Lecture Capture

Lecture capture is any recorded lecture, audio, video or screen capture, used to relay course content and lectures for playback by students. The two types are personal lecture capture and classroom lecture capture. 

Personal lecture captures can be as simple as voicing over your powerpoint slide presentations, iMovie where you can record your lecture from your office or you can use Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) Pro to include your slideshow and video of yourself in the presentation. Contact AI&e (ai_uaa@uaa.alaska.edu) if you are interested in access to the SOM Pro account license at UAA.

The finished captures can be used in traditional courses, online courses and hybrid course environments. At UAA these recordings can be uploaded to your Blackboard course shell for easy student viewing access.

Some typical tools available to create lecture captures are:


Creating Successful Lecture Captures

Recording a lecture capture is very different than giving a lecture in a live classroom. There are many new issues to take into consideration in the planning process.

You will need to begin with a script, plan the length of your recording, consider what images or places you will be showing online, do you own them, do you have copyright license permissions? 

Quick Tips

  • Review available software tutorials
  • Practice recording and playback for quality checks
  • Use a headset with microphone
  • Create script of lecture to follow during recording
  • With video think of your surroundings and clothing choices
  • Chunk material into 30 minutes or less videos
  • Know what type of file output is needed
  • Use pictures and graphics
  • Don't read your slide bullets
  • Post video scripts and lecture notes for your students
  • Make sure posted captures contain closed captioning
  • Be aware of using copyrighted documents or audio within the recording



Need additional training or assistance? 

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