Echo 360 is a system for the automatic, scheduled recording of lectures. It allows you to arrange for your lecture to be recorded and made available to students online. In lecture theatres video of the speaker, audio and visual materials are recorded. In classrooms, audio of speaker and visual materials (slides etc) are recorded. Personal Capture allows you to make recordings from your office or at home, and publish them via LSE’s lecture recording system. You can record your voice, whatever is on your PC screen and webcam video.

To be recorded by the Lecture Recording system, you have to opt in. Please see our guides here: Scheduling your Lecture Recording Preferences.

Once your recordings are ready you can add them to your Moodle page, see our Moodle guide for details.

If any of your lectures are being delivered by a guest lecturer from outside of LSE then, please contact lti.lecturerecording@lse.ac.uk for advice on obtaining their consent.

The official consent form can be downloaded and attached to the web form below.

If you want to record a public lecture which is not a timetabled course then please see this flow chart for the process.

 

  • Recordings of lectures provide a supplementary resource for students to use.
  • Recordings are beneficial for review – especially of complex procedures or concepts
  • useful to students with cognitive and/or physical disabilities
  • a useful revision aid
  • It is particularly useful for students with learning disabilities or whose first language is not English.
  • Personal capture recordings can be used for flipped learning models which encourage students to prepare before class.

If you would like to have your lectures recorded, please follow the Scheduling your Lecture Recording Preferences guide. Lectures will be scheduled to be recorded according to the scheduled times and rooms. Recordings will be available to LSE members (via username and password) until the end of the academic year. The system remains purely opt-in for the 2017-18 academic year. We will not record unless you have authorised us to do so. Enquiries about existing schedules or one-off recordings should be made to LTI.lecturerecording@lse.ac.uk.

If you would like to create a personal recording from your pc or laptop see our guide on using Echo360 Personal Capture.


Yes, we have several guides which can be found within these dropdowns. Please see below for the various guides we have on offer.

Should any of them not be clear, or you need further assistance, please get in touch with us on lti.lecturerecording@lse.ac.uk


Now that your first lecture is over, you can add a link to the recordings on Moodle. See our short guide for guidance on how to add a link to recorded lectures.


If for any reason the lecture recording system (Echo360) has not recorded your slides, fret not. It’s possible to upload them after the video has finished processing. It’s really easy! See you guide on how to upload slides into an Echo360 recording


Echo360 ALP has a simple built-in editing function which allows you to remove sections of your recording. This can be very useful in cases where you are showing copyrighted material in your lectures or to remove private conversations. Any edits will be applied to your recording instantly but you can always restore to a pre-edited version if necessary. See you guide on editing your Echo360 recording


If you are teaching in a recording enabled room but have not scheduled the recording, you can start an ad hoc recording by following our guide on how to set up an ad hoc recording


Echo360 personal capture allows you to make recordings from your office or at home, and publish them via LSE’s lecture recording system. You can record your voice, whatever is on your PC screen and webcam video. See more on this on how to use Echo360 personal capture


Timetabled teaching will be automatically published to the related course but with departmental events you may need to publish them to allow the film and audio team access to edit them.   See more on this on how to publish your Echo360 recordings

You can add the lecture recordings to your Moodle course.  See our Moodle guide for details.

The ability to download lecture recordings is disabled by default. If you wish for your students to have the option to download the recordings then see our Moodle guide.

The rooms listed below have lecture capture facilities installed.

Lecture theatres: records video of the speaker plus audio and visual materials shown by the projector (visualiser, PC etc).

  • Alumni Theatre (NAB.LG09);
  • Hong Kong Theatre (CLM.G.02);
  • Old Building 4th floor (OLD.4.10);
  • Old Theatre (OT);
  • Peacock Theatre (PT);
  • Sheikh Zayed Theatre (NAB.LG08);
  • Thai Theatre (NAB.LG03);
  • Tower 1 Lecture Theatre (TW1.G.01);
  • Wolfson Theatre (NAB.LG01);
  • 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields Lecture Theatres (32L.G.03, 32L.LG.04);
  • Clement House: CLM.2.02, CLM.3.02, CLM.4.02, CLM.5.02, CLM.6.02, CLM.7.02.

Classrooms: records audio and visual materials shown by the projector (visualiser, PC etc).

