Lecturecast offers more than just video playback. With the Lecturecast Engagement tools, Tutors can set up interactive activities, to engage and support students, while learners can access Study Guides which consolidate their notes and queries.
While many of the features found within the Lecturecast platform can be realised in other ways, one of its main strength is to have a rich feature set integrated into one platform, this has a number of benefits:
Ease of use for students who can review and make synchronised notes against recordings and slide decks all in one place as well as access other features that may have been made available to them like interactive slides and recording transcripts.
From a teaching perspective the fact that student interactions are not spread across more platforms than necessary means student engagement is more easily tracked and common points of confusion are more easily recognised and remedied. Key engagement analytics for each section (module) are made available within Echo360 to all module teachers and it's worth noting that during periods of less face-to-face contact engagement information can be very useful.
By using the Lecturecast engagements tools, before, during or after the delivery of a lecture/recording,
Students are be able to:
Flag confusing content;
Bookmark slides they may want to revisit during their revision;
Take notes – these are personal and only visible to the specific students. Students can later download these notes;
Ask questions and engage in discussions;
Respond to interactive question slides.
Experience the Lecturecast engagement tools from a student’s perspective
View the 15 minute Lecturecast flip (moodle log in required). This material is made available to staff who are interested in experiencing Lecturecast's feature set from a student's perspective, it's also a taster for the live instructor led sessions which will run regularly from the week commencing 20th July 2020 - it is not designed as 'stand-alone material' but does give a good introduction to features otherwise unavailable to teaching staff.