Live Streaming

Oregon State University –¬†LXD: Advanced Tools & E-Learning Trends
June 3 – July 21, 2019

Overview

Our college is a part of a district, and we hold several meetings covering the same topic often. The purpose of this project is to test live streaming as an option to conduct these meetings in order to reduce the number of face-to-face meetings and traveling required to offer several face-to-face meetings at different locations. A potential added benefit is for our Instructional Design and Instructional Technology teams to collaborate on the development of a course that would teach faculty how to use this technology in the classroom.

Audience

Seattle College’s Instructional Designers & Instructional Technologists

Space & Equipment

We were fortunate enough to be able to acquire space within our facility and turn it into a video/audio recording studio. It comes with two side post-production rooms where we can record or edit as well – pictured below. Seattle Colleges Recording Studio

The recording studio is great for streaming basic announcements and other content where a live audience isn’t present. However, live streaming events will require us to have equipment that can travel to different locations. So, we purchased the following equipment

  • two cameras (pictured below) from Amazon
  • Portable LED Lighting (included w/Cameras)
  • Tripods on Wheels (2)
  • Wireless Lapel Microphones (2).
JVC GY-HM250 UHD 4K Streaming Camcorder
JVC GY-HM250 UHD 4K Streaming Camcorder

Server & Software

Based on initial research, and the watching of How To Live Stream On YouTube With OBS | Fast Start Guide, I’ll be using the Google Live Streaming server in collaboration with Open Broadcast Software (OBS) on a Mac.