Faculty Technology Showcase

Faculty Technology Showcase events provide faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about new, innovative teaching technologies from their peers.  FTS presentations are informal, interactive forums for instructors to learn practical applications, tips and techniques from colleagues.  The duration of each technology showcase is approximately one-hour and is held in either the CIT conference room or training lab.



Understanding Instructional Technologies for Students with Blindness or Visual Impairments


Dr. Edward Bell, the director for the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness, gives a presentation to help explain the most common methods and technologies employed at the university level by students who are blind or visually impaired.  It also covers what non-visual access looks like, how it works, and the challenges associated with adapting educational materials to help you become a more effective instructor.  In order to view this presentation, you must first log in using your Louisiana Tech Moodle credentials.  Click here to log in and watch the presentation.



Desktop Capture and Video Upload Using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder


Mr. Darrell Eddy, the Coordinator of Information Technology and Network Administrator for the College of Business, demonstrates how to use the Mediasite Desktop Recorder.  Desktop-based screen casting is a new instructional technology tool that empowers faculty to share lectures and presentations with their students.  This presentation will provide instructors with what they need to  create and publish rich media from their desktop PC.  In order to view this presentation, you must first log in using your Louisiana Tech Moodle credentials.  Click Here to log in and watch the presentation.


As mentioned in the presentation, Sonicfoundry, the makers of Mediasite, has published some instructions to ensure that users can get the most out of the Mediasite Desktop Recorder.  These links, along with recommendations for acceptable screen resolution, are listed below. 


Mediasite Viewing Requirements


Test Your Audio and Video Connections


Mediasite Player Help


Screen Resolution

The best practices say that the maximum recommended screen resolution for recording your desktop using the Mediasite desktop recorder is 1280 x 720.  To adjust your screen resolution, right click on the computer desktop, and select "screen resolution".  From the "resolution" drop down menu, choose any size between 320 x 240, and 1280 x 720 resolution.

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