The Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) extends our heartiest congratulations to the graduands of 2016.
NUS Commencement 2016 was a special occasion for the graduates and their families as well as CIT.
We have been recording and streaming NUS Commencement ceremonies since 1999. This year was the first time that CIT streamed all 23 ceremonies live on the Internet in high definition (HD).
Streaming in HD on the Internet posed many challenges. Each ceremony lasted well over two hours. So, CIT had to cater for multiple redundancies for its recording equipment and streaming infrastructure.
HD allowed friends and family to witness this event anywhere in the world in high clarity. This is invaluable and memorable for those who live overseas or could not attend the event in person.
Over 7,000 viewers watched Commencement 2016 live on the Internet.
CIT also pre-recorded congratulatory messages from Deans and Professors in HD before Commencement. The messages were played back during Commencement 2016 ceremonies. The videos allowed Deans and Professors to deliver their wishes to the graduates and their families.
This year, 10,395 students graduated from NUS. Commencement signifies the beginning of new chapters in their lives. It also marks their status as NUS alumni.
A new centralised webcast lecture recording facility was launched in 1 November 2011. This new facility consists of 10 high-end recording stations which allows remote camera control and archiving operations. The stations can handle more than 80 hours of recorded webcast lectures per day.
Prior to the launch of this new facility, CIT was recording from a few satellite sites located at the Faculties and Schools. This new centralised recording room will help CIT to manage manpower more effectively and streamline its recording workflow.
U@live was the first live event to be made available via webcast streaming on mobile at NUS
CIT launched live event streaming on mobile devices. This was in conjunction with the U@live series. Previously, live event webcasts could only be viewed on desktop or laptop computers. With the launch of live event webcast streaming on mobile devices, the NUS community is truly untethered. Users can watch live event webcasts on iOS and Android mobile devices.
IVLE is constantly being upgraded. This semester, CIT has added the numerous features to NUS’ course management system which will make tasks simpler and open new opportunities in teaching and learning.
This semester, Chinese New Year will result in two days of lost lectures. This need not be the case. Using tools made familiar to you during previous eLearning Weeks, you can record lectures which your students can view at their leisure.
IVLE is constantly being upgraded. This semester, CIT has added the following features to NUS’ course management system which will make tasks simpler and open new opportunities in teaching and learning: