LECTURE CAPTURE AT CSUDH

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Lecture capture is the process of creating video and audio content for any standard, hybrid, or online course. By recording your voice and computer screen, it allows you to digitally record your classroom lecture or presentation. You can record your PowerPoint presentations and computer screen, either in the classroom or at home, and then share them online with your students.

* Required Equipment:

1)    USB Microphone

2)    Webcam (optional)

* If you do not have a USB microphone or webcam, you can request equipment by filling out an Audio/Video Equipment Online Request Form and contacting:

Instructional Media Services
LIB C-108
(310) 243-2494

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 HOW TO BEGIN RECORDING LECTURES

1)    If you want to begin recording your lectures in the classroom, home, or office, please refer to our TechSmith Relay Step-by-Step documentation [PDF].

2)    If you want to record a live virtual classroom session with your students, refer to instructions for Blackboard Collaborate.

3)    If you’d like to do further video editing and enrich your lecture videos with indexing, interactive quizzes, and graphics, you can use Camtasia Studio (available for Windows and Mac OS X).

Academic Technology offers technical support for lecture capture tools such as TechSmith Relay (previously Camtasia Relay), Camtasia Studio, and Blackboard Collaborate. For lecture capture technical support or to schedule an appointment for one-on-one training, contact:

Ben Guerrero
LIB 5723
(310) 243-2778

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FAQs

  • How do I make the lectures available to my students?
  1. Create a Blackboard content area in your course.
  2. Copy the presentation link that you received by e-mail.
  3. Paste the link into the URL field and submit.
  4. You can also send the link to your students by e-mail. If your presentation is a Blackboard Collaborate recording, it will be available for your students when you finish the recording. Check here for detailed instructions.
  • How long should I record?

There are no time limits for recordings.

  • Can my students view my lectures on their mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android)?

Yes, videos published via TechSmith Relay are encoded in the MP4 format.

 

For Blackboard Collaborate, students will need to download the Blackboard Collaborate Mobile app for either iOS or Android. Windows Phone is not supported.

  • Can I use my mobile device to record lectures?

Yes, you can use the TechSmith Fuse app available for both iOS and Android mobile devices. However, you can only shoot video from your device’s camera. Fuse cannot record your mobile device screen.

Further Information on Lecture Capture and Additional Tutorials

Lecture Capture Software Property Matrix 

Below is a matrix showing the strengths and drawbacks of each lecture capture utility supported at CSU Dominguez Hills.

 

Blackboard

Collaborate

TechSmith Relay

Camtasia Studio

Record your computer screen and voice

X

X

X

Record PowerPoint

X

X

X

Live Streaming

X

 

 

Web Conferencing/Online Classrooms

X

 

 

Draw on screen using capturing software

X

 

X

Final product only available in Blackboard

X

 

 

Edit video/audio after recording

 

 X

X

Create captions for hearing impaired students

 

X

X

Upload to YouTube or iTunes U

 

X

X

Import video/audio from other sources

 

 

X

Re-record audio track

 

 

X

Keep personal copy of the video for records

 X

X

Highlight cursor to make visible to students

X

 

X

Record webcam/document camera as picture in picture

X

 X

X

Create interactive quizzes

X

 

X

Zoom into the screen for detail shots

 

 

X

Add graphic callouts in post-production

 

 

X

Library of Clip Art and graphics

X

 

X