The following is a basic Lecture Capture checklist that instructors can use to make sure their class sessions go smoothly. Make sure to check out your specific room technology so that you can plan accordingly

Before Class

Prepare Teaching Materials

Make sure to save your teaching materials in the cloud so that you can access them on the lectern pc in the classroom. You can save your PowerPoints and other files in the follow places so that you can access them on the lectern PC.

Note: Instructors can also bring their own laptop to plug in and present materials but will not have access to the professional equipment such as Classroom camera and microphones through this option as they are wired into the lectern PC.

Have Students Joining Virtually?

Schedule a Zoom meeting in your Canvas course and let students know how to access and join this meeting at the class time. This is how they will be able to see and interact with you during the live class session.

During Class

Allow Students Join Virtually

  • Start your scheduled Zoom meeting if teaching hybrid and choose all the appropriate microphone, speaker, and camera options.
  • Click the green share button at the bottom and choose to share your screen/desktop (top left option) so that anything you pull up on your computer screen will be seen by students.
  • Make sure you either turn off your waiting room or make another student or TA the co-host so that they can admin people in to your Zoom meeting from the waiting room.
  • Make sure you click Record to Cloud so that your meeting is being captured.

Using PowerPoint or Other Presentation?

We highly recommend presenting from the lectern PC if one is present in your room. Turn on the Lectern PC, sign in, and pull up your presentation from the location you saved it to.

Want to Draw or Write Things for Students to See?

We highly recommend using a document camera or one of the virtual options if possible.

Document Camera (if present)

Double click the document camera icon on the lectern PC desktop and you will see the video feed displayed on the computer screen. Make sure you are sharing your screen in Zoom.

  • Document Camera: Instructors can double click the Document Camera icon on the desktop to use the document camera feed on the computer screen. Instructors can display documents, sketch/write notes, or use their own small whiteboard under the document camera. This software comes with digital annotation features as well. See Document Camera Instructional Guide (pdf).

Virtual Whiteboard Options

  • Zoom Whiteboard: Instructors can click ‘share’ and choose ‘whiteboard’ in Zoom. This brings up a white window and Zoom’s annotation toolbar which allows drawing, highlighting, inserting shapes, typing text, using stamps, and more. Zoom also allows remote students to annotate on your whiteboard. See Zoom Guide on using Whiteboard.
  • Microsoft Ink: Instructors can Select ‘Windows Ink Workspace’ from the lectern taskbar to open it. From here, you can select ‘Whiteboard’ or ‘Fullscreen Snip’. Microsoft Ink allows you to share a link with students so they can also write on your whiteboard. See Microsoft guide on Ink.
  • Microsoft OneNote: Instructors can navigate to their OneDrive at or open OneNote on that computer and use its drawing features. With this method, instructors can pre-write problems, figures, etc. and finish it during class. All work is synced to their OneDrive. See more information on Microsoft OneNote.

Physical Whiteboard

If your room contains a camera, make sure the camera is pointing at the whiteboard.

After Class

Reset Lectern

After your class is over, end all meetings and recordings , log out, and return system to its original state.

Share Lecture Capture

The Lecture Capture recording and/or Zoom recording will appear in your My Media (Kaltura) account. This video is private to you at first but can be published/embedded into a Canvas course by the instructor.