Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture gives the teachers ability to record their lectures or presentations for viewing via Canvas or through any web browser. 

Typical recordings include video of the presenter, a screen capture, and audio all played back simultaneously. Lecture capture can be a one time event, or scheduled on a reoccurring basis with content automatically delivered. 

Lecture Capture can be configured automatically in rooms with installed hardware, utilizing a classroom PC, or a personal laptop. Contact our team at medialibrary@yale.edu to find the best option available to you. 

  • Click here to find out more about FAS classrooms with an automated capture system installed. 
  • Click here to more information about using desktop capture.


Benefit of lecture capture include the ability for students to: 

  • After attending in person lectures, review the recording on-demand as a study aid.
  • Engage more in class, as detailed note taking can be performed when viewing lecture recordings. 
  • Stop, start and rewind difficult parts of a lecture, allowing them time to review subject matter. 

Benefits for faculty include:

  • Ability to review their own lecture recordings to help identify areas of improvement.
  • Viewing metrics of video engagement to understand student viewing trends. 

How to Get Support 

To begin, please email medialibrary@yale.edu and a Poorvu staff member will respond.