Lecture capture is the process of recording classroom lectures as videos, and making them available for students to review after the class. By recording lectures, you can provide students with a way to “virtually” attend class when and where they are able. Luther College has two lecture halls and one classroom set up with hardware-based audio and video equipment that allows instructors to record in-class lectures.
Olin 102/Valders 206
Olin 102 and Valders 206 are Luther’s two largest lecture halls on campus, and both are equipped with built-in lecture capture hardware. This lecture capture technology can capture both the video of lecturer and the presentation itself. The purpose of this is for lecture playback for online use, so that viewers can see both the lecturer and the Powerpoint/videos the presenter is showing on their laptop/podium PC.
Main 116B is a classroom that has been equipped with a lecture capture system for use in the Communication Studies curriculum. Similar to the One Button Studio, it can be used for recording presentations, but does not have the ability to capture a computer screen in the recording like Olin 102/Valders 206.
The One-Button Studio (OBS) is a simplified, semi-automated video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create video projects without having to worry about lights, cameras and video editing. The One Button Studio is a great tool for practicing and recording presentations.
Luther College One-Button Studio is located in Faculty Carrel 103 on the first floor of Preus Library. The key to the OBS can be checked out from the Circulation Desk. Along with the key, you can checkout a properly formatted USB drive.