Lecture Capture

The university’s lecture capture system is used to record lecture slides, audio and video to be shared with students.  Teaching rooms that have recording equipment installed are graded differently depending what level of service is available.

Select the links below to view what each service level entails.

Bronze

These rooms are set for lecture capture recording where voice, audio and the projected image are recorded. Use the lapel mic for optimal audio. Use the lectern button to pause / restart recording.

Silver

These rooms are set for lecture capture recording where a video camera picks up the lectern and whiteboard area and also records voice, audio and the projected image. The camera image is a fixed forward facing wide angle view. Use the recommended font size when writing on the whiteboard. Use the lapel mic for optimal audio. Use the lectern button to pause / restart recording.

Silver plus rooms

In addition to the Silver setup, the camera has a closer view when floor pressure mats are triggered at lectern/whiteboard position.

Gold

These rooms are set for lecture capture recording where a tracking camera picks up the lectern, whiteboard and stage area. The system also records voice, audio and the projected image. The video shows the view from the camera at the lectern, at the whiteboard and the limits of pick-up in the stage area.  Wear the lanyard to enable camera tracking and for microphone. Use the lectern button to pause / restart recording.

Platinum

This standard is applicable to collaborative lecture theatres only. This set up for lecture capture recording is where a video camera picks up the lectern and whiteboard area and also records voice, audio and the projected image. The camera image is a fixed forward facing wide angle view.  In playback, the viewer can view multiple inputs at the same time (from multiple projected sources). Use the lapel mic for optimal audio. Use the lectern button to pause / restart recording.

The following LUBS teaching rooms have Silver or Gold lecture capture set-up, which will video the presenter as well as recording the slides and audio:

  • Clarendon  1.06, 2.01 and 2.08
  • Maurice Keyworth G.02, G.31, 1.02, 1.32 and 1.33
  • Newlyn GR.01, GR.07, 1.01 and 1.07
  • Western Lecture Theatre Block G.01

There are three ways to record lecture capture:

These are managed by your school timetabling team, unless your division has opted out of this service, please check with your module leader. Scheduled recordings are auto-published to Minerva for students to access after 72 hours and will appear in the 'Media' section of the relevant module. Staff can make these recordings available earlier or delay publication if needed.
You can start a recording manually using Ad-hoc Capture in any teaching room on campus which has Lecture Capture facilities. Log on to the lectern PC and open the Ad-hoc Recorder app and selecting 'Let's Start'. The the light on the lectern will turn on when the recording starts. Full instructions on how to do Ad-hoc recordings are available on the IT Service website.
IT Service website
Staff and students can use Personal Capture by using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder available on University PCs. Alternatively, you can download this onto your own device from Mediasite and selecting 'Add Presentation'. You can use Personal Capture to create digital content such as podcasts, videos, presentations and screencasts.
Mediasite

Full guidance on lecture capture is available on the IT Service website and training is available from Organisational Development and Professional Learning ( OD&PL). You can check which facilities are in other rooms via the rooms website.

Media Management

Video Leeds

Video Leeds is the ‘front-end’ of mediasite (see personal capture above), which acts as a portal of video content. All audio and video recordings can be uploaded from mediasite and shared to students via Video Leeds or alternatively you could use MS Stream which is part of Office 365 and is very easy to navigate.

More information about how to use Video Leeds can be found on the IT support pages.