Lecturecast August 2017
This task is typically performed by Moodle Course Administrators or Tutors at the beginning of academic sessions, but can be done at any time, as required.
This task is only required when multiple Lecturecast sections need to be added to a single Moodle course.
A video guide is also available via the following link - Moodle Lecturecast Connector - Video: Add additional Lecturecast Sections to a Moodle Course
This task describes the steps required for adding additional Lecturecast sections to a Moodle course.
1. Map a Moodle course to an additional section in Lecturecast
1.1 Create an additional mapping via the Lecturecast Connector block
Click the 'Create additional mapping' hyperlink located within the Lecturecast Connector block.
1.2 Enter the module shortname on the Lecturecast Section Mapping page
Enter the module shortname (or code) of the Lecturecast section you wish to map to.
Matching results are displayed after the third character is typed.
A message will be displayed if no matching section names are available. Check you have entered the Lecturecast section
name correctly and contact email@example.com if required.
1.3 Select the relevant Lecturecast section
Select the relevant Lecturecast section from the list. In this example, select 'ECON1003'.
When you create a mapping, the Lecturecast section name overwrites the Moodle shortname and is displayed in the
Moodle breadcrumb trail. If you map multiple Lecturecast sections the section name last mapped is displayed in the
Moodle breadcrumb trail. The Lecturecast support team are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it.
In the interim, once you have created all of your links, we recommend you edit the Moodle shortname to reflect the
original name, to prevent any confusion.
1.4 Create the mapping
Click the 'Create mapping' button to complete this part of the task.
2. Add a Lecturecast activity to the Moodle course and link the content for the new mapping
You need to add an activity and link the content for the mapping you just created, BEFORE you create any further mappings.
If you create multiple mappings without adding an activity, only your last mapping will be available when you try to link the content.
2.1 Add an activity
Click on the 'Add an activity or resource' hyperlink to add an activity to the Moodle course.
2.2 Find the Lecturecast activity
Items are listed alphabetically. Scroll through the list to locate the Lecturecast activity.
2.3 Select the Lecturecast activity from the list
2.4 Add the activity to the Moodle course
Click the 'Add' button.
2.5 Enter a meaningful name for the activity
Enter a meaningful 'Activity name'. The Activity name should be relevant to the Lecturecast section content it is linking to.
Choose a meaningful name so that it can be easily identified by students and other users.
You can change the Lecturecast display settings from this screen via Show more > Launch container. Refer to the
Change Lecturecast Display Settings training guide for more information.
2.6 Save the new activity and return to the course
Click the 'Save and return to course' button.
2.7 Create the link to the mapped section
Click the activity hyperlink to create the link to the mapped Lecturecast section.
2.8 Link the content
Two mapped sections are displayed for this course. Ensure the newly mapped Lecturecast section is highlighted
and the 'Link to the Section Home' is also selected.
Then click the 'LINK CONTENT' button.
The additional link can now be used to access the relevant Lecturecast section
Students and other users with access to the specific Moodle course can now use the link created to access the additional
Repeat the steps of this task to add further Lecturecast sections to the same Moodle course.