On Your Mark, Get Set, Live: Getting Started with Live-Streaming

Concurrent Session 2

Brief Abstract

Demonstrating effective ways to utilize live-streaming technologies at your university. You will learn how to prepare and launch a successful live-stream to better interact with students, faculty, and peers using tools outside of your learning management system.


Arianna holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications-Electronic Media from the University of North Florida. She currently works as Web Project Manager Assistant at the University of Central Florida’s Center for Distributed Learning. Arianna has always enjoyed all things involving media and technology from videography to video games. She started gaining experience in media production from a young age and decided to pursue a career that would directly align with her passions. In 2013, she began working at the Florida Institute of Technology as the Media Production Technician for the Continuing Education department where she created videos in a studio environment for their online courses. In 2015, she was promoted to Media Production Manager for the Information Technology department where she managed instructional video operations on campus as well as live events and digital signage. She is very excited about working at UCF’s CDL and with a team of highly skilled individuals. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a MS in Digital Forensics at UCF.
Jonathan received his B.S. in Information Technology from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He currently works as a Web Project Manager Assistant at UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning. In this role, Jon assists with the production of webinars and streaming conferences, establishes project specifications for managing the department’s websites, assists the facilitation and development of faculty professional development courses, and manages other web-based projects. Highly motivated by his career at UCF, Jon works hard and plays hard. As a native Floridian, he enjoys fishing, visiting local beaches, tailgating UCF home games (Go Knights!), kayaking, camping, and traveling around the state.

Extended Abstract

Join us for a brief demonstration of live-streaming tools where we will discuss tips, platforms, and use-cases for creating an engaging live-stream. You will be able to further engage your audience beyond your written content and repurpose recorded content. It’s not difficult to get started and most everyone has the tools needed in their pocket. Follow our best practices to make going live a breeze. Live-streams can be used in your online class as group study sessions, bringing campus-based events to online students, or to start a fun discussion. Live-streams can also be used by faculty development staff to share new ideas on best teaching practices or facilitate short training sessions. You’ll leave the session understanding when to go live and when to just record and share later.