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Lecture Recording

The university supports several options for producing recorded lecture presentations. 

Blackboard Collaborate

Collaborate is included with each course in Blackboard and can be accessed through the Tools menu. Collaborate is primarily a web conferencing tool, but can be used to record lectures that step through PowerPoint slides and shared screens. A recorded Collaborate session resides in the course it was created, however it may be downloaded as an .mp4 file, which can then be posted to a variety of online storage sites. 

Adobe Presenter

Presenter is an add-on to Microsoft PowerPoint that allows for recording voice-over slide lectures. Presenter is limited to running on PCs (not Macs) and must be purchased through the university at a cost of $80 per year for licensing, billed to the department and fund number. Presenter lectures are self-running, can include embedded quizzes that link to Blackboard grade center, and are streamed online. When a presenter lecture is created it can be published to the university's Adobe server and a URL is created. This URL can then be emailed or posted to Blackboarad and streamed to as a user. 

Office 365 PowerPoint with Stream or OneDrive

Members of the university community have access to Office 365. This allows them to download the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint, which includes lecture recording features. Once the slideshow is completed and the lecture is recorded, the lecture can be published to Microsoft Stream or OneDrive (also in Office 365) as an .mp4 file. 


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