  • NAB: All classrooms;
  • 20 Kingsway: KSW.G.01, KSW.1.04;
  • 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields: 32L.B.07, 32L.LG.03, 32L.LG.18, 32L.B.09;
  • Tower 2: TW2.2.04
  • Parish Hall: PAR.LG.03, PAR.1.02, PAR.2.03
Lecturers should inform their students that any questions asked during the lecture will most likely be recorded. Lecturers and students should also avoid holding private conversations near the podium microphones at the end of the lecture. These conversations are likely to be recorded as recordings are scheduled to finish on the hour and cannot be stopped by the lecturer.  It is possible to edit lecture recordings contact imt.lecturerecording@lse.ac.uk if you would like to be able to edit your own lecture recordings.

Written consent from all lecturers/speakers must be included for any events/lectures to be recorded. Copyright law also prohibits use of any copyrighted material that LSE or the lecturer doesn’t currently hold redistribution rights for. See our Copyright and Recorded Lectures page for more information.

Your students won’t hear anything unless you use a microphone! In most rooms you can use the built-in microphone on the desktop, but in some you will need to use a radio microphone (provided in the room). In all cases, you have to make sure the microphone is plugged in and turned on!

A list of the microphone options for each room with notes is below

Please also note:

A podium mic has a range of approximately 2m from the mic, however the closer you are to the mic the better.

A lapel mic often has an on/off button, a mute button and also an indication of battery levels. Training can be provided at the start of the lecture (email imt.av.support@lse.ac.uk).

Boundary mics have a wider range, but sound quality isn’t as good as a podium mic when near the mic.

All safes have a digit access code. This is available by calling 5300/5400 from any internal phone including the one in the teaching room.

 

Room Microphone options Notes Room Microphone options Notes
NAB.1.04 Podium mic on desk, Lapel mic in safe NAB.1.07 Podium mic on desk
NAB.1.09 Podium mic on desk NAB.1.10 Podium mic on desk
NAB.1.14 Podium mic on desk NAB.1.15 Podium mic on desk
NAB.1.17 Podium mic on desk NAB.1.18 Podium mic on desk
NAB.1.19 Podium mic on desk NAB.2.04 Podium mic on desk, Lapel mic in safe
NAB.2.06 Podium mic on desk NAB.2.08 Podium mic on desk
NAB.2.09 Podium mic on desk NAB.2.13 Podium mic on desk
NAB.2.14 Podium mic on desk NAB.2.16 Podium mic on desk
CLM.2.02 Lapel Mic available in safe CLM.3.02 Lapel Mic on teaching desk
CLM.4.02 Lapel Mic available in safe CLM.5.02 Lapel Mic on teaching desk
CLM.6.02 Lapel Mic on teaching desk CLM.7.02 Boundary mic on teaching desk
OLD.4.10 Podium mic on desk Ensure this is plugged in to the socket Old Theatre Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on lectern
Sheikh Zayed Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on lectern Wolfson Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on Teaching desk
Thai Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on Teaching desk Alumni Podium mic on lectern, Lapel mic available on Teaching desk
TW1.G.01 Podium mic on desk, Lapel Mic available in safe KSW.G.01 Podium mic on desk
PAR.2.03 Podium mic on desk, Lapel mic available  Ensure this is plugged in to the socket TW2.2.04 Boundary mic on teaching desk, Lapel mic available Ensure this is plugged in to the socket
Peacock Theatre Lapel Mic provided by PT staff Hong Kong Theatre Podium mic on desk, Lapel Mic available in safe Ensure that the volume on the podium mic is turned up.
KSW.1.04 Display only
32L.LG.03 Podium mic on desk 32L.LG.04 Podium mic on desk, portable conference mic available
32L.LG.18 Podium mic on desk 32L.G.03 Podium mic on desk, portable conference mic available
PAR.LG.03 Podium mic on desk, Lapel mic available Ensure this is plugged in to the socket PAR.1.02 Podium mic on desk, Lapel mic available Ensure this is plugged in to the socket
Please see this flow chart for an overview of how to get a lecture or public event recorded for publishing online.

 

The IMT Audio Visual (AV) team are responsible for maintaining classroom and lecture theatre equipment. More information can be found on the AV website.

Further reading: Von Konsky, B.R., Ivins, J. and Gribble, S.J. (2009) Lecture attendance and web based lecture technologies: A comparison of student perceptions and usage patterns Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2009, 25(4), 581-595.Bond, Steve and Grussendorf, Sonja (2013), Staff Attitudes to Lecture Capture. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.Karnad, Arun (2013) Student use of recorded lectures: a report reviewing recent research, London School of Economics and Policial Science, London, UK.