Top 10 uses

Recording live lectures

For many lecturers, the starting point for self-generated educational video is recording live lectures. Recorded lectures provide flexibility for students and allow opportunities for revising content according to the learners pace and needs.

Designated lecture theatres across UQ’s main campuses are fitted with Echo360 equipment that automatically records lectures. The recorded file includes all audio and screen content presented at the lecture.  The file is then automatically loaded into your Blackboard course in a folder called ‘Lecture recordings’.

In How to Move beyond lecture capture: Pedagogy guide ,Young and Moes (2012) believe lecture capture can offer unprecedented opportunities for reflective educational practice and development as previously ephemeral events can be shared, analysed and linked to supporting resources.

See the Tools A-Z guide: Lecture Theatre Recording for more information, such as copyright responsibilities, editing recordings and managing recordings.

Self-recording lectures

Some lectures are filmed showing the lecturer on stage with an audience. Using this method will require high-end equipment and an experienced AV person to ensure sound and images are of good quality. (Also see ‘Production’)

If you need to record your own lectures the Echo360 Ingest function is capable of uploading numerous video file formats (AVI, FLV, MP4, MOV, M4V, MP3, and WMA) to your Blackboard course site.

  • Video Everywhere is a new Blackboard feature that allows instructors and students to record and video on the fly and use previous recordings from a library. Users must have a Google account that is registered on YouTube. A YouTube channel is required to process and save webcam videos.
  • Adobe Connect is UQ’s web conferencing software for virtual classrooms and seminars. Lectures, tutorials and student presentations can be held online and recorded for various teaching and learning purposes.