Course Capture

About Course Capture

Berkeley's Course Capture (webcast) service offers instructors audio and/or  video recording services for their courses. Integrated with bCourses, recorded courses are intended to enhance the learning experience by providing a review tool for students.

Instructors have the ability to change the way students engage with their classes by allowing for their lectures to be published online for access outside of the classroom. The Course Capture service takes care of recording daily lectures so that all instructors have to do is walk in, turn on their mic and connect their laptop to the projector, and teach the class.

A catalog of recordings from the previous completed semester and earlier can be found coursecapture.berkeley.edu (CAS/CalNet Authentication Required)

There are 3 different ways that instructors can use Course Capture:

Audio-only Recording

Cost: Free

You: Show up to your lecture and turn on the microphone (you may need to change the batteries in the microphone).

ETS: Records your voice through the installed equipment in the room and posts it online for your students. Provides a classroom orientation and urgent, just in time support for unforeseen problems.

Screen with Audio Recording

Cost: Free

You: Show up to your lecture, turn on the microphone, and connect your computer to the projector (again, you may need to change the batteries and there are specific resolutions that work best, but we'll provide you with all the info you need to do that on your own).

ETS: Records your voice and your computer display (or document camera, or other high-resolution [VGA] source) through the installed equipment in the room and posts it online for your students and life-long learners. Provides a classroom orientation and urgent, just in time support for unforeseen problems.

Video (or Video&Screen) Recording

Cost: $2,000/semester

You: Show up and teach.

ETS: Provides an operator for your class to assist with mic, computer and equipment set up, audio, video and data capture, lighting changes and overall classroom operations.

This service is only available in select classrooms that have installed cameras (i.e. Pimentel Hall, VLSB 2050, Li Ka Shing 245, and Wheeler Auditorium).

Publishing Delay Options

During signup, instructors also have the option to select a publishing delay of up to 10 days. In such cases, recordings will not be posted on bCourses until the chosen number of days has passed. If certain lectures need a different delay time, instructors can submit a ticket by emailing coursecapture@berkeley.edu.