Classroom Capture - FAQ | Office of Information Technology

Classroom Capture - FAQ

Last Updated: 07/13/2015

Faculty Related Questions

Why should I use Classroom Capture?

This service provides students with an additional resource to enhance their learning and retention of material. The service is popular with students, especially in preparing for exams.

When will I be contacted by the Distance Learning Services team?

The Distance Learning Services team will typically contact you within 1 business day of submitting your request. In some cases, especially depending on demand, request fulfillment may take longer.

When will recordings be available for streaming?

Your recordings typically appear online within an hour of the class ending. Please contact us if they are not online after one day.

How long does it take for a recording to be made available?

Lecture and special event recordings will remain online through the semester, and students and faculty can access them through the end of finals. Upon completion of finals, requests to retain the recorded content for a longer period of time will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or email help@colorado.edu to submit a request.

What if I use a chalkboard or laptop for a visual presentation?

The lecture capture setup is not meant for recording chalkboard content. For laptops, the recorder will capture anything on your computer screen. If you are using a tablet computer, the recorder will capture your annotations.

Please note the frame rate on the recordings is two frames per second, so students will not see the computer image on the recording the same way they do in class. Videos will appear choppy. When possible, consider sharing links to online videos for your students to review later.

What happens to recordings after the semester is over?

At the end of the semester, recordings are taken offline and moved to archival storage. If you need to access the recordings after the semester is over, please call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or email help@colorado.edu to submit a request. These requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Where can I get more information?

Contact the IT Service Center with additional questions. A member of the Distance Learning Services team will contact you to provide more information to help you decide if the service will meet your needs.

General FAQ

What classrooms are set up for this?

The following classrooms are equipped for classroom capture:

  • Atlas 100
  • Benson 180
  • Biotech A104
  • Biotech A108
  • Biotech A115
  • Chemistry 140
  • Chemistry 142
  • CU South 204
  • Duane G1B20
  • Duane G1B30
  • Duane G130
  • Fleming 155
  • Gold Biosciences A2B70
  • Humanities 1B50
  • Humanities 150
  • JILA Auditorium B111
  • Math 100
  • Muenzinger E050
  • Museum Collections W100
  • Ramaley C250
  • Visual Arts Complex 1B20
  • Department Room
    • If your department has their own equipment to record classroom lectures, OIT can assist in providing a repository for captured recordings.
How does it work?

Recorders in the supported lecture halls can be scheduled to automatically record lectures and presentations. The system will automatically start and stop recordings, with the option for the presenters to pause their own recordings using the room’s touch panel controller. After the lecture has uploaded, students can view recordings online using computers and some mobile devices. Students can control playback and navigate to the content most important to them.

What software and hardware is used or needed?

Viewers will need to install and enable the latest version of Microsoft's Silverlight Player in order to view recordings.

OIT uses Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite products and services to enable Classroom Capture. Mediasite recorders capture, encode and synchronize content from a presenter’s computer.

Who can use this service?

Any faculty member can (and is encouraged to) request this service in supported spaces to complement the in-class lecture experience for students. Students may not request class recordings.