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TEL in the dock

Launching in October 2015,  our Law degree ( explores the fundamental principles of justice, equity and equality within the framework of English and European law.
The newly validated and surprisingly popular Royal Holloway LLB demands innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment.  This in turn provides great opportunities for piloting, evaluating, and embedding Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) from the get go, without the obstacles which are present and often entrenched in existing programmes.  ‘E-Learning Carte Blanche’ is a new experience for both the teaching and e-learning teams, while we have in place a Faculty Administrator who is progressive and supportive in their approach to digitising the administration of programme delivery.
We’re planning to use Turning Technologies Clickers to facilitate in-class interactivity, polls & tests, while our Panopto/RePlay service will support the capture of both lectures and student presentations.  Our GradeMark service – integrated with Moodle – will be used to provide rich, timely and legible feedback to our students.  
We will begin with supporting the creation of large question banks of challenging, legal multiple choice questions.   Those who dispute the value (read: difficulty) of MCQs should have a look at these examples:

We will provide updates on our decisions, progress and impact as we work with our new law colleagues.

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RePlay (using Panopto)

A new lecture-recording service for teaching and learning will be available across campus for the autumn term. RePlay will be available in most teaching rooms and will capture the slides from the lecture along with an audio recording. Lectures will only be recorded on request.


RePlay is very quick and easy to set up, with minimal input from the lecturer.

RePlay will provide an electronic resource for students that can be used for revision, catch-up if a lecture is missed, review of content not clear from the lecture, etc. Students view recordings via their Moodle course.

How it works

A lecturer will need to:

1. set up a new block in Moodle
2. fill in an online form requesting the recordings
3. the rest will happen automatically, with the lecture being recorded and uploaded to the Moodle course.

The software can also be installed on lecturers’ own PCs and laptops for recording material in their own office.
For more information, contact moodle support.

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Lecture Capture update

Implementing Panopto for recording, pre-recording and streaming teaching via audio and video to provide more options for delivering and accessing teacher-led learning.


Audio and/or video recording of lectures, along with capture of the lecture slides, provides an electronic resource for students that can be used for revision, catch-up if a lecture is missed, review of content not clear from the lecture, distance learning, etc. The recording can be played back on a PC or portable media player (e.g. iPad, MP3 player). Recorded lectures can be embedded in a Moodle course along with other learning materials.

There is the future opportunity to pre-record teaching sessions (for example in the lecturer’s office) for viewing by students before a lecture. This would then enable the lecture time to be used for more interactive teaching and learning.


  • Increasing student engagement
  • Good selling point for prospective students
  • Alternative route for students to solve problems, reducing the need to contact the tutor
  • Students can revisit the lecture as often as they wish, particularly useful for anything missed in class
  • Useful for revision
  • More flexibility in note-taking, since students can go back over material missed in class
  • Potential for pre-recording of lectures for viewing in advance of the lecture session, thus making more time for active learning during class
  • Students can catch up if they miss a lecture (it is generally reported that there is no noticeable impact on student attendance at lectures)
  • Learning material can be made accessible to other audiences (distance learning)
  • Increased accessibility for hearing impaired and non-native speaking students, International students.
  • Useful for timetable clashes or part-time students
  • Can be viewed via Moodle
  • Lecturers are able to review their own materials and performance and invite peer review


Non-standard lecture delivery

For subjects such as Maths where a lot of use is made of whiteboards, we would need to look at the further use of the technology to capture these presentations:

  • Smartboard contributions can be captured by the recording system
  • Document cameras can be used to capture documents being projected
  • With the use of a tablet PC, drawings created on the screen can be captured

Will this encourage student non-attendance?

There is a perception that students will not attend lectures if they know that they are being recorded. However, this is not generally borne out by practitioners, or the research done in this area (see Lecture Capture Experiences from Sussex).

Copyright issues

The existing copyright regulations will apply to material recorded in a lecture. The responsibility lies with the Lecturer not to infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. In the context of lecture recording, this means copyright material should not be included without written permission to use it.

It is possible to pause or edit recordings afterwards to remove any such material included in error.

Approach at Royal Holloway

  • Recordings will be made on an ‘opt-in’ basis – the initial focus is to make the technology available so that Academic staff can try it if they wish
  • Lectures requested for recording will be pre-scheduled to start and finish automatically, so that the lecturer doesn’t have to spend time on set-up
  • Audio and screen capture to be made available in all teaching rooms, video in larger rooms only
  • The computer in the room will be set up to make the recordings
  • Recorded lectures can be directly linked to the lecturer’s Moodle course and automatically uploaded
  • Lecturers and students will need to give written consent for their recordings to be used.


We are conducting a trial in spring/summer 2012, with a view to rolling out the system across campus at the beginning of the next academic year.