• Lecture Capture (22/23) #1: Project Launch

    As promised, I’m pleased to provide more information on the lecture capture service that will be implemented for 22/23. In this article you will find details of the project including the objectives, scope, and schedule. However, if you find that to be a little too much information to read through, the key information is summarised below – I won’t be offended 😉. You can bookmark this post for future reference and follow the Technology Enhanced Spaces category on our blog to keep up to date.

  • Teaching Spaces Update: From Hybrid to Lecture Capture

    Having delivered on its key objectives, the Hybrid Teaching Spaces project is drawing to a close and handing on day-to-day support of the new facilities on to UoDIT. However, this isn’t the last you’ll hear from us as we’re shifting our focus to delivering universal lecture capture, so read on for some key information about ongoing support for hybrid and what to expect from the new lecture capture project over the summer.

  • Lecture Capture and Improving Teaching Facilities

    Access to reliable and appropriately equipped teaching facilities have been an ongoing concern for the teaching community, especially as we increase our in-person activities. Something as simple as a malfunctioning visualizer or not being able to access in-room support can have a big impact on teaching activities, stressing the lecturer…

  • Hybrid Update #10.5

    A quick update this evening. The fabulous Jonathan Walker (Staff) and our install partners, Streamtec, have completed the weekend work updating rooms ready for tomorrow.  I’m pleased to say that we have now upgraded 23 teaching rooms and three lecture theatres to the Dual-Mode design. You can find the full updated…

  • Hybrid Update #10: What to expect next week

    An enormous amount of effort is happening in the background to meet our previously revised target of having 22 Dual-Mode rooms ready for next week, with the remaining 28 upgraded by the end of January. In today’s post, I want to give you a quick progress update, let you know what to do if you are booked into a Hybrid Teaching Space in the next few weeks and link to our new room tracking page so you can keep track of our progress.

  • Hybrid Update #9: Dual-Mode for Sem 2

    mester 2 just over a week away, I want to be clear and open with where we are with the roll out of Dual-Mode in this post. The bottom line is that we will be unable to meet our target of upgrading the full 50 rooms in time for the 17 January. We have revised our target to deliver 22 rooms, with the rest being commissioned before the end of January. Working with Timetabling, we’ll make every effort to ensure ongoing work does not interfere with teaching, including weekend and evening work. Note that the existing Capture & Stream infrastructure will remain in place until a room is upgraded and commissioned.

  • Hybrid Update #8: Dual-Mode rollout schedule

    This update is a big one as we’re ready to share our Dual-Mode roll out plan for hybrid teaching and give you a heads up about the upcoming onboarding opportunities that will help you get comfortable with the new facilities.

  • Hybrid Update #7: Dual Mode Pending & Student Feedback

    It’s feeling a bit too long since our last update so apologies for the gap. Today I’d like to give a brief update about where we are with Dual Mode installations and share more of the feedback we’re getting from students both from a technical and teaching perspective. Look out…

  • Hybrid Update #6: Week one feedback

    Hi again everyone, I hope this week’s update finds you well as we move into our second week of teaching. I think it’s fair to say that last week was unlike any previous first weeks, with many people I’ve spoken to expressing a mix of uncertainty as we step back…

  • Hybrid Update #5: Start of Teaching

    This is the final update before the start of teaching on Monday and I want to focus on three important areas: re-visit the key facts about Hybrid Teaching, share the most up-to-date guidance on using Capture & Stream, and finally, talk you through the support framework that will be in…