October 21, 2020

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Recording rooms have been set up to provide teaching staff with the opportunity to book a room to record personal capture videos onsite, using specialist AV equipment, and without any of the interruptions you may have at home.

 

 

Each recording room has a PC to record the display on your desktop such as web pages, PowerPoint, MS Whiteboard, other software applications, along with audio recording. All recording rooms have a document camera installed, which can provide a live full HD feed for the capture of handwritten/drawn content, printed media and 3D objects. We are also rolling out whiteboard capture cameras to suitable rooms throughout the Autumn Term.

Available rooms are:

  • Recording room: Edith Morley 189 and 288; Archaeology 113 (book room 13 on CMISGo); and London Road L19 room G25
  • Recording room with interactive monitor and webcam: Edith Morley 188, 287and 257; Blandford Lodge Repton G1
  • Recording room as above with whiteboard capture camera: Edith Morley 176

 

How do I book a recording room?

Bookings should be made as normal through CMISGo or by emailing rooms@reading.ac.uk. Note that the maximum number of attendees has been set at 1. We are using rooms that are not suitable for teaching under COVID-19 restrictions.

You can book an AV expert to show you how to use the equipment, and you will have access to onsite support during your session (through the IT Service Desk).

For full information please visit the Recording Rooms page on the DTS website.

We have recently worked hard with other members of the University community to deliver the UoR REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) solution.

 

 

From the University’s Staff Portal:

“The University has launched a new service for the collection and management of data in participant-based research. UoR REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web-based application for building and managing databases and surveys. It is freely available to colleagues, students, and external users involved in collaborative projects.

REDCap features include support for longitudinal data collection, an e-consent framework, a mobile app for offline data capture, and an API to connect to other applications. There are data validation, reporting and quality control functions, and data can be exported to common analysis formats. While REDCap is designed for participant-based research, it can support a variety of uses, such as managing operational workflows, maintaining participant recruitment databases, conducting animal studies and sample banking.

The software was developed by Vanderbilt University in the United States and is used by over 4,500 institutions worldwide. An initial request from academics in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences led to RETF funding for a 2019 pilot project, sponsored by Professor Adrian Williams (Research Dean for Agriculture, Food and Health). The live service was launched this summer.

Professor Williams commented: ‘REDCap meets a longstanding need for a secure platform in which the University can manage its participant-related research activities and information. I am confident that it will be very well-used by our researchers and students. The project to pilot and then implement REDCap has been a successful collaboration between academics, DTS and other professional services, and I am grateful to everyone involved for their hard work in delivering the new service.’

Visit the UoR REDCap web page to find out more and request a user account.

Register for REDCap demo event

If you’d like to find out more, you can take part in an introductory demo at 14.00-15.00 on Wednesday 11 November. The session will take place online and will be led by Robert Darby, Research Data Manager and REDCap service manager. Please use this online form to book your place.”