Lecture Capture System
Important information about TurningPoint/ReCap Conflict Temporary Workaround
We are currently addressing a conflict between the ReCap system and TurningPoint. At present, if you are ReCapping a session and try to load up TurningPoint it will not load. Currently, in order to run both programs together you will need to arrive at the room and load up TurningPoint before the scheduled ReCap recording time (five minutes past every hour).
Alternatively, while we continue to investigate the conflict you can manually configure TurningPoint to appear when you open PowerPoint. For instructions on how to do this please see either the TurningPoint blog or watch the video guide (you will only need to follow these instructions once as it will save to your profile).
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, our team are currently working on a solution. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact IT Service Desk firstname.lastname@example.org (ext: 5999)Updated - March 2013
Links to ReCap recordings
Staff are reminded that if they make a ReCap recording they will no longer receive an email containing the link, instead the link to the recording will appear in a ReCap Recordings folder (that is hidden from students) in the relevant Blackboard module.
For instructions showing how to access this folder and make recordings available to students please see the ReCap in Lecture Theatres web page.
If you see an error message when you access the ReCap Recordings folder in Blackboard please follow the simple instructions available at http://teaching.ncl.ac.uk/recap/errorfix.pdf
Any problems or questions regarding ReCap should be directed to the IT Service Desk at email@example.com or on ext. 5999Updated - 3rd October 2012
Developments to the ReCap Service for 2012/13
During Summer 2012 the ReCap service was updated to provide increased functionality and an improved user experience for both staff and students.
New functionality for staff includes:
- A visual indication in the system tray that a recording is taking place;
- The ability to start a booked recording early, pause the recording during the session, extend the recording and also stop the recording early;
- The ability to edit recordings;
- The introduction of a Blackboard plug-in making upload of recordings to modules an easier process.
Further information for staff can be found on the staff web pages
New functionality for students includes:
- Thumbnail navigation enabling them to more easily locate the section of the recording they wish to view;
- The ability to add private notes to recordings;
- The ability to search PowerPoint slides within and across recordings for keywords.
Further information for students can be found on the student web pages
If you have any questions about the developments that are not answered on this website please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdated: September 2012
ReCap is a lecture and event-recording service available at Newcastle University.
It allows audio and visual material, including the lecturer's voice, presentation slides and visualised documents, to be recorded and published online in an automated, easy-to-use process.
Newcastle University staff and students can find information on ReCap and how to use it on this site.
Students can review lectures, helping them better understand complex topics and assisting their revision for exams.
This is particularly helpful for students with dyslexia, and for non-native English speakers.
Disseminating lectures post-class allows lecturers to reinforce particular points.
By analysing their own lectures, academics can continuously improve teaching performance
There are currently 61 ReCap-enabled venues across the University.
Over 13,398 recordings are available on ReCap, with over 770,000 viewings.