Due to Reasons, lectures are now done online. I am using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to deliver and record the lectures.
How to use it
I have gotten reports that this doesn’t work right in Opera and Brave. Try Firefox instead.
Go to the Courseweb for this class. On the left, you will now see a Collaborate link. Click that.
In that window, you will see a folder named “Lecture.” Click it, and you will see a number of “sessions” inside, one for each lecture.
15 minutes before lecture begins, the session will become “open.” Click the lecture, and click “Join.” That’s it!
Disclaimer about participation and recordings
According to university policy, I must make you aware of the following:
- The lectures are being recorded so that you and your classmates can watch it at any time.
- Your interactions will be recorded as well. The classroom has a text chat feature, and you can also use voice and video to chat.
- You are not required to interact in the lecture. You don’t have to talk or anything.
- The recordings are private to this class and this class only. After the end of the term, the recordings will be deleted.
Unfortunately I don’t know what timezones everyone is in, and for any number of reasons you may not be able to “attend” the live lecture. Fortunately, they are also recorded and available in Collaborate.
Click the hamburger menu, and click “Recordings” on the left. There you can see a list of recordings. Just watch whatever you want.