Lecturers of the University of Twente who need to conduct live online lectures in order to achieve two-way interaction with their students, can use either Canvas Conferences or Microsoft Teams Meeting. You can use your own equipment at your own desk to conduct these live lectures. However, we strongly recommend using a good quality headset. If you do not own one, you can request one here (home delivery is possible).
Are you organizing a conference or do you need Zoom for certain reasons?
You can request this via the LISA ICT servicedesk. Until know we can use this tool to a limited extent at the UT.
Do you not know which tool is suitable for your educational purpose?
Please see here an overview of functionalities.
More instructions on how to get started with the tools are presented below.
General tips & tricks on how to successfully conduct a live online lecture can be found here.
If you want to conduct a live stream and you have a Canvas Course, we recommend you to use Canvas Conferences. We strongly recommend limiting your sessions to a maximum of 100 students, as performance will degrade if you have a larger number of participants. Below you can find alternatives for large student groups (see 'the size of your student group'). Instructions on how to get started with Canvas Conferences can be found here. If you have any further questions on Canvas Conferences, contact your faculty's e-learning specialist or the TELT team.
We recommend you to host a Microsoft Teams Meeting if you do not have a Canvas course or your audience consists of more than 100 students. There's a strict limitation of 300 students per Microsoft Teams Meeting. You can find instructions on how to get started with Microsoft Teams Meetings below. For more information about Microsoft Teams Meetings, visit the Microsoft Support page. For more information about using Microsoft Teams to organize project and group work, visit this page on our website. If you have any further questions on Canvas Conferences, contact the TELT team.