Live Streaming from Lecture Rooms
Live streaming allows for events in UZH lecture rooms to be broadcast to a large number of participants. The minimum number of participants is 300.
The transmission of a livestream is unidirectional, i.e. only in one direction. A comment function is available for communication between lecturers and participants.
The live stream is always recorded and can (but does not have to) be made available subsequently as a podcast, see Recording in lecture rooms (podcast).
What will be streamed exactly?
By default, the speakers with a fixed image section and the presentation are streamed, but not the blackboard or the overhead projector.
Where is livestreaming offered?
More than 55 lecture rooms and seminar rooms at UZH are equipped for live streaming. However, some rooms are not equipped with a camera. Therefore, these rooms only allow live streams of presentation and sound, see suitable rooms for livestreaming.
How is live streaming done?
The quality of the livestream is designed with the most common use case in mind, i.e. making lectures accessible to students live.
How do I access my live stream?
From request to publication in 4 steps, see procedure
Advantages of livestreaming compared to ZOOM
- The lecture room camera captures a larger image section than the camera used in ZOOM. Lecturers may therefore move freely around the room.
- All media devices, e.g. SMARTPodium, can be used in the lecture room.
- Lecturers do not have to adjust any hardware or software settings in the lecture room.
- Technical issues: Technical issues may still occur despite all of the preparatory measures taken. Please take this into account when preparing your lecture. We recommend that students be provided with learning materials that are not exclusively video-based.
- Lecture materials: For copyright reasons, we recommend that you make the learning materials available via the OLAT learning platform or a protected UZH website.
Live streaming for university purposes is free of charge. Please also note our terms and conditions.