Find out about using lecture capture, a versatile multimedia tool that makes it easy to produce academic video content for students.
Understanding Lecture Capture
Lecture Capture software generates audio recordings that can be synchronised with presented materials, such as PowerPoint slides.
Recorded lectures are made available to students via the module learning room in NOW. They serve as a useful digital resource and revision tool for students.
Acting on student feedback from Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) that Lecture Capture had become a priority for our students, this facility has now been made available in many teaching rooms.
Lecture Capture is provided by Panopto and made available via the Lecture Capture link in the top navigation bar of each module's NOW Learning Room.
The Lecture Capture unit in the Technology Central learning room provides information and guidance to support colleagues best practice use of Panopto.
Useful information for students
Recorded lectures can be found in NOW. You will need your NTU username and password to log in and can find lecture recordings under the 'Lecture Capture' link in the top navigation bar of your module’s Learning Room.
Recorded lectures can be found in the corresponding module learning rooms in NOW. You will need your NTU username and password to log in to NOW where lecture recordings can be found under the Lecture Capture link in the top navigation bar of your module’s Learning Room.
To find out if your lecture will be recorded, please speak to your Module Leader. If you are having any problems viewing recorded lectures, please contact the Library Information Desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recorded lectures are provided as an additional resource to support students’ learning and are not intended to be equivalent to attending classes. Live-teaching events provide students with the opportunity to ask questions when help is needed, and to learn from, and interact with, peers.
There are several ways you may wish to use Lecture Capture to support your learning at NTU:
- knowing a recording will be available for review can enable you to participate fully in the session, especially if you find note-taking difficult;
- a recording can be used to review parts of the lecture to consolidate your learning (as part of your revision) or to identify where you may need to focus additional study time;
- a recording may help you to catch up when you've missed a lecture legitimately, e.g. illness.
Please be aware:
- not all teaching interactions are recorded;
- a lecturer may wish to pause and resume the recording during a session for various reasons so you may miss some content;
- if you wish to ask a question and would prefer not to be recorded, you can ask for the recording to be paused, or edited out later;
- downloading and distributing videos is prohibited;
- technical problems happen, although it is unusual, sometimes recordings fail, and we would advise mitigating against a recording as your only source of the event;
- recorded lectures can be watched on most personal devices, e.g. tablets, mobile phones.
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