Lecturecast August 2018
The information contained in this training guide is designed to give Lecturecast Instructors (Moodle Tutors and Course Administrators)
a brief overview of the Lecturecast Active Learning Platform (ALP) at UCL.
1. An introduction to the Lecturecast service at UCL
The Lecturecast service consists of the Lecturecast Scheduler and the Lecturecast Active Learning Platform (ALP).
The focus of this training guide is Lecturecast ALP which is the tool used to view, edit and manage classroom content
including video recordings.
There are two user roles within the Lecturecast system:
- Instructors have access to view, edit and manage content for their Moodle courses. Instructors can create and upload content,
and work with classroom tools to enhance the student learning experience.
- Students have access to view content for their Moodle courses. Students can add their own notes, flags and bookmarks
to content and participate in classroom activities.
Moodle Tutors and Course Administrators have Lecturecast Instructor access. Non-Editing Tutors in Moodle and students have
Lecturecast Student access.
The term 'capture' is used throughout the Lecturecast system to describe a video recording.
Video recordings need to be scheduled via the Lecturecast Scheduler to ensure they are captured during the lecture.
Access the Lecturecast Scheduler to schedule Lecturecast recordings.
Refer to the Lecturecast Scheduler Create and Edit a Lecturecast Schedule training guide if required.
2. Navigating to Lecturecast ALP
In this training guide we will demonstrate accessing Lecturecast ALP via a Moodle course.
Refer to the Logging in to ALP training guide to access Lecturecast ALP directly.
2.1 Access Lecturecast via a Moodle course
In this example, 'Moodle Demo Course' will be used.
Click on the course hyperlink to view course content.
2.2 Open the Lecturecast section for this Moodle course
Click the activity hyperlink to open the relevant Lecturecast section.
Some Moodle courses may contain links to multiple Lecturecast sections. Select the link to the section you wish to access.
Linking Moodle to Lecturecast training guides.For information on linking Moodle courses to Lecturecast sections refer to the
2.3 Lecturecast opens at the relevant section
When you access the Lecturecast system via Moodle, the Lecturecast section linked to the Moodle course is displayed.
The Lecturecast system may open within Moodle or in a new window depending on the settings selected. In this example,
it has opened within Moodle. Refer to the Linking Moodle to Lecturecast Change Lecturecast Display Settings training guide
to set the way the Lecturecast window opens.
3. Working with Courses and Classes
3.1 Navigate between courses
Click the 'Courses' option in the taskbar to navigate between your courses within Lecturecast.
3.2 Course content is accessed via classes
Course content is contained in classes. This course currently has four classes.
Each class can contain up to one video and one presentation.
3.3 A class is created when a Lecturecast recording is scheduled
A new 'empty' class is created automatically when a Lecturecast recording is scheduled via the Lecturecast Scheduler.
Classes created by the Lecturecast Scheduler will not contain a video recording until the recording has been captured.
3.4 A class can also be created for extra course content
Use the 'NEW CLASS' button to create additional classes to contain any extra course content you wish to make available
3.5 Organise classes using groups
Use the 'NEW GROUP' button to group classes containing associated content. For example, if you have an additional video
you want to make available to your students, you can create a new class to contain the additional content and group the
classes relevant to the specific lecture.
3.6 View, edit and manage content
View, edit and manage content within a class using the buttons associated with the class.
4. Working with the Library
4.1 Navigate to the Library
Click the 'Library' option in the taskbar to navigate to the Library.
The LIBRARY page is the repository for all of your content, whether or not it is currently published to a class or is available
4.2 View library content in a grid or list view
The Library content is currently displayed in the grid view. Click the 'list view' icon to display your content in a list.
Click the 'grid view' icon to return the display to the grid view.
4.3 Upload content to your library
Click the 'UPLOAD CONTENT' button to add content to your library.
4.4 Manage your content
View content you have uploaded, imported or created via the 'My Content' screen.
View content that other users have shared with you via the 'Shared with me' screen.
Click on the drop down arrow for a content item to view, share, edit and delete that content item.
4.5 Select the 'Share' option to publish your content to a course
Select the relevant publishing and availability options for the content item, then scroll to the bottom of the popup box
to publish the content item.
5. Working with your Dashboard
5.1 Navigate to your Dashboard
Click the 'Dashboard' option in the taskbar to navigate to your dashboard.
5.2 The status of your Lecturecast sections is displayed
The dashboard contains a snapshot of the status of each of the your Lecturecast sections.
Use the Term list, located in the upper right corner, to change which sections are being displayed on your dashboard page.
Click 'ALL CLASSES' to open the class list page for the section.
Lecturecast Online Help
Lecturecast Online Help. Access the Instructors tab to find help
on Instructor tasks.