Center for Teaching & Learning
Teaching a Compressed Video Class
A compressed video class at Rogers State University is essentially telepresence teaching. Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allows a person to feel as if they are present at a location other than their own true location.
At RSU, taking a compressed video class allows students in remote areas to continue their education by eliminating travel to the main campus.
The success of this type of course delivery is reliant on the instructor knowing how to effectively use the equipment, and applying creative techniques to teach a traditional class in a non-traditional way. The Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to helping make the telepresence experience for you and your students more meaningful by providing the tools, training and suggested techniques.
What makes up a compressed video classroom?
Each room is equipped with:
What you should expect?
What's expected of you?
Plan ahead to make sure that students on each campus have the materials they need for the class. Here are a few suggestions:
Exam proctoring. Facilitators are allowed to distribute and collect exams. They can also monitor the classroom through the window of their respective control room and report any unusual activity. However, facilitators are students too and should not be placed in the position of confronting fellow students. Large screens with a wide-angle camera view of each classroom in present on the back wall of each classroom so that instructors can monitor the classrooms. If an instructor needs a physical presence in the classroom during testing they must make arrangements with someone in their department or with an appropriate proctor at each campus.
Start and stop class on time. Be mindful of instructors coming in after you - allow time for questions prior to class end. Also, facilitators need a minimum of 10 minutes to get the classroom set up for the next class.
Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning if you plan to teach from another campus or will not be having class. Instructors are encouraged to teach from the other locations. Please contact (or have your department contact) the Center for Teaching and Learning if you need to cancel class or will be teaching from another campus.
Maintain behavior in the classroom. CV facilitators are not allowed to confront students who might be disrupting class. They are allowed to report any misconduct to you and/or follow the appropriate protocol for reporting problems at their campus.
Ensure students have turned off their cell phones during class. Microphones are live at all locations during the class. Instruct students to silence or turn off their cell phone during class so as not to cause disruptions.
Other important information you should know.
Mail delivery schedule: UPS is used for pickup and delivery of mail between campuses. Pick-up and delivery are not done at the same time—there is a pick up time and there is a delivery time at each campus. The schedule is as follows:
Problem reporting. Speak to the CV facilitator about:
Speak with the technical coordinator or director of the Center for Teaching and Learning about: