The classroom he is in is Aldevron 150
In regard to the mute function. Is it possible to mute the suspended classroom mics but keep the instructor label mic on?
How do you start a class if you are teaching remotely?
If we are using the doc cam, will the students still be able to see me with the classroom camera?
Is it possible to have both cameras on at the same time so that the remote students can see both the instructor and the students present in the classroom?
Clayton, you will need someone in the classroom to assist with that.
If I am teaching remotely, would I want to have the classroom camera on rather than the instructor camera?
Clayton, if you are remoted you would need to have a student and/or GA?TA start the class.
If I use a laptop to present and connect to zoom would microphones work too?
Have the software (for instance zoom) trainings been set yet?
If we want to purchase our own lapel mic, will it work with the room, and what kind of equipment (models) should we buy to ensure it will be compatible with NDSU’s equipment?
If you are using the room cam looking at the screens at the front, will remote students be able to read the screen or will I need to provide a separate copy of that for remote students?
Jessica - yes they have - the schedules are available at https://kb.ndsu.edu/training
Are we starting Zoom from within Blackboard?
Jessica, yes training has been set and on our LAIC website
Jenny, yes zoom will be integrated into Bb.
https://kb.ndsu.edu/training - Training Schedule
FYI - Bb Collaborate Ultra also has a second camera option, just introduced in June 2020
mary, yes you can have it either way. IF you are lecturing you might want it on you. If you are having a class discussion you might want to point at on the students.
What's the update on lapel microphones being provided individually to each instructor to bring to our classrooms?
Melissa, can you give an update on the mics?
Marisol, yes, if you connect your laptop using Zoom the microphones will work in the classroom.
Sarah, bringing in your own purchased lapel mic will not work; however, we just identified funding to purchase a lapel mic assembly for each instructor to have their own (which will work in the classroom).
Can you give a demo lecture?
Kathy, when you are using the document camera, the students will either see you, or the document camera, depending on the video source you share.
Ronald, that is a great suggestion. I will write that down for our team to create a video on it!
Question here. If there a movable white board in the classroom that I need to use alongside the slides, will the front camera be able to capture my handwriting on the white board easily, or do I have to locate the white board at certain angle? Thanks.
I might could even give a lecture for you
Is it possible to see the what the two instructor’s computer screens look like as you’re using them? Can you see remote students on one screen and your own materials (powerpoint, whiteboard, etc) on the other?
Will any stylus work with the smart display or does it have to be a certain kind? I would like to use my own stylus.
Ron, in a sense he is giving a lecture demo. :-)
It was noted above that lapel mics would be purchased for each instructor. Does this include Graduate students who are exclusively teaching classes?
So when these are recorded is it he hardware capturing or is it Zoom that is capturing? Do we have to “hit record” or is everything automatically recorded?
Jenny, you will need to hit record in any of the software.
I think it would be helpful when he is done with questions to just repeat the steps again quickly so we can just review all the steps Daniel just completed, if there is time! Thanks
I think Daniel said the recordings would automatically be put on BB for students to view. Is it possible to control when and if they are made available to the entire class?
With multiple instructors using the same classroom, will my presets be saved in a unique profile or could another instructor potentially override my presets?
Will there be a stylus that stays in the room?
Will the zoom in BB will have a zoom link associated to it , so if we have an invited remote speaker we can have him connect without going into Blackboard?
Kathy, yes you can control that.
Jenny, we are checking on Zoom, it is new for us but I think you can automatically start a zoom recording when you start the zoom.
Is there a schedule of what classrooms will be outfitted with the technology by date?
To confirm, this won't be the set up in the meeting rooms in MU, correct? From yesterday's training I think the MU rooms were having ceiling mics added but not the cameras. Or it will be the setup in certain MU rooms that will be used for classrooms?
Is it possible to see the what the two instructor’s computer screens look like as you (Daniel) are using them today? Specifically, I’m wondering whether you see remote students on one screen and your own materials (powerpoint, whiteboard, etc) on the other.
Sarah, I was wondering the same thing.
What steps will need to be taken to begin (and end) a remotely taught class?
Clayton, I have the same question.
Do we need to procure own lapel mic?
We are in the process, should soon be ready, that will inform you which classrooms have which technology available -- and it will be updated each dayso as the ceiling mics and cameras are installed, you will be able to check the table to see if they have been installed or not.
