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Livestream It: Video Streaming Made Easy

by Miguel Guhlin
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Many educators today who are moving part or all of their instruction online are looking for the best way to share a livestream of their presentation to a wide audience. Often web conferencing software has limits set on the number of people you can have in the chat. Or you may not want to have a lot of guests in the chat. That’s where livestreaming solutions can make your life easier. In this blog entry, we’ll explore two solutions and offer tips for their use.

Why Livestream?

Livestreaming has grown in popularity. Were you aware of the following statistics?

  • 91 million subscribers will utilize live streaming by 2024.
  • 47% of viewers are live streaming more than a year ago.
  • Live streaming topped 1.1 billion hours in 2019.
  • 80% of audiences would rather watch live video from a brand than read a blog.
  • 82% prefer live video from a brand to social posts (source).

As you may imagine, knowing how to live stream may be something you need to have in your skillset. Where should you start?

A Starting Point

While there are many live streaming solutions, at a recent TCEA Lunch and Learn, co-host Karina Quilantan-Garza (Cue the Librarian | @cuethelibrarian) and I had a chance to discuss two. Those two solutions include StreamYard (@StreamYardapp) and OBS Studio (@OBSProject). Both are well-known solutions that some in education have adopted for use in schools.

Karina shared her Wakelet of StreamYard resources:

You can find some of my resources online via this Remote Learning accompanying webpage.

Livestream Infographic

In the infographic below, you will find a list of tips and suggestions. These are intended to optimize your use of two live-streaming solutions, StreamYard and OBS Studio.

View the interactive versionGet a copy of the infographic via Google Slides; feel free to adapt/modify as you would like. Not sure how to make a copy of an infographic for your own use? Watch this video tutorial.

Wait, There’s More

Before you leave, make sure to explore the curated resources that appear online. Over time, more links and tools will be added to this Diigo-based Outliner, full of great articles and videos.


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