The University is committed to providing students with a flexible and supportive learning experience. This includes the use of Virtual Classroom (Bongo, VC) for the delivery of lectures, and on occasion seminars/workshops. The University recognises that this will enable students to engage with live synchronous delivery, but to also revisit learning post live delivery or if, exceptionally, engagement with live delivery is not possible.
Full guidance on the use of technology in teaching spaces is published in rooms. In addition, guidance is online at https://libguides.uos.ac.uk/celt/brightspace/vc-setup
The use of recorded sessions (learning session capture) is based on the following guiding principles:
There are a number of ‘technical’ settings which should be used in the set up and delivery of VC. These are included in set up instructions as produced by the Learning Design team in the Directorate for Learning and Teaching, and include:
setting student cameras to be ‘off’ by default
setting student microphones to be ‘off’ by default with the option to enable them during the delivery
publishing of a ‘non-public’ URL within the module / unit content area of Brightspace.