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. 

VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

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

Note: Camtasia is a paid application and is not available on IUware. 


Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna. "Using short video lectures to enhance mathematics learning-experiences on differential and integral calculus course for engineering students." Informatics in Education 14, no. 1 (2015): 67.

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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