Guest lecturers can record video in Collaborate without needing a FAN. They can use Collaborate to record their webcam, their screen, or a file they share on screen (such as a PowerPoint presentation). There are better ways to record a guest lecture,
which we have detailed in Recording a guest lecture for online, but this will be fine if other alternatives are not
To record you will need a webcam and microphone. If you are using a laptop, this is usually built in. If you are using a PC, you can plug in a portable webcam and a headset. You can go into the session at any time to check your mic and video setup without needing to record.
You will have been given a link to enter the Collaborate room. When you enter the room you will be prompted to check your microphone and camera, and allow Collaborate access to your browser (to access the microphone and camera)
You should be the only person in the room. If you are the only person in the room you will see the following message after you have checked your microphone and video.
Turn your microphone and webcam on using the buttons on the bottom of the screen
If you are sharing a file or your screen, use the purple icon in the bottom right corner to the screen. Click on the Share button (highlighted in red below), then choose share file or share application.
- Share file is best for PowerPoint. - Share application is best when you need to show a website or some other software application (e.g. excel)