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Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture (LC) allows faculty to record full or partial lectures by capturing audio, slides, and other course content.  LC can benefit both faculty members and students in a variety of ways.  

Faculty Benefits

  • Present a lecture once and reuse it multiple times
  • Direct students back to the recorded material
  • Create and record mini-lectures for flipped classrooms

Student Benefits

  • Review material at their own pace
  • Pause and rewind to take notes
  • Study for exams
  • Catch up on material from a missed class period

There is no one-size fits all approach to LC; however, there are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when determining whether or not to record lectures. First, if a live class is to be recorded, be sure that students are made aware. This can be accomplished in a number of ways to include a statement in the syllabus*, an announcement made to the class at the beginning of a semester, verbally announcing that the recording is about to begin, and or including an introductory slide in a presentation. 

Second, if students appear in any part of a recording, written permission from students must be obtained first**. If students do not wish to grant permission, they must be allowed the opportunity to opt out of consent. Students who opt out of any recordings must be provided the same experience as students willing to be recorded so alternate seating arrangements are not appropriate. In this instance, ensure that no students are captured during the recording. Recordings can be paused at any time; however, should a student inadvertently walk across the field of view, it may be possible to trim a portion of the recording. If assistance is required to trim a recording, contact Jim Tuttle in ETT. 

Finally, consider whether or not LC is right for each specific class in question. A “lecture-based” class has different pedagogical implications than a “discussion-based class."  Classes that are predominantly lecture-based may have better results when recorded than do classes that are predominantly discussion-based.  Students may be less likely to participate openly and honestly when they know they are being recorded.  If your class includes both lecture-based content and class discussions, consider using LC only during the lecture components of a class period. 

Best practice suggestions: if recorded lectures are assigned as homework, consider including a set of questions or guided learning activities with the recording. Use the next class period for hands-on activities that guide students through the application of the recorded content. If a live lecture is recorded for future use, make it available to students as soon as possible. Consider adding annotations to recorded material for emphasis and to highlight areas for students to focus on when reviewing the recording as study material for exams. 

KPC lecture capture tools: 

  • Extron is the primary supported lecture capture tool used at KPC face-to-face classroom, with the video hosted on KPC’s Mediaspace (Kaltura).
  • Manual Recording with a video camera is done for some face-to-face courses.
  • CaptureSpace, Screencast-o-matic, and PowerPoint Mix are desktop screencasting tools sometimes referred to as “Personal Lecture Capture” recording tools. The videos are then hosted on KPC's Mediaspace.
  • Blackboard Collaborate is a web meeting tool that may be used to facilitated online course meetings, in which the faculty may choose to record.
  • Video Conferencing courses in the classroom are sometimes recorded and posted on KPC's Mediaspace.

KPC is excited to offer LC in the following rooms: 

  • KRC: CTEC 106, 205, 206, Ward 109 and Goodrich 144
  • KBC: PIO 212 and BAY 104

If you are scheduled in any of these rooms, please complete the KPC Lecture Capture Classroom Response Form.

*Sample Syllabus Statement

"Lectures during this semester may be recorded and made available to current and future students registered for this class using KPC’s Lecture Capture system. These recordings are not meant to replace the classroom experience and may not be duplicated or redistributed without appropriate consent. If KPC plans to utilize recorded lectures for educational purposes beyond this class you will be notified of the nature of intended use and your consent will be requested."

**Consent Forms

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