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What should instructors do before their first class?

Updated

1. Make sure you can see the Lecture Capture Module in your course.

The EdTech Office creates a lecture capture module within your Quercus shell. If you do not see this module, this means that we've likely created it in the wrong section. We've done our best to “guess” at which section your lectures should be included in. If you can't see it, that means your students cannot either.

2. Confirm your schedule.

If you know that your schedule changed at the last minute, or if you need to cancel a course (or know that you don't need capture for a class), please let the EdTech Office know as soon as possible.

3. Let us know if you do NOT want us to use YouTube.

Over the years, we’ve used many different platforms to share video lectures with the students. We continue to use YouTube, which has worked well. Content is playable via any device, it is reliable, and it offers high definition (HD) playback (which is critical when filming chalk n’talk lectures).

We plan to continue using YouTube for all lecture captures this term. If you have any objection to using YouTube, reply to this email as soon as possible so that we can select an alternate video host.

4. Remember to publish your Quercus course.

Students access the video content through your Quercus shell. If your course is not published, students will not be able to access this content.

5. Communicate the Lecture Capture program to your students.

Let them know this is happening! Share how you'd like to see the service used (e.g. come to class but to use as review) and how they can access the recordings. Remind them that while we aim to post every class same day, there can be times where there are technical or other issues; this is a supplementary service not the primary mode of delivery.

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