Great question! I'll be collecting your questions during the call and Chris will answer them during the Q&A part,
00:57:27Chad Van Dyk
Who are the individuals who generally help get Digital Recreation / esports off the ground within Recreation departments?
00:58:15Chad Van Dyk
Our campus has struggled with knowing who should lead these initiatives, e.g. intramural coordinator, wellness supervisors, etc. or is it more based off self-interest outside of a job description
Chat - Our IM person is responsible for eSports at Creighton
Our Sport Programs staff oversees eSports at LSU.
Sport Programs coordinator at Wichita State University
Creighton also started a discord for our students, feel free to connect with me with me. It's pretty slick.
IM Sports at UCF with assistance from sport clubs and the leadership of that group
How do esports fit within a department that has a mission geared towards fitness and wellness?
I see it more of reaching a social wellness aspect
Our VP has stressed to us that we need to meet students at the place where they exist. This (esports/gaming) is one of those places.
For those of you that use Discord: do you utilize bots to police improper language and hate speech? If so, what are the best ones to set up?
What is the best way to host a private Fortnite tournament for your students only? Do you have to be Creator with Epic?
For this semester since I am totally new to gaming and have no clue (this presentation is very helpful) what to do but can I just put some registration on IMLeagues and have them sign up for different gaming tournaments. Have them connect on their own and report their winner to me and I do a bracket of some type?
the first link was incorrect... wanted to help everyone. I’m Sam from GEEX... Nice to meet you all.
Tina - IMLeagues has a self-reporting feature that you can set up with your tournaments and various ways to set them up so they can choose who to play.
Thanks Shana... so am I on the right track for a way to do it this semester?
Tina - We set up our current leagues that way through IMLeagues. We are having them report scores to use and we are going to create a bracket on IMLeagues. We had them use their gamertag as their team name and the date and time of the game as the time the scores are due
Yes and I echo what Chelsea said about the gamertags. We are doing ladder style while we build our geex platform.
You said at one point you would explain the difference between "Digital Recreation" and "E-sports". Can you please explain.
has there been an effort to increase fitness even while sitting weather is it stretching or using what is around them or preventative wellness such as eye care or finger and wrist exercises
I really like the idea of taking the physical IM teams that started this semester and offering them an option to play digitally (their game or another) now.
What league or tournament formats are schools using?What prizes are you providing?
How would you suggest handling unsporting behavior particularly over voice communication since school admin are not going to be "in" every game.
Awesome Ideas. Thank you. My name is Dwayne Saunders, Director of Recreation and Wellness at Elizabeth City State University
Chris Allison of GEEX, NIRSA Associate Member
Overview setting up digital rec program, discussion of how building digital communities for students now can translate into social & physical communities back on campus
For more information, please contact Erin O’Sullivan, Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships.