Engineering Instructor Lecture Capture Checklist

Checklist for Engineering instructors using classrooms equipped with Mediaspace recording.
  • Bring spare 9V batteries. We do our best to restock but it's good to have some just in case.
  • Verify that the microphone has at least 2 bars.
    • Replace the battery if it has only one bar.
  • Turn on the AV system.
  • Check that the microphone is unmuted at the control panel.
  • If applicable, plug the microphone you were issued into the belt pack transmitter.
    • Squeeze the button on the connector to release the room’s existing standard microphone from the belt pack transmitter.
    • Gently insert the connector on your microphone into the belt pack transmitter--it will only fit one way; please don’t force it in.

Image showing microphone connection

  • Wear the microphone properly
    • Put the microphone on either ear and point the microphone towards your mouth.
    • The clip on: Clip it at about the center of your chest at about the height of where the top of your shirt pocket is or would be. 
  • Turn off the microphone and the AV system once the lecture is done.

Suggestion for recording for hybrid instruction vs. in class only instruction. 

  • Use a document camera or tablet instead of white board whenever possible.  
  • Limit your horizontal movement. Unlike live lectures, where it is good to move around to keep your eye contact with a wide range of students, staying in a smaller area in the front is the better option for recordings.
  • Keep the lights on in the classroom during the lecture. The light does not affect how well the students can see the projector screen since it is being recorded separately from the camera. 
  • Use the mouse pointer or the stylus instead of laser pointers. Do not use laser pointers since they are hard to see on the camera.
  • Use a reminder slide on the first page of all PowerPoints to remind you to turn on the microphone.

See also: eLearning: Recommended Teaching Resources and Tools

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KeywordsClassroom Lecture Capture Echo 360 Kaltura Compass Mediaspace   Doc ID104520
OwnerMelissa W.GroupEngineering IT
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Created2020-07-30 13:58 CSTUpdated2023-05-01 09:50 CST
SitesUniversity of Illinois Engineering IT
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