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Lightboard: Video Demonstrations that Engage Students (CTE796)Export this event to calendar

Friday, March 16, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Lightboard: Video Demonstrations that Engage Students (CTE796)

Part of Educational Technologies Week

Date: Friday, March 16, 2:30-3:30 pm

Location: EC5 Room 1121 – Media Production Services Waterloo Studio

Facilitators: Mary Power (CTE) and Erin Young (Manager, Media Production Services, ITMS)

Workshop description

A Lightboard is an illuminated glass “chalkboard” for creating stimulating videos. The instructor stands behind the glass and draws the explanation in front of himself or herself, while facing the camera. Instructor presence, and engaging the students with eye contact and gestures, improves upon the traditional chalkboard where an instructor’s back is facing the audience. In the ITMS Waterloo Studio, Media Production Technicians will help instructors record the audio and visual of these presentations. Lightboard videos can become an integral component of blended, flipped, and online courses. During this [un]workshop, we will demonstrate the use of the Lightboard and share some potential use cases and best practice tips to enable instructors to use this tool to achieve their course outcomes. Come for a tour of the Waterloo Studio and a demonstration of the Lightboard. You can even try it out yourselves!

Learning Outcomes: After the session, participants will be able to:

  • identify use cases of the Lightboard in blended and online teaching
  • create short videos using the Lightboard
  • describe the resources in the ITMS Waterloo Studio that are available to support teaching and learning



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Room 1121
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1