Faculty - Adopting WebOption

To book WebOption services for your course, please respond to the email request that is sent to faculty prior to the start of each term. Space is limited, so please be prompt in your reply. 

Types of WebOption

Supplementary - Associated with lecture sections 1-40.

Course content is recorded during the current semester and made available online. Enrolled students have the choice of attending lectures, viewing the recordings online, or both. Instructors can choose what content they wish to record, ie. in class lectures, supplementary learning material such as tutorials, exercises, flipped classroom content, student presentations, review sessions, or all of the above.


Online Section - Associated with lecture sections 60-69.

An additional course section is created for students to enroll in where the lecture content is only available online as recorded video. Other components of the course such as Tutorials, Labs, etc. are available for students to attend "in-class". Typically all the of the course resources are available to these students, ie. office hours, access to TA's, etc. The recorded lecture content is made available to all students enrolled in all sections of the course.


Online Only - Associated with lecture sections 70-99.

Lecture content that is videotaped in a previous semester is re-mounted as online-only content in a following semester. There is no option to attend lectures in-person.


Please contact the Coordinator if you would like more information about how WebOption works with different course sections.


Expectations of Instructors

When you arrive at your classroom one of the friendly WebOption videographers will hand you a lapel microphone and then set up our recording equipment in an unobtrusive location in the lecture theatre. When you see the "thumbs up", the video is running and all is working well. Go ahead and lecture, then return the microphone afterwards. If you use PowerPoint slides and you would like to include beside your lecture video, the preferred file type is .ppt and the preferred method of delivery is via email, if the file size is greater than 15Mb then you can send your files using the University's secure File Transfer Service (new browser tab wil open) to our generic email address - webopt@utsc.utoronto.ca. For sessional instructors who can not access this service please contact the WebOption Coordinator to discuss an alternative delivery method.

For answers to the most common faculty questions visit our Faculty FAQ page.