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Three steps to start capturing lectures

This guide describes the three steps you have to follow to get started recording lectures with Echo360 lecture capture. Further, this guide outlines the types of recordings you can schedule.

Is your teaching room lecture capture enabled?

Before requesting your recording schedule, check your teaching room is equipped with lecture capture. Find out more about Lecture Capture-enabled spaces.

Step One - Submit your consent form

A schedule cannot be created unless a consent form has been submitted. You are only required to submit this form once.

Step Two - Schedule your recordings

A recording can be requested for individual events or for the entire timetable of a module. You can specify what you would like to be recorded and whether the recordings are made available to students immediately after recording.

There are four recording options available to choose from.

Step Three - Deliver your session

Once you have booked a recording in a lecture capture-enabled space, your session will automatically be captured.

Recording begins 5 minutes before the scheduled start time and ends 5 minutes before the scheduled end time. Some rooms are equipped with indicator lights which show the status of a recording.

Ensure the lapel microphone is turned on and positioned close to your mouth on a collar or lapel.

Recording Options

There are four types of recordings which you can request. Here is an overview of each type of recording:

Presentation with audio commentary:

This option will record your presentation and voice. Everything shown on the lecture theatre projector is recorded, including the visualiser output. You'll need to use the radio mic provided. This is the most common type of recording.

The final Lecture Capture may look like this:

Screenshot of a presentation

Presentation with video of presenter and audio commentary:

This is similar to the Presentation with Audio Commentary option, but with an additional video of you as you present alongside the slides. This mode is only available if a camera has been installed in the room, to find out if the room as a

The final recording may look like this:

Presentation and capture of presenter

Chalk/White board presentations with audio commentary:

Available in some lecture theatres, using the wall-mounted camera at the back of the room we can record Chalk/Whiteboard lectures along with your commentary. You'll need to use the radio mic provided.

The final recording may look like this:

capture of lecturer writing on black board

Video presentation:

Available in some lecture theatres, using the wall-mounted camera at the back of the room, we can zoom into the presenter, an audio feed is taken from the radio mic provided.

The final recording may look like this:

Capture of panel discussion in lecture

Lecture capture indicator lights

Lecture Capture Indicator Lights have been installed on the lecterns in all rooms in the Oculus Building, but will be available in other lecture capture enabled spaces soon. These lights signal the status of your current Lecture Capture:

  • Amber - About to record: This light will glow amber 3 minutes before your lecture is about to start.
  • Red - Recording: The light with turn to red when your Lecture Capture is recording.
  • Red/Amber - Error: If the light starts flashing red and amber, no audio has been detected. Please turn on microphones.

explanation of lecture capture indicator lights

The information on this page relates to Echo360 Lecture Capture and was last updated March 2020.

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