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Lecture Capture new feature: easy management of your recordings

Want to know how to manage your Lecture Capture recordings in the new Lecture Capture system?  Below is the answer to common questions on how to manage your recordings.

For all these questions, first access the Lecture Capture system from your LMS by clicking on the ‘Lecture Capture‘ link in the subject menu and then clicking the blue ‘Lecture Capture’ icon that appears on the content page.

Which Lecture Capture recordings are scheduled?

When you first go into your Lecture Capture link in your LMS subject you will be presented with the ‘Classes’ tab for your subject. The ‘Classes’ tab contains a list of scheduled recordings and recordings that have already been completed.  If no recordings are listed you are able to upload your own recordings.  If you are expecting recordings to be listed please see the Lecture Capture booking process.  Recordings for centrally timetabled lectures do not need to be booked and should just appear in your list of recordings; any alterations to the timetable will automatically adjust the recording schedule.

 Light Grey Video Icon Scheduled A light grey video icon next to a Lecture Capture recording indicates that the recording is scheduled. The time and date next to the icon is when the recording will take place.

Green Video Icon Video available  A green video icon next to a Lecture Capture recording indicates that the recording has been completed and is available to students.

Dark Grey Video Icon Unavailable A dark grey video icon next to a Lecture Capture recording indicates that the recording has been completed and is unavailable to students.

 

How do I change the name of a scheduled Lecture Capture recording?

You are able to change the default name for any scheduled recordings by clicking on the ‘edit’ icon located on the right side of the recording (it looks like a pencil).

Edit Recording Pencil Icon

This allows you to change the name to something more meaningful.  Students and staff are able do a search in your list so a better name will help the students quickly find information they wish to review.  You can also edit the name of recordings that have not yet taken place.

Editing Name Lecture Recording

How do I reorder my Lecture Capture recordings?

By default, recordings in the class list are listed by date and time, with the oldest class appearing at the top and recordings without dates appearing at the bottom of the class list.

You can change the order of the recordings if you wish. This change will also be seen by the students as their default view.  Students can temporarily sort their view of the recordings chronologically (oldest/newest), but the instructor’s set order is what appears by default to students.

To change the order of your Lecture Capture recordings:

  1. Above the class list on the left, click ‘reorder‘.  This opens an edit mode for the list of recordings.
  2. To sort the class list chronologically, click one of the ‘Sort By‘ options. Click  ‘Oldest first‘ to have recordings with no date/time appear at the top of the list. Click ‘Newest first‘ to show the latest recording at the top.
  3. To manually move items to a different order, click and drag any recording in the list to a new location.
  4. Alternatively, use the up and down arrows that appear on the right side of the recordings list to move the item up and down the list.
  5. When finished, click ‘Save‘, then ‘Ok‘.

Reordering recordings

How do I group common Lecture Capture recordings together?

The ‘New Group‘ button acts like a folder button where you can create a ‘new group’ or folder to arrange recordings into logical groups such as topics or lecturers.

  1. Click ‘New group‘ to create the folders for the the groupings you wish to make.
  2. Give your group a ‘name‘ and if desired a date, then click ‘Ok‘.
  3. Click ‘reorder‘.  This opens an edit mode for the list or recordings.
  4. To move a class into a group, drag a class to the group row and release it.
  5. To move a class out of a group, drag the class out of the group and release it.
  6. Alternatively, use the up and down arrows that appear on the right side of the recordings list to move the item up and down the list.
  7. When finished, click ‘Save‘, then ‘Ok‘.

Reordering Into Groups

How do I make a Lecture Capture recording unavailable to students?

If a lecture was repeated and two recordings were made of the same lecture you may wish to make one copy unavailable. You can only make a recording unavailable once the recording has been made. To do this:

  1. Click the green video icon next to a Lecture Capture recording to see a thumbnail of the recording and menu options.
  2. Select ‘Make unavailable’
  3. Click ‘OK’ on the confirmation message that appears.

 

For further information, or to submit an enquiry, please visit the Lecture Capture support website.

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Written by
Catherine Manning


Learning Environments support centre