Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Lecture Capture Tutorial

Recorded lectures are a valuable resource for students, allowing them to review course lectures online at any time. ITS and the Centre for Teaching and Learning have piloted a few lecture capture systems and have settled on a standalone lecture capture solution from Extron. The systems are installed in Bio1101, Chernoff Auditorium, Ellis Auditorium and MacArthur Auditorium. We will be adding lecture capture systems to all large lecture halls as we complete our digital upgrades to the centrally booked rooms on campus.

Features include:

  • Audio captured via the classroom microphone
  • Records visual activity on the presentation screen, either from a laptop or podium PC, a document camera. Some DVD/Blu Ray playback might not record if the content is protected. 
  • Instructors have the flexibility to select which lectures to make available, and can publish them in a variety of file formats or locations. It is easy to add a video to onQ.
  • Instructors can choose to restrict access to class members via onQ or allow general access to recordings via a publicly accessible URL

How do I record my Lecture:

  • Bring a Fat32 formatted USB stick or USB hard drive (Instructions on how to format to Fat32 in either Windows or Mac)
  • Insert USB stick or hard drive into USB Storage port that has the lecture capture controls above it on the podium  
  • When you are ready to start your lecture press the record button. 
  • When lecture is over press the square stop button. 
  • If you want to highlight a spot in your lecture or you change topics you can press the mark button to add a 'chapter' to your lecture.

Who do I call if I have issues?:

  • The IT Support Centre can walk you through how to format a drive to Fat32 (613-533-6666 or link at bottom of page).
  • They can also connect you with the classroom support team to have a consultation setup for usage of the systems in the room.
  • Contact the IT Support Centre by calling 613-533-6666 during regular business hours, or by filling out the Online Help Form.

Last Updated: July 13, 2017