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:

review homepage

OR 

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

review homepage 2

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.

student view moodle 1

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).

student view moodle 2

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

You can download and install a Panopto mobile app (for iOS or Android) which allows you to download videos to watch offline.  Video files can be very large so it may take some time to download.

Android guidance for offline viewing
iOS guidance for offline viewing

You can access the apps from the relevant App Store.

Android Panopto App
iOS Panopto App

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.

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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The Re:View (Panopto) assignment folder

The assignment folder in Re:View allows students to upload videos to a folder – this could be for an assignment or instead of a face-to-face presentation. Assignment Folders enable students to create and manage their own content while preventing them from viewing other users’ content that has not been explicitly shared or made public. Anything you upload to an assignment folder as a student cannot be viewed by other students unless a staff member enables this.

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).

Important note for Mac users: How to avoid losing audio after recording a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac and uploading to Re:View.

A suggested scenario is this:

Note: If you do not wish to use a recorded PowerPoint but would rather record separate videos instead, this document outlines a scenerio in which you can create group presentations using Panopto desktop recorder or other video software.

Important note for Mac users: How to avoid losing audio after recording a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac and uploading to Re:View.


There have been some instances of narrated PowerPoints recorded on Macs losing their audio once tehy have been uploaded to Re:View. If you have created a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac, please ensure that you keep a copy stored on your computer if a technical team need to troubleshoot.

There are 3 suggested workarounds:

  • Upload your video file to Re:View (Panopto)
  • Visit Re:view (Panopto) site using the URL http://go.bath.ac.uk/review and login with your Bath username and password.
  • 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

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’.

screenshot to show upload icon in Panopto

You will then see the option to upload the recording from your computer. This could take some time depending on your internet connection. Upload your file as an .MP4.

screenshot to show upload option in Panopto

This video explains the process including any subsequent online text submission into a Moodle submission point.

Important note for Mac users: How to avoid losing audio after recording a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac and uploading to Re:View.

It is possible to rename your video by hovering over the recording and selecting ‘Settings’. Click on ‘Edit’, type in a suitable name and click ‘Save.’

settings

folder name

save

Your tutors may have given you specific guidance about how to name your video. It could include your name, the name of your assignment, group name, or date. Please check with your tutor if your video should follow a specific naming convention.

If you need to share the link to the video then you can do so by hovering over the recording and selecting ‘Settings’. Here you will find a URL that you can copy and paste elsewhere (for example into a Moodle assignment, 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

Paste the link into an online text Moodle submission point

paste assignment link

This video explains the process of submitting a file in Re:View and using the URL in an online Moodle submission.

You may be asked to submit a copy of your presentation in Moodle. To do this, navigate to the relevant Moodle submission point and upload the file when prompted. It is important to upload the ‘raw’ PowerPoint file, NOT an annotated or narrated presentation as this will exceed the Moodle upload limit. If the submission point has been set to only accept PDF files, you will have to convert your presentation to a PDF first.

upload a file to moodle submission point

It is possible to record a video and include PowerPoint directly into Re:View using the Panopto desktop recorder. Personal capture can be made using the Panopto Recorder. You can record various inputs simultaneously such as video from a webcam, audio, PowerPoint and/or screen capture.

Detailed guidance is avaialable from the Panopto help pages.

It is important that you create the new recording in the correct folder. Use the dropdown menu to navigate to the folder for where you want to save the recording.

Screenshot to show how to change destination folder in Panopto desktop recorder

The default is set to moodle\username or unified\username. If you do not change the destination folder at this stage then it will be saved into your personal folder and only you will have access to it. You may wish to do this and move the recording later if it is a practise or first attempt. However, if you wish to record directly into the assignment folder then you can change the desination folder to the folder you have been directed to as part of the assignment upload process by your tutor.

At this stage it is also possible to rename the recording. If you do not do it at this stage then the recording will be named with the date and time, e.g. ’06 April 202 at 13:20:12′.

Note: If you encounter issues with animations not working in a recorded PowerPoint, we suggest that you select ‘Capture main screen’ and capture the PowerPoint that way.

To edit a recording, navigate to the recording and click the ‘edit’ button.

Re:View offers a range of options for editing.

Cut – cut out sections of your video. This is useful if you only want to make part of the recording available, or to trim selected sections.

Add a stream – this allows you to drop in another stream, for example a Powerpoint slide or secondary video or audio file.

Add a clip – Insert another complete session from your folder into the timeline. This allows you to combine two or more videos, for example, if you have made three separate videos over a number of weeks then these can be easily consolidated.

Embed a webpage – If you embed a webpage (essentially a link to a website), then the video will pause at a chose time and display the webpage you have chosen to link to. The web page is active, so can be navigated within the video window. If you have referred students to a particular web page during a recording then this tool could be handy to make sure that they are accessing the correct one.

More instructions for editing can be found here.

Panopto also host some How-To tutorial videos on their video portal

Your tutors will let you know when the assignment folder has been enabled for uploading. It is likely that they have given you a deadline. Do not leave it until the last minute to upload your recording as there may be technical issues such as loss of internet connection, high-demand on the Panopto server, or slow uploading times.

We suggest uploading your video 48 hours before your deadline to mitigate for unforeseen technical issues. For example:

Deadline – 12.00pm on Friday 9th April.
Upload your video – By 12.00pm on Wednesday 7th April.

If you tutor has suggested that it is ok to upload a test video, then you can also upload a short test recording in plenty of time to the assignment folder and delete it afterwards.