Recording and Livestreaming in Classrooms

Last updated: Dec 7, 2020

Update Aug 4, 2020: Updated booking request dates to include all of Term 1 without date restrictions. 

Update July 27, 2020: The Learning Space AV team has built a 'mobile AV cart' that can be deployed in classrooms or in rooms where there is minimal or no AV and has the ability to run Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate and Kaltura.  We will be providing virtual demonstrations to show the capabilities and gauge the demand of such a system. Please email learning.spaces@ubc.ca if you are interested in a demo.

With UBC primarily offering online courses for 2020S and 2020W, many instructors are interested in using classrooms with recording capabilities to pre-record or livestream content for their classes. Instructors who wish to book a classroom to record or stream course content may do so by downloading and completing the request form linked below. Please email the completed form to Scheduling Services at room.bookings@ubc.ca

Recording Request Form  

All bookings are first-come-first-served and are scheduled during set time intervals Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

  • Booking requests for Term 2 are now being accepted. 
  • Requests for Thursday, April 15 onwards will be accepted at a later date TBC.

10 classrooms with existing recording capabilities will be designated and set up for recording/livestreaming.  The reoccupation of classroom spaces falls under the Classroom Safety Plan which was approved by the COVID-19 Safety Planning Steering Committee. 

  • Livestreaming: Broadcast a class live. Students can watch in real-time via a web-browser, without direct interaction with the instructor or each other. A side-by-side shot of the instructor camera and presentation content (from a laptop, lectern PC or document camera) will be streamed and also recorded for later viewing on-demand.
  • Recording: Record a class for viewing on-demand at a later time. Unlike livestreaming, students are unable to watch live in real-time. A side-by-side shot of the instructor camera and presentation content (from a laptop, lectern PC or document camera) will be captured.

A technician from UBC IT Audio Visual will be available for support. As most UBC buildings are still locked, access into buildings will be through the use of the UBCcard. Classrooms bookable for recording/livestreaming (list subject to change):

Room Recording  Livestream  zoom  blackboard collaborate ultra
BIOL 1000 YES YES NO NO
BUCH A202 YES YES NO NO
ESB 2012 YES YES YES NO
IRC 3 YES YES NO NO
LASR 102 YES YES NO NO
LASR 104 YES YES NO NO
ORCH 4018 YES YES NO NO
PHRM 1101 YES YES YES NO
PHRM 1201 YES YES NO NO

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