Lecture Capture - Managing recordings

This guide details how to use some of the extended functionality of Lecture Capture, including managing, editing and copying recordings.

Making recordings unavailable

The Lecture Capture system allows for staff to control availability of content to students.

  1. Navigate to the subject via the Dashboard screen or via the Courses menu in the Lecture Capture system
  2. Select the Recording icon Green recording icon and then select 'Make unavailable'
  3. When prompted, confirm that you would like to make the selected content unavailable to students.
Make a recording unavailable from the recording options
Make a recording unavailable from the recording options

The selected content will no longer appear to students and will have the grey Recording Unavailable icon Grey recording unavailable icon displayed.

Note: The recording will still appear to students in the class list, however there will be no content associated with the session.

Set date-based availability

  1. Navigate to the subject via the Dashboard screen or via the Courses menu in the Lecture Capture system
  2. Select the Recording icon Green recording icon and and then select 'Availability Settings'
  3. Choose 'on a specific date' and enter the dates the content is to be made available and unavailable, then click Update.
Make recordings available on a certain date from the recording's availability settings
Make recordings available on a certain date from the recording's availability settings

Edit Video Recordings

The edit feature in Lecture Capture provides a basic video editing function where cuts and trims can be applied to video content from either the Library page or from the Class List page. This online interface enables post production tasks on recordings such as the removal of copyright material, sensitive information or private conversations.

Accessing the Lecture Capture video editor web interface

  1. Navigate to the subject via the Dashboard screen or via the Courses menu in the Lecture Capture system
  2. Click on the Recording icon Green recording icon to access the available functions for the recording
  3. Select Edit Video, then click OK.
  4. The Web Editor screen will display.
The Web Editor can be used to make minor adjustments to video recordings from within Lecture Capture
The Web Editor can be used to make minor adjustments to video recordings from within Lecture Capture

Further Information on how to edit a video can be found in the Echo360 Editing Videos guide

Uploading additional content

Video content recorded outside of the Lecture Capture system can be uploaded directly to a course or added to your library. Additional content can be added either before a class or after a class has taken place. Please ensure any video content uploaded adheres to copyright requirements. For more information, see the Copyright Office website.

Any content that is uploaded to a class automatically appears in your Library under 'My Content'.

Further instructions on how to upload content to your Library can be found in the Echo360 Uploading Content to your Library guide.

Closed Captions

If you have generated your own closed caption files, you can manually upload these to a recording in the Lecture Capture system. Only .VTT and .SRT file types are accepted as valid caption uploads.

  1. From the Classes page, click on the Recording icon Green recording icon then select Details from the dropdown.
    • Alternatively, find the recording that you have uploaded in the Library page, then click on the file to open it.
  2. On the right side of the details panel (below the capture preview), find the Captions information and click Add, then select Upload.
  3. Drag and drop the file from your system into the upload pane, or use the browsing option to select the file, then click Upload.
    • Note: Only .VTT and .SRT file types are accepted at this time.
  4. Once the file is uploaded, it is applied to and synced with the recording video. This processing should take a very brief period of time.

Important to note:

  • If a user edits the video, the captioning file may need to be re-created and re-uploaded to the edited video.
  • Timestamped Closed Caption files must account for the five-second copyright information attached to the beginning of lecture recordings.
Upload a Closed Captions file from the Details screen of any recording
Upload a Closed Captions file from the Details screen of any recording

Accessing content from previous semesters

Retrieving material from a previous semester can be useful in the case a lecture was missed or a hardware issue prevented the recording of a lecture. It is possible to access recordings from previous semesters by viewing Inactive Terms in the courses page.

Note: the information below refers only to content created after January 1, 2017.

By default, Lecture Capture only shows courses in 'Active Terms' on your dashboard. You can still access content from previous semesters by navigating to 'Inactive terms' in the courses menu.

  1. From the Lecture Capture homepage, navigate to the courses drop down menu and select 'See all courses'
  2. In the top right corner of the screen use the 'Terms' drop down menu to select the relevant semester that you would like to be displayed
  3. Find the Course and select the 'All Classes' icon to display the Lecture Capture recordings for that subject

Once you have navigated to 'All Classes' you will be able to view, download and make a copy of the recordings.

To make content from a previous semester available in the current subject:

  1. Copy the required recording to your library
  2. Publish the recording from your library to the current subject

Copying recordings

Copying recordings can be an effective way to reuse or re-purpose your material from previous semesters or other courses.

To copy a recording to your library:

  1. Navigate to the 'classroom' for the class containing the content that you wish to copy
  2. Click on the Recording icon Green recording icon or Presentation icon to access the options for that content
  3. Select 'Create Copy', then OK

The recording will now be available for viewing, editing, sharing and publishing in your library.

Publishing a recording from your library

Recordings saved in your library can be published to any courses you are have access to in Lecture Capture.

  1. Navigate to the 'Library' tab at the top of the Lecture Capture interface
  2. Select 'My Content' and locate the required recording
  3. Click the top right corner of the card to access the drop down menu and select the 'View' option
Select the View option for the content in your Library
Select the View option for the content in your Library
  1. Navigate to the 'Publishing' tab underneath the video panel and click the blue Publish icon
  2. Select course and section (subject) in 'Publish to a new location', then select the applicable settings under 'Make available'
  3. Complete the Class name and other details, then click the 'Publish' icon
  4. The selected recording will now be published to the subject you have chosen. To publish to any additional sections repeat steps 4, 5 and 6.
Publishing options
Publishing options

This guide was last updated 03 Sep 2018.
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