The Replay Timetabled Lecture Capture service provides automated recording of projection screens and audio in over 230 rooms. Replay can also be used for student presentations, video feedback and creating at-desk recordings to target specific knowledge gaps or as part of a flipped-classroom approach. Answers to common questions are covered in our guidelines:
A university-wide policy for the recording of lectures was approved by University Senate on July 10th, and has come into effect for the start of the 2018-19 Academic Year.
In brief, the policy stipulates that:
Departments have been provided with guidance on how they may communicate their recording and publishing itinerary to the relevant service teams.
Whilst the consultation period for the policy has now ended, it will be subject to a yearly review. Any questions about the implementation of the policy may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The decision to establish an institutional lecture capture service was prompted by a strong level of student support which emerged through trials of Digital Recording of Lectures (DRoL) in 2010-11. The Replay service was announced as part of the Senior Management Group Briefing Note on Investment in the Student Experience in January 2012. We continue to evaluate the service and feedback from staff and students in our surveys underlines the positive reception of Replay in supporting teaching and learning activities.
At York we are also leading critical research into the way lecture captures form a part of students' independent study practice. Our headline findings indicate that students are adopting individual and creative approaches to using captures, supplementing their notes and valuing the face-to-face contact of the lecture experience. As a result of the research, student study guidance is available and we encourage departments to embed this within their induction programme.
Lecture capture does not replicate the teaching session, but offers a different learning experience that allows students to recap parts of the lecture they did not understand or ideas they want to explore further. Lecture capture:
As a lecturer, you are also able to monitor which parts of your recordings are most viewed. This can be a useful tool to help you identify where further explanation or guidance may be required.