The Lecture Capture System is set to record, process and publish lectures for online viewing with minimal staff intervention.
The system has been installed in lecture venues across UWA and records lectures up to four hours in duration.
The UWA Lecture Capture System is able to capture:
After capturing stops, the recording is automatically moved through this system to be processed and ultimately published in the associated LMS unit via an LCS block that the lecturer has added to the unit. Students log into the LMS unit to view captured lectures as streaming rich-media Flash presentations.
Captured lectures can be set to be downloadable. The latter is the preferred access by students due to flexibility and bandwidth issues when streaming. Contact the Centre for Education Futures eLearning Helpdesk to enable the downloadable setting.
There are a number of lecture venues with the lecture capture equipment operating across UWA. Lectures in venues that are part of UWA's central timetabling system are automatically captured. Lectures in other capture-enabled venues are captured if a lecturer requests their classes to be booked by Timetables or via the Centre for Education Futures eLearning Helpdesk.
Capture capabilities vary from one venue to another. See the complete list of venues and capabilities at LCS venues.
This diagram illustrates the steps of a captured lecture. For centrally timetabled venues, the process requires little administrative effort from academic staff or students and is mostly automatic. You need to check your schedule and enable a block in your LMS unit so that students can view it.
Further explanation of the process is available in LCS processes. That page describes in detail the scheduling procedures, guides in the venue, making captured lectures accessible, managing post-production recording, and for how long captured lectures are stored in the system.
The following conditions of use apply to the LCS:
The Lecture Capture checklist, hints and frequently asked questions documented below provides guidelines on how to use it best and questions lecturers may have: