LectureTube: Video Streams from the Lecture halls
It is a simple idea: teaching staff record their lecture in the lecture halls and then make the video available as additional multimedia learning material in TUWEL. Or, they transmit their lecture to another lecture hall or directly to the TUWEL learning platform. The advantages are obvious: learning is not dependent on a time or place, the space situation is alleviated and exam preparation is improved.
Our LectureTube Service
To make it possible to record lectures, TU Wien has equipped some lecture halls with recording technology (Opencast). Recording starts and stops automatically, so there is less effort involved on the part of teaching staff. Live streams must be in contrary controlled manually in the lecture hall, and this is easily accomplished using the integrated touch panels in the lecture hall. Streaming only requires the integration of the streams link in the respective online course in TUWEL ahead of time. Instructions for the control system are available in the lecture hall.
Besides the Live streams and recordings inside the lecture halls, LectureTube also provides the possibility to record your own videos on any device supporting a browser. Doing so does not require any additional software and the recordings can be uploaded directly to the LectureTube system and made available for students. Further details regarding this service are provided under LectureTube Studio. Of course it is also possible for you to create lecture recordings or videos with any software of your choice and upload them directly into the LectureTube system using LectureTube Upload.
LectureTube - the recording includes
- screen content from the presentation laptop
- the audio signal from the lecture hall's sound system
- transmission of the camera image in the lecture hall
- a document camera for taking pictures of real objects, such as items, experiments or hand-written drafts on paper
At the end of the lecture, the recordings are automatically sent to the LectureTube server, where the individual channels can be combined into a multimedia, searchable learning stream and published by the associated TUWEL course. It is possible to make a live stream in parallel with the recording.
Lecture hall equipment
An overview of all lecture halls currently equipped with LectureTube or LectureTube Live can be found in coLAB in the Room Information space: https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/display/ROOMINFO/, opens an external URL in a new window
Further instructions including tutorials for LectureTube, are available in the TUWEL Tutorials course, opens an external URL in a new window.
For questions on LectureTube, please contact us through our ticket line: email@example.com
Distance Learning Online Office Hours
As a special service, the Department of Digital Teaching and Learning offers teachers a one-hour Distance Learning Online Office Hour twice a week. During this Distance Learning Office Hour, questions regarding topics such as TUWEL, LectureTube, Zoom, etc. can be discussed. In order to give as many people as possible the option to participate, the Office Hours will take place at the following times:
- every Tuesday and Thursday between 16:00-17:00 via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 902 555 624, https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/902555624)