Dear College of Education,
One of the recommendations for delivering content to students is
“synchronous” delivery. The Innovative
Learning group recommends using this method sparingly and focusing on recorded
content using tools such as Camtasia (free video and screen recording
software available to all faculty and staff) in combination with Blackboard and
However…if you do need to conduct live video sessions with
students, and are not familiar with WebEx, I’ve created a brief 4 ½ minute
video showing how to access and launch your WebEx Personal Room:
Video: WebEx Personal Room Primer
(steps are similar for Mac users)
You can log into WebEx here:
If you need help with WebEx, feel free to contact the Education IT team and we would be happy to meet with you to provide more details (see additional help links at the bottom of this post). WebEx should work with any laptop or tablet with a built-in camera and microphone. It also works great on a desktop computer if you have a webcam. If you need to order a webcam — for WebEx or Camtasia – please contact the Education IT team.
For more about synchronous and asynchronous delivery, see “How
will you deliver content?” on this web site:
If you need to install Camtasia on a personally owned
computer, you can locate and download the software here:
If you need to install Camtasia on your Purdue-owned
computer, please contact the EdIT team and we will install it for you: EdIT@purdue.edu.
To access or download Webex recordings in the Purdue MediaSpace video system, see this web page:
To download a copy of a video, select the “Edit” option under the “Actions” drop down menu. Once in edit mode, there is an icon at the bottom right of the video window which allows download in .mp4 format. The icon is a folder with a downward pointing arrow.
Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Thank you!
— The Education IT team
P.S. Here are instructions from ITaP for using WebEx:
See also from WebEx:
Here is “recording” help from WebEx:
Once recorded, the recording will go into the Purdue Kaltura/Mediaspace system where the video can be shared with others. Log in here to see recordings:
(click “guest” at top right on the mediaspace page to see the login link)