Published: 27 May 2016

Lecture capture tool clocks thousands of views

Lecture Theatre

The University’s new lecture recording software, Stream Capture, has clocked up more than 850,000 views since it was launched in the summer last year.

Stream Capture enables lecturers to record video, audio, and desktop displays from their lectures before automatically uploading the recordings to the University’s video hosting site, Stream.

The tool, which was built by the Application Development Team in the Computing Services Department, has been designed to fully integrate with the existing timetable software, Orbit, allowing students to access lecture recordings for their modules directly in VITAL, from any device.

The technology for capturing lectures has now been installed in 156 rooms at the main Liverpool campus with just 14 rooms left to receive the technology before the new academic year starts in September. All lecture theatres on the London campus have been equipped with Stream Capture.

Students can use the recordings to supplement their knowledge before and after lectures, as well as a revision aid at exam time.

24/7 study access

Duncan Brown, Application Development Team Manager, said: “We have responded to a demand from both staff and students to produce a simple, easy to use, system which fully automates the entire capture process. It gives students the access they need to study 24/7.

“Lecturers can easily pre-record and share their material providing an environment which encourages interactivity, discussion and collaboration.”

To find out more about where Stream Capture is available on campus, please go to: If you can’t find your lectures on the system, please contact the relevant member of lecturing staff.

Podcasts and webinars

Stream Capture is also available to all students and staff on the Managed Windows Service (MWS) to use for their own desktop capture needs, such as for recording podcasts or webinars.  Find out more at:

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