Re/Play

As of 1 September 2017, Re/Play is the new name for Mediasite, the University's centrally supported lecture capture platform, which supports the innovative use of media in teaching and learning. Existing users will not need to download new software, as we will continue to use the Mediasite desktop recorder. If you require assistance, please contact: service-desk@bristol.ac.uk

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 pages for automated capture can be found through a dedicated site on Blackboard Re/Play Help and web based FAQs. For ideas on how this technology can be used, please see our Media in Teaching page.

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.

Examples

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 pete.herbert@bristol.ac.uk

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.

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, IT Services have a getting started web page.

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

For further assistance with using or creating educational media, please email: service-desk@bristol.ac.uk

Getting help


Further information: Digital Education Office Blog - help, advice and the latest news from our Digital Education Office, including known issues and service announcements.

Helpdesk: service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.