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Audio Visual

October 26, 2015

Turning Point (EVS) software issue

Filed under: Audio Visual, Elearning — Tags: , , — Catherine McLean @ 11:13 am

 

This information is for those staff who are using Turning Point (EVS) in their lectures. If you do not use Turning Point, you can ignore this message.

Some staff are experiencing problems with PowerPoint and not being able to load the Turning Point software. This seems to be either:

a) the Turning Point Add-in won’t load or appear once PowerPoint has opened

OR

b) Turning Point will complain that PowerPoint is already open somewhere.

It appears this is caused by a conflict between the Turning Point software and Panopto, our lecture capture software. We are currently working with Panopto and Turning Technologies on a solution for this.

In the meantime, if you experience this error, please do the following:

1. Press Ctrl – Alt – Delete

2. Choose Start Task Manager 

3. Select the Processes tab

4. Search for and select the POWERPNT.EXE row from the list

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5. Click End Process 

6. A confirmation message should appear. Click End process once more.

7. You can close the Task Manager window.

This should ‘kill off’ any residual instances of PowerPoint and you should be able to load PowerPoint as normal to run your response session. If you have any problems during a response session, please contact the AVS Helpdesk (x 3220) or the Learning Technology Team (x 3659).

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June 23, 2014

Temporary office moves at Colchester Campus – Audio Visual Services and IT Helpdesk

Filed under: Audio Visual, IT Helpdesk, News — Dan Jolly @ 10:23 am

Audio Visual Services have temporarily moved out of their office in the LTB and in to the IT Helpdesk (4SW.5.4) so building work can take place. The move is expected to last four to five weeks.

If you’re looking for the IT Helpdesk, you can find them across the corridor in room 4SW.5.9 (ISS meeting room).

All telephone extensions have been rerouted.

Temporary office moves
Team From To Date
IT Helpdesk 4SW.5.4 4SW.5.9 TBC
Audio Visual Services LTB Foyer 4SW.5.4 End of July
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March 17, 2014

Teaching room computer upgrades

Filed under: Audio Visual, News — Dan Jolly @ 2:49 pm

seminar_room_pcThe upgrade of all teaching room computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 has now been completed by Audio Visual Services.

The upgrade to Windows 7 will improve the performance and stability of the computer, and also supports the University’s move away from Windows XP which reaches end-of-support as of 8 April 2014.

A total of 160 computers were upgraded across Colchester Campus over a two month period.

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March 7, 2014

Teaching room refurbishments by Audio Visual Services

Filed under: Audio Visual, News — Dan Jolly @ 4:06 pm

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A yearlong capital investment project to improve the remaining below standard teaching rooms has now been completed by Audio Visual Services.

AVS, working closely with Estates, have refurbished seven teaching rooms; installing a combined total of £187,000 worth of state-of-the-art AV equipment, which includes:

  • A flagship lectern system  -  fully designed, branded and integrated in-house
  • Touch panel control
  • Digital high-definition OHP’s
  • Future proof technology using Cat6 transport
  • Interactive writeable surfaces

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“The room refurbishments was a major highlight in the AVS calendar.  As a capital funded project this was a new development for AVS, where we were able to take a break from maintaining existing systems and build something new, which was then used as a guideline for the ongoing upgrades to the LTB, and the upgrades to the gateway building on Southend campus.” – Tim Warren, Audio Visual Services Team Leader.

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February 25, 2014

Listen Again … 18 months on!

Filed under: Audio Visual, Elearning, Listen Again, News — Tags: — Dan Jolly @ 2:51 pm
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Our much loved lecture playback service officially launched in October 2012, and since then it’s been doing some amazing things.

The Audio Visual Services team have worked tirelessly to install the hardware and infrastructure required for Listen Again to not only exist, but to expand to new heights.  As a result of all this hard work, Listen Again now covers 157 teaching rooms (30 more on the way) making it one of the largest lecture capture systems amongst UK universities.

The Learning Technology team provide the clever front-end that you have all become familiar with. Representatives from our eLearning team are exhibiting the Listen Again service at this years UCISA 2014 higher education conference in Brighton (26 March 28 March).

We’ve put together some interesting Listen Again stats in the form of an infographic:

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