Multimedia & Recording Lectures

Whether it's for an online course, a particularly difficult subject, or a missed class, recording your lecture is a great option for delivering your content. There are a number of options for recording your lecture, both freely available and at a cost. Below is a brief overview of some of the options, however, we encourage any interested faculty to visit the CTL. You can meet with a consultant while learning the ins-and-outs of recording in one of our Media Production Spaces

Recording your lecture has been found to have only a weak correlation to lower attendance. This is especially true when the recording are short (~5 minutes) andused as supplemental material rather than recording the entire lecture. 

A few options for recording audio and/or video for your lectures include:

Kaltura CaptureSpace is an easy-to-use program for recording your lecture. It will record your entire screen with audio and/or your webcam, allowing you to present on a variety of topics. It is also integrates with Canvas, making uploading and sharing your lectures easy. Kaltura can also be used to store your own videos much like a personal YouTube channel for your course.

Office Mix is a free product created by Microsoft which also integrates into PowerPoint. It's very easy to use and it's primary advantage over Adobe Presenter is the ability to publish directly as a video (MP4). The video can then be uploaded to Kaltura for easy sharing with students. 

Adobe Presenter integrates with PowerPoint to create recordings of your lecture. It offers an table of contents for students to pick a particular slide to view and allows for changing slides and audio at a later date if needed. Recordings need to be published to the IU Connect server

Camtasia is a paid application that records your entire screen and allows many advanced options including lesson building, interactive modules, advanced editing ability and many other features.


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Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna, and Aki Korpela. "Enhancing learning in engineering studies: experiences on short video lecturing." In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, pp. 2131-2140. 2014.

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