What is Re:View?
Re:View is the University of Bath's video platform (also known as Panopto). It allows staff to record lectures and other activities in General Teaching Accommodation (GTA) rooms. In addition to this, staff and students can pre-record content from their PCs and capture video from their mobile devices and tablets for upload to Re:View.
Use of video content
It is suggested that videos should be brief and focussed on learning outcomes. Video editing allows you to cut out unwanted content and add activities to engage students.
• Shorter videos are more engaging. Approximately 6 minutes in length, and no longer than 15 minutes.
• Presentation styles used for in-person lectures do not necessarily make for engaging video content.
• Videos do not need to have polished production values.
• Instructors may wish to be visible (i.e. record themselves in the video) to give a personal feel and make learners feel more connected (especially 1st years who have not experienced lectures before and missed out on community building due to Covid-19).
• Recordings should be built around interactive content (such as quizzes and asynchronous content on Moodle).
• Shorter videos help students better organise information and identify connections between concepts.
Re:View for pre-recorded content
- Re:View can be used to make recordings from users' computers, mobiles and tablets.
- The desktop software (for PC and MAC) is both available for installation on your computer workstation, or for download onto your own personal devices.
- There are basic built-in editing tools in Re:View to edit recordings. You may wish to edit out mistakes, cut out unwanted sections, or add interactivity such as quizzes.
- The Panopto app is available for mobile devices and tablets for recording 'on the go' or capturing handwritten notes.
- Video recordings can also be used for several purposes:
- To present asynchronous content that can be watched anywhere or any time.
- To give feedback to students.
- Students can upload video assignments and presentations.
Re:View for lecture capture on campus
- The University of Bath offers an opt-in lecture capture policy.
- For the 2020-21 academic year, staff can record teaching sessions on campus using the Panopto desktop recorder which is pre-installed on PCs in teaching rooms (GTA rooms). Staff need to start and stop recordings themselves. There are no scheduled recordings as in previous years.
- Students can access the recordings in Re:View.
- Recordings can also be edited and enhanced with other media, such as quizzes, captions, web links and Xerte objects.
- Staff can view data about their recordings to give them insights about how they are being used by students.