Lecture capture is when a lecture is recorded for the purpose of distributing resources to students who are either absent from class and for them to refer to for future assessments. There are three potential streams of capture including a) audio from the lecture and class discussions, b) visual resources including slideshows and c) video of the classroom. Screen capture tools such as Top Hat may be used to allow live webcasting. These recordings allow students to review material they missed and can help them prepare for exams.
Lecture capture refers to recordings that are taken during a class and are then made available to students once class ends. Educators can capture live lectures with the click of a button, which is then made available to students on their personal devices. Lecture capturing promote self study where students can play back and interact with recorded lectures.