It now allows for live streaming!
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:
I will be doing more tests… but this is awesome news for additional options for synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning!
You don’t have to download a new version of the software. If you have never used it before, the software can be downloaded from echo360.org with your netid and password.
More to follow!
As we have moved to echo360 in the cloud… the new place to find your personal capture software is now also in the cloud.
From the main page that you first see when you login – go here:
or go directly to this link:
Don’t forget to still let us know that you are using the software by filling out this form.
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.
You can use personal capture at home or in the office to record them at your leisure and send the recordings to blackboard afterwards for all of your students to watch. Personal Capture records everything showing on your screen, video from your webcam and audio from a mic. Tell us about your recordings so that we can hook in the publishing options.
Coming Soon: One Button Studio. A physical location, where students and instructors can go and with the push of a single button start recording in a well equipped mini studio.
Personal Capture request form:
Schedule single SBCapture recording:
Video Drop Off form:
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):
Are you over the snow? It’s been a white winter, that’s for sure!
More importantly are you teaching a course where you really need all of those pesky lecture hours? Do you know what online courses do when it snows really bad? They keep going. We have the technology so that you can keep going to! I’m going to share a trick with you that will let you “flip” those snow days. (Flipping is when you listen to the lecture at home, and do active learning/group work/homework in the classroom.)
Do you have a SBCapture account? Yes? Go here: https://echoserver.sinc.stonybrook.edu
Now go to the Downloads tab, and grab personal capture for the OS that you prefer. (Your choices are Win and OSX – don’t go getting all RaspPi on me!)
This software allows you to capture the video from your screen, audio from your mic and optionally, the video from a webcam. This way you can sit in front of your computer and give your lecture. There are simple edit capabilities, you can pause the recording in the middle and directly load the finished product straight into Blackboard.
Unless you are already using SBCapture for room based capture this semester, you will need to drop me a line so that I can make the appropriate hooks on the backend between SBCapture and Blackboard, but that is simple enough. Same goes for if you don’t already have an SBCapture account – just let me know, and I’ll set everything up.
FORM to request Personal Capture
Here is an example of what an end result looks like using Personal Capture:
(In this case the webcam was setup to the side… yours might be a tight shot of your face.)
I hope that you find this, and find it helpful!