Support available during the consultation

Most responses to the consultation so far have focused on the recording of live teaching and a number highlight concerns that colleagues have about this. Across the university colleagues are working with relevant groups / committees and the Student Union to address these. Considerable progress has been made and this will be discussed at the next meeting of ULTC on the 24th April and explained in a future post.

It is also important to emphasise that the proposed policy is designed to support departments to choose the forms of captured content that best suit their discipline. Captured content includes recordings of live teaching events but is not limited to these, it also includes material that can be used before or after teaching sessions. Departments can therefore choose to:

  • Record live lectures (lecture capture)
  • OR create audio-visual materials e.g. reviewing or demonstrating key concepts, case studies, software tutorials and assignment briefings
  • OR use and re-purpose existing audio-visual materials e.g. educational videos from Khan Academy, TED talks, Box of Broadcasts, YouTube etc

For more information and examples from across the university, please refer to the overview document prepared to support the consultation.

Also, we have arranged additional workshops to support departments in developing their approach, and a town hall meeting to discuss the policy as a whole.

Town hall meeting. May 1st – 4.30 to 5.30pm in 04 AZ 01 (capacity 100)
A forum for staff and students to discuss the potential for captured content as well as to raise any questions and concerns. Vice-Provost for Education and Students, Professor Jane Powell, Head of Department of Technology Enhanced Learning, Professor Rhona Sharpe and VP Voice, Alex Harden will take part in the discussion and provide further information about the consultation drawing on the new Education Strategy, evidence from research and student perspectives.

Workshops – ‘From lecture capture to captured content’ 
This one hour workshop will support individuals and teams to consider how captured content can be used within their discipline to support and enhance learning. We will explain various forms of captured content and different ways to create and use these. We will review the process of creating and re-purposing audio-visual materials, share examples and discuss key considerations for making use of these. As well as considering the use of recordings of live teaching, the session will highlight the additional value of other types of digital resources..

FASS – 30th April – 11.00-12.00 in 32MS03 or 8th May – 11.00-12.00 in 72MS03

FEPS – 3rd May – 14.00-15.00 in 30BB03 or 9th May 10.00-11.00 in 30BB03

FHMS – 1st May – 15.00-16.00 in 14DK02 or 8th May 14.00-15.00 in 02DK02

Please email to register – there are up to 30 spaces available per workshop.

Ongoing support
DTEL and DHE also offer support at departmental and programme level in developing your approach. We can organise additional workshops or join a department / team meeting to discuss and illustrate approaches to captured content suited to your discipline. Please contact