Universal Capture Personal (UCAP) now allows users to live stream their teaching and have it recorded at the same time. The recorded live stream will then be uploaded to the Echo360 sites for students to view.
This guide will guide you step by step on how to enable live streaming using UCAP and a few points to note when using the feature.
*Tip: During the live streaming, students are able to post questions via the Q and A function within Echo360. Lectures are then able to answer these questions via the same function. It is recommended to have a student representative or tutor to monitor the Q and A session during the live streaming session.
Live streaming is a feature that now is available in UCAP.
To download UCAP onto your devices, please refer to Universal Capture - Self Help
Note: Ensure to download the latest version of UCAP,
- Mac version v6.0.688608700 (or above)
- Windows version v6.0.688608700 (or above)
Communicate the time and date of the Live Stream class to the students in advance, either via Wattle or other established communication channels for your course.
- Use Wattle Forums to inform upcoming Live Streaming class.
- Include Live Streaming information on the top of the course page, as an announcement using a label.
Visit How to Access Live Streaming Session for instructions how students can access the live streaming session.
Once UCAP has been downloaded to your device, click on UCAP and follow the prompts to login into UCAP.
To login into UCAP, enter the UID email and your HORUS password.
Once you have logged into UCAP, you can select the display input from the list of inputs in the two dropdown list.
The input on the left will be the webcam input, while the input on the right can be used to share teaching materials from the lecturer’s PC.
*Note: Please also check/select the preferred audio input if there are more than one mic on your computer.
In the pop up window to edit the capture details, fill in the following information:
1. Title of the capture/live stream (We recommend that you include the course code and a meaningful title)
2. Description: Description for the session (optional)
3. Tag (optional)
4. Publish To: This will allow UCAP to know to which course the recording of this live streaming should be saved into (Mandatory)
5. Live Stream Checkbox: Tick this box to have live streaming activated for the session. (Mandatory: If this is not ticked, the session will not be live streamed)
6. Click Save
If you intend to show teaching materials whilst conducting the live streaming, you can upload the teaching materials to the Echo360 site of the course site when the live streaming has turned "LIVE".
*Tip: it is recommended to start the live streaming session ahead of time to allow time to upload the teaching materials.
To do so:
1. After clicking on the recording button, access the Watte course site
2. Click on the Echo360 Active Learning Platform link
3. Locate the live stream session in the Echo360 site
4. Click on the blue "+" button to upload the materials
5. Click on Upload a file
6. Drag and drop the file into the pop up window to upload the file to the Echo360 site
*Note: If the file is not uploaded to the Echo360 site at the beginning of the live stream session, the file uploaded to the Echo360 site only serves the purpose of providing the students a copy of the teaching material. To show the teaching materials during the live stream, it requires the teaching materials to be shown on the PC and inputted into the screen (refer to Step 3 for details).
Once the live streaming has taken place, if you have pre-uploaded a teaching material to the Echo360 site, you and the students will see 3 screens during the live streaming.
You will also see 3 buttons on the screen (refer to screenshot).
1. Stop: Click this when the live stream has ended, and to save/process the recording in Echo360
2. Pause: Click this to pause the recording and live stream. To resume the recording and live stream, click on the "recording button"
3. Cancel: Click this to cancel and Delete both the live streaming and recording
* Note: There is no option to recover recording if you click Cancel.
Once your live stream has finished, click on the stop button.
This will trigger the upload process to begin and the recording will be uploaded to the Echo360 site of the Wattle course automatically.
*Note: Time to upload recording depends on the length of the session. Longer is the session more the time.