Recording Lectures and Presentations
- Instructors may choose to make recordings of lectures or tutorials to allow students to review and reinforce concepts without requiring additional class or office hour time.
- The College supports several methods for recording lectures and presentations.
- Which method to use will depend on the type of recording, where it is made, and the intended audience.
The Lecture Capture System
The College of Engineering Lecture Capture System is the most automated and easy to use option, and is a good fit for most recordings that take place in a classroom. Nearly half of College of Engineering centrally-scheduled classrooms have built-in recorders, and more systems are being installed. The system records video and audio of the instructor, as well as the image being shown on the projector. Students view the recordings using a web browser or as podcast downloads.
Screen Recording Software
Screen recording software can be used to create a movie of anything shown on your computer screen along with your audio narration. It can be used to record full lectures, but is more commonly used for shorter recordings such as homework solutions, office hour sessions, or software tutorials. The College provides a cost-sharing program for purchasing Camtasia, a popular screen recording package.
For a more polished final product, or in cases where a full-service recording process is required, instructors may choose to work with a producer. There are two common ways this is done: arranging training for your GSI or other assistant on using manual recording controls provided in the classrooms, or hiring an on-campus producer such as InterPro, CARMA, or Michigan Productions.