Set your microphone, start the recording, then at the end of class, simply stop and submit with a click. In less than 24 hours, a movie with your narration, slides, and visuals is ready to post to Blackboard for your students to review.
ITS offers Capture tools in both lecture halls and instructor devices. Additionally, Mediasite automated capture is available in select large lecture halls (see list below). Contact us at through our online support form to get started.
TechSmith Camtasia Video Editor
TechSmith Camtasia is available to all SDSU faculty and staff. To obtain a license, please complete the ETS Software Request Form.
Mediasite Automated Capture
Mediasite Automated Capture is available in the following rooms:
- AH 2108
- AL 201
- COM 207
- ENS 280
- GMCS 301
- GMCS 333
- HH 130
- HH 221
- HT 140
- HT 183
- LT 161
- NE 60
- PS 130
- SHW 011
- SHW 012
- SSW 2667
- WC 220
How it works:
- Complete our brief Mediasite request form
- We will schedule your recordings
- Your recorded lectures will automatically appear in your Blackboard course
For more information on how the Mediasite system captures your course session and delivers the recording to your students, please watch our Mediasite Welcome Video. Please read this shared Google Doc for our recommended Mediasite syllabus language.
Features and Benefits
- Everything you say and show in class is captured and posted to Blackboard for students to review at their own pace.
- You teach your class as always, the captures and produces the finished video for you.
- Record content for students to listen outside of class, and free up classroom time for discussion.
Getting Started Questions
If I provide Capture recordings, will my students still come to class? – The authors of an article published in the Australian Journal of Educational Technology investigating the impact of recorded lectures on student experience and attendance determined “this study does not support anecdotal concerns that Generation Y students will not attend lectures if they are provided online.”
How can I incentivize students to attend and participate in face-to-face class meetings? – The use of the iClicker Student Response System increases active learning and provides a way to incentivize student participation via low-stakes, in-class questions and activities.
Do I need any equipment? – You can use TechSmith Relay on any classroom podium computer, or install it on your laptop or desktop computer.
Where can I get training? – Please contact us through our online support form to request training with TechSmith Relay, Camtasia, or Mediasite.
What do students say about Capture? – Hear from a third-year SDSU student in the following video: