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Lecture Capture: Staff Info

What is lecture capture?

If you lecture in any of the centrally timetabled or locally timetabled rooms we cover, you can ask us to automatically capture your lectures. We'll extract the data from your booking form and the central timetable to create a personalised recording schedule for you.

You can decide which elements of your lecture we capture, edit your recordings and control how and when they're distributed.

Personal capture

You can install Lecture Capture software on your computer, laptop or Macbook and use it to capture audio, your display and video from your webcam. You can use it to record lectures, seminars and other related content for your students whenever and wherever you want. Once it's uploaded to the lecture capture system you have the same benefits as an automated recording.

What recording options are there?

In both automated Lecture Capture and Personal Capture you can choose which aspects of the presentation you wish to record. Here are some examples of the recording options availble:

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.

Click for a video example:

Presentation With Voice example video

Presentation With Video of Presenter and Audio Commentary

This is similar to the Presentation with Audio Commentry option, but with an additional video of you as you present alongside the slides.

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Presentation and Presenter example video

Chalk/White Board Presentations With Audio Commentary

Using the wall mounted camera at the back of the room we can record Chalk/White board lectures along with your commentary. You'll need to use the radio mic provided.

Click for a video example:

Chalk board example video

How do captured lectures get published?

It's up to you: we can either publish these recordings automatically so your students can access them within 24 hours, or you can choose to manually publish them yourself. You can publish them in Moodle, SiteBuilder or MyWBS simply by inserting the link that the programme generates, either to an individual lecture or to the recordings for the entire module.

The original media is available for you to edit for 5 weeks. After this we'll store the processed recording for you and keep it available to view for two years.

Which rooms have Lecture Capture capabilities?

It's available in every centrally timetabled lecture theatre, many of the larger seminar rooms and a number of locally timetabled rooms.

For more information see our list of supported rooms.

If you want to record in a room that doesn't have recording equipment installed please contact us at to discuss your requirements.