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.

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