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Welcome

Welcome to the Lecture Capture (Replay) homepage. Within this site, you will find helpful information about the Replay service, how the software works, how to install the recorder as well as training material and links to case studies.

The Lecture Capture service (Replay) offers software tools to automatically capture lecture presentations and deliver them securely to students within the University's WebLearn student learning environment. The software is easy to install and use and has recorded thousands of hours of material since January 2014.

To understand how the process works we suggest that you browse the information below and then head over to the Getting Started Guide followed by the Training Material. If you have further questions please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or the Troubleshooting page. To get in touch with the Replay team by sending an e-mail to replay@it.ox.ac.uk

The service offers regular free face to face training sessions and these are listed on the Replay Training page.

We encourage all Oxford University staff to sign up to the Replay Lecture Capture WebLearn site to receive regular emails containing the latest news and updates to the service. When you go to the site, you will be prompted to log in with your Oxford Single Sign-on; then click on the link to join the site as a member, which will automatically subscribe you to the mailing list.
 

What is Lecture Capture (Replay)?

Lecture Capture (Replay) is third party software that downloads onto a computer and can record the computer screen, slides, video and audio. It is available for download in two packages. A manual recorder and a remote recorder.
 
The manual recorder software is available for Windows or Mac OS X. The remote recorder software is available for Windows only.
 

How Does It Work?

Lectures can be automatically recorded on the presenter's computer or a personal laptop. Recordings are then automatically uploaded and transferred to a secure cloud server immediately after the lecture. Recordings can either be released immediately or they can be reviewed and edited to make minor changes before released to students.
 

The Software

Replay uses third party software (www.panopto.com) and is available for download in two packages. A manual recorder and a remote recorder. Remote recording means that you can schedule recordings in advance from another computer.
 
 

WebLearn integration

  • WebLearn provides a ‘gateway’ into the Replay portal, with the following benefits:
    • Single Sign On - no need for separate logins into Replay Lecture Capture.
    • Secure access for members of the WebLearn site only.
    • Lecturers can review, approve and release recordings via the WebLearn tool.
    • Students view the recordings via the WebLearn site.
  • Recordings are hosted in the cloud. No recordings are stored directly within WebLearn.

The Process

  • Staff will open their computer and load up their internet browser.
  • They will then log into WebLearn using their Single Sign On.
  • From here they can click on the link to Replay Lecture Capture.
  • This is where lectures or presentations can be recorded.

  • Once a recording has finished it will upload to a secure cloud system where the videos are stored.
  • The students can then follow the same process to log into Replay Lecture Capture and watch the recordings that have been made for them.
 

Who uses Lecture Capture?

The system is automated (as opposed to manual), so that a department or lecturer can initiate and manage recordings without the need for AV personnel to be physically present during the lecture. The policy at Oxford is opt-in, which means that individual lecturers can elect to make use of the service if they feel it will support student learning and revision. Some departments have found that as more lecturers opt in, they schedule the recording of all lectures in advance to avoid disappointment later if a particular lecture series was not recorded. Switching to an opt-out policy is a decision that rests with individual departments.
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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 3 May 2017