Teaching Handbook

Lecture Capture and Podcasting

What is Screencast-O-Matic (Lecture Capture)?

Screencast-O-Matic is a screen capture/editing tool available here at Western. It is installed in all classrooms and you can use it to capture your lectures as well as create and edit rich media for use in Canvas or anywhere else. There is no need to create an account. You simply log into the Screencast-O-Matic homepage for Western (instructions below) and use your WWU universal login to get started. If you intend to use Screencast-O-Matic for lecture capture contact Screencast-O-Matic Help or Canvas Help and let us know which room you will be using so that we can make sure it has microphones and that they are set up properly to work with Screencast-O-Matic. Please allow 1 business day for this to be completed

What are Podcasts?

Video and/or audio materials (including lectures) can be made available through an online sharing service where viewers can post feedback. These files can be "podcasts" which involves making the audio and video files available for download on a routine basis via subscription (RSS). Usage statistics also enhance the usefulness of the service.

How are they used in education?

What are some resources?

Where is there help?