Help Us Help You
We have team of technical staff that are here to help ensure that your presentation goes smoothly, with no technical glitches that come in the way of student learning. In order to do this, however, we need some information from you about what you will be doing in the classroom. Using ARS? Showing YouTube videos? Playing audio files? Using the document camera? Expecting more than one presenter? Lecturing from St. George or UTM? This is all information that we need to know in advance of your lecture. If you are playing audio files, for example, we will test these before your lecture to ensure that they play properly and are audible in the connected classrooms.
Well in advance of your lecture, you will be sent a form that includes information relevant to teaching in the videoconferenced lecture rooms. This form also has an area for you to let us know what kind of lecture and lecture material you will be presenting. Please fill out this form and submit it. Because the videoconference technology used is complex, and there is often very little time between lectures, we cannot set anything up on the fly. Based on the form submissions, we prepare for every lecture in advance, and doing this ensures that they are technically successful.
Below are examples of responses. With the information provided, we will know how to set up the lectures, where the lecturer will be, what to watch out for, and possibly, tips to give the instructor when they come into teach (for example, for the response on the right, we would suggest, since the lecturer will be in Mississauga and handing out prizes, that they have a representative in the downtown lecture room to give prizes there.)