AV Studio: Available Technologies (Lightboard and Surface Studio)

Schedule a room demo or book an appointment. After reserving the room using Microsoft Bookings, an appointment is created on your calendar. 

AV Studio Overview

Available for faculty and staff.

Located in Science East, 142. Our studio provides a simple way to create innovative, and high-quality videos. You can use our glass Lightboard with embedded lighting that illuminates drawn content or use our Microsoft Surface a multi-touch computer that allows you to annotate screen content.

 IT Studio entering the room

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Using the Lightboard

Video presentations through a glass Lightboard encourage learning and engage your audience --- students, colleagues, and training participants because you are facing your viewers while you teach. The video quality is professional with little to none post-production editing. 

Capture your viewer's attention while drawing on a lit up glass Lightboard with fluorescent markers. You can draw diagrams, equations, and similar content.

Maintaining eye contact with the audience, and gestures (non-verbal communication) engage your viewers as if they were in the same room.

Comfort like a whiteboard, but you are facing your audience and creating the instructor presence. Nearly all disciplines can benefit from creating Lightboard videos.

Student understanding is improved because you are facing the camera and explaining the topic(s) as you are drawing and writing.

IT Studio Close up of Lightboard

Lightboard examples

  • Technical diagrams
  • Sketches
  • Complex topics
  • Equations
  • Programming Languages

Using the Surface Studio Computer

Our Surface Studio is a touch screen device that sits upright and tilts allowing you to draw naturally or precisely. Use the Surface Pen to draw concepts, annotate slides, create images of your screen content and make further notations, use the Surface Dial for precise drawing, and access editing tools with the Surface Pen. Record the screen content and reuse with EchoVideo Classroom Capture software.

Studio desktop tilts

Surface Studio examples:

  • Use to demonstrate a step-by-step walk throughs.
  • Annotate or highlight presentations as you teach.
  • Use the Draw tab within Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote draw and teach lessons.
  • Use the Whiteboard app via the Microsoft 365 app launcher or use it in a Teams meeting.  
  • Snap photos of your screen using the editing tools from the Surface Pen.

Studio FAQs

Who can use the video studio? 

Its available for SVSU faculty and staff. 

I'm interested! How do I record videos?

The room uses EchoVideo technology, training is required. Book time in our Studio by filling out the reservation form. After reserving the room, an appointment is created on your calendar, and we are alerted of the booking time. If you are using the Lightboard, expect a ~24 hr turn around time for your video to be in your EchoVideo library.

I've been using EchoVideo, do I still need to be trained?

Yes, the room has a specific setup and technologies in place.

How can I make edits to my video?

If you need to edit your video you can use EchoVideo's Media Editor there is no software to download it works in your browser, allows you to combine, split, and add image thumbnails to your video. Firefox and Google Chrome (latest versions) are the recommended browsers for best experience.

How are videos shared with students or viewers?

Videos are produced with EchoVideo and available in your personal library, they can be published in a Canvas course allowing your students to access and view your videos, they can be downloaded and shared outside of a Canvas course to Microsoft Stream or OneDrive.

What do students see?

During playback of a video, the student will see their instructor teaching and drawing on the glass board while facing the camera.

Lightboard example in the Echo360 Course Player

Request Studio Training (required for first-time use)

Request a tour, or reserve the space, fill out the studio reservation form.

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