Course Capture Enhances Security with CalNet

August 3, 2016

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, courses utilizing ETS’s Course Capture service to record and publish their classes  will benefit from an enhanced security feature which will limit content access to users with a CalNet identity. Thanks to the extension of our Berkeley domain identities (CalNet login) to the YouTube interface, we can now limit access to course videos to those users logged in with their Berkeley ID. These security enhancements are being added to help address privacy and security requests across the campus community.


Links to course content will continue to be available via CalCentral and/or bCourses. In both systems, users will see a list of available videos by course. These links will take the user directly to YouTube. Only users logged in with their active Berkeley CalNet/bConnected identity will be able to access the content. Users who see a “private” notice from YouTube when following the link, should check to make sure the are logged into the site with their Berkeley identity (and not a personal gmail or other outside account).

Screen Catpture of Private video in YouTube

Users may see a screen like the one above if they are logged into their personal/non-Berkeley accounts in YouTube. Users should use the "sign in"/account icon in the upper right corner to sign in or switch to their CalNet/bConnected identity.