What is it?
Lecturecast is a system for recording lectures and making them available online via Moodle. It also enables you to share materials with participants and monitor and gather information about your classes. The Lecturecast service consists of the Lecturecast Scheduler and the Lecturecast Active Learning Platform (ALP) and both are accessed via Moodle.
Why use it?
Lecturecast reinforces learning by giving students 24-hour access to the taught components of their courses. This is of particular benefit to students who have English as a second language or who have learning difficulties. Lecture recordings may form part of a disabled student's reasonable adjustments, which you will be informed about via email from Student Disability Services. Lecturecast provides a fully customisable environment in which to navigate the lecture and accompanying slides.
A growing number of staff members are using online software to film themselves giving their lectures in advance, so that students can watch the lecture and accompanying slides online before the allotted teaching time and then use the contact hours for an interactive discussion with their classmates and the lecturer. This is known as 'lecture-flipping'.
Who can use it?
Tutors and course administrators (known as Instructors in ALP) can book, edit and publish lecture recordings, as well as upload other video content, such as videos recorded on their computer.
Students and non-editing tutors can view and listen to the media via Moodle and download it if this option has been enabled by the instructor(s). They can also add their own notes, flags and bookmarks to content and participate in classroom activities.
Before I start...
Meeting the Baseline
- 5.6 Embed videos and other media (such as animations, audio, virtual labs) from Lecturecast, Box of Broadcasts, YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy and other sources.
How do I set one up?
Making Lecturecast recordings available is a two step process:
- Schedule the recording via the Lecturecast Scheduler
- Create a link to your Lecturecast recordings in Moodle
For more guidance on using Lecturecast ALP access Lecturecast Online Help. Access the Instructors tab to find help on Instructor tasks.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
Examples and case studies
Questions & Answers
A student guide is also available.