Frequently Asked Question

P103 Lecture Capture Pilot
Last Updated 5 years ago

First Time Set Up (Per BeaconLearning Course)

  1. Log in to BeaconLearning and go to your course that you want to record a lecture for
  2. Turn on Editing
  3. Add a BigBlueButton Activity (this is where you’ll record your class)
  4. Click Add Activity or resource and chose “BigBlueButtonBN” activity
  5. For Virtual Classroom Name, title it something like “Lectures”
  6. Leave the schedule boxes unchecked
  7. Check the box for Recording
  8. In the description, enter “Lecture Recordings”
  9. Set the class duration (for a 50 minute class, feel free to choose 1 hour)
  10. Hit Save and Return to Course
  11. Add a Recordings Resource (this is where students will watch the recordings)
  12. Click Add Activity or resource and chose “RecordingsBN” activity
  13. In the recordings name, enter something along the lines of “Recorded Lectures”
  14. Hit Save and Return to Course

Each Class Session
  1. Log in to the classroom desktop
  2. Log in to BeaconLearning and go to your course that you want to record a lecture for
  3. Click on your “Lectures” BigBlueButtonBN activity that you added to your class earlier
  4. The virtual classroom will open
  5. Chose to join via microphone
  6. When prompted, chose Share Selected Device to allow access to the microphone
  7. At the Audio Test box, chose yes, you hear audio
  8. Click Share Webcam at the top left
  9. Click Allow
  10. At the webcam preview, chose Start Sharing
  11. When your webcam appears at the bottom left and you are ready to begin class, click start recording on the top left
  12. Confirm that you’d like to start
  13. Minimize BigBlueButton and other tools, open your powerpoint, and teach your class as you usually would. Do not close the BigBlueButton window or your recording will be stopped.
  14. When you’re done, click the recording button to stop the recording.

Troubleshooting:
  • Echo: Turn down classroom audio. If you need to audio up, go to the bigbluebutton window and mute the microphone (top left, microphone symbol). Remember to unmute yourself.

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