CoE Classroom Recording and Equipment Setup (CoE Instructional Continuity)

A guide to using the equipment and recorders in the CoE


Looking to set up a CoE provided document camera?

If you need to setup you document camera, please follow instructions here:


Who should I contact to when requesting a recording space?

Unless you have been contacted by Engineering Media Services directly, please first contact Computer-Aided Engineering by emailing helpdesk@cae.wisc.edu and provide the following information:


Instructor name & contact information

Course title

Preferred room location (see below) and time requirements.


Please note that there should disinfectant cleaning supplies in these rooms for your use to clean off any equipment including the microphone clip,  podium AMX touch panel, and podium CAE computer mouse. 

DO NOT spray cleaning supplies directly onto equipment, spray onto the provided cleaning towel and then wipe clean.

Classrooms available for lecture capture in CoE:

Self-record Systems:
ME 1156
ME 1164

EMS Assisted Rooms:
EH 1800

Collaborate USB Document Camera Rooms:
EH 1209
EH 1213
ME 1143
ME 1152
1410 Eng Dr Room 116

How should I prepare for my self-record lecture capture?

Take some time to get familiar with the room and the podium’s AMX touch panel.
(If the AMX touch panel is dark, you can wake it up by pressing anywhere on the screen)

AMX_WELCOME SCREEN

NOTE: The recorder will be ready to record 5 minutes before the scheduled start of your class/session and will allow for 10 extra minutes of recording before the scheduled end of your class.


The AMX touch panel consists of 3 areas: Projector and Room Controls, Lecture Capture, and Camera Control.

AMX_MAIN MENU


Begin by selecting the Lecture Capture page first, this will wake up the Totevision confidence monitor and should display the lecture capture template which will include the class information, video capture window and projector capture window.

TOTEVISION_RECORDER_SCREEN


On the Projector and Room Controls page, select the projector source that you would like to be captured. Note: you can return to this page during your lecture capture if you want to switch between sources like the document camera, podium computer, or your own personal device connected via HDMI/VGA.

AMX_SOURCE_SELECTION


In the Camera Control page, aim the camera towards the podium using the camera position arrows and camera zoom buttons. You should see the camera feed in either the Camera Control page, the Totevision confidence monitor, or both.

VIDEO_CAMERA_CONTROLS


Make sure the class presentation identification information is correct (found underneath the small video window).

RECORDER_SCREEN_ACTIVE


On the shelf below the podium, you should be able to locate a wireless microphone on the charging dock.

MIC_DOCK



Remove the microphone from the dock, and clip to belt or pocket.

 MIC_PLACEMENT


Clip the microphone to your shirt. Ideal microphone clip placement should be centered on one’s chest, roughly 5-7 inches below the mouth.

MIC_CLIP


Switch the microphone to the 'on' position; you should see a green light.

  MIC_ON


The microphone volume can be adjusted on the AMX touch panel Projector and Room Controls page using the “Microphone Volume” controls.

MIC_VOLUME


The lecture capture system will not begin until the microphone is turned on and has at least 3 bars of battery remaining.

MIC_OFF MIC_OFF

How do I start my recording?

Go to the Lecture Capture page on the AMX touch panel and press ‘Start’.

How do I pause my recording?

Go to the Lecture Capture page on the AMX touch panel and press ‘Pause’.

How do I stop my recording?

When you have finished your lecture, go to the Lecture Capture page on the AMX touch panel and press ‘Stop’.
Please switch the microphone to the 'off' position, and return it to the charging dock.

Best Practices

-Keep room lights at full intensity
-Use the mouse or a stylus to direct attention when using a computer or document camera
-Repeat in-room questions (when applicable) for online students (because in most cases, there are no ambient room microphones)

If you experience any technical issues with the podium lecture capture or room control equipment, contact Engineering Media Services by calling (608) 890-3325 or emailing ems@engr.wisc.edu .

If you experience any technical issues with the podium computer, contact Computer-Aided Engineering by calling (608) 262-5349 or emailing helpdesk@cae.wisc.edu .




Keywords:recording, NCast, Media Services, Instructional, continuity, video capture   Doc ID:98806
Owner:Dusty S.Group:Engineering Media Services
Created:2020-03-13 08:27 CDTUpdated:2020-03-20 13:54 CDT
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