Classroom Capture

Last Updated: 02/26/2020

Classroom Capture is a richly featured recording service for the modern university course. In contrast to traditional lecture recordings, Classroom Capture packages slides and faculty lecture with rich metadata and transcriptions for accessibility. Students and faculty are no longer limited to play, stop and skip. Search keywords take viewers directly to content playback time in the lecture.

This full featured teaching and learning tool changes what was once a flat, often cumbersome lecture playback into a multi layered, interactive viewing experience, offering students another way to succeed in courses.

Once scheduled, recordings are automatically made available online. Recordings are stored online for the duration of the semester they occur and taken offline at the end of the semester.

Faculty Benefits

  • Free and easy to incorporate into teaching
  • Flexibility to reference previous lecture materials throughout the semester
  • Increase student satisfaction and appeal to multiple learning styles
  • Analytics on student engagement and points of interest in lectures

Student Benefits

  • Stay engaged during class, knowing lecture recordings will be available to review and complete notes later
  • Includes search feature to find specific topics and references
  • Review lecture materials online at any time or any place
  • Use features such as playback speedup, slide search, or video window control
  • Watch missed classes when sick, out of town, or otherwise unable to attend in-person

How to get it

Classroom capture enabled classrooms map
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Classroom Capture is available in the spaces listed in the dropdown below or on the Classroom Capture Locations map.

  1. Reserve a classroom by contacting the Office of the Registrar. For additional details, visit the Office of Registrar's website.
  2. Request Classroom Capture by submitting OIT's Request Classroom Capture form.
  3. An OIT representative will confirm your request.
  4. Online video catalog link will be emailed
  5. Share video catalog with students (Instructions below)

Classroom Capture Enabled Classrooms (click to expand)

How to Use Classroom Capture

Add Classroom Capture to Canvas Course

Link directly to your lecture videos on your Canvas course page in less than a minute!

Visit the Add a Custom Link to Navigation Bar tutorial to learn how, or watch the video at right (click expand to enlarge) for a step-by-step video of the process.

Player Features

The Classroom Capture player features intuitive playback features including slide zoom to focus on the content of a presentation, skip back, playback speed adjustments, search functions, and more!

Classroom capture screenshot highlighting features including slide zoom, skip back, playback speed adjustments, fullscreen and search function

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Classroom Capture User Engagement Project

During the 2018-2019 Academic year, the Academic Technology Design Team worked on a project focused on better understanding how instructors and students use Classroom Capture and how to make more efficient and effective use of the service. Key Findings include:

  • The availability of lecture recordings does not impact student attendance
  • Instructor and student users find Classroom Capture an invaluable technology that positively impacts teaching and student success.
  • Instructors find Classroom Capture easy to incorporate into their teaching.
  • Classroom Capture is highly reliable with very satisfied users.

Learn more about the Classroom Capture User Engagement Project.


Educational Based Events - Free

Classroom Capture is provided as a common good service for academic courses and educational-based events at no cost.

  • Automated, pre-scheduled, self-service lecture capture for educational-based content
  • Includes hosting the content for one semester.

Examples of educational based events include:

  • University course recordings
  • Visiting lectures
  • Exam review sessions

Other Events - $100/hr

Other non-educational based or special events will incur a fee.

  • Automated, pre-scheduled, self-service recordings for Special Events
  • Includes hosting the content for one semester and access to download and export recordings, after which time content will be taken offline.

Examples of special events include:

  • Faculty/staff meetings
  • Administrative events

Additional Coordination - $45/hr

  • Includes event coordination and other unique circumstances
  • Content Export: Exporting of archived content

Request Classroom Capture


Contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from any campus phone) or at

Learning Spaces Technology

OIT’s Learning Spaces Technology (LST) team provides support for technology equipped classrooms, as well as defining, revisiting, and revising technology standards for teaching and learning spaces. LST also supports: