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. In case Canvas Conferences and Microsoft Teams Meeting are lacking functionality, you can also choose to use Zoom. More instructions on how to get started with these tools are presented below.
You can use your own equipment at your own desk to conduct 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 still unsure which tool is suitable for your educational purpose? Please view this comparison of functionalities.
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.
Zoom was initially not allowed on the UT due to privacy and security issues. Because there are still some safety concerns, LISA has blocked a number of functionalities in Zoom for employees and students. In this way, risks are eliminated. In addition, the urgent advice is to use Zoom only when Microsoft Teams and Canvas are failing functionality and only for non-confidential purposes. Visit the LISA support page for more information about Zoom.