Tegrity Student Recordings Go Mobile
If you were to google the words “student video assignments” maybe just two years ago results would have returned sites and articles about how students were beginning to use video in replacement of the traditional written or oral report. Today’s results would yield high schools and colleges with student video labs or how Purdue University is using a mobile video app “designed specifically for students to use with their courses.” An area really experiencing growth in the use of such technology is online learning. If you are thinking to yourself “this sounds great!” or “how can I utilize this learning tool for my course?” You might be surprised that we at WSCC are already equipped for just such a challenge. There are a number of ways in which students can use their own Tegrity recordings. Examples include:
- Recording oral assignments and projects.
- Virtual presentation in an online course. Tegrity can allow students in online courses to give presentations to their class directly from any computer with a webcam. Other students and instructors in the course can comment or question during different parts of the presentation as well.
- Using Tegrity as a video blog/student reflection space. Students can record themselves voicing their thoughts on the course, to be viewed and commented on by others in the class in discussion forums.
- Students can upload personally produced videos as assignments.
Student recordings have been possible with Tegrity, software that records class time and course content for students to watch live or review on-demand, in our Blackboard online courses for quite some time. Students could use a webcam with their computer or shoot a video with a camcorder and upload it through Tegrity into a course but so far has not been widely employed.
With the latest software update to WSCC’s Tegrity server and Tegrity having recently expanded the capabilities of the Tegrity Mobile App, students as well as instructors can record and upload video from their mobile devices into an online course. Currently Tegrity offers versions for both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. One would need to search for this app from the iTunes store for Apple devices or from Google’s Play for Android device. Best of all, the app is FREE!
For more information and training with how you can utilize Tegrity as a learning tool with in your Blackboard course, contact the Wallace State eLearning Department.