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Media Hopper Replay

Guidance for staff on how to record and publish lectures using Media Hopper Replay.

Getting to know the updated Media Hopper Replay Instructor Interface

There will be an update to the Media Hopper Replay interface, deployed overnight on Tuesday 5th February, meaning that the look and feel when accessing certain features will have changed. Please see the document below for guidance on what has changed and how this affects any features you currently use. We are working to update all guidance and training videos over the coming weeks.

Getting to know the updated Media Hopper Replay Instructor Interface

Top tips for Instructors to make the most of lecture recording

This two-sided guide contains eight top tips for Instructors looking to get the most out of the lecture recording service. 

Quick tip guide: An Instructor's guide to making the most of lecture recording (PDF)

Media Hopper Replay: Instructor guidance

The following guidance has been designed for Instructors who are using Media Hopper Replay to record and publish their lectures. The first section contains a full Instructor user guide, with each of the other sections containing user guides and/or tutorial videos for specific tasks you as an Instructor can perform in Media Hopper Replay.  

  • Getting started: An Instructor's guide
  • Accessing Media Hopper Replay
  • Instructor interface overview
  • Uploading and viewing presentations
  • Performing an ad hoc recording
  • Live streaming
  • Personal Capture tool
  • Using the AV equipment when recording lectures
  • Delivering your lecture
  • Editing your lecture recordings
  • Managing your content
  • Publishing, sharing and downloading your content
  • Your personal Library
  • Q&As
  • Analytics
  • Downloading from Media Hopper Replay and uploading to Media Hopper Create

Getting Started with Media Hopper Replay: An Instructor's guide to recording lectures using Media Hopper Replay

The guide below is the complete Instructor guide for recording and publishing lectures using Media Hopper Replay. 

User guide: Getting started with Media Hopper Replay: An Instructor's guide to recording lectures using Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Accessing Media Hopper Replay

Media Hopper Replay is accessed through the university’s Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), Learn and Moodle.

The resources below show you how to create the link between your course within your chosen VLE and Media Hopper Replay so you and your students can access Media Hopper Replay and view/manage your lecture recordings.

User guide: Accessing Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on accessing Media Hopper Replay via Learn 

Media Hopper Replay's Instructor interface overview

The resources below provide an overview of the Instructor interface in Media Hopper Replay.

User guide: Media Hopper Replay's Instructor interface overview (PDF)

Video: View a short video looking at the Instructor interface in Media Hopper Replay 

Uploading and viewing presentations in Media Hopper Replay

Media Hopper Replay allows you to upload existing presentations created using a third party application (e.g. PowerPoint), which can be shared with your students before or after your lecture.

The resources below show you how to upload and view presentations within your Media Hopper Replay course.

User guide: Uploading and viewing presentations in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on uploading and viewing presentations in Media Hopper Replay 

Performing an ad hoc recording in Media Hopper Replay

As well as scheduled recordings, Media Hopper Replay also allows you to perform ad hoc recordings, as long as you are teaching room which has been equipped for lecture recording.

The resources below outline the process of creating an ad hoc recording within Media Hopper Replay.

User guide: Performing an ad hoc recording in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on performing an ad hoc recording in Media Hopper Replay 

Live streaming using Media Hopper Replay

Like ad hoc recordings, if you are in a room which is equipped for lecture recording you can set up a live stream which will also be recorded.

The resources below show you how to initiate a live stream from a lecture recording enabled room through Media Hopper Replay.

User guide: Live streaming using Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on live streaming using Media Hopper Replay 

Media Hopper Replay’s Personal Capture tool - Windows

Media Hopper Replay’s Personal Capture tool is a stand-alone application available to all staff on university managed or personal Windows computers. It can be used to create a video recording of your screen, webcam and microphone, which can then be edited and published to your Replay Library or course.

The guide below shows you how to install and use the Personal Capture tool on a university managed or personal Windows computer.

User guide: Media Hopper Replay's Personal Capture tool - Windows (PDF)

Media Hopper Replay’s Personal Capture tool - Mac

Media Hopper Replay’s Personal Capture tool is a stand-alone application available to all staff on university managed or personal Macs. It can be used to create a video recording of your screen, webcam and microphone, which can then be edited and published to your Replay Library or course.

The guide below shows you how to install and use the Personal Capture tool on a university managed or personal Mac.

User guide: Media Hopper Replay's Personal Capture tool - Mac (PDF)

Using the AV equipment when recording lectures using Media Hopper Replay

The short guide below shows you how to use the AV equipment installed in the teaching spaces to ensure your lecture is recorded properly. It looks at visual inputs, using clip-on, lectern, roaming and Catchbox microphones, and the Delcom lights (used to pause and resume your recordings).

User guide: Using the AV equipment when recording lectures using Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Delivering your lecture using Media Hopper Replay

The short guide below looks at the instances where you would first have to log into Media Hopper before delivering your lecture if you wanted it to be recorded (e.g. ad hoc recording or viewing pre-uploaded presentation slides).

User guide: Delivering your lecture using Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Changing content availability in Media Hopper Replay

The resources below detail how to change the availability of the content contained within your Media Hopper Replay course, so you can decide what content students can view, and when they can view it.

User guide: Changing content availability in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on changing content availability in Media Hopper Replay 

Editing your lecture recordings in Media Hopper Replay

Media Hopper Replay’s basic web editing tool allows you to trim and chop your lecture recordings or videos, so you can edit originals or create new clips.

The resources below show you how to edit your existing content and save it to your course or personal Library.

User guide: Editing your lecture recordings in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on editing your lecture recordings in Media Hopper Replay 

Managing your content in Media Hopper Replay

The resources below show how to create new, edit and reorder classes within your course. It also shows you how to create new groups and add classes to them to help better structure your content for your students.

User guide: Managing your content in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on Managing your content in Media Hopper Replay 

Publishing, sharing and downloading your content in Media Hopper Replay

The resources below show you how to publish your content to your course or other courses you are an Instructor, share your lecture with other users enrolled in the system, and enable downloads so your students can download your recordings and presentations.

User guide: Publishing, sharing and downloading your content in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on publishing, sharing and downloading your content in Media Hopper Replay 

Your personal Library in Media Hopper Replay

Within Media Hopper Replay you have your very own personal Library where you can store presentations, videos and lecture recordings privately until you are ready to share them with others or publish to your course.

The resources below show you how to access your personal Library, upload content, and view content shared with you by other users.

User guide: Your personal Library in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on using your personal Library in Media Hopper Replay 

Q&As in Media Hopper Replay

The resources below show you how to use the Q&A options within Media Hopper Replay to ask and answer questions for your classes or course, and delete any inappropriate questions/replies students may post.

User guide: Q&As in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video on Q&As in Media Hopper Replay 

Analytics in Media Hopper Replay

The resources below show you how to view analytics for your course within Media Hopper Replay, such as views, questions asked, notes taken and student engagement.

User guide: Analytics in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Video: View the short tutorial video viewing analytics in Media Hopper Replay 

Downloading from Media Hopper Replay and uploading to Media Hopper Create

The guide below shows you how to download your lecture recording file from Media Hopper Replay and upload it to Media Hopper Create. Following the steps outlined in this guide will allow you to share your lecture recording with an audience outside of your virtual learning environment (VLE).

User guide: Downloading from Media Hopper Replay and uploading to Media Hopper Create (PDF)

Further help and support

For additional guidance see the Echo360 staff resource center

For Help and Support please contact the IS Helpline