• Focus today is on online delivery of classes:
1. Learning Modules in Blackboard
2. Video Recording, e.g. with Panopto
• See other material for information on
assessment, blogs, discussion boards, etc.
• Develop text of class, perhaps based on transcript of a sound
• Add images; diagrams, etc.
• Include links to cases, articles, reports
• Add brief videos
• Create learning module in Blackboard
• Email students about required reading each week
• Highlight key points about required reading at beginning of
class, and throughout class
• Invite students to discuss online
• Link with assessment for online activities
• To create learning module:
• Build Content > Learning Module
• Give it a Name
• Do not insert anything in the large text box
• Availability : No
• Enforce Sequential Learning: No
• Open in New Window: Yes
• Once it is created you can click on the title to go into it
• If you wish, create the text for a whole class in Word
• Do not insert images into the Word version; just note
which images you wish to insert
• Select all the text in your Word document and paste it
into one big notepad file (this gives you cleaner text)
• To open Notepad: Start > Accessories > Notepad
• In Notepad: Format > Wordwrap if necessary to see
all the text
• Close the Word version – you no longer need it
• In Blackboard, for each page within the learning
• Build Content > Item
• To insert page name, go into notepad version;
copy title of page and paste in as Name of
• To insert body of page, copy text from
notepad version into text box in Blackboard
• To insert an image:
• In Blackboard, put the cursor in the place in
the page where you want the image to be.
• Click the attach picture icon
• Browse your computer for the image file
• Adjust settings as you wish
• Viewing the pages as students see them:
• You see a long screen containing all your
pages but the students see the pages one by
• To see pages in student view, make the
learning module available and turn off edit
mode (button in top right hand corner)
If you wish, you can make available a PDF of the class for
students to download:
• Check do you have Word 2010. If you don‟t, install it.
• Turn on editing mode
• When the cursor is a vertical line (not when it is a
cross), select and copy the whole class (all 30 pages or
so) as one big chunk
• Paste into Word 2010 using Paste – Merge Formatting
• While within Word, you may be prompted for your
Blackboard username and password.
• Edit the Word document and convert it to PDF
• Panopto is one example of software for
• You can also use:
• Windows Movie Maker
• Camtasia Studio
• Adobe Presenter
• Your mobile phone
• You may need to buy a webcam if you don‟t
• UCC has site licence
• Help available on UCC AVMS website
• Training also available
• Two options:
• Use a room set up for lecture capture, e.g.
ALG30; Moot Court room
• Use Panopto software on your computer to
• (You do not need to install Panopto if using a lecture
• Follow instructions on UCC AVMS website
• You need admin. access to your computer
• A Panopto icon will appear on your desktop
• If you wish recordings to be linked to a particular
Blackboard module, follow the steps below.
• If recordings are linked to a module, they will
expire at the end of the academic year and new
recordings will be needed
• (unless you download them for re-use)
• To link recordings to a particular module, follow
instructions on AVMS site – „Provisioning a
course in Blackboard‟ – see next slide
• In a content area in Blackboard, choose Tools
, and choose Panopto Focus Content
• Press "Add Course to Panopto"
• You will then receive a confirmation
• Next you need to choose which folder to use.
Generally you should probably accept the
Creating a Link to make the recordings visible to
• Log on to Blackboard and select the course you want to
• Select the + button (top left)
• From the drop down box select „Add Tool link‟).
• Give the tool link a name, e.g. „Recorded Lectures‟
• Select the type of tool from the drop down menu. Select
„Panopto Course Tool Application‟
• This will make a link to any present and future recordings in
that folder available. and allow you to add filesrecordings
from other folders
• If the course if provisioned in Blackboard, you
can insert direct links to the videos elsewhere in
your Blackboard for the module
• Tools > Panopto Video Link
• To create an offline recording, click the down
arrow beside folder name and choose „offline
How to download a video to re-use it:
• Log in at http://panopto.ucc.ie
• Make sure you are logged in as a creator
• Navigate to the folder that your session is located in. Once you are in the
folder you will see all recorded sessions. Move your mouse over any item in
the list of sessions. Icons will appear to the right. Click the "Settings" icon.
The Settings window will appear.
• At the top of the Settings window, choose the tab labelled "Outputs".
• Choose to download the session as a video podcast
• (You may need to choose “Primary Video only”, depending on what you
recorded. You can Preview to see what it looks like.)
• (When downloading the video be careful to give it a meaningful filename
as students will be able to see the filename.)
• A straightforward way to insert the offline video into
• Build Content > Item.
• As Name insert something like “Video for Class
on XXX Topic”.
• In the Text box, say for example “Video for
Class:” then click the paperclip icon and attach
the MP4 file.
• (This may work better than other techniques
such as trying to embed the video).
• To delete a recording:
• In a web browser, log in to panopto,ucc.ie. Find
the relevant session and click the „X‟ icon
ONLINE DELIVERY OF CLASSES