At the current time UCL does not have an opt-out policy for Lecturecast. Use of the system is purely opt-in at the moment, so its use is up to the individual/department to decide.
There are plans to move towards opt-out in coming years, but any such change will be agreed by Educational Committee first, with procedures and tools to facilitate this. Ground work is needed before this, specifically to clarify legal and policy aspects, and a Working Group has been set up under the Office of Vice Provost for Education to review and implement required policies to support an opt out Lecturecast solution.
At the current time the UCL Lecturecast service does not support Live Streaming as part of the service offering. Only lecture capture and associated engagment tools are available as part of the service.
For all live streaming needs please contact in the first instance the Digital Media team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing: Before a lecture recording
There are two way to do this:
1. Check the Lecturecast activity in Moodle
Navigate to the Lecturecast activity in Moodle. Scheduled events should appear as shown below
2. Via the Lecturecast Scheduler
Check that the event appears under the 'Scheduled' tab in the Lecturecast Scheduler. The status column in the Scheduler should also display a 'scheduled' status
Log in to the Lecturecast Scheduler to create or edit a recording schedule. Schedules may only be amended or deleted by the staff member who created the original schedule. Find instructions on how to access the Lecturecast Scheduler and how to schedule a recording in the Lecturecast Scheduler training guides.
Recordings for centrally timetabled teaching events will automatically appear in the associated Lecturecast class within a given module's section.
This is possible if student content such as Q&A, notes etc. has not already been associated with the class content. Find out how to remove the presenter from a recording in the training guide.
In most cases editing Lecturecast recordings is not strictly necessary and the choice to edit or not is the personal preference of the presenter (or decided by departmental policy). It is important however, where for example, personal conversations between event attendees may have been inadvertantly recorded, that these be removed. When scheduling recordings there is an option to make recordings automatically available to students or to hold them back for review before making them available.