Lecture Capture - Link to recordings in the LMS

Change the location of the default Lecture Capture link, create direct links to individual recordings, or link to recordings in other subjects.

As part of the new Lecture Capture experience, a standard Lecture Capture page has been created in the subject menu for all LMS subjects from Semester 1, 2018 onwards. This will allow for easy access to the system for staff and a consistent experience for students.

Additionally, the Lecture Capture system allows for multiple links to different recordings to be created in an LMS subject. If you would like to link directly to individual recordings, change the location of the default Lecture Capture link, or create Lecture Capture links to other recordings in other subjects, you can manually add a Lecture Capture link on a content page.

Glossary

Lecture Capture terminology LMS terminology
Section or Course A subject or community
Class Recording - i.e. a single Lecture Capture recording, or a video that has been manually uploaded

Show the existing Lecture Capture page

To make the existing Lecture Capture page available to students:

  1. Navigate to your subject in the LMS and ensure Edit Mode is turned ON.
  2. Select the dropdown arrow next to the Lecture Capture menu item and select Show Link.
Show Lecture Capture content page in subject menu
Ensure Edit Mode is turned on, then show the Lecture Capture page to students

Once the Lecture Capture page is set to show to students, all users can access the Lecture Capture system by clicking on the Lecture Capture link.

All lecture recordings will automatically be made available via this link, provided they are scheduled in a Lecture Capture enabled venue and have been identified in the timetable as a 'Lecture Activity'. For more information on what content is automatically recorded please see the Lecture Capture website .

  1. Navigate to the content page in the LMS subject where you want to add a Lecture Capture link.
  2. From the buttons at the top of the content area, select Tools >> Lecture Capture.
  3. A new page will open called 'Create Lecture Capture'; enter a Name, such as "Lecture Capture" or "Lecture Capture Recordings".
    • Optional: Enter Description text, such as "Access all lecture recordings here", and change other settings as needed.
  4. Click Submit. A link similar to the one to below will appear on your page.
Basic Lecture Capture link as displayed on a content page

By default, this link will direct users to all recordings in the current subject. If you are using this link in an LMS community or merged subject, you must configure this link so that it directs users to the desired Lecture Capture destination:

  1. Click on the newly created Lecture Capture link.
  2. In Step 1, Choose the current subject/community (Section) from the dropdown list.
  3. In Step 2, Choose where you want students to be redirected; Link to the Section Home will direct users to the full list of recordings for that subject.
  4. Click Link Content to confirm the chosen settings.
Choose to link to the full list of subject recordings
Choose to direct the Lecture Capture link to the full list of recordings for that subject

In some situations, you may want to add a Lecture Capture link in your subject that directs users to Lecture Capture recordings for a different subject, such as when a subject is co-taught.

  1. Navigate to the content page in the LMS subject where you want to add a Lecture Capture link.
  2. From the buttons at the top of the content area, select Tools >> Lecture Capture Custom Link.
  3. A new page will open called 'Create Lecture Capture'; enter a Name, such as "Lecture Capture Recordings from ABCD10001_2018_SM1".
    • Optional: Enter Description text, such as "Access all lecture recordings for ABCD10001_2018_SM1 here", and change other settings as needed.
  4. Click Submit to add the link to the content page. A link similar to the one to below will appear on your page. Next, you must configure where the link will direct users.
Example of secondary Lecture Capture link to different subject
Example of a secondary Lecture Capture link as displayed on a content page
  1. Click on the newly created link to choose the Lecture Capture destination.
  2. In Step 1, select Select a section, then choose the desired subject from the dropdown list.
  3. In Step 2, Choose where you want students to be redirected - Link to the Section Home will direct the link to the list of all the recordings for the selected subject.
  4. Click Link Content to confirm the chosen settings.
Choose to direct the Lecture Capture link to the full list of recordings for that subject

In some situations, you may want to add a Lecture Capture link in your subject to direct users straight to an individual recording or presentation, such as when you want a particular recording placed with other similar LMS content.

