VOLUME 16 NUMBER 2
SUMMER 2015

Lecture Capture Captures Your Lectures!

Review—Preview—Plan—Make-up Library Instruction Classes—Improve Your Teaching Style. All this can be accomplished using Lecture Capture, a learning management tool supported by Boston College's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

"Lecture Capture allows instructors to create recordings of classroom lectures or presentations, including audio, video and screen content. Recordings can be published into Canvas, and students can view them along with navigation features to make the most of them." (Lecture Capture)

As Sarah Castricum, Senior Instructional Designer in CTE, observed: "Lecture capture can offer a convenient way to retain special content such as presentations by guest speakers, so students in future classes can see them.  About 20 classrooms on BC's main campus are currently equipped to provide lecture capture." 

Speaking as the Nursing Librarian I am happy to report that winter blizzards, hurricanes, epidemics and the like will not prevent students from attending Nursing library classes thanks to Lecture Capture. Though one nursing course this year had to cancel library classes three times because of blizzards and a hurricane, students, however, were able to make-up the classes by watching last year's or last semester's classes on Lecture Capture.

Sometimes the Professor teaching a course will review the previous Lecture Capture with the Subject Librarian in order to plan the next semester's Library Instruction sessions. Lecture Capture fosters collaboration between Faculty and Librarians in developing an enriched experience for the students.

Lecture Capture screen shot of a map generated using GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Lecture Capture screen shot of a map generated using GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

Lecture Capture also serves as a mirror to those who present class instructions.  Observing one's presentations is a tool for improving one's teaching style.

For more information see Lecture Capture.

O'Neill Librarians who use Lecture Capture: From left to right: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah, Syed Khan, Wanda Anderson, Barbara Mento, Gail White (not pictured).   Photo by Kevin Tringale. O'Neill Librarians who use Lecture Capture: From left to right: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah, Syed Khan,
Wanda Anderson, Barbara Mento, Gail White (not pictured).
Photo by Kevin Tringale.
Wanda Anderson
Nursing Research Librarian O'Neill Library