What is a visualiser?

A visualiser, is also commonly known as a document camera (doc cam).  In our teaching rooms, the visualiser is placed on the room lectern and allows documents or objects to be placed under the camera so that the image is projected onto a large screen.


What are the benefits?

  • Many of our teaching spaces are unsuitable to have a whiteboard for lecturers to write equations etc and the use of a visualiser ensures that hand written documents can be easily shared with students. 
  • Being able to display written documents etc on the classroom screen also ensures that students at the very back of the room can see what is being written.  This is something that writing on a whiteboard may not enable. 
  • Visualisers on the lectern also have the benefit of being able to write on a screen without the lecturer having their back to the audience encouraging more interactivity.
  • Content written will be recorded by the lecture capture system so that students can review later 

Our visualisers

So that you don't have to learn how to use lots of different visualisers, we currently have just one type of visualiser in our centrally pooled teaching spaces.  This is the AVerVision F50.  You can find usage instructions in the link to the left.

If the visualiser is closed, you can open it by gently pulling the head to the right hand side of the visualiser.  This will release the head so that you can move it anywhere over the desk.

If you would like a demonstration how to use these visualisers then please contact cls.avsupport@hud.ac.uk.