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 BlueJeans Interactive Meeting (or alternatively: BlueJeans Live Event). 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). Please find instructions on how to get started with these tools below. General tips & tricks on how to successfully conduct a live online lecture can be found here.
THE SIZE OF YOUR STUDENT GROUP
Be aware that the larger your audience, the more difficult it will be to achieve effective interaction with your students. For groups larger than 100 students, we recommend you to either:
- Pre-record your lectures and share them with your students afterwards
- Use BlueJeans Live Event: live streaming with limited possibilities to interact
- Split up large student groups in smaller groups and conduct multiple live streams using Canvas Conferences or BlueJeans Interactive Meeting
If you want to conduct a live stream and you have a Canvas Course, we recommend you to use Canvas Conferences. If your group is larger than 100 students, we recommend you to look at the alternatives that are described above. 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.
If you want to conduct a live stream and you do not have a Canvas course, we recommend you to use BlueJeans Interactive Meeting. There's a strict limitation of 100 students per Interactive Meeting. You can a BlueJeans Interactive Meeting here. Because the virtual rooms that are used for these meetings are subject to availability, the LISA Servicedesk will review your request before it gets approved. If you have any further questions about BlueJeans Interactive Meetings contact the LISA Servicedesk (+31534895577).
We recommend BlueJeans Live Event if you do not have a Canvas course and your audience consists of more than 100 students. There's a strict limitation of 1000 students per Live Event. Interaction with your audience is not possible/very limited. You can request a virtual room for a BlueJeans Live Event here. Because the virtual rooms that are used for these meetings are subject to availability, the LISA Servicedesk will review your request before it gets approved. Note that for conducting a Live Event, assistance is required. You will be contacted by the department involved. If you have any further questions about BlueJeans contact the LISA Servicedesk (+31534895577).