Lecture Capture at Alfred University

What is Lecture Capture?

Lecture capturing involves the recording of lectures for later viewing by students. This method can be used for online courses or on-campus courses.

Ensemble Anthem

Alfred University uses Ensemble Anthem as its lecture capture software. Anthem can be used with Mac or Windows operating systems. Lectures can be recorded using a laptop or web cam. The following capture options are available:lecturecapture

  • Video of instructor
  • Audio of instructor speaking
  • Screen cast and audio of instructor speaking
  • Video, screencast, and audio of the instructor speaking

Lecture Capturing Best Practices & Recommendations

For Online Courses
  • Recorded lectures for online courses should be NO MORE than 15 minutes in length
  • Lectures should be recorded using a laptop, in the instructor’s office or other distraction-free location; recycling a full-length lecture from the classroom is discouraged
  • Post a short assignment, activity, quiz, or self-assessment to accompany each lecture
  • Share the URL of the lecture in Canvas, so the students can stream it regardless of software or operating system
  • Please do not upload video files to Canvas; some students may not be able to open them, and the course will run out of space
For On-Campus Courses
  • Record lectures with Ensemble Anthem, instead of a video camera
  • Contact ITS for webcam recommendations and placement assistance
  • If ITS assistance is needed, please make the request at least 7 days in advance of the recording date
  • Share the URL of the lecture in Canvas, so the students can stream it regardless of software or operating system
  • Please do not upload video files to Canvas; some students may not be able to open them, and the course will run out of space
Request an Ensemble Anthem Account

To request an Ensemble Anthem account, please contact Dan Hausman or the ITS Helpdesk. Instructions are available on the Ensemble website.