Today I’m going to teach you about Panopto and how it teaches me.
This is a new feature that COPHS is utilizing to help us review. This program records our professor’s lectures, both audio and screen-captures of Power Point presentation. It’s a really handy tool for those moments when you drop something or your computer freezes and takes 5 minutes reboot. (I’m not exaggerating, I hate Windows XP. Can we please get Windows 7, IT? )
It’s also magnificent for those lectures with the professor gets up there and says, “This lecture normally takes about an hour and a half, but I’m going to do it in 50 minutes. Let’s go!” This happened in Therapeutics on Tuesday. It’ll be helpful to watch it again and pick up the things that my lightning-fast fingers missed.
For real though, I can type really fast. So fast that when I hand write things, my brain is at the middle of the next sentence and my hand is still crossing t’s in the previous one. I digress.
I know some of you are thinking: So all of your classes are recorded? WHY BOTHER GOING?
Oh, don’t worry. I’ve thought of this too. But have you ever thought about how long it takes to watch a 50 minute lecture when you’re sitting in your living room? When it starts getting boring (and it always does), I get up and find something to drink. Then it gets boring again. So I pause it and write an email. Boring again? Read some blogs. All of the sudden, it’s been an hour and a half since I sat down to watch the lecture, and I’m not even done with it!
Lesson: go to class. Don’t watch lectures on your own time. If you’re sick, sleep in. Watch what you missed when you wake up. But don’t skip for the fun of it.
Aside from being excuses not to go to class, Panopto recordings are excellent study tools. Not sure what varices are? Just turn on Panopto and the professor will tell you again! It’s such a great study tool, and I’m really glad that IT put the effort into providing it for us.
Now I can watch lectures on fall break! [says so while crying softly]
Here is a slide from my PDA lecture. You can scroll based on the time of the lecture, and you can also jump to slides to hear what is said about them. Note: these slides belong to COPHS. No stealing.