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The tools listed on this page can be used to deliver lectures online. The tables below compare some of the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each method. If you want to conduct tutorials and seminars, please refer to the online tutorial and seminar tools.

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Summary

Advanced Tools

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What will you use?

How will you use it?

What will your students get?

What are the requirements?

Webcast

Previously recorded Webcast

CIT finds the recording and re-uses it

Video of lecturer + synchronised lecture slides

None

Advanced Tools

Adobe Presenter (formerly Breeze)

You create the Breeze presentation

Flash-based web page
(can be viewed on Win, Mac or Linux computers)

Windows computer, PC microphone (headset preferred), PowerPoint, Breeze account, Adobe Presenter plugin

Screen Recording

You create the screen recording

Video of screen recording, uploaded to IVLE

Win/Mac computer, PC microphone (headset preferred).

TechSmith Relay recorder or

Ink2Go software

respectively

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Summary (continued)

Advanced Tools

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What will you use?

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ideal for

Webcast

Previously recorded Webcast

Only need to inform CIT about which lecture to replay

Lecture content may have changed from previous semester.

Faculty who have used webcasts

Advanced Tools

Adobe Presenter (formerly Breeze)

Works from within PowerPoint, can incorporate simple quizzes (non-assessed)

Creation of Breeze presentations is only available on PowerPoint in Windows only. (Students using Mac and Linux can still view the presentation.)

Faculty who only use PowerPoint during lectures

Screen Recording

Win or Mac authoring, displays anything shown on your computer screen

Planning necessary as

TechSmith Relay and

Ink2Go

record

records in one continuous take.

Faculty who display slides, websites & software demos during lectures