Classroom Capture - FAQ

Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Faculty Related Questions

Why should I use Classroom Capture?

This service provides students with an additional resource to enhance their learning and retention of material. The service is popular with students, especially in preparing for exams. It is a common good  for academic courses and educational-based events at no cost.

How is my course recorded?

Once and instructor requests Classroom Capture for their course, the recordings will be scheduled to start and stop automatically. The video camera in the room will capture a video frame. Content (PowerPoint, Document Camera, etc…) being displayed on the projectors/monitors will also be recorded.

When will I be contacted by the Learning Spaces Technology team?

The Learning Spaces Technology team will typically contact you within 1 business day of submitting your request. In some cases, especially depending on demand, request fulfillment may take longer.

When will recordings be available for streaming?

Your recordings typically appear online within an hour of the class ending. Please contact us if they are not online after one day.

How long does recorded content remain online?

Lecture and special event recordings will remain online through the semester, and students and faculty can access them through the end of finals. Upon completion of finals, requests to retain the recorded content for a longer period of time will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or email help@colorado.edu to submit a request.

What if I use a chalkboard?

To record the chalkboard, use the camera controls on the touch panel to aim the camera.  Due to resolution restrictions from the video camera, we recommend using the document camera to display written content.

What if I use a computer or document camera?

Content being displayed on the projectors/monitors will be captured as a separate source in the presentation. Viewers will be able to swap PIP to focus on either video camera or the computer input.

*Please note: Computer input records at lower frames per second. Videos played on laptops will appear choppy during playback. When possible, consider sharing links to online videos for your students to review later.

What happens to recordings after the semester is over?

At the end of the semester, recordings are taken offline and moved to archival storage. If you need to access the recordings after the semester is over, please call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or email help@colorado.edu to submit a request. These requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Where can I get more information?

Contact the IT Service Center with additional questions. A member of the Learning Spaces Technology team will contact you to provide more information to help you decide if the service will meet your needs.

Is my course being recorded?

Faculty members must request a course to be recorded. Classroom Capture is not setup by default, it must be requested.

*Please Note: Students cannot request Classroom Capture.

Can I pause my scheduled recording?

Yes, from the touch panel you can pause and resume a recording. The touch panel controller will display the recording status:

New Touch Panels

Old Touch Panels

How do students access the recordings?

After requesting Classroom Capture, instructors are given a link to their online course catalog for the recorded content. It is the responsibility of the instructor to distribute the course catalog link.

How can I preview what the camera is recording?

The touch panel at the front of the room has a video preview window of what the camera has in focus. Camera presets allow users to quickly adjust the camera. Manual camera controls also allow for pan, tilt, and zoom.   

General FAQ

What classrooms are set up for this?

Centrally Scheduled Classrooms:

  • Atlas 100
  • Benson 180
  • Chemistry 140
  • Chemistry 142
  • Duane G1B20
  • Duane G1B30
  • Duane G130
  • Engineering Center - ECCR 105
  • Engineering Center - ECCR 150
  • Engineering Center - ECCR 1B51
  • Engineering Center - ECCR 1B55
  • Engineering Center - ECCS 1B12
  • Engineering Center - ECCS 1B14
  • Engineering Center - ECCS 1B28
  • Fleming 155
  • Gold Biosciences A2B70
  • Hale 270
  • Humanities 1B50
  • Humanities 1B80
  • Humanities 1B90
  • Humanities 150
  • Math 100
  • Muenzinger E050
  • Museum Collections W100
  • Ramaley C250
  • Visual Arts Complex 1B20

Departmentally Scheduled Classrooms:

  • Biotech A104
  • Biotech A108
  • Biotech A115
  • CU South 203
  • CU South 204
  • Education 346
  • Engineering Center - ECCE 1B41
  • Engineering Center - ECEE 283
  • JILA Auditorium B111
  • SEEC N125

*Note: Classroom scheduling is done far in advance and is managed by the Office of the Registrar. For additional details, visit the Office of Registrar's website.

How does it work?

Recorders in the supported lecture halls can be scheduled to automatically record lectures and presentations. The system will automatically start and stop recordings, with the option for the presenters to pause their own recordings using the room’s touch panel controller. After the lecture has uploaded, students can view recordings online using computers and some mobile devices. Students can control playback and navigate to the content most important to them.

What are the viewing requirements for recorded content?

See Mediasite's guidelines for viewing and system requirements: 

Who can use this service?

Any faculty member can (and is encouraged to) request this service in supported spaces to complement the in-class lecture experience for students. Students may not request class recordings.

Classroom Capture can be used for other non-educational based or special events for a fee. Learn more about types of events and cost on the main Classroom Capture page