Recording Lectures & Presentations

  • All College of Engineering instructors have the option to make recordings of lectures or tutorials, allowing students to review and reinforce concepts outside of the classroom.
  • The College 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.

The Lecture Capture Service

CAEN’s Lecture Capture Service is the most automated and easy-to-use option for making recordings in a classroom. All College of 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. The College 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