|Lecture123 Faculty Jump Start
Students, you may also wish to read the
Student Jump Start.
This document provides information to jump start your effective use of
Lecture123. We suggest installing Lecture123 and obtaining your
user account now. Users tell us that the best way to learn Lecture123
is to start recording and playing back sessions while reviewing the
documentation. Please feel free to email us at
with any questions - we pride ourselves in helping you maximize your
Simply put, Lecture123 allows instructors to present/record sessions with
voice, PowerPoint and whiteboard slides, and annotations. Publish the
session for collaborative playback on the web, anytime, anyplace.
Students click to ask questions during playback. Questions with
instructors' answers are seamlessly integrated into the original
presentation benefiting all participants. All content including slide
and questions/answers (QA) is searchable, e.g. as a study tool.
The Lecture123 product suite includes: (a) Presenter program to present,
record, and publish content; (b) web content management, usage
monitoring, search, and delivery platform; (c) Player with streamed
playback and collaboration; (d) podcasted content delivery, e.g.
for playback on audio and video iPods.
Lecture123 works on most computers, e.g. Windows, Macs, Linux.
To record you need a microphone (built-in to most laptops). You may
annotate your presentation with a mouse, tablet pen, or intelligent
whiteboard. Playback requires a headset or speakers.
Easy to use: Record, Publish, Playback, Collaborate, Search.
An engaging interactive asynchronous audio/visual experience:
you chose the time and place.
Publish the presentation, not the presenter.
Participants "taste the learning and information exchange process".
Exploits community collaboration with interactive exchange.
Faculty First Steps
See also Student Jump Start First Steps
Your Lecture123 Community:
If you do not have a
community, then please complete the
new community request form
and wait for someone from Lecture123 to respond that the community
is ready for use.
You may play with Lecture123 until then by using the free
Demo community (key is demo).
Install Lecture123: follow instructions on the
install web page.
Create Your User Account: go to the
web page, select your community, enter the key
and the rest of the information.
The community name and key are typically provided to you by
the owner of the community (e.g. your instructor).
Note: the free trial community is Demo with the key demo.
Start recording, publishing, playing back, podcasting,
Getting Started Web Page.
Getting Started Resources
This quick tutorial will get you started using Lecture123.
Please review the
Lecture123 User Manual
to see screenshots and details for these
Install Lecture123 on your computer
create a user account
using your community key.
Login to Lecture123
in your web browser.
Playback a session...
Click on "Play" in the blue toolbar and click on a lecture name link
on that page. This will launch the Lecture123 Player. Click the
"Play" button in the Player once it loads on your computer. You
may right-click your mouse on any slide location and "Ask a Question".
Click on the "podcast" link on"Play" page to subscribe to podcasts.
Click "Record" in the blue toolbar, and
click the "Presenter" to start the recording program. Record a quick test
session, and publish it perhaps into a folder named "test" in your
community. Click "Play" in the blue toolbar and click the name of your
published session. During playback right-click your mouse to
"Ask a Question". Exit the player and click on the URL in an email you
get for the question asked. Answer and approve the question and play the
session again so you can see the QA embedded in the original session.
Finally, click "Search" in the blue toolbar and find a word that was on
a slide or in a QA. Enable podcasts when you publish your recorded
session; subscribe by clicking "podcast" on the "Play" page.
Engaging Your Students
Engage your students with a 10 minute demo of Lecture123. Explain the
process, record a quick session, and publish it. Playback that session
with the class and show them how to ask questions. Answer the questions
and play the session again so they can see the QAs embedded in the
original session. Finally, do a search based on some word that was on a
slide or in a QA. Encourage students to use the QA feature as a new
method of collaborating with the instructor. Discuss the ability to get
podcasts of published sessions - students are very excited with the
mobile playback of Lecture123 sessions on their iPods.
You may want to share the
Student Jump Start
with your class.
Lecture123 is used in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and online
courses. We see an increasing set of pedagogies. You can decide what
works best for your courses.
Out-of-class supplemental content
Recorded grading sessions
Virtual office hours
Lecture123 defines a community as a pool of user accounts with access
only to content within that community's repository.
Organizes and partitions content.
Protects sessions allowing access only to authorized users.
Each community has a unique name and key.
Instructors give their community name/key to students wh
self-register into that community.
Here's a summary of results collected in user surveys which may help
guide your use of Lecture123:
Students stop taking notes in class and become active learners.
Reduces office hours for professors.
Identifies and remediates areas of student confusion before giving the exam.
Allows sharing of good questions and answers with all students at any time.
Creates time to explore selected topics in more depth with the class.
Saves valuable in-class lectures for reuse next semester.
Allows users to privately replay presentations and improve lecture techniques, e.g. professional development.
Engages students outside the classroom.
Facilitates instructor/student relationships through QA capability.
Permits instructor to maintain the course schedule independent of student absences or snow days.
Offers all students the ability to learn at their own pace without changing the current teaching model.
The following Lecture123 feedback sessions from faculty and
instructional design users provide insights of how and why others are
using Lecture123 (note: you will need to
enroll your user account
in the Demo (key is demo) community to playback these sessions):
Educause Mid-Atlantic Conference, 1/2006.
David Radosevich, PhD, Montclair State University, Prof. Dept. Management & Philosophy
Hybrid Course Development, 1/2006.
David Buck, MEd, Burlington Community College, English Instructor
Instructional Design Perspective, 10/2005.
Patricia Kahn, Montclair State University, Manager Instructional Training & Design, PhD candidate Instructional Design & Online Learning
Faculty Perspective, 10/2005. Joan Nix, PhD, Queens College, CUNY, Associate Chair, Economics Dept.
We wish you an excellent experience using Lecture123. Please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any
questions. Thank you.