What is an OWL camera and how do I use it in my classroom?
An OWL camera gives a 360-degree view of a space, and tracks the person who is speaking. These features make OWL cameras ideal for instructional spaces.
This photograph shows a DCTC faculty member using an OWL camera in a hyflex teaching environment. The camera allows him to bring students into his classroom remotely via Zoom. Those students are also able to see him and other students who are participating in the class on campus.
For a video introduction to this camera’s basic functionality and plug-and-play operation, see https://youtu.be/N_duZc5DZ2c. We will be using the Meeting OWL Pro in our classrooms, which has a few additional features. See https://youtu.be/Icfuxzxvdd8 for details.
For more on teaching in hyflex or paired classrooms, see our eLearning page.
Want to get some experience with an OWL camera? Just contact Martin Springborg or stop by the Center for Teaching and Learning!
Featured Event: Brightspace and Beyond Week
August 9-13, 2021
This week-long workshop is designed for all faculty. Whether you have been teaching online for several semesters or will be for the first time this year, this hands-on workshop will be of benefit to you. Facilitators will focus on beginning tools and recent updates made to D2L Brightspace, as well as other academic technology such as VoiceThread, Teams and O365 tools; MediaSpace and Kaltura Capture; and Zoom.
Each day consists of two hours of instruction followed by one hour of guided work/application time. Join us online (Zoom invitation will come following registration) from 9:00-12:00 Monday through Friday, August 9-13.
Accessibility is an important consideration in all aspects of teaching and learning, and especially critical online in learning environments. Check out these tutorials to assist you in your efforts to make your courses accessible to all students.Learn about Accessibility
We are happy to meet with faculty who are interested in building a new course, revising an existing course, or want to discuss ways to integrate new technology into their teaching practice.View Course Design Resources
Brightspace Learning Opportunities
Our staff facilitate in-person Brightspace trainings on campus every semester, including summer. See the Events and News page for a full schedule of these learning opportunities.Check Brightspace Resources
Resources to help you move course content and student engagement to an online environment.Get Remote Teaching Guidance
Programs & Services
Faculty development programs and services include those coordinated by the Director of Teaching and Learning and D2L site administrators and programs coordinated directly by college faculty.Explore Programs & Services
We provide eLearning support for D2L Resources, Course Design, Academic Technology, MediaSpace, Zoom Web Conferencing, Respondus Quiz Generator, D2L Quiz Conversion Tool, ReadSpeaker/TextAid, eBooks and Direct Digital Materials, Accessibility Resources, Open Educational Resources and much more!Explore Resources
This collection of resources and the support efforts of our staff are aligned with our college values, especially: Excellence: Focus on quality in programs and services, Innovation: Encourage and reward new ideas, proactive thinking and use of evolving technology, and Accountability: Maintain effective and efficient programs and services.View Resources