Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Course Capture

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

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


Benefit of course capture include the ability for students to: 

  • Review lecture content outside of class.
  • Review complex material. 
  • Engage more in class, as detailed note taking can be performed outside of class.
  • Stop, start and rewind difficult parts of a lecture, allowing them time to think over the content before continuing.

Benefits for faculty include:

  • Ability to review their own lecture recordings to help identify areas of improvement.
  • When faculty have a full semester recorded, they can use the material to flip their classroom, or have a back up lecture session already available in case of class cancelation.

How to Get Support 

To begin, please request a consultation with a Poorvu staff member.


Course capture can be done anywhere however, there are several pre-configured rooms. Below is the list of rooms that are already fitted with the cameras for Course Capture:

Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 121
301 York St.
New Haven, CT

25 Science Park, Room 125
150 Munson Street
New Haven, CT

Erza Stiles College, ESC 110
320 York Street
New Haven, CT  

Osborne Memorial Laboratories, OML 202  
165 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Sterling Chemistry Lab, SCL 160 & SCL 110
225 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

MacMillan Center, Luce 101
34 Hillhouse Ave,
New Haven, CT

Rosenkranz Hall 05  
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Bass Center, Bass 305
266 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT

Becton Center, MC035
10 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT