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Streaming Lectures at TUW using OBS and YouTube Live

During the summer term 2020, the first COVID-19 related shutdown of universities caught us a bit off-guard. I was teaching Distributed Systems Technologies at TU Wien and had to postpone the first lecture. It was unclear what the TUW standards for distance learning would be. The common practice at the time were recorded slidecasts, which I didn’t find to be very engaging. So we decided to instead stream our lectures at the dates we had scheduled to YouTube live and then provide recordings of them. Because the model was successful, and I’ve been asked a few times about the setup I used, here’s a short post about it.