Getting started with Lecture Capture

Guide to logging on and general navigation of the Lecture Capture system as well as viewing and downloading recordings.

Glossary

The Echo360 system uses terms for subjects and recordings which differs from our use at the University of Melbourne. This is a quick comparison to remember while using Lecture Capture.

Term used in Lecture Capture Term used in LMS
Section or Course A subject or community
Class A single Lecture Capture recording or uploaded video
Classroom Page with list of recordings or classes for the subject

Accessing the Lecture Capture system

Staff can access the Lecture Capture system in a number of ways:

Accessing Lecture Capture in the LMS

In Canvas, all subjects have a Lecture Capture link in the subject navigation menu which is available to students. Students and staff can access Lecture Capture by clicking on this link, which opens an LMS page containing the Lecture Capture classroom of the corresponding subject.

  1. Navigate to your LMS subject
  2. Click on the Lecture Capture link in the subject menu to go to the Lecture Capture page. You will be presented with all of the current Lecture Capture recordings for the selected subject, as well as any scheduled recordings.
Lecture Capture link in the subject menu, and the Lecture Capture content page
Lecture Capture link in the subject menu, and the Lecture Capture content page

If you can't see the Lecture Capture link in your subject navigation menu, or would like to make this link unavailable to students (for subjects that do not require the use of Lecture Capture), you can enable or disable the content in the subject navigation menu. Staff can also choose how to configure this link, or link to Lecture Capture in other ways; see the Embed and link to Lecture Capture in the LMS guide.

Tip: Even if you subject doesn't record lectures, you can use Lecture Capture to upload slides or other pre-recorded media and make them easily available to students. For more information see the Lecture Capture - Managing recordings guide.

Accessing Lecture Capture through the website or app

To log in to Lecture Capture directly, visit lecture.unimelb.edu.au and log into Lecture Capture using your University credentials. Staff can also download the Echo360 mobile apps.

  1. Navigate to the University's Lecture Capture website and click the Log in to Lecture Capture button.
  2. Enter your University email address and click Submit.
  3. You will be directed to the University SSO login page. Enter your University of Melbourne username and password.
Login page for Echo360 and University SSO
Login page for Echo360 and University SSO

Viewing and downloading recordings

Viewing lecture recordings

  1. While in the Lecture Capture system, navigate to the subject via the Home page or the Courses menu. Note: When accessing via the LMS you will be taken directly to the Class List.
  2. Click on the name of a recording (class) from the list provided. The icons shown in the table below may be displayed next to each class.
  3. Once you have clicked on the name, a video player will appear and playback will commence once the Play button is selected.
IconDescription
Add content icon

Add content
Select this icon to add a video or presentation to your selected class

Grey Presentation icon

Presentation
Grey icons indicate that this content has been made unavailable to students

Grey Lecture recording icon

Lecture recording
Grey Icons indicate that this content has been made unavailable to students

Green Presentation icon

Presentation
Green icons indicate that the content is available to students

Green Lecture recording icon

Lecture recording
Green icons indicate that the content is available to students

Red Error icon

Error
A red icon indicates that there is an issue, and that further troubleshooting may be required. If you see this icon and you're not sure what to do, please submit a Lecture Capture support request.

Lecture recording playback

Once playback commences, you will be presented with a screen similar to the one shown below:

Typical staff view of a recording playback in Lecture Capture
Typical staff view of a recording playback in Lecture Capture

Below is a brief overview of the Lecture Capture media player and its various functions.

ReferenceDescription
1. Confusion flag icon

Confusion flag
Shows anonymous details of when a student has flagged a segment of the recording as confusing.
Note: This feature cannot be turned off. The getting started guide for students advises students that any response to content flagged as confusing will be made at the discretion of teaching staff. For further information on this feature, please refer to the Lecture Capture - Confusion Flags guide.

2. Course information icon

Course information
Shows a list of recordings for the current course

3. Sources icon


Allows the viewer to swap video sources (if multiple sources are used)

4. Video settings icon

Video settings
Allows you to change the video quality and to change the playback speed of the recording

5.a. Display preference icon 1

5.b. Display preference icon 2

5.c. Display preference icon 3

Display preference
If multiple video sources are used, the way that they are displayed can be altered.

  1. Large primary visual input with smaller subsequent inputs provided next to the primary. This is the default.
  2. Each input is distributed evenly across the screen.
  3. Primary input with smaller additional inputs overlaid.

Downloading recordings

The Lecture Capture system has the option to download lecture recordings as either video (.mp4) or audio (.mp3) files.

Note: Staff have the ability to disable content downloads. If the Class Content Downloads option in your course is disabled, the download content option will be greyed out and will not be accessible to students.

For more information, view the Echo360 guide to downloading content from a class.

Support and further guides

If you have issues viewing recordings or using the Lecture Capture system, please submit a Lecture Capture support request.

The following guides are available for Lecture Capture:

Guide titleDescription View guide
Lecture Capture basics
Getting started with Lecture Capture Guide to logging on and general navigation of the Lecture Capture system as well as viewing and downloading recordings. Go
Booking and accessing public seminars and events This guide outlines the process for requesting and accessing ad hoc recordings such as public seminars, departmental meetings, conferences and guest presentations in enabled venues. Go
Lecture Capture in Canvas LMS Change the location of the default Lecture Capture link, create a link directly to individual recordings or create Lecture Capture links to recordings in other subjects. Go
Managing recordings This guide details how to use some of the extended functionality of Lecture Capture, including managing, editing and copying recordings. Go
Edit a video in Lecture CaptureThis guide details how to edit a video recorded with Lecture Capture.Go
Embed a Lecture Capture recording in your LMS pageThis guide details how to embed Lecture Capture recordings on specific pages in your subject on the LMS, along with text and resources to provide context for your students.Go
Recording live and remote lectures
Pause and stop recordings You should pause Lecture Capture recordings whenever you present copyright material or confidential information, and stop recordings whenever you finish a lecture early or hold personal discussions at the end of a lecture. Go
Universal Capture Echo360 Universal Capture (previously known as Personal Capture) lets you record content anywhere, any time, using a personal computer. Students can stream or download your recordings at their convenience using the LMS. Go
Record and edit a 'digital whiteboard' video using Microsoft SurfaceDigital whiteboard, digital blackboard, digital annotations or 'Khan Academy' style videos are a common genre of educational video, particularly in STEM subjects that rely on a lot of long-form problem solving using formulae.Go
Record a video interview using Zoom and upload to Lecture CaptureZoom can be used to record interactive sessions such as interviews or other activities with more than one participant. The recording can capture video of each/all participant/s on the screen at the same time.Go
Reusing essential guest Lecture Capture recordingsIf you have recordings of a guest lectures from a previous teaching period you can add them to your current LMS subject. Go
   
Features and tools
Analytics This guide provides an overview of the Lecture Capture systems' Analytics section, as well as best practice for viewing and using the information provided. Go
Confusion Flags The Confusion Flag feature allows students to anonymously mark a segment of the recording or presentation. Staff can review analytics to see where students have flagged confusing content. Go
Presentations, interactive activities and embedded media This guide outlines how to use the Presentations feature of the Lecture Capture system, including polls, quizzes and embedded media. Go
Q&A discussions The Lecture Capture Q&A feature allows staff and students to engage in discussions relating to your recordings and presentations Go

This guide was last updated 29 Mar 2020.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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