Lecturecast is UCL's automated lecture recording system. If your lectures are being recorded then you will be able to watch them back after the event via the web, often linked to from your Moodle course.
- Lecturer- a video camera is pointing towards the front
- Screen- anything projected (either computer or visualiser) is captured
- Audio- audio is recorded by microphone
(Used with the kind permission of Dr. Andrea Sella)
In the above sample there are four main sections to note:
- Presented materials - in this case the presenters laptop, an Apple mac, is captured in its entirety, so they may use more than one application, or switch to a visualiser to present other types of resources - it's all captured and displayed here. It will not display anything written on a white board, for example.
- Camera - pointed at the front. The camera view is not always available due to room limitations or presenters preference. Often not clear enough to read the whiteboard, but shows you who is speaking and any live demonstrations. Does not move, or point to the audience but some individuals may occasionally be captured if in front of the camera.
- Slide sorter (and other applications) - captured periodically and automatically every 5 minutes. This helps you quickly jump to the content you want to see (or use the timeslider in (4). Other applications exist here and may change over time, including a book marking and discussions function.
- Timeslider and playback controls - use this to jump to sections and see how far through you are
Click this link to see the above sample within the Lecturecast player (used with the kind permission of Dr Andrea Townsend-Nicholson)
If the owner of the content has enabled it, then you will be able to download the presentation as an Audio File or Video File. Look in the info tab on the EchoCentre Page for that recording for the download links. If it hasnt been enabled it will say 'Disabled'
If you would like to connect to an RSS feed for the EchoCentre Page, then (if it has been enabled) you will find an RSS link at the very bottom left of the EchoCentre Page