Change Lecturecast Display Settings

This task is typically performed be Moodle Course Administrators or Tutors at the beginning of academic sessions,
but can be done at any time as required.


When accessing a Lecturecast section via a Moodle course, by default, the Lecturecast screen is displayed within 
the Moodle screen. This limits the display area, particularly for those viewing videos and other content on laptops 
or other devices with smaller screens.

There are a number of ways in which the view can be expanded:

1. Expanding a presentation or video to full screen view
2. Opening an individual class in a new tab or window
3. Setting the default display option

1 Expand a presentation or video to full screen view

Click on the full screen icon located in the top right hand corner of the presentation or video to expand/reduce the display.

2 Open a class in a new tab or window

Right click on the class link and open the the class in a new tab or window.

3 Set the default display

Changing the default display setting will affect how Lecturecast content is displayed to all users on the course accessing the specific Lecturecast link.

3.1 Access the course overview page

In this case, click the course code to access the Moodle course overview page.

3.2 Turn Editing On

Click the 'Turn editing on' button to access the edit options.

3.3 Select the 'Edit' option for the link to the Lecturecast section

3.4 Then select the 'Edit Settings' option

3.5 Access more settings

Click 'Show more' to display more settings.

3.6 Select the required 'Launch container' option

Locate the ‘Launch container’ option and set the option as required. In this example, the 'New window' option is selected.

Default: to display the Lecturecast screen within the Moodle window
New window: to open the Lecturecast screen in a new window

3.7 Save your changes

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the 'Save and display' button.

The new setting has been saved.

When opened, the Lecturecast section will now be displayed in a new window.