Panopto Lecture Capture

Faculty Testimonials

 

CTS worked with a number of faculty to get our Panopto implmentation up and running. Below are testimonials of how they feel the lecture capture service benefits faculty and students.

 



John Kane Testimonial



From your perspective, what are some FACULTY benefits of using lecture capture?

 

Elizabeth Schmitt, Professor of Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"For faculty considering lecture capture, I strongly recommend it.  It is a great resource for students.  I would offer faculty the following observations:

  • Marginal cost to faculty is near zero.  The initial set up and shut down of the recording is quick and easily, with lecture uploading to ANGEL automated.
  • Lecture capture gives YOU ownership of a full recording of your lectures. Some faculty are very concerned about being recorded.  Keep in mind that students today can easily record instructors without your permission/knowledge on today's technology.  Lecture capture protects from claims about what was said, or being quoted out of context.
  • Lecture capture can be a resource for instructors as well as your students.  In one case, I actually replayed parts of prior lectures in class to illustrate how I emphasize what I expect them to do on exams.  Again, there is no debate about whether I warned them about something being very important.
  • Lecture capture does not necessarily impact attendance.  I have seen no change in attendance since recording." 

 

Steven E. Abraham, Professor
School of Business

"Often in the past, when a student would miss class he/she would come to me and say 'can you tell me what we discussed in lecture.'   Now it's easy - I can say 'go watch it.'

I always hold a review session for my students before exams. I used to feel bad because no matter what time I picked, there were some students who had to miss the review. Now I feel less bad because even if students have to miss the actual session they can watch the recording."

Tony Contento, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Benefits include:

"The ability for instructors (and administrators) to review their classroom presentation."



Kevin White Testimonial

 


 

From your perspective, what are some STUDENT benefits of using lecture capture?

 

Elizabeth Schmitt, Professor of Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"While most students did not use the recordings, for a significant minority of students (10-15%), these recordings can be very helpful.  One question raised during the pilot was whether recordings were only being used by the better students that do not really need them.  I find this not to be the case.  The best students have already figured out what works for them.  Rather, I find that the heaviest users are diligent students that struggle academically with lecture format (and need the option to hear/see things again), and students who struggle to balance their academic obligations with other serious personal demands in their lives.  

Students who have given me detailed feedback about the benefits of course capture include students with ADD-type disabilities, athletes, students with health issues, and the mother of a newborn. " 


Steven E. Abraham, Associate Professor

School of Business

"While I like to use lecture capture in all of my classes, it is especially important in my employment law class. That class has no traditional textbook and relies a great deal on the notes students take in class. Lecture capture allows diligent students to re-watch the lecture if they need to understand something better." 

"It allows students who have to miss class for legitimate reasons not to have to worry that they missed important material. Needless to say, it has the potential to allow students to miss class for other than legitimate reasons but so far, I have not noticed an increase in absenteeism. Attendance when I used lecture capture was pretty similar to when I did not."  

 

Tony Contento, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Benefits include:

"The ability for students to review the lecture outside of class. A fallback presentation for student-athletes who cannot attend class."