Why use video and audio tools?

Video and audio tools allow you to communicate with students remotely, record mini lectures and publish them online, as well as use external content to compliment existing resources. 

​What video and audio tools are available?

There are a range of centrally supported tools available:

  • Kaltura Capture: record mini lectures which students can watch at their own pace.
  • Kaltura: upload video/audio content and embed it within your course. Students can also use Kaltura to submit video assignments.
  • Echo360: upload video/audio content in addition to recorded lectures.
  • Zoom: communicate with students remotely and facilitate active learning through polling and reactions.
  • External Content: embed external content within your course to compliment existing resources (i.e. YouTube and TED talks). 

What functionality is available?

      Desktop Recording

      Kaltura Capture is the most popular choice for desktop recording and can be used to create video tutorials for your classes, an introduction to your course, a mini lecture on a specific topic using a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover or demonstrations of how to use a software program.

        Kaltura Capture Echo360 Universal Capture Zoom PowerPoint
      Features
      • Can access from Learn.UQ
      • Can record combinations of screen, webcam and audio
      • Video quiz functionality
      • Can playback two screens at the same time with second screen displayed in smaller window
      • Can access through Learn.UQ
      • Can record combinations of screen, webcam and audio
      • Includes in-built discussion board
      • Can record combinations of screen, webcam and audio
      • Recording can be uploaded to the Cloud and a link added to Learn.UQ
      • Can record combinations of screen, webcam and audio
      • Can edit recording slide-by-slide
      Limitations
      • Basic video editing
      • No advanced editing features
      • Can playback two screens at the same time side-by-side
      • Limited video editing
      • No video quiz functionality
      • Very limited video editing
      • Unable to customise playback options (i.e. position of second screen)
      • No video quiz functionality
      • No video quiz functionality
      • Will need to upload final video to another system
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      Lecture Recordings

      Echo360 is the university's lecture recording system and all lectures which take place in equipped venues are automatically recorded based on the timetable and uploaded to Echo360. Recordings include audio and the screen content presented at the lecture. 

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      Video and Audio Upload

        Kaltura Echo360
      Features
      • Basic editing functionality
      • Able to add quiz questions throughout a video
      • Can embed Kaltura media anywhere within a Learn.UQ course
      • Can share media to the course gallery
      • Can be used for student video assignments (refer to the Assessment Tools page)
      • Limited editing functionality
      • Media is uploaded to the same place students access lecture recordings
      • Can upload PowerPoint presentations in addition to media files
      • In-built discussion boards
      Limitations
      • Media must be embedded within the course to be visible to students
      • Need to create a link to the course gallery for students to view any media published within it
      • Must create a 'class' to upload content within
      • No video quiz functionality
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      Virtual Classroom

      Zoom is the university's video conferencing and virtual classroom system that allows participants to communicate, view presentations, interact with learning resources and work in groups. Zoom can also be used to host a meeting with UQ and non-UQ people by simply sending them your meeting room URL.

      Features

      • Active learning features such as polling and reactions.
      • Waiting rooms for online exams.
      • Chat with the ability to share files and save chat history.
      • Breakout rooms for collaborative group work.
      • Share screens, applications or a whiteboard.
      • Setup a Zoom meeting link within your Learn.UQ course.
      • Create a reusable meeting link.

      Limitations

      • User limits over 50 participants (can log a request with ITS to change this).

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        External Content

        A variety of video and audio streaming content is available from the UQ Library and you can also embed content from external sources such as YouTube, TED Talks or LinkedIn Learning.

        Features

        • You don't have to create new content from scratch.
        • Can embed videos within your Learn.UQ or edX (Edge) course.

        Limitations

        • Unable to customise existing content.

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