Learning Environments provides support for the Learning Management System (LMS) and Lecture Capture.
The LMS hosts online learning spaces for students and staff in every subject. The LMS helps staff create rich resources and learning activities, and manage assessment and feedback. It also helps students communicate with staff members and collaborate with each other.
Staff can host online communities through the LMS. An online community is a space to share resources, projects, collaborative research and online communication with colleagues, students, or a general community of interest.
The Lecture Capture system records lectures and events in supported venues. Recordings are made available to students as streaming video, via the LMS.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Visit the LMS website for LMS guides, LMS workshops, getting started with the LMS and LMS support requests.
Learning Environments supports the Echo360 Lecture Capture system. The system records room audio and visual content from in-room presentations in over 115 theatres and other spaces. This service is also available for supported public events and conferences, scheduled through Venue Hire.
Following Academic Board endorsement, the University has changed to an opt-out model for Lecture Capture service in 2016. Lectures will be automatically captured for all subjects in the central timetable, which take place in Lecture Capture enabled venues. More information and guidelines for use are available here.
See a list of Lecture Capture supported venues.
Need to record content outside a lecture theatre? Echo360 Personal Capture lets you record content anywhere, any time, using a personal computer. Students can stream or download your recordings at their convenience via the Learning Management System (LMS).
Professional development workshops
We hold regular professional development events to help staff use the LMS to enhance their teaching.
Workshops cover a range of topics including getting started, assessment options, and communication. They are hands-on, with expert guidance to help you build your skills and explore the features of the LMS.
We can also customise an LMS staff development event for your group, Department or Faculty. We'll work with you to create an event tailored to your learning needs, time restrictions and educational outcomes.
Recent LMS & Lecture Capture work
Online subject conversions – one story
Professor Graham Sewell and Head Tutor, Valerie Cotronei-Baird have converted components of their subject for online delivery. This allows more effective active learning to happen during their face-to-face time with students.
Managing team work in a large subject using wikis
Valerie Cotronei-Baird has been using wikis to manage group work since 2009. Wikis were introduced to provide students with a virtual space whereby members from each team can also remotely work together of a team-based assignment submitted elsewhere.
Using LMS blogs to scaffold learning
In this 2nd year undergraduate subject, “Television, Lifestyle and Consumer Culture”, Tim extends student learning and engagement with peers via the LMS Blog tool.
Providing videos and optional labs to support students acquire eLiteracy and ESL skills
Dr Sybil Nolan’s subject “Writing and Editing for Digital Media” has a diverse cohort who have differing levels of digital technology skills.