Lecturecast January 2020
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.
It is important that once the activity link is set up, other course tutors or admins, needing instructor rights to the section, click on this new activity link - this first click-through registers them as a Lecturecast section instructor for that section.
This short video demonstrates the activities outlined below:
1. Add a Lecturecast activity to a Moodle course
1.1 Navigate to the Moodle course
In this example, 'Course A' will be linked to a Lecturecast section.
Click on the course hyperlink to display the course details.
1.2 Turn Editing On
Click the 'Turn editing on' button.
1.3 Add an activity
Click on the 'Add an activity or resource' hyperlink to add an activity to the Moodle course.
1.4 Select the Lecturecast activity
Items are listed alphabetically. Select the Lecturecast activity.
1.5 Add the activity to the Moodle course
Click the 'Add' button.
1.6 Enter a meaningful name for the activity
Enter an 'Activity name'. The name should be relevant to the Lecturecast section content it is linking to. Enter 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.
1.7 Save the new activity
Click on the 'Save and return to course' button.
2. Connect the activity to a Lecturecast section
2.1 Select the activity
Click the activity hyperlink to create the link to the mapped Lecturecast section.
2.2 Enter the details of the Lecturecast section
2.2.1 Select the term.
2.2.2 Select the course.
2.2.3 Select the section .You can only map to an existing section, these will be displayed for the selected term.
2.3 Create the link
Select 'Link to the Section Home' to link to the list of recordings for the course, then click the 'LINK CONTENT' button.
To link to a specific recording rather than the list of recordings, select the option to 'Link to a Classroom', where you are
prompted to select a specific date and time, then click the ' LINK CONTENT' button.
The link is created and the activity 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.