Teaching and Learning Technologies:
Tools and Services at Georgetown

Lecture Capture

  • Capture audio and more

    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.

  • Record before, during, or after class

    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.

  • Publish content

    You can "publish" your recorded captures to your Canvas or Blackboard course site or you can share your captures outside of your course site with your class as well as a wider audience.

  • Ideas for using lecture capture

    In-class recordings

    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.


    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.

    Promote student interaction

    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.

    Getting started

    All faculty who are teaching a course in the current semester should be able to access Echo360 account through their Canvas or Blackboard course site. For assistance (including with using Echo360 outside of a course management system course site), contact the UIS Service Center at 202-687-4949 or help@georgetown.edu to request one.

    Training Options for Echo360 Lecture Capture Software

    Technology Training

    University Information Services (UIS) offers technology training workshops to get started with Echo360 and to learn more about its features. Check out the UIS Technology Training site 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 to enhance teaching and learning, please contact CNDLS at cndls@georgetown.edu.

    GUMC faculty please contact Instructional Technology Design and Development (ITDD) to request a consultation.

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