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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 required so users can access relevant Lecturecast content directly from a Moodle course.

A video guide is also available via the following link - Moodle Lecturecast Connector - Video: Create Link to Lecturecast Section


This task is required so users can access relevant Lecturecast content directly from a Moodle course.

It involves:

1. Mapping the Moodle course to the section in Lecturecast where the recordings will be stored
2. Adding a Lecturecast activity to your Moodle course and linking the content

1. Map the Moodle course to the section in Lecturecast

1.1 Navigate to the Moodle course

In this example, the 'Introduction to Economics' course will be linked to a Lecturecast section.

Click on the 'ECON1001: Introduction to Economics' course hyperlink to display the course details.

1.2 Turn Editing On

Click the 'Turn editing on' button to access the Lecturecast Connector block.

1.3 Create a mapping via the Lecturecast Connector block


When you create a mapping, the Lecturecast section name overwrites the Moodle shortname and 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 your link and added the Lecturecast activity, we recommend you edit the Moodle shortname to reflect the 
original name, to prevent any confusion. Make a note of the current shortname prior to going any further. Note changing the
short name back will cause the Lecturecast Connector block to report that no mappings exist this is a bug the mappings
made continue to exist.

Click the 'Create mapping' hyperlink located within the Lecturecast Connector block.

1.4 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 lecturecast@ucl.ac.uk if required.

1.5 Select the relevant Lecturecast section

Select the relevant Lecturecast section from the list. In this example, select 'ECON1001'.

1.6 Create the mapping

Click the 'Create mapping' button to complete this task.

2. Add a Lecturecast activity to the Moodle course and link the content for the new mapping

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 on 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

Ensure the mapped section is highlighted and the 'Link to the Section Home' is also selected.

Then click the 'LINK CONTENT' button.

The link within the Moodle course 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 relevant
Lecturecast section and content.

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