NUS students creating school project videos now have access to royalty-free video and audio clips through Binumi.

Binumi provides clips, some with voice-overs and text, which can add to your work, illustrating a concept or showing a place which you may not have the time or budget to film yourself.

To try this service, sign up for a 1-month trial at binumi.com.

For access to the full Binumi library and the ability to download finished videos, please contact Ms Maria GOH.

LecturePad

CIT has updated the LecturePad Android app.

LecturePad allows students to watch IVLE Multimedia videos (not webcasts) and type notes simultaneously. These notes are synchronised to the timestamp of the video and can be used to jump to the specific point in the video that matches the notes.

Watch IVLE Multimedia videos and take notes

The latest version, available for Android 5.0 and above, allows users to record their own presentations, either using a blank canvas or presentation slides which they can annotate. The recording is saved on the phone as a video file which can be shared. This feature is useful for creating short e-lectures, presentations or small concept casts.

Download LecturePad for free and provide feedback at the Google Play Store.

engineering-recording-room

A fifth self-recording room on campus has been launched at the Faculty of Engineering to support the University's technology-enhanced learning initiative.

The Engineering Self-Recording Room is located at Block EA-05-18E.

For booking or other enquiries on the use of this room, please contact Marwan.

Other self-recording rooms are available at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (1), Faculty of Science (1) and the Educational Resource Centre (ERC), UTown (2).

lightboardTo create more engaging and personalised video lectures, CIT has installed a Lightboard at Practice Room 1, Stephen Riady Centre, University Town.

In this recording studio, the Lightboard is positioned between the lecturer and the camera. The board consists of dual-pane glass that is lit from within by LEDs.

Lecturers write on the glass surface with fluorescent markers to ensure that the writing can be seen in the recording. With this setup, any written text will be displayed correctly on the monitor screen as shown in the photo.

Find out more about the Lightboard.

e-exam

The students sat in neat rows facing their computers.

Unlike a computer laboratory with the click-clack of keyboards, all was silent.

The digital clock struck 10, and the e-examination began.

In January 2016, the Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) and Computer Centre (CCE) facilitated a high-stakes e-exam at MD 1.

About 300 medical students sat for this e-exam, the main MBBS examination.

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