Reusing Lecturecast Recordings from previous academic years
By Rod Digges, on 13 July 2021
Following course resets it’s important to remove old Lecturecast section and class links unless the recording has been embedded in the course, in which case you do not need to relink. After this has been done staff may want to review existing recordings for potential re-use e.g. short recordings used in flipped teaching, module introductions etc.
The way recordings are reused depends on their ownership and the way in which they’ve been published. The table below illustrates different scenarios which may apply to your course. Please use the relevant method to re-share your recordings onto your new course. Please note: Currently there is no method for the bulk duplication of recordings from one year’s Lecturecast section to the next.
|Way recording was previously shared||Owner||Method for re-sharing|
|From Echo360 library embedded in a Moodle course using the Echo360 plugin tool in Moodle’s text editor||Member of staff who uploaded||Generally no action needs to be taken to re-use recordings published in this way. These recordings remain in a course along with other course content even after a course has been reset. These recordings are independent of Lecturecast sections. Note, that analytics for these recordings will simply accrue as they are not re-set.|
|Recordings shared from staff Echo360 libraries into a previous year’s Lecturecast section that now need to be published into a new academic year’s section.||Member of staff who uploaded||In these cases recordings which will still be available in staff’s Echo360 libraries need to be re-shared into the new year’s Lecturecast section. The method is the same as that used to originally share the content and identical to the steps from 4.1 in the guide Reuse recordings from previous academic years|
|Recordings shared from staff Echo360 libraries into a previous year’s Lecturecast section who’s classes are then individually linked to different areas of a Moodle course.||Member of staff who uploaded||This is identical to the scenario above but requires the additional steps of recreating Lecturecast activity links to individual classes. A short video on linking to individual classes is available in the guide Create a Link on a Moodle course to a Lecturecast Recording.|
|Recordings made in Lecturecast equipped teaching spaces and automatically shared into a section.||Owned by the section and not available in any Staff Echo360 library.||Any staff member who is an instructor in the section in which the content sits will have the capability to create a copy of the recording in question, this copy will be available to them in their Echo360 library from where it may be re-used using any of the methods above. The process is outlined fully in the guide Reuse recordings from previous academic years|
Please see our guide for more information and video guidance on: Preparing for the new academic year – Lecturecast rollover
For any questions or concerns regarding Lecturecast please email: firstname.lastname@example.org