Instructors Getting Started

Before Signing Up

In order to use the course capture service, your class must be in a room that is Course Capture capable. Please filter for Feature: Course Capture Capable. 

Signing up for Course Capture

Instructors who have a primary or secondary section scheduled in a course capture capable room will receive an email from coursecapture@berkeley.edu inviting them to sign up for course capture service. This email is sent roughly two weeks before the first day of instruction. Instructors will be asked to read and agree to the Course Capture policies. It is important to note that if a GSI is leading a section and will be recorded, they are treated as guest speakers. The same applies to student speakers. It is the instructor's responsibility to request a media release form from the GSI. Instructors will receive a confirmation email after recordings have been scheduled.

Recording Options

Recording option(s) will differ depending on the classroom. 

Presentation Recording

Cost: Free

Schedulers: Search for 06: AV-Course Capture

Instructors: 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 HDMI/VGA source) through the installed equipment in the room and posts it to your Kaltura account where you can then share it with your students. See below for publishing options. 

This service is only available in selected rooms. 

Presenter/Camera +Presentation Recording (no operator)

Cost: Free

Schedulers: Search for 06: AV-Course Capture and 14: AV-Camera without Operator

Instructors: 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). The camera is controllable at the touch panel and has presets that point to the blackboards and to the lectern. 

ETS: Records your voice, your computer display (or document camera, or other HDMI/VGA source), and the camera feed through the installed equipment in the room and posts it to your Kaltura account where you can then share it with your students. See below for publishing options. 

This service is only available in selected rooms and is NOT available in certain auditoriums (Pimentel Hall, Wheeler Auditorium)

Presenter/Camera +Presentation (or Presenter/Camera only) Recording (with camera operator)

Cost: $2,000/semester (Reduced to $1000 for Fall 2021)

Schedulers: Search for 06: AV-Course Capture and 07: AV-Camera with Operator

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 auditoriums (Pimentel Hall, VLSB 2050, Li Ka Shing 245, and Wheeler Auditorium). 

Publishing Options

During signups, instructors have the option to choose who can release recordings to students. 

GSI/TA Moderation

This feature requires your Media Gallery moderation settings to be ON. If the moderation setting is set to OFF, then recordings will publish without any intervention. If the GSI/TA Moderation is selected, Course Capture recordings will be uploaded to Kaltura and place under moderation in the course's Media Gallery. Users with roles in the bCourses site of Teacher, Lead TA, TA, or Designer will be able to approve and release the recording. Once released, the recording will appear in the course's Media Gallery, where students will be able to view it. Instructor(s) of Record may choose to trim or review the recordings before approval but TAs will not be able to do so. 

Instructor Moderation

If the Instructor Moderation option is selected, Course Capture recordings will be uploaded to Kaltura and only be shared with the instructor(s) of Record for the course. Instructors can find this recording in the My Media tab of their bCourses site. Instructors may choose to trim or review the recordings before manually publishing it to the Media Gallery. Once a recording has been published to the Media Gallery, then students will be able to access the recordings. 

Recording Best Practices

Please review these articles to help achieve a quality recording:

How to wear a lapel microphone

Tips and tricks for Course Capture recording