[teknoids] [Ext] "HyFlex" classroom question

Phillip C. Bohl phillip.bohl at pepperdine.edu
Fri Nov 6 19:13:32 EST 2020


Has anyone tested voice tracking cameras with Zoom?


Best,

Phil

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On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 3:42 PM Barney, Emily <ebarney at kentlaw.iit.edu>
wrote:

> Not via Zoom, at least not with basic meetings. I think that's just a
> limitation of the combination of hardware and software.
>
> Faculty can manually multi-spotlight students (if the same software has
> been recently updated) to having students in the classroom answer questions
> and make sure other students can identify them. But they'll have to have
> their audio off, or mute room audio, to avoid audiobook feedback.
>
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 5:38 PM Raymond Flores <rflores at law.usc.edu> wrote:
>
>> Along the same lines.  With a Hyperflex room that has a classroom wired
>> up with camera and mics everything works fine, except that since you are
>> using the room camera/mics then you lose the active speaker view for the
>> students in the classroom, they become disembodied voices.  If you have the
>> students bring their laptops into the classroom and use their laptops
>> running zoom with headsets then in most circumstances things work fine but
>> you will run into feedback issues if participants forget to mute their
>> mics, or with issues of hearing yourself speak then a delay in hearing the
>> zoom audio in your headset which is unsettling for some students.
>>
>>
>>
>> Has anyone found a happy medium where faculty can teach from the
>> classroom to students int the classroom as well as remote students without
>> the issues of disembodied voices or audio feedback issues associated with
>> having laptops in the classroom.  Thank you.
>>
>>
>>
>> Ray
>>
>>
>>
>> *From: *Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net> on behalf of
>> Thayer York <tyork at uw.edu>
>> *Reply-To: *Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
>> *Date: *Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:52 PM
>> *To: *Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
>> *Subject: *Re: [teknoids] [Ext] "HyFlex" classroom question
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Realistically we’re looking at one room since it already has some
>> support for this.  It’s rated at 60 person capacity, although this is a
>> pre-Covid rating.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. The tech in the room is at least nominally oriented to distance
>> learning, so it already has an instructor camera, an audience facing
>> camera, a projector and screen, instructor mic (wireless and podium), smart
>> podium with touchscreen control panel, computer and document camera, and
>> push-button microphones at the desks for attendees to use.  What it *
>> *doesn’t** have is an audience camera that focuses on the active speaker
>> nor any real way for those in the room to see the remote attendees.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. We’re using Zoom for remote sessions.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>   - Thayer
>>
>>
>>
>> ______________________________
>>
>> Thayer York
>>
>> Director of Technology Services
>>
>> University of Washington School of Law
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net> * On Behalf Of *Barney,
>> Emily
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:56 PM
>> *To:* Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
>> *Subject:* Re: [teknoids] [Ext] "HyFlex" classroom question
>>
>>
>>
>> What size rooms are you dealing with?
>>
>>
>>
>> What technology is already installed in the rooms?
>>
>>
>>
>> What are you using for your remote class sessions?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 7:24 PM Thayer York <tyork at uw.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>>
>>
>> As part of the information gathering stage of contingency planning for
>> future quarters, we’re trying to estimate the costs involved (money and
>> time) of converting a classroom into a “HyFlex” room (in other words, a
>> room that can accommodate teaching in-person and remote students
>> simultaneously).  Has anyone gone down that road are willing to share
>> estimates with me?  I’m only looking for ballpark figures here.  Is it
>> $5K?  $50K?  More?  Can it be done it a couple of weeks, or are we talking
>> a month or two (planning, purchase, installation, testing)?
>>
>>
>>
>> Please note that this is not intended to start a discussion of the merits
>> of the HyFlex model, which I’m sure we all have thoughts about. 🙂
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks for any details that you’re willing to share.
>>
>>
>>
>>   - Thayer
>>
>>
>>
>> *THAYER YORK*
>>
>> Director of Technology Services
>>
>> University of Washington School of Law
>>
>>
>>
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