What is UWL Replay?
UWL Replay is the university’s video and lecture recording system. It is also known as Panopto. It can be used in three ways:
- In the classroom – UWL Replay is available in all lecture theatres and many teaching rooms. It records audio and the computer screen. Recordings are initiated manually in the room. See Classroom Recordings.
- At your desk – UWL Replay uses a system called Panopto which can also be used on your desktop or laptop to create ‘personal recordings’. It records audio & optionally the computer screen and / or the webcam. See Personal Recordings for further information.
- Video assessments – students can use the Panopto App or the desktop software to record and submit video assessments.
The recordings are made available to students through Blackboard.
Example Recording – Audio & Screen (PowerPoint)
Panopto Recorder used for Personal Recordings
Classroom Lecture Recordings – recordings of your lectures provide opportunities for your students to review your lectures to check that they have understood everything and to augment their notes. Students particularly value the opportunity to revisit parts of lectures that have addressed complex or difficult points. However, currently UWL Replay is not compliant with the new accessibility regulations that come into force next summer so staff should consider alternatives such as providing a narration in the copy of the powerpoint they upload to their module site.
Personal Recordings – recordings made at your desk are particularly useful for introductory or complex material. Adding audio and video to your learning materials makes them appear more personal and as with lecture recordings students can replay them as often as they need to.
Students need guidance on the best use of UWL Replay. It’s important that they see it as a tool for reviewing lectures, not an alternative to attending. Encourage your students to look at the ideas and tips on the Student Blackboard Help pages
You can use UWL Replay on the free Panopto App. It’s available for your Android or Apple smartphones and tablets.
Use the Panopto App to:
- View UWL Replay recordings
- Upload video assignments
Download the free app today
The first time you use the app you will need to add the Panopto site information. The UWL Panopto site is: uwl.hosted.panopto.com Then login using the Blackboard option.