Lecture Capture & Screencasting

What's the difference?

Screencasting is a video recording of the actions on a user's computer screen, typically with accompanying audio.  Screencasts provide a simple means to extend course content to anyone who might benefit from the material but cannot attend a presentation. They are a great way to provide quick explanations or tutorials to students in an online format.

Lecture Capture allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally. Lecture capture programs records cursor movement, typing, or other activity on your desktop. Lecture capture should be considered as an alternative when students miss class, an opportunity for content review, or as a way to develop content for online courses.

What do you want to do?

I want to record what is on my desktop

There are a few different options for recording your desktop. If your recording is between 5-15 minutes, you can use Jing or Screencast-o-matic for free.

For longer and more robust recordings Camtasia may be what you are looking for. For interactive virtual conferencing, you can use Blackboard Collaborate.

I want to capture my lecture

Lecture capture allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally on Blackboard. You can use Tegrity to capture your lectures. This is an asychronous tool.

I want to record a PowerPoint

Within PowerPoint you can record audio narrations onto the slides. (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/record-and-add-narration-and-timings-to-a-slide-show-HA010338313.aspx)). This tends to make very large files.

You can use Jing or Screencast-o-matic to record audio over your PowerPoint slides.

I want to caption my presentation

You can create a script and use that to insert captions to your presentation through Camtasia.

You can also upload your video to YouTube and use their captioning software to provide captions for your presentation.

I want to know if I need to caption my presentations

The Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) reflects the California State University's ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities.

"It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability." - Articulated in Executive order 923, the CSU Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations

I want to upload my presentation to Blackboard

Once you have created your presentation, depending on the file type, you may be able to upload straight into Blackboard (ie: .html or .docx file types). Keep in mind that this tends to make your Blackboard class file size very large. Consider linking/embedding them from YouTube. Files with a .mov extension can be uploaded to the Streaming Server where a link is created that can be added to your Blackboard course shell.

I want to know what equipment is available for me to use

TILT has equipment that you are able to check out.

I want to know what tools are free

The following tools are free:

- QuickTime Player (Mac only)
- Jing ( http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html)
- Screencast-o-matic ( http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/)

I want to know where I can get help

If you would like to know more about Lecture Capturing or Screencasting, visit the TILT website (http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/tilt/) or contact one of the Instructional Designers.

Mary Bennett
mbennett@csufresno.edu
559.278.7203

JoLynne Blake
jblake@csufresno.edu
559.278.8788

Sue Yang
suyang@csufresno.edu
559.278.5782