AV: Last two sessions last night.
GS: Went well, no network problems. Tried using both
WB and NTE. PC used last night, and quality was very good.
DAP: new version of rat seems to work much better than previous versions. However, more testing needed. A few problems after a while, but not as bad as previously
Evaluation session 28th April. UCL to join in.
- -Polish - evaluation session set for 21st april
- -Essex-SSEES Social Science Teaching
LP: delay initially with slides, session went well after that.
JC: Problems with RAT freezing. Mediaboard needs to be set up in advance.
Went well eventually. Long delay - 20-25 minutes to transmit slides. Audio quality much better, but RAT froze on occassions 2-3 times. Crashed when adjusting volume control. Students very positive. Mediaboard wasn't used in the end - material in media board to be used for postponed session. Slides should be loaded half an hour before the start of session.
MAS: slides should be prepared well in advance of session and downloaded
b) Seminars - upcoming events
Craig Rodine ain ?? OU
ACTION (KH, JC) - check which cards work with new version of rat ASAP
UCL is still working hard on weeding out problems with rat. Scheduling and buffer problems solved so far.
KH: New version of vic on KH's homepage which is a vast improvement
on previous version.
Please download this new version.:-
It is now possible to enlarge windows on PCs without loading the CPU fully.
HH: can the latest versions of rat & vic be made available on the PIPVIC Web pages?
ACTION (LC, KH) pointer from PIPVIC webpage to latest version of PC
tools - with dates and times...
MAS - No teaching sessions now for some weeks, please test tools extensively at all sites.
ACTION (All sites - Julian in charge) - Weekly sessions testing PC software SYSTEMATICALLY.
AV - About to buy new PCs, would like to know which hardware to buy as soon as we know. The sooner the better.
ACTION 98/03/20: PH & MAS to identify some possible dates in late
(language) tutor workshop and email to tutors.
ACTION 98/03/13-5 (KH): Look into interoperability of wb and wbd
ACTION 98/03/06-5: More specific info on how best to prepare slides
the whiteboard. MAS/LC/KH to look at this and prepare guidelines for size, shape, fonts, etc. - in process, proposals to come
ACTION 98/03/06 - DH and MAS to do series on hands-on experiences of
videoconferencing technology for teaching.
Dates: April 23,30 May 7, 14, 21, 28
ACTION 98/03/20 - DP to file report on packet loss problems in last weeks meeting. - done..
DAP: The nosc responded well, and were as puzzled as we
were. The fault "appeared" to have cleared and I had a phone call from
Freddie Williams at the NOSC yesterday (thursday) enquiring about
whether of not the fault had cleared. This was all handled under
job number JOD1226. I said "clear as far as we can see", but
our big meeting was this morning. We also note that the NOSC
are now very actively sending out TICKETS for faults/changes
affecting the MBONE. A Ticket arrived last night reporting
a hardware problem at Telehouse where this fault appears still to be.