During the summer of 2018 we have updated to the latest version of Re/Play. By doing this we now have available a number of improved and new features.

  • Better Blackboard integration - New look to My Re/Play a more modern interface with new and improved search functionality. 
  • Improved Desktop Recorder - Increased capture options including video and audio only. The new recorder also includes one click recording using your favourite settings
  • Increased in recording interactivity - Owners of content now have the ability to add MCQs, Polls and annnotations on to video timelines
  • Greater Mobile/Tablet functionality- New interface gives a seamless experience on mobile devices and dual video playback
  • Mediasite Catch (Pilot) - A software solution that can bring one touch screen capture in teaching rooms

If you require assistance with the new My Re/Play pages please see our new interface FAQs please contact:

What is it?

Re/Play facilitates the creation, editing, publishing and management of audio-visual content. Re/Play is currently operational in over 75 lecture rooms and we are expanding the service throughout 2017/18. Whilst enrolled at UoB, students can access recordings of their unit lectures via Blackboard.

Screen capture software is used to record anything you can see on your screen with corresponding audio and, if chosen, video from a webcam. The software then automatically uploads to the lecturer's My Re/Play area, which allows them to edit and control the visibility of their recordings or if they wish, allow the process to complete automatically. 

Re/Play is managed by the Digital Education Office in partnership with IT Services and Learning Facilities Management. Support for automated capture and using the Desktop recorder can be found through a dedicated Re/Play help section on Blackboard, and web based FAQs. For ideas on how this technology can be used, please see Media in Teaching.

Once created, the recording is available to students approximately two days after the lecture. The content creator can access analytics on how the video is being used, for example how much of the video their students are watching, which areas they focus on and the number of views.



Why use Re/Play?

  • to make recorded information available to students prior to the lecture. This practice is commonly termed flipping. These resources can be reused across courses and/or academic years.
  • to provide clarification to students post lecture or seminar.
  • to create audio-visual content to incorporate into online learning materials using tools such as Xerte or Blackboard Learning modules.
  • provide personal feedback to students by using a combination of audio and annotation captured using the desktop software.


The desktop recorder is available for staff to download from the Software Centre. The following examples, show materials published using Re/Play. If you wish to discuss any of these further, please email

What support is available?

If you wish to produce content, the Digital Education Office can talk to you about your ideas for the use of audio-visual content as part of your teaching and advise on whether Re/Play is the right tool for your needs

To download and use the Desktop Recorder, eg to create feedback, instructions are available in Re/Play help on Blackboard. You will need to log in to Blackboard to view this (you will find it under 'My Organisations')

If your teaching has been recorded using the automated Lecture Capture system and you would like to talk about the analytics or discuss further opportunities to use the technology, we can also provide support.

You can also learn and share tips on current practice at Bristol by joining the Media Community of Practice. If you wish to join, please go to Yammer (if you have an account) and join the Media in Teaching Group. If you are new to Yammer, support is available from Microsoft.

The Digital Education Office offers Media Workshops, which can be modified or amended to align with discipline or practice requirements. Please contact to discuss.

For further assistance with using or creating educational media, please email:

Getting help

See the Digital Education Office Blog for help, advice and the latest news from our Digital Education Office, including known issues and service announcements.