Lecture capture is a hybrid hardware and software solution that allows instructors to digitally record their class sessions and share the recordings with students via the Learning Management System (LMS, currently Canvas). Recordings can include audio of the instructor, video of the classroom and a capture of the computer desktop that can show PowerPoint, a software demo, document camera image or any other computer-based activity.
The University of Missouri campus has integrated the Tegrity lecture capture tool with our Canvas LMS. This allows instructors to record their class sessions and automatically upload the recordings to the virtual classroom for later viewing by students.
The Cornell classrooms are configured for lecture capture using the infrastructure desktop computer, pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera, and choir microphones.
While attendance of live class sessions is still largely a requirement, recordings of class time remain an excellent resource when students are sick or otherwise unable to attend class, for exam preparation or for material review.