What are lecture capture video streaming courses?
Lecture capture video streaming (LCVS) is a technological enhancement of the traditional classroom learning environment. Students enrolled in an LCVS course can choose to attend class in person or watch the recorded lectures online at a time that is more convenient to them. While the Departmental Course Schedule does list a specific time and campus for LCVS courses, students who are either unavailable at the scheduled class time or unable to commute to the campus can still enroll since attendance is optional.
Is an LCVS course the same as a fully online course?
No, a fully online course has no physical classroom that students can attend and usually no lectures to view.
What College of Business courses are offered in the LCVS format?
LCVS sections are available for most pre‐business and business core courses.
Do I have to attend lectures on campus?
No, LCVS courses are designed so students do not have to attend class. Attendance is optional in a classroom which accommodates about 40 students on a first‐come first‐served basis.
What should I do if I arrive at the classroom and all seats are taken?
You may watch the lecture live on your computer or in one of the university labs. A link is available for the live lecture in your Blackboard course or, once the recorded version is loaded to Blackboard, you may watch the lecture at your convenience.
When will the recorded lecture be available for viewing on Blackboard?
The lecture is usually uploaded within 24 hours and remains accessible for the entire semester.
Where are the computer labs where I can watch the videos and take the exams?
Open lab locations are listed here: http://www.fau.edu/oit/labs/open_labs/
Do I have to come to campus for the exams?
Usually, no. Currently all exams are given online, including midterms and finals, but review your course syllabus to find your instructor’s policies as these can change at any time.
Are exams proctored?
Sometimes. Your professor may not require it for every exam, but one or more online exams in your course may be web‐proctored. All students must have access to a computer with a functioning webcam and microphone along with a student ID or government‐issued ID in order to take the proctored online exams.
Can I ask questions in the classroom if I choose to attend?
Questions are welcomed and encouraged. When you ask a question, your voice will be heard in the recording, but you will not be visible. Students are never seen in the video recordings.
If I do not attend the lectures, how will my questions get answered?
Questions are encouraged, and your instructor will advise you of the best way to contact him or her with questions. Some professors may utilize the Blackboard discussion feature; others will prefer e‐mail.
Can I watch the videos on my iPad?
Yes, the videos are provided in a variety of formats to accommodate most devices.
Can I review the recorded lectures as many times as I want?
Yes, you may watch the recordings as often as you wish during the semester you are registered.
What if I have technological difficulties with the recordings?
In the rare case a difficulty might arise, there is an excellent help section on your Blackboard course in the Lecture Video section.
Are there any other restrictions if I attend the lectures?
Yes, due to the sensitive nature of the recording devices in the room, your cell phone must be turned off, and any unnecessary noise such as chatting with a friend or opening food packages must be avoided.
What are the advantages to a lecture capture section?
Since physical attendance is not required, LCVS classes offer considerable convenience over traditional courses. Students with busy schedules and other responsibilities outside of school often find it convenient to watch the recorded lectures on their own schedule.
What are the disadvantages to a lecture capture section?
Not all students enrolled in the course will be able to attend the lecture in‐person, so if you prefer face‐to‐face instruction, you will need to arrive to class early to get a seat.
How do I know if this instructional format is right for me?
Since attendance is not required, students who are best suited for LCVS classes are disciplined, self‐motivated, goal‐oriented, and have sound computer skills. LCVS courses require access to high speed internet.
How do I find LCVS courses on the schedule?
LCVS courses can be found on the Departmental Course Schedule by choosing either “All” or “Boca” as the campus. In the instructional method column, LCVS courses will be identified as “video streaming.”
Is there an extra fee for the convenience of an LCVS section?
Yes, in addition to the course tuition, there is a $60 per credit fee for College of Business LCVS sections.
Can I sign up for another class that meets at the same time?
Yes. Since attendance is not mandatory, you may sign up for another class that meets at the same time. The registration software will automatically prevent you doing so on your own, but academic advisors can provide authorization for you. You can visit the advising office in person to request this, or you can e‐mail your name, Z#, course prefix and number, and course reference number (CRN) for the LCVS section to COBAdvising@fau.edu.
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