I’ve done some tests already. I’m seeing a 10 sec lag on what comes out of my mouth and what comes through the stream. The screen share seems about 3 seconds ahead of my camera’s live video. There is a 15 secondish lag between when you start streaming and the stream actually begins.
I was testing on a laptop that had a hard wire connection to my router at home… the receiving computer was on the wireless.
Here is their documentation which includes technical requirements:
Blackboard has this cute mashup feature where you can go into your course, go to the content folder of your choice, select Build Content and select YouTube Video. You don’t even have to know the URL of what you are looking for… it lets you search by keywords and select the video right there.
but – the window is smallish and the ability to make it bigger seems non-existent.
So – if you need the video to be bigger…. here is what you can do:
Go to YouTube.com and search for the video you want there. When you find the video, click on Share…
now Show More…
and finally, pick the video size you would like to display in Blackboard:
Copy the code provided… it is the one that starts with “<iFrame width” as seen above.
Now head back to Blackboard….
Go to your Documents folder (or whatever content folder you desire), Build Content -> Item:
Give it a Name, then click the chevrons in the upper right hand corner of the Text box.
Which reveals more wysiwyg tools:
click the HTML tool and paste in the code from your clipboard:
click update and click submit.
Now you will get this gorgeous and large video, right in your folder – just like this. (This is the same embed code as seen in WordPress.)
Planbook — https://planbook.com/
idoceo — http://www.idoceo.net/index.php/en/
Explain Everything – students use the app to create presentations and reflections for class. Of course instructors can use to to create as well.
symbalooEDU – link management and sharing (can be embedded into blackboard) http://www.symbalooedu.com/
blendspace – digital content collection tool – students use this to create their own collection that goes into their eportfolio. https://www.tes.com/lessons
Next – Sophia Georgiakaki from Tompkins-Cortland Community College
MyOpenMath — https://www.myopenmath.com/ looks like an LMS
Next – Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College
online lecture components:
Lecture Videos – used camptasia with TOC
OER Textbook – problems and readings aligned to lecture videos http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/DE/DE.aspx
WeBWork online homework –
Graded Written Assignments and quizzes – submitted as a single pdf
online visualization tool .. direction fields and calcplot3d
graded online discussions
student video presentations (typically between 3-8 minutes) – they are posted to a course wiki – the videos help build community, and serve as a tool for review. they are required to watch and respond to each others videos. Sometimes he uses student videos in future teaching.
includes time estimates for each component within Blackboard
If there is anything that makes me happy, it is when a new tech item actually fits into how education properly functions. Last week, we finally pulled the trigger and ordered the manufacture of a Lightboard from the SoMAS Ocean Instrument Laboratory.
This is why a Lightboard is so awesome… it lets an instructor do what they already are great at… write on a surface (traditionally a chalk board or a white board) while explaining concepts, but facing towards the students. The reason that this works, is because we are going to record this to video – not teach in front of a live audience. That way, you can point the camera into a mirror, or flip the video in post-production so that it is readable to the audience.
You have a few options for this. You can reserve a room that has SBCapture built in, and let us know the schedule so I can setup the recording. You need to use a mic when recording, so talk to the AV desk if you are unsure about that part.
You can record your lecture with a camera (or ipad/iphone), and get me the recording afterwards and I can publish it to your course. I have some courses that drop off camcorders and others that share files with me via Google Drive. I even have one instructor that sends me the recordings created when using Doceri.
Still shots of the video captured from each available room for room based capture in SBCapture (in addition to this video stream, students are also presented with the video feed of what is projected in the room):