Video and Collaboration

Deliver an online interactive lecture/tutorial to my students

Canvas is best positioned to meet your needs as it allows two way communication between you, the lecturer, and your students.

The Canvas support community has more information on Canvas Conferences.

Log in to Canvas 

Record my on campus lecture/presentation

Panopto is the tool to use to record lectures in UCC. Our dedicated Panopto page should provide you will all the necessary information.

Record a video clip to include in my course

Live Stream an on campus lecture, presentation or event

  • Panopto
    • Panopto is the recommended tool that can be used to live stream events taking place on campus. Our dedicated Panopto page will tell you more. 
  • MS Teams
    • Microsoft Teams also supports live streaming and could be used where more interactivity is required with remote participants. Read more on this page from Microsoft.  

Invite an off campus guest to participate remotely in an on campus lecture

  • Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Vidyo, Vscene.
    • All these solutions can be used to invite someone external to participate in a lecture taking place in UCC.
    • Go to our host an online meeting section for more information.
  • Skype
    • Skype is also installed on Lecture room PCs if required.
  • Please read our online meeting essential tips to avoid issues.

Create a video assignment for my students

Host an online meeting

There are several options available to UCC Staff and Students for hosting online meetings.

Microsoft Teams and Google Meet allow you to: 

  • meet one-to-one
  • host a multiperson meeting
  • invite users
  • share your desktop
  • connect via mobile device

Microsoft Teams:

Google Meet: 

Test with users in advance where required and read our essential tips for a successful online meeting.

Additional Solutions

There are also a number of other solutions available such as Vidyo, and Vscene, which can be used if you require a connection with a legacy video conference system or via telephone. Skype is also installed on PCs in every lecture room on campus but requires a personal Skype account.

Attend an online meeting

If you are attending an online meeting, the meeting organiser should provide you with the access link well in advance. Many organisations use tools such as Zoom, WebEx, Adobe Connect etc. 

If you have received conference details from a piece of software you are unfamiliar with, be sure to test it in advance. 

Read our essential tips below to avoid issues.

Conduct online interview or viva

A number of spaces exist on campus with designated onsite support, and can be used also to connect with legacy video conference systems. Room Bookings have a full list of these locations.

Users can also borrow an All-in-one Logictech Microphone and Camera from the Library which can connect to any laptop or desktop, providing a higher quality camera, microphone and speaker for your event. This device can be used in conjunction with any of the online meeting solutions

View tips for a successful collaboration/online meeting

  • Where reliability is essential, used a wired network connection and test in advance
  • If connecting from Classroom/Audio Visual PC you will need to release the camera that's in use from the Panopto Remote Recorder: First, close any online meeting software you are using e.g. Skype, then click the Panopto Desktop icon and leave the Panopto software open, then re-open the Online Meeting software.
  • Due to large room size, some classrooms are not ideal for interactive online meetings. Using your desktop office or a small meeting room is preferable.
  • If experiencing audio feedback, use headphones and advise particpants to use headphones, or advise all particpants to turn down speaker volume in their locations.
  • For online meetings from a PC, we recommend using a Logitech C920 camera or equivalent, these can be purchased on Agresso from PC systems.
  • You can also borrow the plug and play Logitech Connect all-in-one designated Video Conference camera and Microphone from the library.
  • Be conscious of leaving the microphone on before and after the conference, or during a private conversation. 
  • Be familiar with the software you are using, you should know how to : mute your microphone - mute your own screen - share desktop - use instant chat - invite multiple users 
  • If using the shared desktop feature, remain logged out of personal email and instant messaging to avoid the display of private messages.
  • Have the contact numbers or email addresses of the participant(s) beforehand should you encounter connection issues and need to contact the participants
  • For further tips on avoiding echo/feedback at a PC, read this: Microsoft Guide to Avoiding Echo, this guide can be useful for issues with non-Microsoft PCs


Contact someone as I still need help

Staff Helpdesk:

Student IT Helpdesk:

Canvas Support

To chat, call or email the 24/7 Canvas Support team, just click the help icon on the main menu when logged into Canvas.

Panopto Support

If you need help with Panopto, you can contact

Centre of Digital Education

The Instructional Design team at the Centre of Digital Education supports UCC staff in the application of technology in Learning and Teaching. You can Book a session with an Instructional Designer on this page

Audio Visual Media Services

Seirbhísí Meán Closamhairc

Áras na Laoi, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland