Lectures

There are various possibilities and work forms to use for designing online lectures. The advice is still to provide instruction-based education from home. Below, we will provide a brief summary of the various work forms, the online tools that can be used for this and which support is available.

Do you want to convert your course to an online variant? If you do, please read the step-by-step plan of ECPD or participate in the module (Re)design your teaching in times of corona.

Using existing recordings

The first option is to use recordings that have been made in previous years. If recordings have been made while giving lectures, these can be shared with the students again. Any updates or explanations can be added in a separate video or file. Files can be shared via Lecturenet and via the digital learning environment Blackboard.

Independent Study

Students can study the material independently from schoolbooks or provided articles. Students can experience a question moment via a chat, discussion board (Blackboard), email or live connection (see the header ‘Online lecture’ for this) as pleasant.

Knowledge clips

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

  • Feedbackfruits
    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

Online lecture

The lecture can be converted one-on-one to an online lecture by using a programme for online meetings (such as Microsoft Teams) or by live streaming.

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 servicedesk@uu.nl 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. 

Support for online lectures

  • For lecturers who work from home, a limited number of AV resources such as webcams and speakerphones/microphones are available. Equipment can be home delivered and the FSC can provide support in using the equipment. You can apply for this in the self-service portal.
  • Please contact the Teaching support desk for more information on giving online lectures.
  • We prefer that lectures are recorded at home. If lecturers want to have a recording of their education made at UU, they need to contact FSC AV via the self-service portal first.  
  • 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. The rooms can be reserved via FSC.AV@uu.nl. Please look on lecture rooms for dynamic teaching for more information.
  • See also the pdf Video communication facilities within the UU

Tips

  • Mentimeter
    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 until 18 October 2021. 
  • Feedbackfruits
    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.