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Flipping the classroom with Content Capture

The Flipped Classroom is a blended learning approach where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. In a common scenario, short pre-recorded videos are viewed by students at home before a lecture or seminar, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions. Captured content can include recordings of live teaching (also known as lecture capture) to aid teaching, revision and notetaking, recordings of online teaching sessions (using suitable webinar tools like Zoom, MS Teams, etc.) or recordings of content created to review or demonstrate key concepts or develop procedural knowledge.

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Before Class

Inverted Classroom

In an inverted classroom, teachers provide a complete lecture experience – typically including lecture videos or presentation slides with voice-over, textbook readings, and links to other resources. Students review these materials at their own pace, rewinding to review points as needed.

Micro Flipped Classroom

The micro flipped model seeks to take advantage of the adaptability of the Flipped Classroom. Educators share small parts of lectures (called “micro lectures”) in advance, as well as select assignments to stimulate student thinking. Other lectures and assignments may be saved for classroom time. The format allows the teacher to better manage content – presenting more central or difficult information ahead of time for students to review at their own pace, while introducing additional information later in class.

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During Class

Case-based Learning

Students prepare before class and are assigned to small groups at the beginning of a lecture or seminar. Groups analyse a given problem or assignment and present a solution or recommended course of action. Teachers act as guides during class, engaging groups to suggest approaches or answer questions.

Team-based Learning

Students prepare before class and are quizzed over the content at the start of a lecture or seminar (either as individuals or as teams). Students are given immediate feedback on their performance, and educators tailor the day’s lessons as needed with in-class micro-lectures to address gaps in understanding. 

Finally, students are assembled into teams for structured discussions or activities based on lecture content.

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After Class

While Flipped Classroom strategies may differ from course to course, the central goals remain the same:

  • make lectures and seminars more engaging and interactive
  • help educators quickly identify which students would benefit from additional instruction
  • ensure that students leave a lecture or seminar not dreading another homework assignment but instead, ready to apply the knowledge they learned before class and applied during the class.


“Using Panopto to flip the classroom gave my students the chance to view the material multiple times if they needed to, allowing them to learn the content at their own pace. It also freed up that lecture session to focus on other things.”
Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Senior Lecturer & Head of Education, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham 
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