The Lecturecast service is intended for the recording of the following teaching events:
NOTE: Special events are supported by Digital Media and cannot be scheduled via the Lecturecast system.
If you need to record a special event, contact Digital Media at email@example.com who provide filming and editing services.
While Lecturecast can be used to record any type of sheduled Modular or Non-Modular event. Lecturecast it is best suited to the capture of didatic lecture style presentations given from the front of class.
All our Lecturecast installations with a camera present are set-up for that camera to be directed to either the podium or the area at the front of the teaching space. The audio equipment in the room is also designed only to record sound from the the podium area or that of the speaker directly from lapel microphones. It is not designed to capture any audience participation, unless the teaching space as been designed to accomodate roving hand microphones.
Lecturecast has not been installed or designed to support discussion based activities and if you require such activities recorded to contact the Digital Education team for advice via firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture recordings provide lecturers with the ability to review the structure and delivery of their lectures for professional development. Lecture recordings also provide lecturers with the ability to change the balance of activities during contact times, e.g. deliver informational elements via a recording and follow up with discussion sessions.
Lecture recordings provide students with the ability to revisit complex material, unusual or subject specific terminology (especially useful for overseas students) and view lectures missed due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.
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 email@example.com
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.
Retention policy is currently under review, once agreed with Echo360 this FAQ will be updatedPlease view the Lecturecast Policy Page for more information regarding retention.
Content recorded using the Lecturecast system have been migrated to Lecturecast. You can reuse recordings from previous academic years by publishing them to current Lecturecast sections..