DWS works with students to identify the adjustments LSE needs to make. Students will then be provided with access to a service that provides high quality transcription, as well as assisted notetaking. Students using the DWS service will access lecture recordings via Echo 360 in the usual way in conjunction with provided software to access high quality transcripts.
Since this service uses Echo 360 recordings to generate transcripts, teachers should not opt-out of having their lectures recorded if DWS registered students are enrolled on their course(s).
Video that has not been published to an Echo360 section will not be captioned.
Information for teachers
On campus recording
Scheduled recordings of timetabled teaching in LSE classrooms and lecture theatres are automatically published to the relevant Echo360 section.
If you are using Zoom to host lectures, classes or seminars, you can record them so they are automatically copied to Echo360. You must not link directly to Zoom Cloud Recordings. When Echo360 has processed your recording, you will receive an email. The recording will be in your Echo360 Library.
Universal Capture allows you to record presentations for consumption by your students any time. When you provide capture details, you can choose to publish the recording to a “class” corresponding to the course you are teaching. Once processing is complete, the recording becomes available for captioning.
There may be some recordings you wish to publish that are not associated with a course. These can include welcome events, dissertation advice sessions, etc. The Eden Centre can still submit these for captioning. Please email email@example.com and provide details of the recording.
Information for students
As a student, you will access recordings of lectures, classes and seminars via Moodle. If you cannot find a link to your lecture recordings in your Moodle course, you should contact your lecturer or departmental academic support staff. Ask them to add a link to the recordings in your Moodle course.
When you are viewing a recording in Echo360, click the “CC” button on the toolbar. This will bring up a dialogue box:
Click the CC slider to enable closed captions. You can change the font size, contrast, location and alignment to match the equipment you are using, and the video you are viewing.
If you are expecting captions on a recording and they are not available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide details of the recording.