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Lecture Capture App For Canvas


Professors, do you wish there was a way to record, edit and upload lectures from your phone to Canvas? Thanks to Collaaj it is now possible. This is an app that is exclusive for users with iPhones or iPads and comes with game changing features that are easy to use. After installing Collaaj into the Canvas environment, you will be ready for to approach any last minute lecture capture or video issues that come your way.

Collaaj allows the instructors to record just about anything; things such as: slides, videos, presentations or audio. The company says that the application is capable of recording from three different cameras, all at the same time. The software then goes through PowerPoint presentations and collects as well as indexes text, allowing the students who are actually viewing the video to search on a given term and be able to locate it inside the lecture recording. Once the recording is finished, it’s “live encoded” in order to make it available almost instantly to its viewers and is also uploaded to a “cloud-based or on-premise Campus YouTube” repository, left for the school to use. Collaaj apps are available in the iTunes app store,

If you would like to make your experience much simpler, download Collaaj today. It’s one of the newest apps created for Canvas and is built for easy use and for professors everywhere. But to figure out more about it before you buy it, click on the link above and find out more about what Collaaj can offer you.

Majority of Students and Instructors at the UW found Tegrity Lecture Capture to be Useful


It has been just over a year since Tegrity was rolled out across the three campuses of the University of Washington and the findings of a recently released report by UW-IT indicate that a majority of faculty and students found Tegrity to be helpful in enhancing student learning in the classroom. Tegrity is a lecture capture tool that gives instructors the ability to record classroom activity and upload these recordings on a student accessible site to review later on. These recordings consist of of a combination of on-screen recordings of the computer and live audio/video feed of the class via webcam. By using this technology, instructors were able to provide additional resources to students who wish to review course material and catch up on lectures without much additional effort.

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Lessons Learned from Lecture Capture

In a recent article from Campus Technology, UCSF‘s John DeAngelo shares his experience of heading a campus-wide lecture capture system adoption. Since it was introduced in 2011, over 2,000 recordings have been made through Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite and the project has been deemed a success. Along the way, DeAngelo has learned a lot about achieving the best instructor recording. Here are some of the best practices and expectations DeAngelo points out:

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Annotated PowerPoint Presentations with a Wacom Tablet and Tegrity

Following up on a previous tutorial, here is another way to enhance PowerPoint Presentation with annotations in conjunction with Tegrity to create a more interactive online course recording for students to view. In this example we use a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet which lets instructors easily annotate, hand write, and draw in applications such as Photoshop or PowerPoint using a stylus. This is useful for courses that are math-heavy with lots of equations or where natural hand motions present a superior figure to using the mouse such as in an art class.

The video below goes through the basics of using the Wacom Tablet as well as some possible uses for instructors. Before getting started, you will need a Wacom Tablet which is available for checkout in the Learning Tech Studio.

Tegrity User Conference Sessions Now Online

Last month, (4/18-20) the 6th annual Tegrity User Conference took place in Seattle, WA. UWB Learning Technologies’ own Andreas Brockhaus and Ian Porter were able to attend, along with many other administrators, IT specialists, faculty members and users of the lecture capture system.

But for those who weren’t able to make it, we’ve got good news: conference sessions are now available through the Tegrity website. Topics of interest include:

There are many more sessions to choose from, and they are all very interesting regardless of how experienced with Tegrity you are.

Please note that these sessions are actual Tegrity recordings and may require an additional plugin to play (although we’ve found that using Internet Explorer allows them to run without complications)

Click here for more information about Tegrity at UW Bothell.

And once more, the list of Tegrity sessions from the conference.