What’s manual self recording and how do I do it?

Q. What’s manual self recording?

A. When you give a lecture in one of our lecture-capture enabled teaching spaces across campus, the lecture is scheduled to be automatically recorded. This happens as a result of the timetabling process. But, in most of these spaces (see the list here), you can also manually activate the recording feature to create a recording any time you like.

So, why use this?

  • It can be really helpful if you want to make recordings of workshops, seminars, or tutorials available to students who were ill or otherwise absent, or for revision later.
  • Another use case is when students are presenting to the class. You or the students can record the presentation, which then becomes an artefact to be referred to later for self, peer or teacher assessment.
  • If  you’re looking for a quick and easy way to create video content for flipped learning, the manual self recording is a good option. You can record yourself delivering learning content on-location in a teaching space, including making use of helpful aspects of the AV setup like document cameras and/or whiteboards. Then either upload the video straight to your topic in FLO, or edit the recording in whatever video editing tool you like to use.

Q: How do I do it? 

A: It’s as easy as bringing a USB stick. Turn the AV system on, and plug your USB in to the plate on the presenter desk to activate the recording function. Use the recording buttons on the touch panel to start, pause, and stop. You can also do things like changing the inputs and camera angles to record whiteboards, the document camera, etc.

Refer to this Quick Guide for instructions.

Prefer some hands-on help or practice? We provide regular sessions in teaching spaces where you can learn to use the technology, including the manual self recording tool. We’d love to see you there!

Posted in
Audio Visual FAQs Lecture Recording