Automating lecture capture using Opencast


Lecture recordings are being used more and more by universities. To be able to achieve a high coverage of recorded lectures this process needs to be automated. At the University of Münster this is being done by using Opencast in combination with fixed recording equipment in the lecture halls. The lectures are being recorded automatically and most of the video processing is automated as well. Although, not the whole work process is automated yet, there are ways to make this possible in the future by connecting a learning management system or a campus management system.

EUNIS 2017
Daniel Ebbert
Research Associate

Daniel Ebbert is currently working as a doctoral student at the University of Münster while also managing the lecture recordings for the university. His interests include lecture recordings, eLearing and learning analytics. He signed the Cost of Knowledge as well as the Commitment to Research Transparency and Open Science.