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Recommended Media Platform for Teaching in Moodle

By Anisa Patel, on 7 October 2020

We are receiving reports of problems with accessing some video content in Moodle.

These can be avoided if colleagues use Lecturecast for the delivery of ‘teaching related’ video content.

The Lecturecast system can be used to host and deliver media from other sources via the upload option. It is scaled to be able to cope with the current surge in the use of video and using this method should avoid any playback problems. Lecturecast is our primary platform for the delivery of teaching and learning media and it is designed with additional tools for students such as note taking, confusion flagging as well as provide insight and analytics on the content viewed for the course owner which contribute to and enhance the student experience.

Module code sections exist in Lecturecast for every 20/21 approved module and additional sections can be created upon request to support non-modular teaching material e.g. programme level sections by contacting the Digital Education Team on digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk.

The following guide will show you how to upload through Moodle all your video teaching content and/or associated presentation files: https://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/x/ewK9B 

If you would like to upload your video content directly into your personal library via the Lecturecast portal, then you will need to publish your content into the relevant module using the following guidance found here: https://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/x/EgK9B 

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