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Universal Lecture Capture

In coordination with University Information Technologies, with the support of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, the University has expanded Universal Lecture Capture to all capable classrooms across campus.  

Universal Lecture Capture (ULC)
is available in the following locations:

  • Bartley Hall – 024, 0025, 1001, 1010, 1011, 1047, 2001, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2072, 2073, 2074, 3001, 3010, 3068, 3069
  • Driscoll Hall – 132, 134, 221, 223, 225, 227, 240, 244, 246, 248
  • John F. Scarpa Hall (Charles Widger School of Law) – 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301A, 301B, 301C, 302, 303, 306, 307
  • Garey Hall – 103
  • Mendel Hall – G86, G87, G88, G90, G92, 101, 102, 115, 154, 213, 256, 258, 260, 341
  • Mullen Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) – 312, 313
  • St. Mary's Hall – 126, 163b, 163c
  • Tolentine Hall – 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 303A, 305, 308, 309, 310A, 310C, 314B, 315
  • Vasey Hall – G06

Through Universal Lecture Capture, all classes taking place in the rooms listed above will be recorded automatically via Mediasite, based on the class schedule in Banner. These recordings consist of the room’s video, audio, and the computer output that is displayed on the room's projector.

These recordings are made available privately on MyMediasite to the lead professor listed for the course in Banner. Faculty have control over their class recordings and can choose whether to share the recordings with their students. 

To assist in the management of these recordings, Multimedia Technologies provides remote Mediasite Training Workshops and asynchronous training materials to guide faculty through sharing their recordings, changing access rights, reviewing analytics, and more.

Whether or not you plan to share your lecture recordings, if your class is being held in a ULC room, it is strongly recommended that you notify your students via your course syllabus that the class is being recorded. Villanova’s Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) encourages faculty to refer to the suggested language located at the following link when writing their syllabi: 
https://www1.villanova.edu/vital/pdfs/suggestrecordclass012722.pdf

Mediasite is the enterprise video recording and delivery platform on campus. It is used in over 89 spaces across campus and with over 10,000 hours of content recorded and uploaded to Mediasite annually.

The University has used Mediasite across campus since 2006, and this Universal Lecture Capture (ULC) model has been used on campus in various buildings since 2018.

The Mediasite system records the room’s video, audio, and the computer output that is displayed on the room's projector.

The ability to revisit content has shown to be valuable to the learning process (see “References” below). Recorded classroom lectures were overwhelmingly highlighted by students as an invaluable learning tool in survey responses collected over the 2020-2021 academic year.

These recordings are particularly useful to students for: 

  • Reviewing materials 
  • Revisiting complex topics or getting clarity on points students may have misunderstood 
  • Allowing students to focus on engaging in discussions during class rather than taking notes 
  • Adding to or taking notes on the lecture 
  • Preparing for exams 
  • Improving the overall learning experience 

These recordings can be highly beneficial to students with learning support needs, students who miss lectures unexpectedly due to illness, nonnative English speakers, and those who otherwise need to review the materials. 

Secure access to recordings will be delivered via MyMediasite directly to the faculty’s Blackboard Course (contact your Instructional Designer for more details). The lead professor listed for the course in Banner is designated as the owner of the recorded content and can control its release to their students by following the simple steps detailed in the following tutorial video: https://vums-web.villanova.edu/Mediasite/Play/07d1dabe122e4dd898f17e605769fa331d

UNIT's Multimedia Technologies will also hold remote Mediasite Training Workshops on managing your lectures and other Mediasite content during the first three weeks of the semester.

If faculty would prefer, they can request that lectures automatically be made available to their students by notifying michael.a.gallo@villanova.edu.

Faculty can share recordings from a single date, or from an entire semester, to their Blackboard Course page for their students to access. For detailed instructions on how to do this, contact your Instructional Designer or attend one of Multimedia Technologies’ remote Mediasite Training Workshops.

Faculty in a ULC room can opt-out of having some or all of their lectures recorded by completing the Universal Lecture Capture - Opt-Out Form. Note: After you submit this form the course will be removed from the recording schedule within two (2) business days.

If you would like to record a class that has been opted out of Universal Lecture Capture, you must complete the online Classroom and Event Recording Request Form at your earliest convenience to better ensure your request(s) can be accommodated.

Many non-ULC spaces across campus share Mediasite recording systems and are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.

If you would like to request a recording, please complete the online Classroom and Event Recording Request Form at your earliest convenience to better ensure your request(s) can be accommodated.

 

Many non-ULC spaces across campus share Mediasite recording systems and are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.

If you would like to request a recording, please complete the online Classroom and Event Recording Request Form at your earliest convenience to better ensure your request(s) can be accommodated.

Ford MB, Burns CE, Mitch N and Gomez MM (2012) The effectiveness of classroom capture technology. Active Learning in Higher Education 13(3) 191–201 (link

Giannokos MN, Jaccheri L and Krogstie J (2015) Exploring the relationship between video lecture usage patterns and students' attitudes. British Journal of Educational Technology 47(6) 1259-1275 (link)

Lokuge Dona, Kulari & Gregory, Janet & Pechenkina, Ekaterina. (2017) Lecture-recording technology in higher education: Exploring staff and students views across the disciplines. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 33. 122-133. 10.14742/ajet.3068 (link)

Newton G, Tucker T, Dawson J and Currie E (2014) Use of Lecture Capture in Higher Education - Lessons from the Trenches.TechTrends 58(2) 32–45 (link).

Mediasite Administration & Support Contacts

 

Mike Gallo, Supervisor, Enterprise Video Platforms

9-8975  |  Email

Stephanie Battistone, Multimedia Production Specialist
9-8548  |  Email

General UNIT Support
9-7777  |  Email  |  Self-Service Help Desk

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Event Recording

Multimedia Technologies can record events on campus for use in class, in Blackboard, on YouTube or delivered via Mediasite.  If you would like your event or class recorded please complete our "Request for Media Recording" form.

Record Lectures From Your Desktop

MyMediasite allows you to quickly and easily record and distribute a video or lecture from your laptop or even your iPhone! Read more about it here or contact Michael Gallo (9-8975) in Multimedia Technologies for more information.