What do you need to do if you want to record your event with Opencast?
I.) Please register for Opencast at the ZMML. After participation in a short training and a signature, we will activate the function for scheduling recordings in Stud.IP for you and give you a PIN code with which you can access the media control for recording in the lecture room.
II.) Automatic recording with Opencast is not available in all rooms at the university. Currently following rooms are equipped with recording technology: list on the right side of the website
For further information on equipment in rooms at the University of Bremen, please refer to the website of the Medienstelle.
Activation of the Opencast-Plugin
I.) Click on the last menu item More ... in the menu bar of your event. (1)
II.) Activate the plugin by checking Opencast (2) in the Content and Assignments section. Opencast will now appear in the menu bar of your event.
III.) Click on the Opencast tab. (3) If you have not yet uploaded a video, the message "You do not yet have a series from Opencast associated with this event." will appear first.
IV.) Under Actions on the left, click Create New Series. (4) The message "No lecture recordings have been made available yet." will appear.
V.) The Opencast tab is not visible to your students by default. Click on "Make tab visible" (4) to turn on visibility.
When you schedule your lecture recordings in Stud.IP, the event data (title, room, time of the session to be recorded, name of the organiser) are transmitted to the respective recorder in the lecture hall. This is the only way the recorder can know who you are and to which event in Stud.IP a recording belongs.
I.) First click on the "Opencast" tab. (1)
II.) Click on "Schedule Recordings" on the left. (2)
An overview of your lecture dates will appear.
On the right side of the overview, you will see the status of each appointment and available actions in the form of the following icons:
- A recording is scheduled. (3)
- No recording is scheduled yet. (4)
- The date is in the past - recording is no longer possible or recording is completed. (5)
- Schedule the recording of a single date. (6)
III.) Click on the blue camera icon (6) to schedule a recording.
IMPORTANT: Complete scheduling at least half an hour before the start of a lecture appointment. The recorder will not record otherwise. This also applies to cancellations.
You will receive the success message "Recording has been scheduled". (7)
Two new icons will appear next to your scheduled recording.
IV.) Via the circular arrow (8) you can update the metadata. Via the trash can icon (8) you can cancel the recording scheduling.
As the organizer, you are responsible for the content and information recorded during a recording.
For this reason, we provide you below with the basic legal requirements that must be observed.
I.) If you have scheduled your recordings in Stud.IP in Opencast, the recorder belonging to your event will be set to standby mode at the start time of the session (e.g. at 10:00) in the respective lecture hall. The media control will only indicate the recorder's readiness to start the scheduled recording via a green light.(1)
II.) To start the actual recording, select the Recording tab on the media control.(2) Authorize the recording by entering your PIN (you will receive this from ZMML after logging in). The lamp above the media control now lights up red, signaling an active recording.(3)
III.) Use the pause button to pause the recording.(4) Click on record to resume the original recording.(5)
IV.) Use the stop button to end a recording (prematurely).(6) ATTENTION: Stopped recordings can no longer be continued. In this case you have to start a new recording, which cannot be assigned to your event automatically. In this case, please contact the ZMML.
If you do not stop the recording manually, your recording will automatically stop after 120 minutes.
V.) If you ever forget to schedule a recording in Stud.IP, you can also perform ad-hoc recordings. Enter your PIN and start a recording. The lamp will now light up red. In order for the recording to be assigned to you and your course in Stud.IP, please write an e-mail to the ZMML. Ad-hoc recordings are not automatically published to prevent misuse by third parties.
VI.) Click on the preview images to select a possible camera perspective.(7) The lecture hall camera will automatically zoom and pan to the specified position. In the HS-2010 lecture hall, you also have a live preview image of the camera.
Depending on the length of the recording, it takes several hours to process the video materials and make them available in Stud.IP.
I.) As soon as your recordings have been processed by the system, they will be available for preview in your course in Stud.IP in the Opencast tab.(1)
II.) You can:
- Use the Feedback button to send an email to technical support specifying a video. (2)
- Make your recordings visible / invisible. (3)
- Open the editor to edit your recordings afterwards. (You can find a tutorial about the editor here) (4)
- Delete your recordings. (5)
ATTENTION: permanently deleted recordings cannot be restored.
What do you need to do if you want to stream your event with Opencast?
I.) Please register at the ZMML for Opencast first. After attending a short training session and signing, we will unlock the schedule recording and streaming feature in Stud.IP for you and give you a PIN code to access the recording media controls in the lecture hall.
II.) Automatic streaming with Opencast is not available in all rooms of the university. Currently the following rooms are equipped with recording technology: see right side.
For further information on equipment in rooms at the University of Bremen, see the website of the of the media office.
I.) In the menu bar of your course in Stud.IP, click on the last menu item More...
II.) Activate the plugin by checking Livestreams in the Content and Tasks section. Livestreams will now appear in the menu bar of your event.
III.) The Livestreams tab is not visible to your students by default. Click "Make tab visible" to turn on visibility.
In order to start an automatic livestream for your event, the room must be booked for the corresponding period for the event in Stud.IP.
I.) You start the live stream by selecting the tab Recording on the media control within the time booked for you. Authorize yourself by entering your PIN (you will receive this from ZMML after logging in). The lamp above the media control now lights up red, indicating an active live stream. If you have scheduled an Opencast recording, this will also start it.
II.) You can pause the livestream by clicking Pause. Click Record to continue the livestream.
III.) Stop the livestream (and the eventually scheduled Opencast recording) at the end of your event by tapping "Stop recording" on the touch panel.
Note: Livestreams only work in the period booked on Stud.IP. Example: If you have booked the large lecture hall from 10:00 - 12:00, you can start the livestream at 10:00 at the earliest and it can only be viewed on Stud.IP until 12:00 at the latest.
We have now implemented the possibility for you to activate a live chat in the livestream plugin of your Stud.IP course. If you want to use the live chat for questions from the students, please keep in mind that the livestream has a time delay of about 7-11 seconds for the viewers.
In the Livestream window of your course, select Enable Livechat to use this feature.