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Lecture Recording – How did we do?

Most of you will be aware that the Lecture Recording service went through some major changes this year. We moved from an on-premises installation to one hosted in the cloud, re-wrote our integration with the timetable to make scheduling more accurate, and introduced more rigorous governance procedures to ensure your rights were respected.


So amidst all this change how did we do?

Before we get into the stats, lets just make a few things clear – these numbers describe teaching classified as ‘Lectures’ in our timetable, and do not include seminars, workshops or classes. Some sessions that were classified as “seminars” were recorded, but these are excluded from the stats below.

Now, lets begin. At the start of the year, we set ourselves a target of successfully recording 99.5% of lectures, which is about 20% higher than last year. We managed to achieve 99.4%. Although 0.1% lower than our target, we are very pleased with this. Such a high success rate would not have been possible without IMT AV’s involvement and the help from student Media Assistants that worked for us; editing recordings to improve audio quality, and uploading slides when they were not successfully captured, and reporting issues so they could be rectified in time for the next teaching day. A big thank you to all of them.

Although we managed to record 99.4% of lectures that we were asked to record, it doesn’t paint the whole picture. We still seem to have a problem with the number of courses that opt in for lecture recording. Unfortunately, this percentage stayed the same as last year – 42% of 1309 timetabled courses.

This highlights our focus for the next academic year – we’ve achieved a great success rating but lets see if we can get more courses to record! Even though the LSE, currently, only has 43 lecture recording capable rooms (LRCRs) – these rooms are nowhere near capacity. The LSE had 13170 timetabled lectures in 17/18 of which 11612 were in LRCRs and just over 60% (~7222 lectures) were recorded. This indicates that even without expanding the service to more rooms, there is room for improvement.

I don’t want this post to come across as negative but rather as motivational, a bit of tough love, if you will. We managed to record over 740,430 minutes of lectures this year but we know this can be higher by around 40% – Shall we see if we can hit the 1,000,000 minutes mark next year?

Let’s get more courses opting in and lets help our students do the best they can.

May 21st, 2018|Lecture recording, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lecture Recording – How did we do?|

The way you access TurningPoint on your office PC is changing!

Turning Point is the electronic voting software that can be used to create anonymous polls.  If you are thinking of preparing some slides on your office PC for live polling to use in a lecture, please make sure that you have installed TurningPoint Cloud (TP) from the self-service catalogue.  Turing Point will not be readily accessible (in your office) unless you do so. Instructions on how to install the software can be found on the IMT website.


Once you install the software from the software centre, it will look no different and all of its functionalities will stay the same.

What about the Classrooms?

You will not have to do anything differently to use TurningPoint on a classroom PC.  The software is automatically installed on all machines – simply search for TurningPoint in the search programmes bar in the bottom left hand corner.

You cannot use TurningPoint without an account.

If you do not have a TurningPoint account and you would like to use the voting software then just email LTI.Support@lse.ac.uk and we will set up an account for you.

I’m interested in using TurningPoint but don’t know where to start?

If you’re interested in using TurningPoint in your teaching, please contact us on lti.support@lse.ac.uk and we can talk you through the process and get you set up. A step by step guide on how to use TurningPoint and further resources for creating questions can be found on our website: http://lti.lse.ac.uk/live-polling/

February 1st, 2017|innovation, Teaching & Learning, Tools & Technologies|Comments Off on The way you access TurningPoint on your office PC is changing!|