Re:View is the University of Bath’s lecture capture system. It allows academic staff to record lectures, upload their own recordings, and set video assignments for students.

Technical support

The system we use is available in most GTA (General Teaching Area) rooms but we cannot guarantee that it will be available at all times (due to maintenance and upgrades). Your lecturer can decide whether to deploy lecture capture for their taught sessions.

Some teaching sessions (e.g. labs, discussion sessions, or sessions where confidential or sensitive information is relayed) may be inappropriate for recording, and the judgement is given to the member of staff delivering the session as to whether it should be recorded or not.

Lecture capture is intended to supplement your learning, and should not be considered as a replacement for lecture attendance.

A scheduled lecture recording appears in the associated folder immediately, however it will not be viewable to students until 24 hours after the recording takes place. This is to give staff time to edit the recording before it is released to students. Editing may include cutting out sections of sensitive discussion, removing copyrighted content, or there may students who do not wish to be recorded. Staff may also wish to edit the recording to cut out anything that does not add value to the learning, e.g. long pauses, technical errors or breaks.

There are two ways to access recorded material hosted on Re:View, and how you do so will depend on the type of recording and when it was made. 

  • In-class recordings (e.g. lectures) made after September 2018:   
    These are accessible directly from the Re:View site.  Log in using your username and password.
  • In-class recordings (e.g. Lectures) made before 2018 (legacy content) and supplementary content provided in addition to recordings of time-tabled events: 
    These recordings can be accessed through the relevant Moodle course(s). 

Step One: Log in to the RE:View website with your University of Bath Username and Password. 

Step Two: Recent recordings will appear on the homepage:

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Step Three: Click on the “Shared with me” menu item

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Step Four: All of your lecture recordings captured from September 2018 onwards will now appear, and can be searched using the search box, or filtered by date.

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Alternatively, you can also go directly to the folder containing your lectures by selecting Browse>All Folders, and then under #Scheduled-Lectures_Y1819 select the spinner and you’ll see all your courses listed. Click on a course to see the recordings within.

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Note: if you cannot see lecture capture material for a unit on which you are enrolled or believe you should have access to, please contact your unit convenor/module tutor or programme administrator to ensure that your details are correct on the student record system (SAMIS) and/or the timetabling system. If you are not enrolled on a unit but your lecturer has told you that you can view the material, you will need to ensure that they have shared the material with you on the Re:View system.

Step One: log on to Moodle, and navigate your way to the relevant unit.

Step Two: if your lecturer has enabled it, you should see the Re:View block.

Step Three: for any additional materials, or lecture recordings made before September 2018, you can click on the relevant links under the Supplementary Recordings heading.

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Note:  To ease the transition to the new system, a link to the Re:View service has also been placed in the block (as shown below).

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This will enable you to log in to Re:View where you can view the content as described previously.

There may be several reasons:

    1. The lecture has not been scheduled to be recorded by the lecturer.
    2. The recording appears 24 hours after to lecture takes place to allow time for staff to edit it – you may be trying to view it before it has been released.
    3. Your lecturer may have manually set the lecture to release at a different time or date – perhaps to allow them time to edit the recording.
    4. You may not be enrolled on the course through SAMIS. Only students enrolled through SAMIS will see lecture recordings for that unit. Students manually enrolled through Moodle will be unable to do so.

The simplest way of recording a presentation is to create a voiceover/insert video into an existing Powerpoint. Please also read the detailed 6 Step Guide on Making a Video with Powerpoint from the TEL team.

To create the video you need to then export your presentations as mp4 video and upload your video to the Panopto Assignment folder

Note: using Powerpoint narration also supports group presentations if the students share their Powerpoint (limitation: one narrator per slide).

Upload your video file to Re:View (Panopto)

  1. Visit Re:view (Panopto) site using the URL and login with your Bath username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Assignment Folder by following the steps below. This is a subfolder where your lecture recording for the module are stored (see screenshot below). Do the following:

> Click Browse.

> Click on your course title.

> Click on your course title labelled [assignments]

Note: hover the mouse to make the long folder name appear.

Assignment upload

3. Once you have opened this folder, click on the blue ‘Create’ button in the toolbar at the top of the screen, and select ‘Upload media’. This could take some time depending on your internet connection. Upload your file as an .MP4.

Assignment upload

4. If you need to share the link to the video then you can do so by hovering over the recording and selecting the settings. Here you will find a URL that you can copy and paste elsewhere (for example into a document or email). Permissions for the recording are shared with the parent folder. This means that your recording will not be viewable by anyone with the link, just by those who have owner permissions in the associated course folder (likely to be the tutors on your unit).

Screenshot of edit button for a student assignment video in Panopto

Screenshot of the shared URL for a student assignment video in Panopto

How to benefit from lecture recordings

 When viewing a recording, it is possible to make time-stamped notes. Do this by clicking on ‘Notes’ in the sidebar, typing your note and clicking ‘return’ on your keyboard. You can do this during a live lecture or when viewing the recording afterwards.

Notes in Re:View

More information is available from the Panopto help pages

Bookmarks allow you to mark a particular section to come back to at another time. Type in a title, click return and the bookmarks are time-stamped.

Add bookmarks to Re:View

You can also view your bookmarks underneath your video and skip to the relevant sections to save lots of manual skipping.

Add bookmarks to Re:View

More information is available from the Panopto help pages

If your lecturer has enabled automatic captions on a recording then you can search for terms within the recording. This saves time skipping back and forth to find a key point from the recording. Type in the term you are looking for and if found, it will be highlighted in blue.

captions search for students

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