Peter and Mark using Youtube Live with Google Docs

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Peter Murphy and Mark Mossuto teach the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET). It is a 100% online course. Last week they tried using Hangouts for a live tutorial, but with a combination of bandwidth and user inexperience in handling bandwidth limitations, it ended in disappointment.

This week, the students are instructed to look our for an email at 6pm, containing a link to a Google Doc. That Doc is the collaborative notes space for the tutorial. At the top of the doc is a link to the live video stream on Youtube (coming from Mark and Peter in the Hangout on Air Youtube Live), and in the bottom right of the doc is a chat box. The rest of the doc is used to minute the tutorial meeting. The students click the Youtube link to watch the live stream, and use the chat box to ask questions and discuss issues. If anyone needs to join the Hangout on Air (Youtube Live), Mark and Peter will invite them in.

In the end, the group is left with a video recording of the presentation and discussions, the group notes and the chat log.

This video explains the set up via screen recording. UPDATE: Some scenes in the screenrecording are our of date. Please refer to the instructions on Youtube Live for the new steps.

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5 Comments on “Peter and Mark using Youtube Live with Google Docs”

  1. Well, we’re still alive!!

    It went very well, using the Google doc and the Chat within the doc worked very well, Peter and I took turns in presenting, Peter did the Dip TDD and I did the Dip VET, we did however interject in each others presentation, making it more personable for those watching.

    Using the chat was very good, they would ask a question, Peter would rely it to me and vice versa, we would then answer that question there and then. In the Dip VET we did copy and paste the chat into the document as a record of the conversations and questions during the broadcast, I didn’t do it for the TDD program.

    All in all, Peter and I were very happy with what we had achieved. Here’s the URL that hopefully will show you the Dip TDD presentation we did: http://youtu.be/aOzEIVH6Dbw

    A great big thank you Leigh for all your assistance you have shown Peter and I in getting this right, not to say we’ll be in touch next week to address some finer issues we found.

    Cheers
    Mark M.

    1. Good job.

      Watching the recording, I can see we could review a few things. For example, where Peter asked early viewers to send Mark an email to confirm that they are seeing the webcast, this indicates to me that you didn’t START with the Google Doc chat, but with the Hangouts on Air.. it’d be good to come together and debrief and see if I’m right with that, discuss the pros and cons from your experience.

      Also, I notice that Rob Partridge left a comment on the stream (you can see that below the Youtube link) at about 7 minutes into your set up. I have also left a comment, showing you and others how you might use timecodes after the fact, to link to key bits of the recording…

      Well done fellas. Calm and brave is your style 🙂

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