Lecturecast sections for 2023/24 courses are available and Zoom integration is changing
By Silvia Giannitrapani, on 1 August 2023
Lecturecast sections for the new 2023/24 academic year are now available. All Lecturecast activity links in Moodle are copied over from the previous year’s course during a rollover, but students will not be able to open the links and view these recordings until the new Moodle course has been linked to its Lecturecast section.
Before making a Moodle course available to students, course teams need to link their course to the new 2023/24 section as follows:
- Go to your new Moodle course and select any existing Lecturecast links.
- Once you click on the link, you will be prompted to choose the new Lecturecast section. Use the drop-down list(s) to select the term, course, and section you want to link to.
- Then select ‘Link to the Section Home’ to link your new Moodle course directly to the section class list.
- Click ‘LINK CONTENT’ to complete the configuration.
- Once you link through, you are automatically enrolled as an instructor in the relevant Lecturecast section for next year.
- All the Lecturecast links in the rolled-over Moodle course will now be linked to next year’s session in Lecturecast.
Please note that to reuse one or more recordings from the previous year, you still need to make a copy of the recording and then share the copy with next year’s section. Please follow the instructions available at Reuse recordings from previous years.
The Zoom/Lecturecast integration is changing…
As of Friday, August 4th 2023 the integration between Zoom and Lecturecast will be changing to an opt-in model. This means that by default your Zoom recordings will not be ingested automatically into your Lecturecast/Echo360 library unless you change your configuration settings.
What does this mean for you?
– If you choose to opt-in, all your Zoom recordings will automatically be stored in Lecturecast for future reference and to be shared with your students (this is advisable only if the majority of your Zoom recordings are teaching related such as lectures or tutorials)
– If you take no action, your recorded Zoom sessions will no longer be automatically stored in Lecturecast but you can still manually upload teaching related recordings by following the instructions in the ‘Zoom recordings in Lecturecast’ miniguide.
To opt-in, please visit the settings section of your Lecturecast account and enable the “Automatically copy Zoom recordings to Echo360” option. Please see the miniguide for detailed instructions.
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