  1. Navigate to the content page in the LMS subject where you want to add a Lecture Capture link.
  2. From the buttons at the top of the content area, select Tools >> Lecture Capture Custom Link.
  3. A new page will open called 'Create Lecture Capture Custom Link'; enter a Name, such as "Lecture Capture Recording - Week 3".
    • Optional: Enter Description text, such as "View the Week 3 lecture recording", and change other settings as needed.
  4. Click Submit to add the link to the content page. A link similar to the one below will appear on your page. Next, you must configure where the link will direct users.
Example of secondary Lecture Capture link to a specific recording
Example of a direct link to a Lecture Capture recording as displayed on a content page
  1. Click on the newly created link to choose the Lecture Capture destination.
  2. Click Select a section, then choose the the subject containing the required recording from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select Link to a Classroom then click on the name of the desired recording to select it.
  4. Click Link Content to confirm the chosen settings.

When staff or students click on the Lecture Capture link they will be directed to the chosen recording or presentation.

Choose Link to Classroom and select the desired recording

Set up link for Merged subjects

For subjects that have been ‘merged’ in the LMS, Lecture Capture links must be configured to direct to one of the child Lecture Capture subjects.

  1. Navigate to the ‘Lecture Capture’ page in your subject and click on the ‘Lecture Capture’ link
  2. Select your preferred child subject from the dropdown list. Note: For subjects that are jointly taught, recordings are available in any of the child subjects.
  1. Choose where you want students to be redirected - Link to the Section Home will direct the link to the list of all the recordings for the selected subject.
  2. Click Link Content to confirm the chosen settings.

Embed a recording on your LMS page or website

In your LMS subject you are able to create an embed link to a particular recording. This adds a Lecture Capture player on the LMS page for that recording.

Note: Generating the embed code option is only available only to content owners. If you are not the owner of a recording you can Create a Copy to become the owner of a copy of the recording. The copy will be found in your Lecture Capture Library.

  1. Access the Lecture Capture system by clicking on the Lecture Capture link in the LMS subject.
  2. Navigate to the list of recordings for the subject (the Classes tab for that subject).
  3. Click on the Recording icon for a to access the available functions for that recording, then select the Details option.
Navigate to the details section for the recording
Select the recording details
  1. Select the Sharing tab and then click the Add Link button under the public links section.
Select the Sharing tab and click Add Link
Create a public link directly to a recording
  1. Once you have created a public link, you have several options on how you want the link to appear to users (noted below). Complete these details as desired, then click the Embed button to generate the required HTML code.
Configure the link and generate the Embed code
Configuration options for creating a public link
1 Select the Active toggle to activate or deactivate the link. If deactivated, users will not be able to access the recording via the link
2 Click on the 'Link' field to copy the URL to your clipboard
3 Enter a Description that will appear to users when viewing the recording
4 Select the 'Start at' checkbox and enter a time to direct users to a particular part of the recording when accessing the link
5 Select Authenticate to allow access only to users logged in with a Unimelb account
  1. A window with the generated HTML embed code appears. Choose the window size and play options for your recording. By turning on autoplay, the recording will play automatically when the page is opened. Select Copy to copy the full embed code to your clipboard.
Copy the Embed code
Choose the size of the embedded video and copy the HTML code provided

Once you have copied your embed code, you can insert the recording into your LMS page.

  1. In the LMS subject, navigate to the page where the Lecture Capture recording should appear.
  2. Ensure Edit Mode is ON and select Build Content >> Item.
  3. Enter a Name for the item as well as information in the Text as desired, e.g. a description or instructions to the student.
  4. In the Text area tools, click the HTML icon and then paste in the HTML code copied from Lecture Capture into the HTML code view screen.
HTML editor screen
Paste the HTML embed code into the editor screen
  1. Click Update. You will see a yellow box that represents the placement of the Lecture Capture recording.
  2. Click Submit to save the item.

When staff or students view the LMS page, a frame containing the Lecture Capture recording appears with buttons for playback.

Embedded recording on LMS content page
Embedded recording on LMS content page

This guide was last updated 30 Oct 2018.
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