In language classes, students can all practice speaking on their own at home, recording the audio in the app. Then they get feedback as text and audio from their teachers. 2000 language students this year are using the system at UBC in Vancouver.
In Nursing and Occupational Therapy students practice or do simulations in groups, upload their video, and get comments on the video timeline from their instructors. They’re using it for patient assessments and clinical skills simulations.
In Law and Academic Communication classes, students self-record presentations and get feedback from their peers and then from their professor. They’re using it to practice legal arguments in a moot court and to present academic research.
In Music, students record and watch themselves conducting an ensemble and get comments from the professor as well as from the players themselves. Students making videos for classes can collaborate and then get feedback on what they’ve made.
Your Learning Management System doesn’t let you do all this great stuff with video
Comments/Feedback on the Video Timeline
Comments shared with teacher or class
Peer Feedback, Peer Assessment
Feedback as Text, Audio, or Video
Feedback & Grading Workflow for Teachers
Video/Audio Transcript Viewer
Record from Smartphone, Immediate Upload
Video/Audio Assignment Hand-in Box
3-second Import from YouTube, Dropbox
Analytics by student, by video, by class, by activity
Archiving of Competency-Based Learning
Highly Customizable Workflow
WeVu is Built for Teachers and Coaches to Give Feedback Easily and Effectively
... and here's what professors say about WeVu
Political Science Instructor
I was very impressed with most of the student discussion on the video. Many students told me after the class that they enjoyed that component of the course. I think that part of it was that the videos were pretty fun, but part of it was that even the shy students who have a hard time speaking in a class of 60 could contribute there. So, for what it’s worth, anecdotally, I think they really liked it. I’m sure there are more advanced ways to use the technology for pedagogical purposes, but even for something basic it seemed to spark engagement instead of just having them watch the videos.
This allowed me to create a presentation that I did not have to present in front of an entire class. I could record it at home, which meant I did not have to find childcare for my son, which I would have if we had presented in office hours. I still got the practice and feedback from my prof.
I am really satisfied with WeVu and my students love it. It offers a lot of possibilities in the classroom. I would love to use it again next academic year.
UBC Music Student
I think WeVu is a really good device, especially for learning conducting. I am glad my professor decided to use this system. THANK YOU very much for designing and bringing this interface to university learning!
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin
UBC Faculty of Education
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Future teachers are asked to give mini lessons. Usually you have your peers comment during the class but you can learn much more if you have a video of what you have done. You can learn even more if you and your peers can comment on the video.
Dr. Robert Taylor
UBC School of Music
This is a fantastic way for students to review their own playing and for professors to give highly specific feedback.
UBC Dept. of Japanese
A great tool because it allows both recording of student speech and precise feedback through the annotation tool.
You can use WeVu as a powerful, all-purpose video management system for your program, college, school, university, or business
But don’t just broadcast video. Use it for learning too!