Lecture Theatre Technology
There are around 250 lecture theatres and classrooms on the University campus. Each room contains various tools that can be used by academic staff make the most of the teaching space. Some of these are in the form of equipment such as computers, projectors and microphones, but there is also a lecture capture system that allows lectures to be recorded and shared.
Lecture Theatre Support
The Facilities Support Service provides a wide range of support to the Central Teaching Space on campus. They have a rapid-response customer services team linked to the Estates Helpdesk and are supported by a dedicated technical team who ensure that the AV and IT is working correctly and meets user requirements. Fully trained staff are always available to respond to urgent problems when teaching is taking place.
The FSS team recommend that new teaching staff learn about using teaching space by watching this introduction to lecture theatre equipment at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/fss/articulate/player.html.
Another tip for getting started is to log onto the computers prior to teaching. This speeds up the log-in process for the subsequent log-ins, allows you to check the software you need is available (it might not be the same as your own machine), and familiarises you with the system.You can check when the rooms are available by looking at the location timetables from the Timetabling website.
To find out more please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/fss/
Contact Estates on 35555 for queries regarding Central Teaching Space or to report a problem during teaching.
Teaching Technology Support also loan and hire equipment, visit the website to find out more.
The University has made a significant investment in tools for lecture capture, desktop capture, video and desktop conferencing and interactive sessions.
The Changing Landscapes website explains the background to the implementation of Lecture Capture in relation to the University's vision to "support learning, inspire students to reach their full potential and enhance the student experience." To find out more visit http://www.sdduonline.leeds.ac.uk/changinglandscape/.
The SDDU Lecture Capture and Media Management website offers technical advice and tutorials for academics on how to use all aspects of lecture capture at: http://www.sdduonline.leeds.ac.uk/lecture-capture/