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; 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. 


  • 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 

If you would like to do a desktop capture using the Media Library on your computer, click here for instructions.