AberCast Lecture Capture

AberCast Lecture Capture

Last modified by Kate Wright on 2014/04/09 15:19

AberCast Lecture Capture with Panopto

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AberCast is a way for you to record your lectures using lecture capture with Panopto Focus (formerly CourseCast). It creates an integrated package including audio, your PowerPoint or other material that you have used with data projection in the classroom, and for a limited number of lecture theatres even video of the person giving the lecture. The link to this package can be put onto Blackboard or given to students directly. Students can easily jump to the desired part of the lecture capture and revise difficult concepts as many times as needed.

warning icon For information about issues surrounding copyright, data projection, and good practice, please see the Guidance Document.

JISC Legal has a useful document with guidance on copyright and other considerations.

Many institutions across the UK have been using lecture capture, and there is a wealth of recent material available to help you use it effectively and creatively. Please see our lecture capture bookmarks for the most recent literature, including case studies and good practice documents.

A handout used for an Introduction to AberCast course can be found here and has some key tips on good practice.

Information Services has a set of FAQs to help you with the three steps of:

You can also use AberCast to make recordings from your own laptop or desktop computer. Please follow the instructions on the FAQ for downloading Panopto software.

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AberCast upgrade 10/07/2012

Following an upgrade of AberCast a new version of the recorder is now available. The product name has also changed from Panopto CourseCast to Panopto Focus. If you make recordings on your own computer you should be prompted to upgrade the next time you log in. Please see the FAQ with instructions for downloading / upgrading your Panopto software.

The following screen capture shows the process that is involved.  If you experience any problems with downloading the new recorder please contact is@aber.ac.uk.

If you have further technical questions about using AberCast, please check the FAQs. There is more information on the Information Services lecture capture page.

Created by Mary Jacob on 2010/09/28 17:14
Translated into en by Mary Jacob on 2010/09/28 17:14

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