Share Lecture Video and Audio
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TechSmith Relay is a video creation, editing and sharing platform that helps maximize student engagement in online courses. Faculty can start conversations at any spot in the video. Add comments and draw with arrows, shapes, and more to encourage interaction and clarify concepts. Students can ask questions and answer classmates, for a quality online experience. Enhance videos with Relay’s in-video formative quizzing. Quickly and easily add questions into videos or images. Automatic grading reports to the Blackboard gradebook and is tracked by Relay’s analytics dashboard for more detailed reporting. Give feedback on student assignment videos, and easily see participation. Increase student engagement with contextual, natural in-video conversations.
Interested in learning more about Relay from the Pros at Techsmith? Check out their schedule of webinars on for Relay Basics and Beyond Basics! Sessions are free and you can see the schedule and register on their Relay webinar registration page.
Zoom is a free video conferencing software that is available to instructors and students and is even integrated into Blackboard!
You can sign up for a free account with your WSU Tech email, allowing you to host meetings with up to 100 participants, for an unlimited time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you wish to use Zoom integrated with Blackboard, you are limited to a 40 minute session. We are working on obtaining more PRO accounts which will allow for unlimited sessions in Blackboard.
IN the meantime, WSU Tech does have Department Pro Accounts that are available for faculty use, if you require a longer recording time than 40 minutes. Please contact ITAS@wsutech.edu for information about these accounts.
Quick but thorough video guides on getting started in Zoom.
This in-depth guide will prepare you for using Zoom on either a PC or Mac device.
This video will walk you through the steps to use Zoom in Blackboard.
Protecting the Privacy of K-12 Students
Virtual Waiting Rooms
We highly recommend enabling the Waiting Room feature. This security enhancement is one of the best ways to protect your Zoom virtual classroom by giving you control over who can join your class and when. The virtual Waiting Room can be enabled for every class (in your settings) or for individual classes at the scheduling level. Watch this brief video to learn how to enable Waiting Rooms and manage participants. Select here to watch the video.
Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classrooms
Zoom has helped thousands of schools and teachers around the world quickly shift to remote virtual learning. Based on the feedback we’ve received from our education community, we’d like to highlight some best practices for securing your virtual classrooms. Select here to read the blog.
Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that allows for persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files) between students and faculty
Microsoft Stream is a video service where faculty and students can upload, view, and share videos securely. Faculty can also create live events that can be scheduled, produced and broadcast to students. Recordings of classes, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your classroom collaboration can be shared. Microsoft Stream also makes it easy to share comments on a video, tag timecodes in comments and descriptions to refer to specific points in a video and discuss with students.
LinkedIn Learning is a website offering video courses taught by industry experts in several areas including software, creative, and business skills. These video courses can be shared with your students and completion can be tracked in the Blackboard Grade Center.
YouTube to Bb
Many devices today have built in webcams which can be used to create engaging lessons and videos. Once created, these videos need a platform to live on. Below you will find guides on how to use the built-in camera apps on your device to create videos, as well as guides on uploading a video to YouTube, and loading a YouTube video to your course in Blackboard.
This guide from Apple gives instructions on recording a video with a Mac device, using the free app Photo Booth.
This short guide from Microsoft gives instructions on using the free Camera app on Windows to record yourself.
This guide from Online Tech Tips give a more in-depth guide in how to use the Camera app in Windows.
This guide from Google gives instructions on how to create a YouTube Channel, or sign-in.
This guide from Google provides step-by-step instructions for uploading a video to your YouTube Channel.
This step-by-step PDF guides you through the process of embedding a YouTube video into your Blackboard course.
Record a Podcast
A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files that a student or faculty can download in order to listen. A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event. Discussion and content within a podcast can range from carefully scripted to totally improvised. Lectures can be recorded as podcasts for students to listen to.