Digital Learning Capture

Digital Learning Capture (DLC) provides the ability for content to be audio- or video-recorded for students to replay online in order to consolidate and expand their learning.

DLC is often referred to as “lecture capture”, but at CCCU we know that this is only one model for using this technology to enhance our learning and teaching provision, and we want to provide the opportunity to record more than just the standard lecture. 

2019 saw the launch of our ReCap service that allows lectures and other interactive sessions to be recorded, as well as additional content outside the classroom environment as the need arises. Ultimately, we would also like to see the system used by students to record reflective pieces, as well as formative and even summative assessment.

Classroom Setup

The University now has the ReCap service available in all appropriate teaching spaces across our campuses, focusing on recording the audio and screen within each room as standard, with cameras beginning to be added. If you wish to record video of the classroom space, please contact your Digital Academic Developer, to discuss this in the first instance.

Where possible, rooms include a podium-mounted light that will change colour dependent upon the state of the recording (stopped, recording, paused, etc). The light also acts as a control button to allow the lecturer to quickly pause, unpause and stop recordings. More information on the behaviour of the lights, and other features, can be found on a poster near the podium in each classroom.

To remind students that they are being recorded, a standard slide has been made available that can be added to any teaching PowerPoint slide deck. You can download the ReCap Recording Reminder PowerPoint slide here.

DLC Policy

The University has a policy around the use of DLC. This was consulted upon by a range of academic and professional services colleagues around the institution, in order to build an approach which meets the obligations of the institution while also engaging academic colleagues positively and providing them control over that engagement. This document was approved as University policy by Academic Board in 2018, and is available to view here:

Note: a proposal is being made in 2021/22 to review and update the policy in line with developing DLC practice, particularly use for pre-recording learning materials. 


Learning and Teaching Enhancement (LTE) provide regular training for all staff on how to use ReCap. (Search StaffSpace for “ReCap” to book on scheduled training). Please make sure you have attended this training prior to using ReCap for the first time.

Step-by-step guidance is available for students via the Student TEL Knowledge Base.

Contact your Digital Academic Developer to arrange Faculty-, School- or Course-specific further training.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of questions that are regularly asked about DLC, ranging from how ReCap works to the impact it has on teaching practice. To try and address these directly, we have created a set Frequently Asked Questions to answer the most common.

Research on Digital Learning Capture

There is a substantial amount of research around the use of DLC or lecture capture, so we have gathered some key papers and articles together on our DLC Research page.

Further help and guidance

Further help and guidance on the Learning Platform Suite can be found via the TEL Knowledge Base for Staff.

Staff can contact their Digital Academic Developer for pedagogical advice, questions etc relating to Digital Learning Capture.

For any technical issues:


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Last edited: 10/05/2022 10:35:00