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  • To reuse one or more recordings from the previous year, you need to make a copy of the recording and then share the copy with next year's section.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact lecturecast@ucl.ac.uk  

If you wish to reuse LectureCast activity links from previous years in your new Moodle course, they need to be copied and shared with the new year section in LectureCast to ensure the analytics do not accrue to last year's stats. 

The way recordings are reused depends on their ownership and the way in which they've been published. The table below illustrates different scenarios which may apply to your course.

Please use the relevant Method to re-share your recordings onto your new course. It is important to follow these instructions to share your recordings once the course has been rolled over.

Way recording was previously sharedOwnerMethod for re-sharing
Recordings made in Lecturecast equipped teaching spaces and automatically shared into the appropriate section.Owned by the section and not available in any Staff Echo360 library.Any staff member who is an instructor in the section in which the content sits will have the capability to create a copy of the recording in question, this copy will then be available to them in their Echo360 library from where it may be re-shared to next year's section. The process is outlined in the steps below the table.
From Echo360 library embedded in a Moodle course using the Echo360 plugin tool in Moodle's text editorMember of staff who uploaded

Generally no action needs to be taken to re-use recordings published in this way.  These recordings will be available in the rolled-over course along with other course content as they are independent of Lecturecast sections.   Note that analytics for these recordings will simply accrue to last year's stats as they are not re-set.

Recordings shared from staff Echo360 libraries into a previous year's Lecturecast section that now need to be published into a new academic year's section.Member of staff who uploadedIn these cases recordings which will still be available in staff's Echo360 libraries need to be re-shared into the new year's Lecturecast section. The method is the same as that used to originally share the content and identical to the steps from  4.1  below (note, there's no need to create a copy of the recording)
Recordings shared from staff Echo360 libraries into a previous year's Lecturecast section who's classes are then individually linked to different sections of a Moodle course.Member of staff who uploadedThis is identical to the scenario above but requires the additional steps of recreating Lecturecast activity links to individual classes. A short video guide on linking to individual classes is available via the link  Create a Link on a Moodle course to a Lecturecast Recording.

PLEASE NOTE: Currently there is no method for the bulk duplication of recordings from one year's Lecturecast section to the next and each recording must be updated individually. 

To reuse ALL recordings from a previous year's section, please contact us at lecturecast@ucl.ac.uk and we can clone that section for you.

1. Navigate to Lecturecast ALP

Refer to Logging in to Lecturecast (Echo360) for instructions on how to do this.

You can also access Lecturecast ALP via your Moodle courses and then access your Library as described below.

2. Locate the recording

2.1 Access the Echo360 Home Page

Click on the Echo icon to navigate to the Echo360 Home page If you are taken to your Library, click on the Courses icon. 

Note that you will only have access to sections that you have previously accessed through a Lecturecast Activity link on a Moodle course.


Do not use the UNLINK LMS COURSE link (Top Left of all Lecturecast section screens) to unlink older Lecturecast sections from your course. This link does not prevent you from creating a link to the next academic year's section and deleting them will sever all links to the section in the current year section.

Image of 'Reset LMS link' and 'Unlink LMS course' options

2.2 Search for the relevant Lecturecast section/course containing the recording you wish to republish

Use the Search box and filtering options to find the relevant course.

2.3 Click on the section/course to find the recording

3. Create a copy

  1. Click on the video icon for your chosen recording and select 'Create copy'.
  2. Click OK in the warning dialogue box.

The copy you've created is now owned by you and will appear within your Library on the Echo360 page.

4. Publish the copy to a new section

You can publish content from the Echo360 home page into any Lecturecast section/course for which you are an Instructor.

4.1 Locate the recording

Locate the copy of the recording in your Lecturecast 'Library' (Use the Search facility if necessary)

4.2 Select and open the recording you wish to publish

Lecturecast Share button

Click on Share

See the areas below to see how to share to an Individual or publish your recording into a Moodle course.

 Note. the Groups function documentation is to be added.

4.3 Share recordings to Individuals

Share Lecturecast recording to individual

  1. Select Individual and enter their email address within the Share with field.
  2. Click Done. The Individual will be able to access the recording within their Lecturecast Library.

Note the individual must have an UCL account and must have accessed Lecturecast recording(s) previously to appear on this list.

4.4 Share recordings to a relevant Moodle course

Note that if you are sharing to a course, you must select ' New Class' when prompted to avoid overwriting existing content in the course!

  1. Select Class.
  2. Use the course drop down to search for your course, you can start typing your course name for your course to appear.
  3. Select your Term.
  4. Select your Section.
  5. Caution - You must select 'New Class' to avoid overwriting existing content in the course!
  6. Enter a Class Name.
  7. Enter the Date, Time and Duration when this capture was recorded. (Optional)
  8. Choose from available/unavailable options for students to view. You can leave content hidden and make it available for students at a later date, if required.
  9. Select 'Share' to publish the recording to the course.

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