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Update on the status of the ReCap service - 7th October 2020

All functionality has now been restored and the ReCap Service is running as normal. It is therefore possible to:

  • View recordings - recordings are available to use and share with students
  • Process recordings including the generation of automatic speech recognition (ASR) files for the addition of captions
  • Make recordings – recordings can be made using the Personal Capture Software and Panopto Capture
  • Upload media created elsewhere - if you have created recordings using other software while the ReCap service was unavailable these can now be uploaded to the system if you wish to do so 
  • Edit recordings – editing functionality is available including the import of automatic captions.

A full ​list of recently restored services can be viewed on the IT Service NUconnect website. 

Training and Support

    • ‘Video: Making Content at Home’ webinars can be booked via Elements

For further help and advice please contact 

Latest News 

    • Resource Development Rooms - August 2020 : A suite of Resource Development Rooms are being made available during Semester 1 for staff to pre-record teaching materials on site using ReCap Personal Capture.  Further information can be found here
    • New functionality available within ReCap - July 2020 : Includes ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) which allows the provision of captions to ReCap recordings, and Panopto Capture, which allows ReCap recordings to be made in-browser.  Further information can be found in the Adding captions guide and Browser based recorder guide
    • Server upgrade - July 2020 : The ReCap server for NUMED and NEWRIIS was successfully upgraded in August 2020; it is now running Panopto version 8.0











    • Server upgrade - July 2020 : The ReCap server for Newcastle and NU London was successfully upgraded in July 2020; it is are now running Panopto version 8.0 

How to use ReCap during the 2020-21 academic year

Due to changes in the way that teaching will be delivered during 2020-21 there have been some changes to how ReCap is provided including:-

    • How you request your live teaching sessions in venues on campus are recorded using ReCap
    • How you can create pre-recorded ReCap content from your personal device at home
    • How you can create pre-recorded ReCap content from venues on campus 

Further information​ can be found on the Flexible Learning 2020 website