Lecture capture involves the recording of classroom-based activities (audio, video, electronic presentations, demos on the workstation and writing/material displayed via the visualiser) and subsequently making these recordings available to students through the VLE on the respective VLE area. The lecture capture technology used at the University of Malta is based on Panopto.
Recordings may be automated in UM learning spaces when booking a study unit with the Scheduling Office, or they can also be done individually on the tutor’s own laptop or PC through personal capture.
Lecture capture technology is widely available in universities elsewhere, many of which have opted for campus-wide usage based on student feedback. The recording of lectures can provide a useful resource for students, and can be used to:
The lecture capture service complements face-to-face teaching and it is not intended to replace attendance at live lectures. The University monitors the student attendance to ensure that there are no negative impacts in attendance resulting from the lecture capture policy.
Lecture capture is an opt-in service.
Academics may opt to use the following lecture capture services:
The University recognises and acknowledges that:
The teaching spaces equipped for automated recordings have cameras configured to capture the lecturer and the instructional wall only. The students will not appear in a recording unless they go near the instructional wall. Staff can also opt out of the video recording whilst still capturing the electronic slides, writing on the visualiser and the audio content.
Recordings will be available only to the students who are registered to the study-unit, co-tutors delivering lectures pertaining to that same study-unit / subject, or University staff who have authorised access. Academics will be able to review, edit and approve a recording before making it available through the VLE. Recordings are normally made available to students for the duration of their programme of study.