Lecture Capture - Q&A discussions

The Lecture Capture Q&A feature allows staff and students to engage in discussions relating to your recordings and presentations

The Lecture Capture system has an optional Question and Answer (Q&A) feature that enables both you and your students to post questions, respond, add comments and engage in discussions relating to your teaching material.

There are several ways to utilise the Q&A discussions feature before, during and after a class. Some aspects to note about this tool include:

  • As a staff member, you can ask questions and post answers or comments to further understanding of your Lecture Capture recordings and teaching material.
  • Students can ask you questions and engage in discussions during or after the lecture about specific slides.
  • Staff and students can endorse or 'like' a question, without necessarily responding to it.
  • Students can post their questions "anonymously" to maintain privacy with student peers. Note, as a staff member, you can see the source of all anonymous questions.

Enable the Q&A feature

  1. Click the Lecture Capture link within your LMS subject to access the Lecture Capture system.
  2. Click on the Settings tab. This will display the settings for your course.
  3. Click on the Features sub-tab, then select the toggle button to enable Q&A.
  4. You will prompted with a message, "Warning! Are you sure you want to enable Q&A?". Click OK to confirm switching on Q&A.
    1. Note that this feature can be disabled in the same manner. The Q&A functionality disappears once you toggle it off, but the recorded information is stored in the database. All stored information will reappear once the feature is turned back on.
Enable Q&A for your subject under Settings > Features
Enable Q&A for your subject under Settings > Features

Access Q&A

Once the feature is enabled, the Q&A tab will become available for your subject. All questions posted throughout every recording for this subject will be displayed here. Use the 'All Questions' dropdown to filter this list by recording. The search function can also be used to narrow down this list by keyword.

Access all questions posted in the subject from the Q&A tab
Access all questions posted in the subject from the Q&A tab

Post a question

  1. From the Q&A tab, click on the blue New Question button.
  2. The form will prompt you for question text and allow you to attach a file using the paperclip icon (such as a graphic or table) if desired.
  3. Use the Select a Class dropdown to select the relevant recording for this question. If no class is selected, it will be posted as a General question.
  4. Click on the Post anonymously slider to post your question without displaying your name. Note: other staff can always see who posted a question or response.
  5. Click on the blue Post Question button. It will now display in the list on the left of this page.

Edit or delete your questions

To edit or delete your own questions, click on the down-arrow on the right of the question and select the option displayed.

Note: Deleting a question also deletes all responses posted for the original question.

Edit or delete your own questions in the Q&A tab
Edit or delete your own questions in the Q&A tab

View and respond to questions

  1. Click the Lecture Capture link within your LMS subject to access the Lecture Capture system.
  2. Click on the Q&A tab. All questions posted throughout this subject's recordings will be listed on the left panel. Use the 'All Questions' dropdown to filter this list by recording. The search function can also be used to narrow down this list by keyword.
  3. Click on a question from the list to open further details and any responses in the right panel.
  4. Click on the blue Respond to this Question button to create your response. A response section will appear in place of this button.
  5. Enter your response in the text box.
    1. Click the paperclip icon to include an attachment with your response (optional).
    2. Click on the Post anonymously slider to post your question without displaying your name. Note: other staff can always see who posted a question or response.
  6. Click on the blue Post button to submit your response. Alternately, click the X located in the top-right to close without posting a response.
Select a question to open it, then click on the Respond to this Question button
Select a question to open it, then click on the Respond to this Question button

Endorse a question

You can endorse exceptional or important posts by clicking the thumbs up icon. Click the thumbs up icon as shown in the below figure. Note that this icon resides in multiple places, including within the discussions area of recordings. Students can also endorse questions.

Add a 'thumbs up' to endorse a question
Add a 'thumbs up' to endorse a question

Q&A discussions within recordings

You can also use the Q&A discussion tool within your recordings or uploaded presentations. This works the same as Q&A tab, but you or your students can reference an exact moment or slide in your recording.

  1. Choose a recording from your class list to open the playback view.
  2. Click the Discussions icon to open the Q&A panel. Any questions or comments posted for this recording, along with their responses, appear in the panel that opens on the right side of the screen. You can post or respond to questions in this panel. Alternatively, click on the New Question icon to the right, to jump straight into this option.
Click on the Discussions icon during playback
Click on the Discussions icon during playback

Reference a slide or timestamp

When creating a new question, use the Reference Class Content toggle to align your question to a distinct slide or timestamp during the recording. This adds a direct link to the content with the question,

Timestamps or individual slides can be linked to questions posted within recordings
Timestamps or individual slides can be linked to questions posted within recordings

This guide was last updated 29 Aug 2018.
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