Our department supports the teaching process at the university using the licensed Mediasite platform. We mainly focus on recording and postproduction of lectures, workshops, conferences, seminars, video tutorials and audio scripts.
Requests for recording a lecture must be submitted electronically at the latest one week before the requested date by completing the service request at helpdesk.czu.cz. After the request is received, a CAVP employee will contact you and arrange other details. You can find the guide for submitting a request at the ServiceDesk here.
Mediasite offers several options for how to present your lecture:
The lecture is provided to students by the teacher through a simple tutorial in the course. The student can then view the lecture after signing up for Moodle.
Direct access via the Mediasite catalogue
Public catalogue – no login information required (mediasite.czu.cz)
Non-public catalogue – an own catalogue can be created where access is associated with a login name and password.
The Mediasite system collects rich statistics and information on individual lectures. If a lecture is available through Moodle, it is possible to find out which student has devoted time to the lecture. The statistics can be exported to an organized Excel spreadsheet at the teacher’s request. The following figure shows brief public lecture statistics with a viewing graph in minutes.
After the lecture is successfully uploaded, the record is uploaded to the server where it is available for further processing. The start and end (including possible cuts) are cut, the sound is adjusted, and individual slides from the presentation can be adjusted and organized. After processing, the recording will be included as a video recording in the relevant catalogue of the subject.
In a lecture or auditorium where a Mediasite recorder is not installed
Trained CAVP staff installs a recording device (laptop, webcam, microphone). The presentation (PPT, PDF, DOC,...) is transferred to a prepared computer and is launched. It is also necessary to attach a wireless microphone to the teacher’s clothing for recording the spoken word. The recording starts before the beginning of the lecture. At the end of the lecture, the staff ends the recording and processes it according to the teacher's requirements.
In the SIC Congress Hall
The SIC Congress Hall offers a simpler alternative. Here, the recorder is integrated into the hall system and a microphone is required to record the lecture and inform the staff of the hall that the recording has begun. After the lecture, the recording is stopped and ready to be processed according to the teacher's requirements.
Newly at the Wood Pavilion
In the recently opened Wood Pavilion, the Mediasite system is also a functional part of the large lecture room (2.01) and two classrooms (1.06,1.07). Touch panels are available in these rooms on which the teacher starts and ends the lecture recording using the red "Record" button. Everything is then done automatically and the sound is captured from the department and from microphones on the ceiling.
During a lecture, using a camera and a microphone, it captures the lecturer and concurrently records ongoing presentations from a computer or laptop. The automated Mediasite system combines source video, audio and presentation recordings in a synchronized unit, the output of which is an online video lecture. The course of the recorded lecture does not require the presenter to adapt, i.e. the Mediasite system works in the background.
Here you can see an example of a recorded lecture.