Lecture Capture - Getting started

Guide to accessing the Lecture Capture system as well as viewing and downloading recordings.

Access the Lecture Capture system

The Lecture Capture system can be accessed through any LMS subject with an available Lecture Capture link. Users can also access the system directly via lecture.unimelb.edu.au and by using the Echo360 mobile app.

Note: Some LMS subjects may not have a Lecture Capture link enabled. If you are unsure if you should have access to Lecture Capture for your subject please consult your subject coordinator.

  1. Log in to the LMS and open your subject.
  2. Select the Lecture Capture page from the subject menu.
Find the Lecture Capture page in the subject menu, then click the Lecture Capture link
Find the Lecture Capture page in the subject menu
  1. Click on the Lecture Capture link in the subject menu to go to the Lecture Capture page. You will be presented with a list of available and scheduled Lecture Capture recordings for the selected subject.

Courses/Classes page

When accessing Lecture Capture via the LMS you will be automatically directed to the Classes tab on the Course page. This screen provides you with access to all available content for the selected subject. From here, you can:

  • Watch or download lecture recordings
  • Access slides or presentations (if they have been uploaded)
  • See a list of future scheduled recordings
The Course page Lecture Capture system, showing all recordings for your subject
The Classes tab on the Course page in the Lecture Capture system, showing all recordings for your subject

Echo360 Home

Echo360 Home is the Lecture Capture system's 'Home Screen' when accessing Lecture Capture directly at lecture.unimelb.edu.au. The home page provides you with an overview of your current courses, recent recordings and other information for each course you have access to.

From the home page, you can navigate to each course for further information.

For more information, view the Echo360 guide Accessing Course/Classes.

Lecture Capture Dashboard showing all subjects available to student
Echo360 Home page showing all subjects available a student

Study guide

The Study Guide section allows you to review notes and bookmarks that you have made throughout recordings. There is an additional option to download your notes from here.

For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Taking Notes and Using the Study Guide.

Note: Student study notes are private to the individual student and cannot be viewed by staff or fellow students. The University does not have access to the study notes and has an agreement with the vendor that the raw data cannot be analysed.

Study Guide tab
Study Guide tab

Search recordings

The Lecture Capture system gives you the ability to search for text that is used throughout the subject. Some examples of searchable information within the system are listed below:

  • Slide content (if a presentation has been uploaded to the system)
  • Names, descriptions or dates of recordings
  • Your own study notes and bookmarks

For a detailed walkthrough of the search functionality, view the Echo360 guide to Search Across a Section.

Watch lecture recordings

  1. Navigate to the recordings (Class List) for a subject by selecting the subject from your Echo360 Home page. (To see all of your subjects for which Lecture Capture is available, select the Courses tab from the navigation menu.).
    Note: When accessing Lecture Capture via the LMS you will be taken directly to the Class List.
  2. Click on the name of a recording from the list provided.  The icons shown in the table below may be displayed next to each recording.
  3. Click on the name of the desired recording; a video player will appear and playback will commence once the Play button is selected.
IconDescription

Presentation
Grey Icons indicate that you have already viewed this material.

Lecture recording
Grey Icons indicate that you have already viewed this material.

Presentation
Green Icons indicate that the content is new and that you have not yet viewed it.

Lecture recording
Green Icons indicate that the content is new and that you have not yet viewed it.

 

Blank
Where no icons are displayed next to your class, either the class capture has not yet occurred or the video is unavailable for viewing.

Lecture recording playback

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

student-playback Playback Screen

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

Reference

Description

1.

Notes
Provides you with the ability to take study notes. These notes are private to the student and cannot be viewed by staff or fellow students. For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Taking Notes and Using the Study Guide.

2.

Bookmark
Provides you with the ability to bookmark specific sections of the recording, to enable future referencing and searching.
For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Flagging and Bookmarking Content..

3.

Confusion flag
Anonymously flags a section of the presentation/recording as being confusing. Any responses to confusion flags are made at the discretion of teaching staff.

4.Transcript_thumbnail

Transcript
Provides a machine-generated transcript of the lecture recording.

This feature might not be 100% accurate and is only available with recordings created from Semester 1 2020 and onwards.

5.

Course information
Shows a list of recordings for the current subject.

6.

Sources
Allows you to swap video sources (if multiple sources are used).

7.

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

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8.b.

8.c

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.

Download recordings

The Lecture Capture system has the option of downloading the lecture recording as either video (.mp4) or audio (.mp3) file formats.

For more information, view the Echo360 guide to Downloading Content from the Class list.

Note: Staff have the ability to disable content downloads for a course. If the download options in your course are disabled (greyed out), the functionality may be unavailable. If unsure, check with the subject coordinator.

Download recording
Click on the Presentation icon, then choose to download the recording (if available)

Issues and support

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

Glossary

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 for a course
Classroom Page with list of recordings or classes for the subject (course)

This guide was last updated 20 Oct 2020.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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