Presenting course content to your class can be done in a variety of ways, depending on your teaching style. Some will opt for slide shows, while others will visit websites or write on the whiteboard. Listed below are some exciting ways to use technology to enhance or improve your presentations.
Recording Class Lecture:
Media Services can record lectures or presentations. Once recorded, these videos can be shared with a web-link or posted to your bSpace page. Putting lectures online allows students to return to topics you spoke about in class. It also provides a way for students that were absent to catch up to others in their class and can be a good way for you to assess your own teaching style.
Students that are practicing depositions or just speaking techniques can learn from exemplary video performances. Media Services can also record student performances and post them online, so students can assess themselves and one another outside of the classroom.
To schedule a class lecture recording contact Media Services at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using iPad as a Digital Whiteboard:
iPads are becoming very powerful teaching tools. With an iPad, a teacher can display presentations and even annotate them, but they can also use the iPad as a digital whiteboard. Stay seated as you write on your iPad and project your notes. Save your notes throughout class and easily send them to students as PDF documents or post them on bSpace. Some apps even record your writing and your voice, so students can watch and listen to your lectures after class.
For more information on using iPads in the classroom contact John-Mark Ikeda at, email@example.com.
Sharing video clips online and in class with the bCourse Media Gallery:Do you play videos for students to watch in class? Often it can be hard to carry around DVD's and fast-forward to the specific sections you want to show. If you plan on showing the same clips in the future, you can request that these videos be captured by Media Services. Clips will then be stored on your bCourse’s Media Gallery Tool , so they are private from the public. You can even upload your own video files directly into the Media Gallery and take that with you from semester to semester. Now watching a video in class is as simple as clicking on a link in your bCourse.The Media Gallery also allows student to upload and share videos in bCourses. This can be an efficient way for students to share skill based assignments with faculty and their classmates. For more information on capturing and sharing video clips contact John-Mark Ikeda at,
Hosting a Webinar:
Webinars can bring people from around the world into an online learning environment. Up to 100 web and phone attendees can join in on class lectures. With Fuze, Powerpoint presentations, videos and documents can all be displayed online. Events and lectures can also be recorded and shared with the public with a web-link. Webinars take some careful planning and so if you plan to do one, please contact Media Services as soon as possible at, Media@law.berkeley.edu.
For more information on hosting a Webinar contact John-Mark Ikeda at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Polling Students Can Improve Your Presentations:
Learning how to improve your presentations can be difficult, but using anonymous polling tools can make it easier to get feedback from your students. You can keep your results private so you can view them later and instead of hear from one angry student, you will get a general idea of what the entire class thinks. It's important to tell your students that these polls are anonymous, as some schools do use clickers that are tied to specific students.
Taking polls on your teaching throughout the semester can give you an idea of how your own style is changing or improving. Adding polls can also give students a nice break from your lecture and fun questions can keep them alert. Try adding a poll every 15 to 20 minutes. You may find that your students are more engaged throughout your class time.
For more information about polling tools contact John-Mark Ikeda at, email@example.com.
To reserve Clickers contact Media Services at, firstname.lastname@example.org.