Lecturers who give lectures can do so to a maximum of 75 students on location. It is possible for some of the students to attend the lecture remotely. Teachers can start a Teams-call with remote students during lectures on location. You can read more about these and other possibilities below. As of 25 September the maximum group size of 75 no longer applies.
- For all preparatory questions about the options below, please email email@example.com.
- If you have urgent issues when you are in the room, please call (030 253) 9595.
- You can receive a free brief training, in groups or individually, on how to use the audiovisual equipment in the auditoriums. To do so, fill in the request form in the self-service portal.
- For hybrid education (in blocks 1 and 2), you can request on-site support. For more information, see intranet.
Make use of a previously recorded lecture or knowledge clip.
You can give a lecture on campus to (a varying group of) 75 students and give the other students a recording of that lecture afterwards. You can use the UU video platform to record your lecture.
With these two options, make sure that the students have the opportunity to ask the lecturer questions from a distance afterwards.
Material can be made available digitally by means of knowledge clips of 5 to 10 minutes that can be recorded personally. The videos are about specific subjects and can be improved with practice questions or discussion topics.
Tools for recording
- You can record a knowledge clip with the UU Video Platform. More information and manuals can be found on the intranet.
- It is possible to record a knowledge clip on PowerPoint. It is possible to convert a slide presentation into a slide show with spoken text/recordings of yourself. Please view the manual Recording a Lecture in PPT.
- Besides that, it is also possible to record knowledge clips in a limited number of Do It Yourself studios at UU. Reservations can be made on the Resource booker.
Tools for improving knowledge clips
Improving knowledge clips with integrated practice questions or discussion topics can be done with the tool Feedbackfruits Interactive video. This tool is integrated in Blackboard, providing students easy access to the video material.
Support for knowledge clips
- If you need didactic advice, please contact Teaching Support. Teaching Support can refer you to available education experts at Educate-it or Educational Consultancy & Professional Development.
- Educational Consultancy & Professional Development provides various tips on ways to use knowledge clips in your education and what to look out for on this page.
- Please read these online modules for both didactic and practical information on the making of knowledge clips.
Tools for online lectures
- With Microsoft Teams, it is possible to be in live contact with up to 300 students. If you are using a live event (only transmitting information, no options for interaction), up to 10,000 students can participate in the live stream. Beware! In the entire university, no more than 15 live events can be set up at the same time. Please contact the Office 365 team via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Please read the manual: Teams for education for the use of Microsoft Teams in education.
- Please read the manual: Teams: organize a webinar using a live event for organising a live event within Microsoft Teams.
- With the online tool Mentimeter, a lecture or presentation can be made interactive. The voting tool makes it easy to make matters such as quizzes or polls, or to request feedback from students. The use of Mentimeter is permitted up to and including period 2 (2021-2022).
Support for online lectures
- Please contact Teaching Support for more information on giving online lectures.
- With UU's video platform, you can independently record lectures in a lecture hall or record knowledge clips at the press of a button.
- Giving an online lecture can possibly be done in specially-equipped education rooms. These rooms are dynamic, as you can show various perspectives. You can zoom in on the board, on the PowerPoint presentation or on yourself. You can ask a scheduler about how to reserve these rooms. Please look on lecture rooms for dynamic teaching for more information.
- See also the pdf Video communication facilities within the UU
Invite your students remotely for an MS Teams meeting, so they can watch live the lecture you give in the auditorium. You have to bring your own laptop for this. You can find more information about this in the manual.
There is little/no interaction with the students at a distance. However, students can provide input via Mentimeter and chat from home. You can ask someone to help you moderate the chat. In addition, make sure the remote students have the opportunity to ask questions to the lecturer afterwards.
Divide students over multiple rooms
You can divide the group of students over two rooms. The lecturer will then give a lecture in one room and the students in the other room can watch via a live connection. You can set this up via an MS Teams meeting.
Standard workgroup room
Invite your students remotely for an MS Teams meeting, so they can watch live the workgroup you give in the room. A webcam and a microphone are installed in every workgroup room. The microphone picks up the sound of the lecturer well, the sound from the room reasonably well. The webcam can be rotated manually. Note: interaction with and between all students is difficult with these facilities. A tutorial in a standard tutorial room is therefore not the most suitable activity for remote students to follow live. More information can be found in the manual.
At the UU, new seminar rooms have been set up for hybrid education. By this we mean education in which students simultaneously participate on location (on campus) and remotely (online), with interaction between both groups. The facilities available in these seminar rooms (e.g. special camera, extra screens and microphones) make it possible to provide interactive education for all students. The maximum number of students on location for these rooms is approximately 30 (depending on the room). More information about which rooms, which facilities and the manual including some didactic tips (PDF, to be found on the sidebar at the top right) can be found on the intranet.
In this form of teaching, make sure that the distance students feel involved in the teaching by stimulating interaction between the two student groups, building in moments for questions and actively involving the distance students. See also the scenarios in the manual.
Students can study the material independently from lecture books or articles provided. For students, a question time via chat, discussion board (Blackboard), via email or via a live connection (see the heading 'Online lecture') can be convenient.