Interactive Video Processes
To ensure the quality delivery of two-way interactive video instruction:
- FCTT provides new faculty members with training in an orientation session covering use of the interactive video equipment and best practices in the ITV environment.
- FCTT provides assistance to faculty members to ensure that materials, tests, etc., are sent to the remote sites. Faculty members are requested to make copies for students at all sites.
- FCTT encourages faculty members to originate the delivery of courses from each remote site at least once each semester. FCTT will reimburse faculty for travel expenses for up to three trips to a remote site.
- Faculty members/departments are responsible for the proctoring of examinations. Provided with at least two days prior notice, FCTT may be able to provide proctoring assistance depending upon staffing levels during examination time. Arrangements can also be made with site facilitators at all sites. In order to allow adequate time to plan, specific instructions should be provided to FCTT 48 hours prior to the day of the test.
- It is very important that faculty members check with distant site students periodically during delivery of each session of instruction to determine if any transmission problems are occurring.
- Two-way interactive video courses can be transmitted to a maximum of three remote sites.
- Two-way interactive video courses can be transmitted to those sites at which a site facilitator is available during the hours in which the course is delivered.
- Please inform departmental offices and the Faculty Center for Teaching with Technology of any changes in weekly schedules (e.g., if students are given a library assignment and will not be meeting) or if remote sites will be closed during the dates and times classes are scheduled. If possible, notification should be made at least one week before the change.
- Although interactive video lectures are not automatically recorded and archived, classes may be video recorded upon specific instructor request. Student requests should be made through the instructor.
- Please request all cell phones and wireless devices to be completely deactivated when using interactive video rooms. Cell phone service signals often cause severe interference with the audio equipment, even when they are in vibrate or silent mode.
- Due to broadcast issues, instructors are asked to make copies of any VHS or DVD they intend to show. One VHS copy per site should be made and sent to the appropriate location. Media Services (903-886-5502) can assist with this procedure. Two weeks advanced notice is requested to ensure video materials are delivered in a timely manner.