Online Course Access

Access to the recorded course lecture is through Desire2Learn (D2L) and is available the first day of classes until the last day of final exams for the semester. Main campus lectures are recorded live and made available to students to view through streaming within four hours after recording (with the exception of a few courses).

If you would like to keep the recorded course lectures, be sure to download the video recordings to your computer by the last day of final exams for the semester. A fee will be charged for access to the recorded lectures after the semester ends. Please refer to the following rate information page.

Preparing Your Computer for Online Lecture Viewing

Review an introductory guide to Mediasite, our lecture capture tool, by clicking here.

Check out the technical requirements below, the Lecture Access FAQs or the troubleshooting guide.

For technical assistance, please email help@colorado.edu or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP)

Access Instructions

View the instructional doc for detailed information about how to access the online course lectures. A different set of instructions will be emailed to students who are enrolled in library courses.

Minimum Technical Requirements to Stream or Download Lectures

For quality viewing experiences it is suggested to use a broadband internet connection. The quality of your experience will depend on available internet bandwidth and hardware you’re using to download or stream videos. Outgoing TCP Ports 80 and 443 to cu-classcapture.colorado.edu & beboulderanywhere.colorado.edu

There are many factors that influence your video streaming quality, including your choice of Internet Service Provider (ISP). Using a speedtest, you can test your internet connection bandwidth. For quality experiences with streaming it is suggested that you have at least a 1000 kbps (1 Mbps) broadband internet connection download speed or above.

Speed Test

Additionally, as a preview of your viewing experience please play the following demonstrational recording.

Example Class

The vendor provides an in-browser check which can provide helpful information in regards to the technical requirements outlined below.

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

  • Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later (IE8 or later required if using the Mediasite 7 multiview player), Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome

  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later (IE only)

  • Adobe Flash for Smooth Streaming playback in Chrome (Mediasite 7.0.23 and later); Microsoft Silverlight 5 for Smooth Streaming playback in all other browsers

  • Broadband Internet connection

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later

  • Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Silverlight 5.0 or later (viewers are prompted to install this when attempting to view a presentation)

  • Broadband Internet connection

Mobile Platforms

For Mobile platforms please consult with the following official Mobile documentation for more information. For a quality viewing experience OIT recommends that you view streaming or exported content on a desktop or laptop computer with a wired internet connection. Based on the limitations of mobile technology, we will provide mobile technical support on a case-by-case basis.

Linux

Linux platforms are supported in a limited capacity. Currently only on-demand playback is supported, and installation of additional software or codecs may be necessary. Please consult with official Linux documentation for more details. We will provide Linux technical support on a case-by-case basis.