Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

CSU Replay

CSU Replay is an easy and effective way to create learning and teaching and non-learning and teaching content on demand. Content is created using equipment installed in teaching spaces, via software that can be installed on your computer or from video content that you already have.

CSU Replay allows you to:

  • record from your desk
  • reuse recordings
  • capture your lectures
  • use for student assignments
  • share via webcast

Panopto is the software that CSU Replay is using to provide recordings.

The CSU Replay tool using Panopto is fully integrated into Interact2. This controls creation and access to recordings.

Panopto has extra features, including live streaming, automatic closed captions, global search across speech and PowerPoint slides, and more editing and capture features.

Policies and guidelines for the use of CSU Replay

There are CSU policies and guidelines that you must read and adhere to when using CSU Replay.

These policies and guidelines are accessible via the links below:

Academics are required to place a sign in the lecture theatre indicating that the lecture is being recorded. Academics are also asked to notify students verbally at the commencement of the lecture that the lecture is being recorded.

Users of CSU Replay should be aware that recordings may hold resources that contain images and voices of deceased persons which can cause sadness and distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and offend against strongly held cultural prohibitions. This material should be used with sensitivity. Queries or concerns regarding the appropriate use of Indigenous educational material should be directed to the Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Coordinator in the Division of Learning & Teaching.

Turn on CSU Replay in Interact2 site

Screenshot showing Tool Link option in Interact2 menuThe CSU Replay tool will need to be added to your Interact2 course or Organisation site.

  1. Ensure you are in Edit mode
  2. Click the + sign in the top left of the screen
  3. Click Tool Link
  4. Type CSU Replay in the Name box
  5. Choose Panopto Course Tool Application in the Type box
  6. Tick Available to Users and press SubmitScreenshot showing the add tool link box for CSU Replay with Panopto Course Tool Application selected and Available to Users option ticked
  7. Click on this newly added link in the left-hand menu and press the Configure button
  8. Press the Add Course to Panopto button
  9. Press the OK button on the next screen
  10. Press the Return to Course button to finish provisioning your CSU Replay course on the CSU Replay server

For more information, refer to the Using CSU Replay [.pdf] guide.

Install CSU Replay on work/personal computer

The CSU Replay recorder can be installed on any university-managed or personal computer.

To install the software on your university-managed computer:

  1. Click on the Install Software icon on your Windows desktop or the self-service icon on a Macintosh
  2. Choose the Panopto software from the list
  3. Press Install.

To install the software on your personal computer you need to download the software from your Interact2 subject’s CSU Replay tool:

  1. Click the CSU Replay tool in your subject’s navigation menu
  2. Click on the red Create button
  3. Choose the Record a new session option
  4. Choose the Download Panopto software link
  5. Install the software on your computer

If you have been added to an Interact2 site as an instructor, you have the permissions to upload recordings to that subject. As a lecturer or subject coordinator, you can enable an assignment folder for your course/subject which allows students to record into it as well.

Record a PowerPoint presentation with audio

  1. Click the Create button and select option to Record a new session
  2. Press Launch Panopto - this will open the software and set the upload folder to the name of the Interact 2 site that you clicked create from.
  3. Deselect your webcam Screenshot showing selection for PowerPoint screen capture in Panopto
  4. Select your microphone
  5. Tick capture PowerPoint
  6. In the preview pane tick start presentation when recording starts
  7. Click the open presentation button if your PowerPoint is not already open
  8. Untick everything else  - this will deliver the smallest file for students to download

Note: If you wish to record something other than a PowerPoint, you have to record the screen. This will make the recording a slightly larger file.

Schedule a recording in a teaching space

Lectures need to be scheduled by the Division of Information Technology.

To request a lecture be recorded use the CSU Replay - Learning and Teaching Registration Form, allowing two business days for the form to be processed. You will be contacted when this has been completed.

Lectures can be recorded using either Interactive Video Teaching (IVT) rooms or the CSU Replay Remote Capture. Interactive Video Teaching (IVT) and CSU Replay recording options both capture audio and the information displayed on the projector in the room.

Check which recording method is being used

Image of microphone

If it is an IVT room, the lecture will be captured using the video conferencing system. These rooms can be identified by the video conference microphone on the lectern.

Image of Delcom light


All other rooms that have CSU Replay recording capability will have the Delcom lights on the lectern.

CSU Replay for non-teaching recordings

Submit the CSU Replay - Non Learning and Teaching Registration Form, allowing two business days for the form to be processed. You will contacted when this has been completed.

Published and stored recordings

When your recording is published to CSU Replay you will receive an email notification. When you upload a recording it will be visible in the location you uploaded to.

Source recordings uploaded and published to CSU Replay are stored for the following duration:

  • Teaching and Learning recordings: 1 session + 1 year
  • Non-Teaching and Learning recordings: 12 months

Upload audio/video recordings captured on a different device

Image pf options to create a videoYes. You can upload audio and\or video recordings that you have captured previously, or on a different device, using the Upload Media option in the Create menu of CSU Replay in Interact2.

You must ensure the recordings do not breach the Records Management Policy - CSU Replay Use and Management or Copyright Guidelines­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ or any other CSU Policies.