The College of Liberal Arts Lectures Online system allows professors to record their classroom presentations for students to review at a later time and was installed in classrooms due to requests from professors and students.
Lectures Online is currently available in 22 classrooms throughout campus and is open to all professors, regardless of the college affiliation. This system has been in place for 5 years and has received a great deal of praise from the professors who used it, including 94% of them saying they would use the system again.
The system is pre-scheduled so all you need to do is show up, turn on your microphone and teach, and everything else happens automatically. The system records whatever you display on the screen in the room along with your audio. After your class ends, the recordings upload to a UT server where they are processed and made available to your students in just a few hours. Students view the material on streaming, non-downloadable video in Canvas or Blackboard.
Lectures Online allows students to review lectures and presentations for additional notes or in preparation for exams. Of the students surveyed, 92% agreed that viewing or listening to the lecture recordings helped them learn and 89% wished this system was available in more classes.
Lectures Online is a great chance to provide a supportive tool to your students. The ability to reassess, reflect, and review class lectures allows for a better educational experience.
The system is free for all professors teaching in Lectures Online equipped classrooms. Students pay a one-time $16 course materials charge to access the recordings after the 12th class day. The charge covers the cost of making the system available.