Monday, September 17, 2012

"Films on Demand".... and bandwidth

Ok, as much as I love Films on Demand,and the fact we offer the collection to Butler through the library now, there have been a few issues in certain buildings, certain classrooms.

The help desk can't do a whole lot to change the limits on bandwidth of our facilities. Upgrades have been done over the last few years and will continue. Meanwhile, what's an instructor to do?

If the film rolls, fine. You might want to consider just planning a small segment first, to see how it's playing in the class that day. You might want to assign all films outside of class, then discuss in a flipped classroom style.

I'm happy to provide this resource to Butler and the comments from faculty and students have been appreciative. I wish it were perfect... please share any other tips you have.

-Micaela

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