Document Cameras allow you to present non-digital content to your classes. This could be a text document or book, a drawing or small whiteboard, or any object that will fit under the camera. Document Cameras are great when you need to draw or write freehand. If you are recording your classes with VStream Document Cameras can be captured as part of the recording.
Document Cameras are fitted in many teaching spaces and are controlled either via the lectern control panel or the Ladibug software installed on the teaching room computer. Start the camera and place your object on the desk below it. The control panel on the camera allows you to zoom in or out to fit your object on the screen. You can also move the camera to get the best view.
There are lots of possible uses for the Document Cameras, these include:
- Writing out formulas in real time so students can follow along with the working.
- Displaying small objects to your class.
- Viewing paper documents or books.
- As an alternative to a whiteboard.
The Recording Studio
The Lightboard allows the key aspects of a whiteboard – the ability to write and draw – to be replicated on video, without the need for extensive post-production editing.
A whiteboard is an integral tool for teaching in many disciplines, especially the sciences. The Lightboard allows the key aspects of a whiteboard – the ability to write and draw – to be replicated on video, without the need for extensive post-production editing. See the video below for an example of a recording done by Dr Richard Arnold of the School of Mathematics and Statistics.