At Georgetown, we are using lecture capture software, which allows you to record your voice along with what is being displayed on your computer screen, including presentation slides, websites, and other media.
In addition to using lecture capture for in-class recordings, you can also use it to record content before class to prepare students for a discussion topic and after class to explain assignments.
You can "publish" your recorded captures to your Blackboard course site or you can share your captures outside of Blackboard with your class as well as a wider audience.
Faculty can record their course lectures and presentations using Echo360 software, which is installed on all classroom computers on the Main Campus and the Medical Center. Echo360 will record your voice and whatever you display on the computer screen, including slides, websites, and other media. Wireless microphones are available for faculty to use in many classrooms. Faculty can initiate and stop the recording process for each class or request that all classes be automatically captured.
In-class captures can allow students to focus more on the classroom interchange, provide absent students access to course content, and help students in reviewing materials. Learn how Prof. Ambrosio used lecture capture for his philosophy course on Dante.
Faculty at Georgetown also use lecture capture to prepare material for students in advance of a lecture. Examples of "precasting" include recording a lecture on a historical figure, 3-minute clips on mini-topics such as language vocabulary pronunciation and usage, or a lesson on creating bibliography entries.
You can capture content at home, in your office, or on the road with the Echo360 Personal Capture client. The Personal Capture interface is easy to navigate and allow faculty to record audio, screen, and video at the push of a button.
Echo360 provides ways to make lecture capture interactive for students and faculty. For example, when watching captures, students can bookmark specific spots in captures and create notes about them. Students can also create discussions at any time point in a recorded capture, entering comments the instructor and other students can see and to which they can respond. Echo360 also includes a search feature to allow students to locate points in the lecture where important terms appear on the screen. Faculty can see a "heatmap" timeline for each lecture, representing the level of student activity (discussions and bookmarks) for each capture.
All faculty who are teaching a course in the current semester will be given an Echo360 account automatically. If you don't have one, you can contact the UIS Service Center at 202-687-4949 or email@example.com to request one.
University Information Services (UIS) offers technology training workshops to get started with Echo360 and to learn more about its features. Check out the UIS Lecture Capture Training page to sign up.
Advanced Editing of Captures
The Echo 360 software allows you to make easy edits such as snipping off ends or even snipping out middle portions. For more advanced editing the experts at Gelardin New Media center will provide training and consultation. Please schedule a consultation with a Gelardin New Media Center Multimedia Specialist.
One-on-One or Small Group Consultation
For those of you who want to know more about using lecture capture, or simply have questions about using the software, please contact CNDLS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUMC faculty please contact Instructional Technology Design and Development (ITDD) to request a consultation.