Lecture Capture technology allows lecturers to make digital recordings of course material and deliver it to students via a Learning@Griffith course site. It is used to complement face-to-face teaching and further support Griffith University students in their learning through increased access to learning resources.
It is standard practice at Griffith University to record lectures timetabled in Lecture Capture-enabled venues. In addition, lecturers may choose to record other teaching activities, such as seminars, workshops, tutorials or ad hoc lectures, or upload their personal recordings to provide students with additional resources. The information whether or not Lecture Capture will be used for a course can be found in the Course Profile.
Accessing the Recordings
The Lecture Capture system used at Griffith University is a system provided by Echo360. Lecture Capture recordings are made available to students via the EchoCenter that appears in the navigation menu of the relevant course site in Learning@Griffith. Please note that to access the recordings you will need to log in to Learning@Griffith with your Griffith University user name and password.
Playing the Recordings
For most recordings, you can choose whether to stream it immediately in the Echo player or download to your device. In some cases, you may not be able to download the recording. Streaming option allows you to view the recordings as a podcast (audio file) or vodcast (video file) online. It provides extra features such as bookmarks and searching for text that are only supported in the Echo player.
Intro to Echo player is available under Video tutorials. Please note that Adobe Flash plugins are required to stream the recordings. This is a free download and versions are available for both Windows and Mac. Lecture recordings can also be streamed on Apple iDevices and some Android devices (with Adobe Flash installed, this is not supported on Android JellyBean).
Download option allows you to save a copy of the recording files (mp3 and m4v) to your device and play it without the Internet connection. For example, syncing to an iPad is done via a desktop or laptop running the Apple iTunes software. Download the recordings to the local drive and in iTunes select "Add to library" and choose the file you want to add. Once imported into your iTunes library you can sync the recording to your connected device and play it in the "Video" app on the iPad. The same method can be used for syncing recordings to an iPhone. Files can also be synced to Android devices, but you will need an Android specific tool to do this. The software to do this is generally supplied with the phone or tablet. The university does not support any third party tools so if you have problems with software download or installation please refer to the manufacturer.
- Downloading a recording is a feature which may not be offered by all courses
- Watching and downloading lectures off campus will impact your data allowance for the connection you are using (Broadband, mobile 3G or 4G etc) and could result in additional charges for data usage
Playing the Recordings on Campus
If you listen to the recordings in the Learning Centers, Computer Labs or the Library, we recommend using headphones.