@Ron, we just identified funding to purchase a lapel mic assembly for each instructor to have their own (which will work in the classroom).
When playing video clips, are there speakers in the classroom for local students and will the audio play through the devices of students at a distance?
In the MU, we are installing the mics and cameras, but there will not be a document camera or an interactive touch panel.
@Tammy - Are Grad students being considered in that purchase? Or will they need to purchase their own to teach their own classes?
@Justin - students in the room will hear the audio through the speakers in the room. In Zoom and/or Collaborate Ultra, there is a checkbox option you'll need to select so that the internal audio is captured for the remote connection and in the recording
Does the lapel mic also project into the room, or just for zoom?
When you share a screen in Zoom it has a setting to turn on your computer audio and play through Zoom, so everyone can hear it (in class or remote)
@Sarah - the lapel mics amplify the audio to the students in the room as well as provide the audio to the remote students and the recording.
@Lorna, is the checkbox option to select the internal audio already chosen for us by default now?
Maybe he can turn the screens around to face the camera?
@Mathew W. we will check on the Grad student question and email you that. We don't know for sure who was all included as instructor.
@Jessica - we will need to check that and get back to you with more information later.
@Tammy - Thanks!
Is there a document comparing zoom to Bb Collaborate? Are there different features, quality, ease of use?
how are you moving the camera
Videoconference Comparison Matrix – https://kb.ndsu.edu/page.php?id=104067
If you have dual monitors at home when teaching, do you select the monitor that your students see on Zoom or BB?
If we are teaching remotely, does someone in the room need to connect to the Zoom meeting that we have set up in order to start the class?
@Ganapathy it will ask you what screen to share.
@shar— thanks! just to confirm— there’s no way to use the two screens in the classroom independently, correct? (A chat response is fine)
@ron there are settings on the Crestron panel that he touches to move the camera around
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That would be awesome if you were able to contract some software that would open the kiosk remotely. Fingers crossed.
Not requiring TAs to go in classrooms and allowing remote initiation of a class sounds safer and smarter. I look forward to this upgrade.
@nancyVideoconference Comparison Matrix – https://kb.ndsu.edu/page.php?id=104067
TA/LAs can log into the classroom computer with their credentials, right?
Anyone with an NDSU credential can log into the computer. SO a student in your class could log in if needed.
If our students are having tech issues during a lecture that seem to be specific to their equipment/connection, is there a phone number they could call to get immediate trouble shooting assistance?
but then as you move the camera moves also?
Are camera presets the same in all rooms?
Thank you! Also if students are at home and having tech issues, would the help desk also be the best place for them to call for timely assistance?
@Amber yes they would call the HD. :)
We suggest that in your syllabus you give directions for remote learners and have them test early.
Can we practice using the equipment in the classroom before the start of the semester?
Will the system at the podium still lock down if someone forgets to log off the classroom computer at the end of class?
@RonWe are hoping to be able to announce classrooms that are complete for practice prior to the start of the semester. Once a room is ready, it will be announced.
Thanks Daniel for all your work on this and being so helpful.
ya would be nice if cameras automatically shut down. Some instructors don't shut down and classrooms get hot!
It seems like most folks sharing powerpoint use the slide drafting mode rather than the slideshow mode. Is this an artifact of zoom or is this a personal preference?
Thanks! This has been very helpful.
Agree with Nancy.
IT and ID folks- you've been doing a tremendous amount of heavy lifting this summer. While I have some trepidation going into the semester, I am grateful for all that you have been doing to ensure our success.
@Nancy Yes, I’ve had that issue many times, and I’ve had to track down the instructor to come back and log out.
Thank you LAI and IT for your hard work, helpful communication, and ongoing assistance.
tag team thanks!
Terrific orientation. Thanks, Daniel and Shar!
Way to go guys - keep it up - we will all eventually get it :-).
Thank you Daniel and Shar and Melissa.
Thank you so much for great help!
It would be great to document these great questions and answers in an easily accessible format. Thank you!
Thanks for all the help and tips.
Thank you so much,
@Scott we look at your questions and develop documentation :)
Thank you all that are part of the ITS team. And thanks for looking into the remote connection into the Crestron panels in the instrumented classrooms.
Thanks was very helpful!
Excellent orientation, thank you!
Many thanks to you all with IT - can't even imagine your workload!! Your trainings are greatly appreciated.
Super helpful - thank you!