NYU Silver is engaged in a University-wide Lecture Capture pilot for the Academic Year 2013 – 2014. Our school was selected to use Panopto video capture software. Panopto captures video and audio feeds from the classroom lecture as well as image feeds – usually from PowerPoint – from the projectors. Lecture capture is intended to supplement the classroom experience, and is not a class replacement. NYU views it primarily as a study aid.
G13 is outfitted with a camera, two ceiling microphones, and Panopto software installed on the classroom PC. G13 was selected because the drop ceiling allows for the installation of a complex series of cables. After the pilot wraps, and if the school decides to permanently configure a classroom, other spaces will be evaluated.
With lecture capture, instructors can make class material available to students unable to attend in person or provide review material to extend the learning experience beyond the classroom session, and more.
There are three different ways to capture media: (1) the primary source, which is the camera recording of the classroom; (2) material displayed on the computer screen; (3) PowerPoint presentations being played on the computer.
While it is possible to record PowerPoint presentations using the computer screen capture instead of the PowerPoint-specific panel, using this feature to record will let students and other viewers access enhanced functionality.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The availability of Lecture Capture on an ongoing basis is limited at this time, because it is still in the pilot phase.