Classroom Capture (Scheduled)

What is Classroom Capture?

Classroom Capture is a scheduled recording service that captures the presenter through classroom cameras and microphones along with content displayed from a computer or other device. The completed recording is made available to your students through a Panopto folder in Canvas automatically.


Request Classroom Capture



Key Features

  • Captures are scheduled to automatically record during the class block time (with an added five minute buffer at the beginning and end)
  • Two sources can be captured simultaneously (i.e. Presenter/Board and Powerpoint)
  • An AV control panel in the classroom provides presets and adjustment controls for the camera and content sources to be recorded. Watch the brief control overview video.
  • Recordings are uploaded automatically to the Panopto Folder in your Canvas course (If you have more questions about Panopto or the settings, please review the Panopto getting started resources)
  • Recordings are typically available within 3-4 hours after the end of class, but may take up to 24 hours depending on the network and Panopto's server load.

Available in the following locations:

  • Fairchild Hall 101
  • Life Science Center 100 (Oopik Auditorium), 105, 200, 201 and 205
  • Moore Hall B03, B13 (Filene Auditorium)
  • Steele Hall 006, 007
  • Wilder 104, 111
  • For recording options in other spaces, please visit for instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Classroom Capture?
The main benefit of lecture recording or screen capture is vastly improved content access for students. Students can review lecture content whenever they choose: they can correct their notes, skip over familiar content, and review confusing sections multiple times. Knowing that a lecture recording will be made available has been shown to greatly reduce student anxiety during class, especially in content-heavy courses.

The students don't need the full recording, can you adjust the length?
There is not a quick way to adjust the recording schedule once created, but you can edit the recordings in Panopto to remove sections or trim the beginnings or end of the session.

Is the recording an instructional substitute for students that miss class?
It depends on your content, material, and class structure. Capturing the content of a presentation through recording is beneficial for students that miss class, but may be ill suited as a replacement without accompanying lesson content and materials.

Relying solely on Classroom Capture to create asynchronous material is not recommended. Please visit DCAL and Learning Design & Innovation's article on Resilient Course Design for best practices.

When should I make the request?
As soon as you know your room assignment, please submit a request so we can get it scheduled before the start of term. IF you are moved to a different room, please let us know as soon as possible so we can update the schedule for the new space (this does not happen without our intervention).

How soon after the request will the recordings be scheduled?
Any new requests are scheduled during a bulk upload every Friday at 3:00pm to be ready for the following week.


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