How to use our new lecture capture service and policy

From 2017–18, we will have a new opt out lecture capture system called Encore.

Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education, explains the policy behind it and highlights resources to help us implement the new service.

Wyn Morgan

Dear colleague,

You will have received an email at the beginning of the semester about the University's new lecture capture service, Encore, which takes effect in the academic year 2017-18.

I wanted to write to you again to let you know of the set of guidance and information documents that have been produced to support you and your students in using Encore.

The Encore Lecture Capture policy means that lectures delivered in rooms with a capacity of 40 or more will be automatically recorded, and the audio and associated presentation materials, for example PowerPoint slides will be made available to students via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

We recognise that Encore is not appropriate for all teaching styles and contexts. For this reason, teaching staff can, with departmental approval, opt out of having a particular lecture or set of lectures recorded where there is a sound pedagogical or justifiable reason. There is also an option to delay the delivery of the recording to the VLE or to edit recordings if required.

There are now a range of resources on the Encore webpages to support you in using Encore. These include:

  • an updated policy document, May 2017
  • a link to technical guides on using the system
  • an expanded set of FAQs
  • a list of locations where Encore will be available from 2017-18
  • case studies about using Encore
  • resources for students to make best use of lecture capture (coming in summer 2017 and hosted on the 301 web pages)

Encore webpages

If you have any questions please email Dr Louise Robson at: L.Robson@sheffield.ac.uk or Juliet Storey at: j.storey@sheffield.ac.uk

Best wishes,

Professor Wyn Morgan
Vice-President for Education

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