We can see that Remote & Hybrid Learning are likely to continue in some form into the future, and we still have some issues to resolve when it comes to student assessment.
Science labs, medical labs, electrical and automotive assessments, and many others, require instructors to be able to see their students perform “lab-style” tasks successfully. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible or practical to have students and teachers in the laboratory or facility at the same time.
Now, as we often do at Exertis Broadcast, we came up with a solution in the form of a video workflow that we’re excited to share with you.
Remote Testing Lab Workflow
Epiphan Pearl-2™ brings the pro features and processing power required for the most demanding live events including 4K streaming and recording, live switching, NDI support, and chroma keying.
Lumens VC-A50P PTZ Camera uses H.264 video compression for a highly efficient stream and incorporates 3G-SDI and HDMI ports to deliver video, audio, power, and control over IP.
Yamaha RM-CG Ceiling Array Microphone utilizes four beams to automatically track voices within the room simultaneously, allowing for lively conversations to be picked up and delivered clearly to the far end.
Bluefin V Series Player has proven the value of a light, dedicated player for most situations. Play SD-card based video files with support for push buttons or touchless buttons, or display from compatible devices with included HDMI® connectivity and optional integrated touchscreens
Vimeo Enterprise is a full video delivery platform designed to take all of the headache out of video recording and streaming.
Unlike platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo Enterprise removes all ads, suggested videos, and other distractions, leaving only the content you want to show to your students.
When a student walks into the lab, they’ll be greeted with a video explaining what their instructions are and how much time they must complete the task.
If your school is using a Kaltura, Yuja, or Panapto system, you’ll be able to schedule the lab assessments ahead of time, but if not, that’s ok. All the student needs to do is press the streaming button on the LCD display, and they’re ready to go.
The stream will go directly to Vimeo, where the instructor will be able to watch in real-time if they so desire. The student’s voice will be recorded by the Yamaha RM-CG, and Vimeo will automatically transcribe everything that they say while they work through the lab.
Once they’ve completed the lab, they can end the stream by pressing the button on the Epiphan Pearl 2. The transcription and video replays will be ready for the instructor to review not long after the assessment has been completed. Whenever the instructor is ready, both the instructor and the student can go over the student’s work together by watching the replay of their assessment on Vimeo. Vimeo can handle 3 live streams at a time, so you’ll never have to worry about conflicting schedules or videos not getting recorded properly.
This workflow is perfect for colleges and universities, but could easily be scaled to any educational facility that requires students to be able to take lab assessments at times that are convenient to not only themselves, but to their instructors as well.
If any of our new workflow sparks your imagination for how your school could use this technology, don’t hesitate to call us at Exertis Broadcast, we’re here to help. 415-256-2800