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New web lecture recordings will only be available on LumiNUS from AY 18/19, August 2018.

Find out more about this and what you can do if you are a web lecture requester.

This FAQ will not be relevant once IVLE goes into staff-only mode in AY19/20, August 2019.

Where do I request for Web Lecture recording?

The existing Web Lecture recording request form is still in use.

Why are new web lectures only available on LumiNUS?

Web lectures are moving to a cloud-based system, powered by Panopto, from AY 18/19 onward. As this required integration with the digital learning platform, CIT decided that it should be integrated only with LumiNUS as it will become NUS' main digital learning platform.

Must I use LumiNUS if I record new web lectures?

  1. If you do not wish to move to LumiNUS at this juncture, you can continue to use IVLE for AY18/19.
  2. However, you will need to use LumiNUS only for the web lectures.
  3. Please follow these instructions.

Why do I have to make a decision on which platform to use?

LumiNUS and IVLE are entirely separate systems. If you create a module (or content) in IVLE, it does not exist in LumiNUS, and vice-versa. So, you need to choose where to host each of your modules. Please refer to the general FAQ.

If I want to record a new web lecture, where will the web lecture be available?

From August 2018, new web lecture recording requests will lead to your web lecture being published on LumiNUS.

I want to record new web lectures, but I want to use IVLE in AY 18/19. What can I do?

For those use web lectures who are not ready to move to LumiNUS:

  • You will need to:
    • create your module in IVLE, if you have not done so already. Include all the tools you will normally use.
    • request for Web Lecture recording as per normal.
  • The Web Lecture team will:
    • create the module and the Web Lecture tool in LumiNUS for you.
    • create a Multimedia link in your module in IVLE so that your students can access the Web Lectures in LumiNUS.
  • You will then need to:
    • instruct your students to access the Web Lectures for the module in Multimedia.
  • You need not go into LumiNUS unless you want to change the Web Lecture settings. The default is: auto-publish and not-downloadable.

I want to use existing web lectures, can I do so?

You may have recorded web lectures in the past. You can publish these existing web lectures.

However, please note which digital learning platform existing web lectures are available on.

  • In AY 18/19 Sem 1:
    • Web lectures recorded before August 2018 can only be mounted on IVLE.
  • In AY 18/19 Sem 2:
    • Web lectures recorded before August 2018 can be mounted in IVLE.
    • All web lectures (existing and new recordings) will be available in LumiNUS.

I want to record new web lectures as well as show some old web lectures. Should I host my module in LumiNUS or IVLE?

If there are no other factors to consider (see below), you can consider the following:

  • For AY 18/19 Sem 1:
    • If you have more existing Web lectures than new recordings, you may want to host your module on IVLE as only IVLE has the old recordings. Copy the web lecture URL from LumiNUS and paste into IVLE weblinks or another suitable place within the module.
    • If you will have more new web lecture recordings than pre-August 2018 ones, you may consider hosting your module on LumiNUS. Copy the web lecture URL from IVLE and paste into LumiNUS weblinks or another suitable place within the module.
  • For AY 18/19 Sem 2:
    • All web lectures (existing and new recordings) will be available in LumiNUS, so you can host your module in LumiNUS.
    • If you still wish to use IVLE, you can create the module in IVLE, then:

What other factors should I consider when choosing between LumiNUS or IVLE?

We encourage you to choose either LumiNUS or IVLE for each module.

  1. If you use the Project tool, it is only available in IVLE. An equivalent tool is currently in development for LumiNUS, and it is not ready for use.
  2. Are you co-teaching the module? Have a discussion with your co-teachers about this.
  3. How comfortable are you (and your students) with new technology?
  4. Is your tolerance of bugs low or high?
  5. What is your class size? If it is small, you might considering using LumiNUS.
  6. Is your use of IVLE mostly passive (e.g. announcements, distributing lecture material, collecting assignments) or does it involve grading (e.g. online quizzes, forum participation marks etc.)? If you use IVLE in a mostly passive manner, you may consider switching to LumiNUS.

We do not encourage you to host one module on both LumiNUS and IVLE. However, in some situations, it may be inevitable. Please read a possible scenario suggesting how to resolve these situations.

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