LectureTube

LectureTube: Video Streams from the Lecture Theatre

It is a simple idea: teaching staff record their lecture in the lecture theatre and then make the video available as additional multimedia learning material in TUWEL. Or, they transmit their lecture to another lecture theatre 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 and LectureTube Live Service

To make it possible to record lectures, TU Wien has equipped some lecture theatres with recording technology (Opencast). Recording starts and stops automatically, so there is little effort involved on the part of teaching staff. Live streams must be controlled manually in the lecture theatre, and this is easily accomplished using the integrated touch panels in the lecture theatre. Instructions for the control system are available in the lecture theatre.

LectureTube - the recording includes

  • screen content from the presentation laptop
  • the audio signal from the lecture theatre’s sound system
  • transmission of the camera image in the lecture theatre
  • 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.

LectureTube live – the transmitted live stream includes

  • the audio signal from the lecture theatre’s sound system
  • the screen of the presentation laptop (or as in LectureTube, the recorded image from the document camera or the lecture theatre camera).

Real-time transmission is accessed via TUWEL, or via the relevant hardware in the lecture theatre. The recording can also be played back in any other location using existing terminal equipment (projectors, sound systems) such as via a laptop. It is possible to make a recording in parallel with the live stream.

Lecture theatre equipment

 

An overview of all lecture theaters 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

 

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LectureTube integration in TUWEL

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LectureTube integration in TUWEL

LectureTube video player

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LectureTube video player

Series of lecture recordings in LectureTube

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Series of lecture recordings in LectureTube

LectureTube touch panel EI 9

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LectureTube touch panel EI 9