Broadcast Video Teaching (BVT) facilities enable simultaneous cross campus lecture delivery to large cohorts. BVT facilities are installed in
BVT facilities allow these large lecture theatres to transmit or receive broadcast videoconferences. BVT facilities connect to each other to significantly increase the number of students you can deliver to simultaneously.
You can use any videoconference teaching space to deliver to the BVT theatres or to receive a lecture from a BVT theatre, however, Broadcast Video Teaching facilities are not designed to provide interactivity between sites.
The biggest difference in Broadcast Video Teaching facilities is one way audio. This means when you are transmitting other campuses can hear you but you cannot hear students in other BVT facilities. This is because there are no audience microphones above the students.
Other differences to be aware of in BVT spaces are
The photo below shows how students in the Wal Fife theatre in Wagga will experience a broadcast from another campus. The content which is being sent is a PowerPoint presentation, all content is shown full screen. The lecturer who is transmitting (from another campus) to Wagga is shown picture in picture (PiP) in the top right hand corner of the screen.
BVT facilities are turned on and controlled exactly the same as other videoconference teaching spaces. On the touchscreen
The sound and projection equipment at your site will turn on and the videoconference will automatically connect at the scheduled start time. Use the buttons in the Image to Send menu on the videoconference transmit mode screen to change the camera view and select the content you wish to display to the other site(s).
The other site(s) will need to press Video Conf and Receive Mode on their touchscreen(s) to turn the sound and projection equipment on so they are ready for the broadcast videoconference to start.
Videoconferences are automatically connected but equipment must be turned on at both the transmitting and receiving sites using the touchscreen. It is a good idea to ask colleagues at the other campuses to attend the BVT facilities prior to the start of the broadcast to turn equipment on and ensure there are no audio or video issues once the videoconference starts.
Yes it can be recorded, select videoconference teaching space as the Capture Method on the CSU Replay registration form.
BVT spaces have the same level of support as other teaching spaces. If you experience any technical issues use the provided phone to call the IT Service Desk on 84357 and press 1 to be transferred to the high priority teaching support hotline.
Students can also use the phones to call for support. Please advise them of this process in your first broadcast in case they experience any issues in future classes.