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Guidance for students on accessing and viewing recorded lectures using Media Hopper Replay.

Top tips for students to make the most of lecture recording

Lecture recordings can be an essential supplement for your studies, allowing you to revisit parts of a lecture you may have struggled to follow in class and to review the material at a later date.  The guides are based on best practice advice drawn from research in other institutions and tailored to fit our Edinburgh context. They cover note-taking skills, the importance of attending lectures and ways to revisit complex topics. 

Media Hopper Replay: Student guidance

The following guidance has been designed for students who are looking to view recorded lectures and presentations within Media Hopper Replay. Each of the sections contains a link to a short PDF user guide. The final section contains a two-sided guide offering eight top tips to help students get the most from lecture recording.

  • Student interface overview
  • Viewing presentations and recordings
  • Viewing Video Transcripts and Captions
  • Taking notes against presentations or recordings
  • Q&A Discussions, flagging confusing content and bookmarking
  • Using your Study Guide

Media Hopper Replay's Student interface overview

The guide below provides an overview of the student interface in Media Hopper Replay.

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

Viewing presentations and recordings in Media Hopper Replay

If your lecture has been recorded, the recording will be made available to you by your lecturer through your course in Media Hopper Replay. Your lecturer may also upload presentation slides to your course for you to view.  

The guide below shows you how to access Media Hopper Replay though Learn, and how to view any presentations or lecture recordings published to your course in Media Hopper Replay. 

User guide: Viewing presentations and lecture recordings in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Viewing Video Transcripts and Captions

Media Hopper Replay creates a transcript for all content uplaoded to the system (with effect from 28th September 2020) which is searchcable and can be used ot navigate to specific points in a recording.

The guide below shows you how to view and interact with the transcript, as well as captions if available.

User guide: Viewing Video Transcripts and Captions (PDF)

Taking notes against presentations or lecture recordings in Media Hopper Replay

Media Hopper Replay allows you to take notes against any presentation, video and/or lecture recording your lecturer has made available to you to view. These notes can also be downloaded, so they can be viewed or shared with others.

The guide below shows you how to take notes against presentations or lecture recordings, and how to download them.

User guide: Replay Taking notes against presentations or lecture recordings in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Q&A Discussions, flagging confusing content and bookmarking in Media Hopper Replay

Media Hopper Replay allows you to ask and respond to questions for each of the classes within your course, or for the course as a whole. You can also mark content you find confusing within presentations or videos, and bookmark content to return to later.

The guide below shows you how to ask and respond to questions, mark content you find confusing and bookmark content to return to later. 

User guide: Q&A Discussions, flagging confusing content and bookmarking in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Using your Study Guide in Media Hopper Replay

Your Study Guide is your own personal space within your course for you to store and manage your notes, and view any questions you have asked and responses you have received. This area is private and is only visible to you.

The guide below looks at the Student Study Guide in more detail, showing you how to edit and delete notes, or review questions and answers all from within one area.

User guide: Using your Study Guide in Media Hopper Replay (PDF)

Further help and support

For additional guidance see the Echo360 student resource centre

For Help and Support please contact the IS Helpline