Instructors may record their in-person classes sessions by visiting the Podcast Agreement page to request podcasting for a lecture captured enabled room. Recordings can include a combination of audio, screen recording, or video capturing of the instructor.
- Do not use the wired microphone attached to the wall. It is not connected to the recording device.
- Smaller classrooms have either an over-the-ear microphone, or a permanently installed microphone in the ceiling near the front of the classroom.
- The recording process is automated, and will automatically start and stop recording at the class-start and class-stop times, regardless of when you turn the microphone on or off
- Many HDMI-enabled laptops, including all Mac laptops, overzealously enable copy-protection on your laptop's video output, even when you are projecting your own unprotected content. To prevent this, use an HDMI-to-VGA adapter. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Classroom Support at 858-534- 5784 (x4-5784) for more information.
- To ensure your screencasts are clear and readable we suggest using a minimum font size of 18 points in your PowerPoint or Keynote slides. If writing notes on a document camera, write in large, semi-bold print.
Steps to Take
1. Attach your microphone
- Determine if the room will require a clip-on over-over-the-ear microphone on the Classroom Details page.
- When you arrive for your scheduled class meetings, clip-on and turn-on the yellow wireless microphone located in the back of the Media Station.
- Clip the wireless microphone to your collar about 6 inches below your chin. Try to clip it right in the center, and not to the side.
2. Audio Podcasting Process
- The light on the yellow wireless microphone will be green when the battery is good and red when the battery is low. When the light is red or if the battery dies, please change the battery. There are new batteries available inside the Media Station (behind the DVD/VHS combo) and a receptacle for recycling used ones on top.
- If you find your volume over the classroom speakers is too low, adjust the volume level using the black volume control knob inside the Media Station or the microphone volume settings on the media control touchpad. The volume level for your podcast is preset. If you find the volume level of your podcast recordings are too low, clip the wireless microphone closer to your chin. Please do not adjust any settings on the wireless microphone itself.
3. Retrieve Your Podcast
Your recordings should be available by the end of the day. Once your podcast has successfully rendered, they will be able to be viewed and download by visiting http://podcast.ucsd.edu. Recordings can also be viewed within your Canvas course's Media Gallery.
When you are screencasting, whatever is being displayed on the room’s projector in the classroom will be recorded. This method of screencasting is ideal for PowerPoint and Keynote slides, still images from the laptop, and notes written on the document camera. Screencasting is completely automated.
If you need to alter your podcast after the course concludes, unpublish the video from your Media Gallery and proceed to edit the video with Kaltura. For further editing assistance with Kaltura, please connect with UC San Diego's Kaltura support at email@example.com.
When enabling the camera option in the Podcast Agreement, the auto-tracking camera will follow the instructor along the front of the classroom, allowing the video to capture what is being written on the board. The camera operates automatically. To see if the tracking camera is a possibility in your room, please see the Classroom Details page.