Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Desktop Capture

Desktop capture is used to record your computer’s screen and share the video with your class. Captures can be made anywhere and at any time, including your classroom; all you need is a computer.

With Media Library, Yale’s implementation of Panopto, output from multiple monitors attached to your computer can be captured. The screen captures are synchronized and saved in a single media file. The desktop capture is automatically uploaded to the Media Library. 


  • Allows for lecture capture in classrooms without an automated system installed.
  • Personalizes instructions or explanations which can be reviewed anytime and anyplace.
  • Information can be distributed easily to reach an offsite audience.  

How to Get Support 

To utilize desktop capture in the classroom, please contact our team at medialibrary@yale.edu to find the best configuration to meet your needs.

For resources on how to use desktop capture please click here for instructions.