South American University
As our introduction to hybrid rooms, our HE client in Chile wanted to scale up their LMS solution to allow blended learning with the local audience and remote participants in their large lecture theatres.
We added switched cameras and additional microphones to provide sources for their existing Canvas/Zoom integration as a proof of concept exercise. This allowed them to insert the new signal paths into their existing theatre without permanent modifications.
We found that bringing live cameras and audio into the UC element through various USB interfaces provided a high level of quality. To be fair, we would design the microphone array differently if we were to do it again.
As a teaching system, we found that the client's wish to implement blended learning solely through a Zoom broadcast was limiting. A fully worked reverse classroom design exercise would have delivered a more coherent solution.