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Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture and Personal Capture allow instructors to create recordings of classroom lectures or presentations, including audio, video and screen content, and share them with students online and in Canvas.

Use Lecture Capture to automatically record lectures and presentations in specially-equipped rooms, with little set-up work required from the instructor.

  • Helps students review content from your lectures anytime outside of class
  • Increases student participation - since students know they can review the material after class, they will be less focused on taking notes and more engaged in the course
  • Archives irreplaceable lectures like guest speakers and presenters to be used for subsequent courses

Personal Capture

Use Personal Capture to record lectures directly from your computer.

  • Allows faculty who may be missing a class period due to outside obligations to provide a lecture to students
  • Supports just-in-time snow-day lectures when classes are cancelled
  • Provides the ability to implement flipped-classroom approaches that present lectures outside of class to preserve time in-class for active learning and hands-on activities
  • Facilitates online course development by easily recording instructor lectures

Lecture Capture

Classroom recordings are scheduled by CTE staff at the beginning of each semester. Recordings start and end automatically based on this schedule. After each class period the recording is uploaded and compressed and can then be automatically inserted in the course’s Canvas site. Students can then log into the Canvas course site to view the recording. All of this happens behind the scenes, without any additional work on the part of the instructor. Editing options are available, however, as is an ability to prevent the recording from being released to students until the instructor specifies. The finished recordings are viewable on both Mac and PC platforms.

Personal Capture

Personal capture records

  1. a computer screen
  2. audio input
  3. video content through a webcam or other device (optional)

The following classrooms are currently equipped with lecture capture:

  • Campion 131, 204
  • Cushing 001, 209, 334A
  • Devlin 008
  • Fulton 115, 117, 130, 135, 150, 210, 245, 250, 310, 415, 423, 425, 453, 511
  • Higgins 300, 310
  • McGuinn 121
  • O’Neill 245, 253
  • Stokes 195 South, 295 South