Fall 2021 Classroom Technology Updates

The Classroom Technology Services team has made numerous upgrades and procedural changes to address evolving campus needs heading into the Fall 2021 semester. Below you will find updates on automatic lecture capture technology, live streaming options, and upcoming training for technology solutions in all four types of classrooms on campus.

Classroom Updates

The following classrooms have been added to the Type 1 classroom list:

  • ROGERS 204
  • ROGERS 312
  • SDRICH 213
  • TIDWEL 101
  • TIDWEL 201
  • TIDWEL 203
  • TIDWEL GL01
  • TIDWEL GL03
  • TIDWEL GL04
  • TIDWEL GL06
  • TIDWEL GL07
  • TRUETT 107
  • WACOHE 107
  • WACOHE 109
  • WACOHE 113

For Type 2 and 3 classrooms, a change has been made to Kaltura Classroom. Previously, recording in these classrooms automatically launched when instructors logged into the classroom computer. Beginning this fall, instructors will need to launch Kaltura Classroom by clicking the icon on the computer's desktop in order to start automatic recording.

Please visit the Classroom Technology Quick Search page to discover what type of classroom(s) you will be teaching in this fall. CTS will hold Zoom-based trainings for all four types of classrooms at the following times:

Type 1 classrooms
Click here to access the recorded Zoom training session

Type 2/3/4 classrooms
Click here to access the recorded Zoom training session
 

Request Live Streaming

The option to live stream classroom instruction is only available in Type 1 classrooms. Requesting live streaming for your class(es) enables streams to take place for the selected course(s) for the entire Fall 2021 semester. Automatic recordings of classroom instruction will still take place along with the live stream.

To request live streaming of a course(s) for the Fall 2021 semester, plese complete the form below. The deadline to request live streaming is 5pm on August 19, 2021.

Submit course live stream request

The Importance of Automatic Lecture Capture

As Baylor anticipates a return to normal classroom operations this fall, there remains a need for classroom lecture capture technology established at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of reasons to continue the use of automatic lecture capturing as the default approach for your Fall 2021 instructional settings. 

  • It's free and easy! No bandwidth or storage issues to worry about, and nothing is published to Canvas for students to use unless the instructor publishes it.
  • You never have to worry that a student will miss out on crucial in-class information. Recordings can be shared in multiple ways to ensure everyone stays up to speed.
  • Encourages students who are ill to remain at home, reduce potential illness spread, and still stay on track with their peers.

Opt-out Process for Automatic Recording

Should you wish to opt-out of the automatic recording setting in your classrooms this semester, please complete the form below. The deadline to opt out is 5pm on August 19, 2021.

Submit course recording opt-out request

NOTE: By completing this form, you are submitting a request to opt-out of automatic recording of classroom lectures in the room(s) in which you are assigned to teach for the Fall 2021 semester. You acknowledge that doing so will turn off automatic recording for the entire semester and that this decision could take up to a week to reverse should you wish to reinstate recordings.

Questions?

If you have questions about either live streaming or opting out of the automatic recording process, please email us at CTS@baylor.edu.