Registration open for Spring Lunch and Learn, 22nd March – Palmer G04 ‘Screen Capture in Action’

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As deployment of screen capture technology increases within our teaching practice and student support across campus, we thought it would be prime time to share some of these real life experiences.  Attending this relaxed event is a great opportunity to hear from colleagues about their use of different screen capture tools.  There will be examples of applications used in teaching and learning that may inspire a new look at these technologies.  You will hear feedback colleagues on how screen capture helps in real time with the student learning experience.  And of course we will not hide from the possible challenges that make technology adoption challenging – we will help you see how these challenges can be overcome.  As always participants will get advice on adopting screencast approaches with hands on demos, and a chance to play and learn with the technology.

As in previous sessions we envisage that there will be two groups, those who are still at the drawing board stage or those who may have come to one session in the past but have yet to get going, and those who are already producing screencasts but are wishing to troubleshoot or share ideas. The “GRASS” project team will be on hand to solve problems or discuss options. There is still room for those new to screen capture and who want to come and see what the benefits are for their teaching.


 To attend you can register by emailing Julie van Vuuren:


This session aligns with A1-A4 and K2-K4 3 of the UKPSF.

Patrick Lewis from Pharmacy shares student feedback on accessing Quicktime lectures

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“I’ve been using the Quicktime screen capture option on my Apple laptop to record all of my lectures this term as screen casts. This is great in that it allows me to save an MP4 video file of my lecture, and isn’t limited in the length of the session recorded, however there is the downside that the videos tend to be huge (for one recent workshop this ended up being well over a gigabite). That obviously presents some issues, shall we say, with regard to posting these videos on blackboard. The way I have got around this is by uploading the videos to youtube, and then providing a non-public weblink to the students. This means that the video can only be accessed by those with the weblink, and the lecture doesn’t appear on youtube searches.

This has proved pretty popular with the students. Anecdotally I have had a lot of positive feedback, and in a somewhat informal way to get some kind of grasp on what the students actually think I sent a (entirely unscientific) questionnaire out to see what the part 4 pharmacists thought – and those that replied liked it.”

If you would like to see an example of Patrick’s Quicktime lectures please follow the weblink below, this one is on Parkinson’s Disease: