Many faculty members use class time to provide lectures to their students.  There are several options to think about if you want to capture your lecture content for students to access remotely in a contingency situation.  But before you decide what tool to use, this IDDblog post, Videoconferencing Alternatives:  How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All, provides a decision matrix that gets past the "either/or" choice of live web conferencing vs using an asynchronous tool such as Blackboard.  This matrix may help you determine where immediacy matters within the context of learning.

Here are some options for streaming and/or recording your lectures to share with students: 

Video Storage:

Videos recorded using the above tools will be stored in their respective storage areas.  If you have pre-recorded a video that you would like to share with your class and stored on your computer, you can use the following storage options:

There are additional considerations that should be taken into account when thinking about video lectures.  You may have students in your class that do not have Internet access at home or cell phone plans that will allow them to view large video files.  It may make sense to consider creating audio-only files. These types of files are smaller and can make it easier for your students to access these materials.  

Questions on:

For help with Blackboard or any of the tools listed on this site, contact the Blackboard Support team and/or the Instructional Design Team through the CTS Helpdesk at