- Provides automated recording of classroom lectures and events, and publishing to the web or as podcast downloads.
- Recordings contain video, audio, and projected content (such as slides).
- College of Engineering faculty and staff may request to use the service in any equipped classroom at no direct cost.
The Lecture Capture Service is an automated, easy-to-use option for recording lectures and other events held in College of Engineering classrooms. Video and audio of the instructor is recorded, along with any slides or other content being projected. It is a good solution for recording presentations as they are given to groups and for lectures where the content shown on the projector is the most important visual element of the presentation.
Recordings can be scheduled ahead of time, or made on an impromptu basis. Recordings made with this service can be viewed on the web or as podcast downloads. Most of the process is fully-automated, and a web-based interface is provided to the instructor for management of the recordings.
The Lecture Capture Service is built into most of the College of Engineering centrally-scheduled classrooms, and is also available in several other shared facilities and recording studios. A list of rooms with recording capability can be found on our Availability page.
Note that the service is most often used for recording supplemental resource for on-campus students. If you are producing recordings that are intended for promotional, distance learning, or other outward-facing uses, you may want to work with a production group such as Nexus (NexusDesign@umich.edu) for a higher level of production support.
Requesting a Recording Site
All recordings made on the Lecture Recording Service are stored in collections called “Sites”. A site usually contains lectures related to each other, such as all sessions of a particular class or each guest lecture in a lecture series. Each site has a unique URL that can be distributed to viewers using Canvas, e-mail, or other means.
To request the creation of a new lecture recording site, fill out the Site Request form.
For more information on using the Lecture Capture Service, refer to our Getting Started page.