast were prompted to login to UDo in order to leave comments. When using this technology for a similar purpose next time we’ll see if this can be amended in the settings.

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The live stream brought a really innovative element to our event. Colleagues at Buxton could book out a room to show the live stream there, which meant we didn’t have to repeat the event across sites, and everyone could feel involved in real-time.

My top tips for using Panopto Webcast to live stream an event:

  1. Make sure the room you are using has a PC, projector, webcam and microphones (Speak to TEL about which rooms would be most suitable for your event, and speak to IT Field Support if you need extra equipment like we did).
  2. Setup the Webcast early and embed it onto the webpage you want viewers to see it from.
  3. Don’t forget to mic up your speakers and audience! Our viewers could hear the panel members but we didn’t have a roaming mic to capture what the audience in the room were saying.
  4. Have someone monitoring the comments. The comments will pop-up in the corner of the screen, but if like me you have your back to the screen you won’t be able to see who is contributing online!
  5. Build in some time to edit down the live steam after your event, making a shorter version of highlights.

Now that we know how easy it is to achieve a live stream using Panopto, we in the Library are looking to live stream other events and training sessions.

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Sharing media within your teaching

Everyone has access to their own My Media section within Course Resources where you can upload your own content and share it within the modules that you teach on, the system used is easy and secure.

Sharing media within your teaching and learning is a great way of providing the students with an increased experience of their studies. Adding media can inspire and engage the learners by getting them to question key issues within their studies, enabling interactive discussion throughout the module. As well as providing them with an innovative and dynamic way of learning.

Within Media Gallery, as well as uploading your own media, you can search through the university’s ever growing Shared Repository of media content. Here you can search topics from study skills to specific areas within your course to see what others have already created around your chosen topic.

All media within the Shared Repository is available for anyone one to use and is an expanding resource tool for academics. If you find there isn’t a media source that fits with your chosen area please do get in touch with the Learning Enhancements TEL media team, who can assist you with getting any ideas you have for media creation off the ground.

If you create your own media content that you have uploaded to Media Gallery and believe that it would benefit other colleagues in several programmes around the university, please contact your Media Adviser who can add the content to the Shared Repository.

If you would like any further help or guidance with using Media Gallery and the Shared Repository, see the guides below or contact Learning Enhancement’s Media team at tel@derby.ac.uk

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.

 

Forced Marriage Video Resource

The TEL Media team recently worked with the College of Education and the charity Karma Nirvana to produce a video about Forced Marriage. The video informs and educates about the issues raised and give awareness to the signs to spot in young people who might become a victim of this crime.

Forced Marriages where one or both parties is married without their consent and are illegal in the UK but still pose a massive threat to thousands of individuals. This video talks to survivors of both forced marriages and honour-based abuse; a violent crime committed to defend the honour of the family/community, South Wales protection unit and Jasvinder Sanghera the CEO of Karma Nirvana.

Karma Nirvana is holding their second annual Day of Memory on the 14th July 2016 to honour the memory of those whose lives were tragically taken in abuse related to honour and/or forced marriages. #weremember

To find out more please go to http://www.derby.ac.uk/education/ or for Karma Nirvana http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

Digi Know: You can find royalty free music on YouTube

‘Digi know’, you can find royalty free music on YouTube. Royalty free music is music where you do not have to pay for the rights to use it, if you use any popular music from the past 50 years you are most likely committing copyright infringement.Follow this link to find some royalty free music. (https://www.youtube.com/user/AudioLibraryEN/)

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Listen to some of the music, they have a variety of styles in different playlists and when you have decided on one you like click the, free download button in the video (annotations will need to be turned on)

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Remember some of these may need attribution, so check the description below the clip and copy and paste the relevant information.

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.