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Lecturecast August 2017

The information contained in this training guide is designed to show how to migrate a single recording from the Lecturecast Legacy system to
a section in the current Lecturecast service.

Only the audio and slide version of the recording can be migrated in this way.

There is currently no process for bulk downloading of legacy recordings.

It involves:

  1. Locating a Legacy recording
  2. Downloading the m4v (mp4) file of the recording
  3. Accessing Lecturecast ALP
  4. Creating a new class
  5. Uploading the video
  6. Editing the video details

1. Locate a Legacy recording

1.1 Log in to the Legacy system

Log in to the Lecturecast Legacy using your UCL username and password.

1.2 Search for your recording

Filter by Date, Course, Presenter or Room, or use the keyword search to locate the recording you wish to download. 

Only recordings from sections to which you have instructor access will be displayed.

2. Download the m4v (mp4) file

2.1 Play the recording you want to download

Hover over the recording you want to download and select 'play m4v' from the pop-up menu.

2.2 Download the media file

Use the 'Download media file' link at the  bottom of the screen.

The file name of the downloaded media file will be generic and not the title of the lecture. 

3. Access Lecturecast ALP

3.1 Log in to the Lecturecast system via any Moodle course on which you are an administrator or tutor

The Moodle course you use must already have been linked to at least one Lecturecast section - Link your Moodle course to a Lecturecast section

3.2 Access the linked Lecturecast section 

Click on the Green 'Jigsaw' icon to access the linked Lecturecast section.

4. Create a new class

Click the 'NEW CLASS' button to create a class to hold your content.

Give the new class a meaningful name. A start date and time may be entered in order to list the class chronologically with
other materials.

Only one video per class is allowed (trying to upload more than this to a class will overwrite the existing video).
If a number of videos are are being uploaded a new class will be needed for each video.

5. Upload the video

In your newly created class. click the blue '+' button, select Upload a file' and upload your m4v file.

Once uploaded a video icon will appear in the class. This icon will be grey while the video is being processed. 

You may need to refresh your screen to see this change to green, indicating the video is loaded and available to students to view.

6. Edit the video details

Click on the video icon to access options for that video.

Use the relevant option to update the description and file name for the video, if required.

By default the video will be available to students but can be made unavailable, if preferred.

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