Digital pointer – Logitech Spotlight

Why is Collegerama so happy with it?

Collegerama has been recording lectures on Campus since 2004. Since the start, users of Collegerama have asked us to somehow make the laser pointer of lecturers visible in our recordings. This is almost impossible to do, for technical and practical reasons.

Collegerama captures the presentation slides digitally and since the Logitech Spotlight is a software based pointer, it will show both in the lecture hall AND in the recording. This provides a much better recording since viewers can see what a lecturer is pointing at in his/her presentation

Why have we disapproved your request

To be able to record as many requests as possible, we made a priority protocol for recordings:

  • Has the lecture been recorded in the last two years?
    If not, your request has priority
  • How many recordings are being requested by your faculty?
    We try to find a balance between faculty requests
  • How many lectures per week?
    For example: can we record your course when it is offered once a week? Can we record your course when it is offered three time a week?
  • Is the location of the requested recording reachable for our recording trolley?
  • Did we receive the recording request before the deadline for the upcoming lecture period?
    For each lecture period, we have set a date before which requests should be made. After this date, there will be limited options to make recording possible. Exceptions can be made for lecture halls where Collegerama has fixed recorders in place. Recordings which require student operators and mobile recording equipment depend on the availability of said assets.

Using this priority protocol, we hope we can facilitate as many requests as possible.

Support in lecture hall

Collegerama support
during lecture/recording
Meaningfull recording
Collegerama – lecture recording/livestream with operator in lecture hall
Yes (lecturer, slides (and Smartboard if applicable) are captured in dual/triple video)
Collegerama – automated lecture recording (fixed recorder, running on schedule)
No, although Collegerama staff can be contacted if necessary
Yes, see notion above
Collegerama – recording of lecture which uses Teams/Zoom only
No, lecturer is responsible for Teams/Zoom session
Collegerama – livestream combined with Teams/Zoom
Yes, but only for recording and livestream on Collegerama platform. We do not provide support for Teams/Zoom session.
No, see notion above
Overflowroom directly via Lecture hall
No, via FM
Overflowroom via Collegerama
No, we only support the recording in the main hall. The teacher/TA is responsible for starting the link for the livestream in ‘slave’ room. Problems in the slave room will have to be solved by FM.
DoItYourself recording

When can you schedule a request…

Start request from… Start global planning Latest options for addition to planning ** Appearance processed **
Period 1 July 2023 14 August 2023
(week 5.7)
25 August 2023
(week 5.8)
WED 30 August 2023
(week 5.9)
Period 2 September 2023 09 October 2023
(week 1.6)
23 October 2023
(week 1.8)
WED 08 November 2023
(week 1.10)
Period 3 December 2023 08 January 2024
(week 2.7)
30 January 2024
(week 2.8)
WED 07 February 2024
(week 2.10)
Period 4 February 2023  18 March 2024
(week 3.6)
08 April 2024
(week 3.8)
WED 17 April 2024
(week 3.10)

Last Modified: 5 June 2023

1) Data is retrieved from the TU Delft MyTimetable. If it is not yet available there, it cannot be requested yet. You can contact the scheduler for this.
**) It is always possible to make a request after the period. We will look at what is still possible on the basis of request after the date provided. This has to do with possible logistical and personnel deployment.

Which video extension can I upload?

In the article below from the supplier you can find which video formats can be uploaded.

For fast processing, an .mp4; H264 the fastest option without the video yet to be transcoded.

When will my lecture be online after the recording

We assume that the recording recorder can use a fixed network connection (wifi is not possible) in the lecture hall. If this is present, the recording will be online within 20 minutes after the lecture.

No fixed network during the lecture? The lectures will then be online within 2 working days. The recorder will then have to be connected to a different location to upload the recording. We try to implement this as soon as possible.

What is the delay of the livestream

Between the main hall and the viewer there is a delay of about 30 seconds.

Use parts of recording

Copy the url and paste one of the commands seen below directly behind the url. You can choose a starting point at a specific time. You can also add a duration (the playback will stop after a chosen lenght of time)

NOTE:  Use milliseconds

  • Playback starting point
    • URL -> ?playFrom=MILLISECONDE
  • Playback Starting point + Duration
    • URL -> ?playFrom=MILLISECONDE&duration=MILLISECONDE

Use Annotations in a recording

An annotation is similar to a comment in that it allows for conversation and discussion regarding a video presentation. However, it differs in the fact that it is tied directly to the timeline of the video.


  1. This function is included in all recorded presentations from academic year 2019-2020.
    If you are interested in enabling this on older recordings, please let us know via our contact form.
  2. The annotations are not private. Annotations are visible to logged in persons who view a presentation.

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