Using Lecture Capture and Zoom for online classes
There are three main video communication technologies being used to support online classes, video and web conferencing and webinars:
The Lecture Capture (Echo360) system records lectures and events in supported venues. Recordings are made available to students as streaming video or audio, via Lecture Capture links in your LMS subjects.
Please note however, that during COVID-19 restrictions, there are no in-venue lectures being recorded.
Universal Capture allows you to self-record videos or audio and then upload them to the Lecture Capture system to share them with your students.
You can log into Lecture Capture directly and access support resources for staff and students.
Zoom is a high-quality video and audio online conferencing tool for desktops and smartphones. It is ideal for online classes, meetings, special events, webinars, remote working and job interviews. Zoom is integrated into your LMS subject and can be used to deliver your synchronous online tutorials. Please also consider using Canvas discussions for asynchronous tutorials.
While these will be familiar tools as we have moved to online teaching and learning and holding virtual meetings, the following resources and advice may help you find ways to improve and enhance the experience!
How do I deliver my lecture online?
Using Universal Capture, you can record a screen capture and/or webcam to create a video to replace your lecture. For the best student experience, we suggest you:
- Break up your lecture into small 5-10-minute video and/or audio recordings
- Create a combination of small videos, audio recordings, readings and online activities to replace your lecture.
For further advice on how to create great videos see create your own professional video.
The following guides will take you through recording your videos and audio using Universal Capture and editing them from Lecture Capture plus embedding them in your LMS subject.
- Video and audio - recording, editing and uploading
- Self-recording lectures on your own device using Universal Capture
- Record a 90-second introductory video using Universal Capture
- Record and edit a narrated slideshow presentation using Universal Capture
- Record and share an audio message
- Record and edit a 'digital whiteboard' video using Microsoft Surface
- Record a video interview using Zoom and upload to Lecture Capture
- Edit a video in Lecture Capture
- Embed a Lecture Capture recording in your LMS page
- Reuse essential guest Lecture Capture recordings.
How do I deliver my tutorial online using Zoom?
- Using Zoom for synchronous tutorials
- Zoom in Canvas LMS
- Setting up Zoom in Canvas and scheduling a session
- Ensuring your first Zoom session is a success
- Using Zoom features to engage my students in active learning in live online sessions
- Preparing and familarising my students with Zoom
- Managing large classes in Zoom (Zoom Meeting vs Zoom Webinar)
- Minimising and troubleshooting audio and connectivity issues in Zoom
- Practicing with Zoom by myself using two devices
- Recording my Zoom session to the Cloud and giving students access
- Tracking attendance in Zoom.