This article offers ways for faculty to record their lectures live in class or offline on their own time. As we begin teaching in-person for the first time during COVID, the likelihood of students not being able to attend class due to sickness (COVID/influenza/etc) is going to increase. This is great way to accommodate students, so they do not come to class while sick. This will also help you record your lecture from home in case you are sick.
There are two recommended ways for professors to record their lectures:
GauchoCast (via Panopto Recorder)
- Pros: GauchoSpace integration, video analytics, video editor, automatic closed captioning, has up to 3 feeds so you can have a video of you, your slides, and a whiteboard (we have a loaner camera set up that you can use)
- Cons: new software to learn
- Pros: Familiarity due to remote instruction, live stream to remote audience, good at removing background noise
- Cons: manually upload recordings, no video editor, need to request closed captioning from Disabled Students Program
Every Bren classroom podium will have Panopto and Zoom aready downloaded and installed. In addition, there will be a webcam with a built-in microphone at the podium of each classroom. Below are instructions and resources on how to get started with recording via GauchoCast or Zoom.
If you are presenting from a laptop, please refer to this video from campus on how to download Panopto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogkrfttLRnQ
To begin, you will need to connect Panopto to your GauchoSpace page. You will only have to do this once for each class. Please watch this 1-minute video from Instructional Development on how to do it:
Once it’s connected, the following video will show you how to record your lecture via Panopto/GauchoCast:
Instructional Development has also posted many resources about GauchoCast and Panopto, including a self-guided video training. It can be found via this link:
Zoom is another way that you can use to record your lecture. Many of us have been using Zoom during the pandemic so it may be more familiar to you. However, if you need a refresher on Zoom for instruction, Instructional Development has created many resources for you, which you can find by following this link:
This video will show you how to record your lecture via Zoom:
If you need any help or have any questions, please contact email@example.com. We can arrange a one-on-one training session with you to help you get set up.