VStream is Victoria's audio, video and screen capture recording and streaming service.
The service, which uses software called Panopto, allows academics to capture content, record lectures, seminars, labs or any other type of video or audio content. Links to the recordings are made available to students via Blackboard anytime and anywhere they want to learn.
The recordings are viewed via a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Content is also be optimised and streamed to mobile devices such as tablets and phones through the Panopto app.
To schedule automatic recordings in lecture theatres.
Lectures can be scheduled to be recorded automatically in all main lecture theatres. Once scheduled the recording will start and finish at a prescribed time and will capture what is happening on all screens in the lecture theatre (when in extended mode). It will capture audio from the microphones in the room but does not capture a video feed from the room.
To schedule your recordings:
To record teaching in seminar rooms.
Things to remember in the teaching space.
When recording your teaching in a lecture theatre or seminar room please remember these key things:
To make recorded content available in Blackboard.
For further support documentation and video guides on how to use the system please look at the Panopto support site.
How to get the most out of your lecture recordings - Dr Emily Nordmann (Uni
of Glasgow) and Dr Jill Mackay (Uni of Edinburgh) video
Turn up, tune in, don’t drop out: The relationship between lecture attendance, use of lecture recordings, and achievement at different levels of study.
Nordmann, E., Calder, C., Bishop, P., Irwin, A., & Comber, D. (2017, November 10). Turn up, tune in, don’t drop out: The relationship between lecture attendance, use of lecture recordings, and achievement at different levels of study. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0320-8
Lecture Recording: What does research say about its effect on attendance? - Teaching Matters (Uni of Edinburgh) blog post with references
The value of capture: Taking an alternative approach to using lecture capture technologies for increased impact on student learning and engagement - Gemma Witton (Uni Wolverhampton)
The value of capture: Taking an alternative approach to using lecture capture technologies for increased impact on student learning and engagement. Witton, G. (2017). British Journal of Educational Technology., 48(4), 1010-1019.
Issues arising from the use of University iLectures: A case study of one Australian Campus
Dobinson, T. J., & Bogachenko, T. (2018). Issues Arising from the Use of University iLectures: A Case Study of One AustralianCampus.Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43(2).http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2018v43n2.6
Examining the Use of Lecture Capture Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Groen, J. F., Quigley, B., & Herry, Y. (2016). Examining the Use of Lecture Capture Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning.The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(1).http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2016.1.8
The use of lecture recordings in higher education:A review of institutional, student, and lecturer issues.
O’Callaghan, F.V., Neumann, D.L., Jones, L. et al. Educ Inf Technol (2017) 22: 399. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-015-9451-z
List of related research and institutional sites for reference on this topic.
Teaching with video
There are a number of different ways in which video can be used effectively in teaching, including:
What value does video add to student learning.
KickStart / Welcome Video
As stated in the memorandum, KickStart is primarily designed to enhance the learning and teaching experience and encourage positive outcomes by means of student engagement, achievement, and completion.
Not only do we know that KickStart works by easing the transition into a course for students, we also know that these videos can be fun to make and – for the students – to view. If we approach KickStart in this way, then we will secure the benefits of more engaged students who have a greater prospect of completing courses.
KickStart involves short (and by short we are talking about approximately two minute) videos that are made available to students before they start a course. The video is to be done by the academic teaching the course and if 2 or more academic are teaching the course jointly then a joint video can be recorded together.
FMT at Faculty of Commerce took a decision requiring all courses from Undergraduate to Postgraduate level to have a Welcome Video for students from the academic year 2019.You can find more details on this in the enclosed memorandum.
FMT has also decided that the videos, once completed, will be posted on Blackboard, and that Blackboard will need to be made available to students no later than TWO weeks prior to a course commencing.
Guidance for KickStart Video
The Faculty Learning Technologist can provide guidance on how to record, edit and make available through Blackboard the KickStart video.
A KickStart video can be recorded:
How to book Rutherford House MZ 20 Room:
You can book the room through the University's ROOM BOOKING system.
Use the following to search for the room:
If the room is available at your chosen date and time, you will be directed to the following screen. Select the Check box to confirm the time and Click on 'Next' to fill out the form to confirm the booking.
Talk to one of our learning and teaching team about using VStream in your teaching.