IT Services

Automated classroom capture

Automated classroom capture

A number of teaching spaces are equipped with lecture capture technology. These rooms are equipped with a workstation, ceiling camera, audio mixer, microphones, a visualiser and an On-Air light indicator. Academics scheduled to teach in these rooms can opt to have their lectures automatically recorded. The recordings will then be made available to students through the VLE.

  • Presenter voice - Academics are reminded to use the wearable microphones available on the teaching desk. If one is more comfortable using a hand-held microphone, this may be borrowed from the beadle station. Remember, no microphone... no audio recording!
  • Computer audio - Any videos displayed during the lecture are captured, including their audio. Please read the University of Malta Lecture Capture Policy   for information about Copyright, IPR and Ethical Issues. It is highly suggested that third party material is trimmed out of the recording before making the recording available to students.
  • Screen capture - The IT Services workstation screen is always captured. For Automated Classroom Capture, it is suggested that tutors use the stationary workstation available on the teacher's desk.
  • Visualiser content
  • Camera - The camera captures the lecturer and the instructional wall only. The students will not appear in a recording unless they go near the instructional wall. Staff can opt out of the video recording whilst still capturing the electronic slides, writing on the visualiser and the audio content.
It is highly important for tutors to familiarise themselves with the Automated classroom capture checklist 

Below is a list of learning spaces enabled for automated classroom capture. Information on how to book these learning spaces is available in the following section (below).

Msida Campus

TR107 (Level 1) - IT Services Building - 20 seats

VC Hall 101 (Level 1) - IT Services Building - 64 seats

VC Hall 102 (Level 1) - IT Services Building - 34 seats

Arts Lecture Theatre - Old Humanities Building - 216 seats

Seminar Hall BM402 - 170 seats

Lecture Theatre 1 (Level 1) - Lecture Centre - 158 seats

Lecture Theatre 2 (Level 2) - Lecture Centre - 144 seats

LC217 (Level 2) - Lecture Capture - 62 seats

Junior College

Room C409 (Level 4) - 54 seats

Valletta Campus

Room 1 35 seats

Academics wishing to make use of the Automated Lecture Capture service for some or all of their study-units are requested to inform their Faculty Office accordingly. The Faculty Office should then indicate the need for Automated Lecture Capture technology when booking rooms through the relevant Scheduling Office booking form.

For one-off events where the automated lecture capture service is needed, kindly contact the Conferences and Events Unit and indicate that such a service is required.