Recording Lectures & Presentations

  • All Michigan Engineering instructors have the option to make recordings of lectures or tutorials, allowing students to review and reinforce concepts outside of the classroom.
  • CAEN supports several methods for recording lectures and presentations, both inside the classroom and remotely.
  • The method used could depend on the type of recording, what is being recorded, where it is being made, and the intended audience.

For Fall 2022 Lecture Sections

Note: Michigan Engineering is automatically recording all LEC sections for CoE courses in Fall 2022. This means instructors can choose to deliver their lecture in the normal location and time, and they will have the option of sharing the recordings with students for on-demand viewing. If an instructor is teaching in the fall, and would like to have their LEC class excluded from the in-classroom lecture recording system or enable auto publishing, please fill out this form by noon Friday, August 26, 2022 to ensure that no classes get recorded. Instructors can disable or enable recordings at any time by following this help article. Faculty who had not already set up their recordings were contacted by email if they were impacted. See our news article for more information. 

The Lecture Recording Service

CAEN’s Lecture Recording Service is the most automated and easy-to-use option for making recordings in a classroom. All Michigan Engineering centrally-scheduled classrooms have built-in cameras and microphones for recording the audio/video of the instructor, as well as systems to capture the image being shown on the projector. Once a recording is complete, students can view them using a web browser or as podcast downloads. Instructors can also easily manage their recordings in real-time via a web browser, or using the M-Cam Mobile App.

To request a lecture recording site, course instructors can submit our request form.

Screen Recording Software

Screen recording can be used to create a video of anything shown on your computer screen, along with audio narration. One could record full lectures, but it is more commonly used for shorter recordings such as providing homework solutions or software tutorials. For example, the University offers access to Kaltura Capture, which is a software application providing webcam and/or screen recording capability for making instructional videos, which can then be published in U-M Canvas. Michigan Engineering also provides educational licenses for faculty to use Camtasia, a popular screen recording application that offers the ability to perform extensive editing and post-processing of recordings.

Producer-assisted Recording

For a more managed video, or in cases where a full-service recording service is required, instructors may choose to work with a producer, for example:

  • Arrange training for a GSI or teaching assistant to use the manual controls provided in the classroom’s lecture capture service
  • Hire an on-campus service such as Nexus or Michigan Media, with expertise for creating professionally produced videos