Across the country, many institutions are working to implement lecture capture solutions to facilitate new learning modalities and meet student needs. Lecture capture technology enables students to watch lectures, either in a live stream or as recorded media content. For many institutions, the process of installing lecture capture technology is simple; the challenge comes in its ongoing and regular use. Certainly, some instructors are excited to use new technology to support learning, but others may lack technical skills, or find the time requirements associated with lecture capture to be trying.
The Benefits of Remote Scheduling
Remote scheduling removes the process of starting and stopping lecture recordings from the instructor or teaching assistant, and instead, automates this process. Recordings are scheduled, and begin on-time, stop on-time, and are live streamed, published, or saved according to the preferences set. This offers a number of benefits, both for individual instructors and institutions.
With remote scheduling, there is no need to train individual instructors in the use of lecture capture tools; these tools can function, and function well, without any involvement from the instructor. Instead, members of the IT staff can, in a single instance, schedule multiple recordings. For the instructor, therefore, lecture capture becomes an entirely hands-off process.
On-demand lecture capture recording requires that an instructor or teaching assistant begin and end recordings, often during a time when there are many other class preparation tasks. Opting for remote scheduling enables instructors to focus their efforts on preparing for the class and meeting student needs, rather than concerning themselves with setting up and starting recording tools.
Remote scheduling eliminates any potential for human error; there is no risk of instructors forgetting to start a recording, or to end the recording in a timely manner. Instead, recording and live streaming begins on-time and ends on-time during every class period. Students will be able to consistently and reliably access lecture captures as scheduled without difficulty.
Implementing Remote Scheduling with the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform
The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform facilitates remote scheduling with ease. Remote scheduling is available for both Configured Room installations of the Software Station and the Hardware Hub. Automated, remote scheduling options are available through the Admin Panel’s Devices Tab, and can be managed by anyone with the IT Manager role status.
- Remote scheduling can be managed on a one-time basis or on a variety of recurring schedules to meet the needs of varying course schedules, like Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedules.
- Start and end dates allow for the setup of an entire semester’s worth of recordings within only minutes.
- Vacation scheduling automatically stops recording schedules during periods, like spring break, when there are no courses.
- Lecture capture options through remote scheduling include the ability to turn live streaming on or off, to set recordings to save to the content owner’s User Collection, or to publish automatically to the channel associated with the course.