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Lecture capture: recorded lectures

During your time at Leeds you may find that some of your lectures are recorded and made available for you to watch; this is known as Lecture Capture. Recorded lectures are not a replacement for attending lectures in person, but they can help you to make the most of face-to-face class time.

You can use recorded lectures to:

  • revisit and review a difficult topic or concept you might not have understood fully within the lecture
  • feel confident that you can freely listen to everything said in a lecture and just make notes of key points, knowing that you can revisit the content later
  • introduce yourself to a topic ahead of a lecture or seminar (these short clips are called personal capture)
  • revise for exams and prepare for assignments
  • help with language difficulties if English is not your first language, or if you want to benefit from hearing specific sections of the lecture again to understand terminology.

Using recorded lectures to support study (video, 1:38)
Medical Sciences student, Samwise, describes how recorded lectures have changed his approach to lectures, note-taking and revision.