COVID-19 impacts on Course Capture
We have suspended our course capture service. As you make the change to fully-remote instruction, we are encouraging you to take advantage of the virtual consultation services offered by Research Teaching and Learning (RTL). The team is there to support you as best as possible as you transition in a virtual environment. We offer individual virtual consultations with staff who can help guide you on best practices and technical tools. Read more about remote instruction and best practices.
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:
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
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 (Due to the COVID-19, we are suspending our usual $2,000 per class fee for Course Capture video recording for the Spring 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.