Lecture Capture Service (formerly Webcast)

Enhancements coming in the fall 2021

The campus is improving the lecture capture service (formerly webcast) in general assignment in-person classrooms in time for the start of fall quarter 2021.

New features include the ability to:

  • Record any course or event in a general assignment classroom.
  • Capture the projector and audio feed, with the option to request a camera feed of the whiteboard and instructor. Note: The cameras will be positioned to record only the instructor and whiteboard area in the front of the room, though incidental recording of other people is possible if they move into or through that area.
  • Access the recordings through YuJa and Canvas.

List of Current Quarter Lecture Capture Courses

What the Lecture Capture service DOES record:

  • Any source that passes through the installed and powered-on Media System in any "webcast-equipped" general assignment classroom on the UCSC campus, including installed computers, laptop computers connected to the system, document camera, video sources (DVD), wired microphone.

What the Lecture Capture service DOES NOT record:

  • Students in the classroom unless they move into or through the area that is being recorded. 
  • A live-stream of the class; instead a recording is produced after the class ends and made available via Yuja and Canvas. 

Request the Lecture Capture Service (for Instructors Only)

  • To request the service, create an online request ticket or email help@ucsc.edu
  • Courses are captured only with the permission of the course instructor.
  • This service is available only for courses. A course is defined as being listed in the schedule of classes and having a class number (e.g. BIOL 101).
  • Lecture Capture files are only available during the quarter of the course's instruction.
  • The service records lectures and presentations(does not live-stream) and makes the recordings available for viewing online.
    • A broadband internet connection
    • A compatible platform (Windows or Mac)
    • A compatible browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari)


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