living-room-371455 Lecture captures provide your students with the ability to watch, re-watch, and review lectures wherever they are, using a computer or mobile device. For online learners and flipped classrooms, lecture captures may provide the only lecture experiences for the class. Lecture captures that are interesting and appealing to students will help to engage their attention, maintain their focus, and help them learn.

Adding Visual Interest

YuJa makes it simple to incorporate multiple cameras, video feeds, and sources. This brings all of the tools of a well-equipped lecture hall online and accessible to your students, even away from the classroom. These tools are easy to incorporate—plug, play and go! Incorporating visual sources engages your students, including visual learners, as you lecture. In many classes, in a variety of subjects, the lecture is just that—a lecture! This is especially true for online or flipped classes, which don’t have the benefit of student interaction during the lecture. Visual presentation material is essential to take your lecture up a notch; it also makes note taking easier for your students!
  • Use PowerPoint or another presentation software to incorporate images, notes and other information. You can easily share your screen as you produce a lecture capture.
  • Plug in your classroom SmartBoard to allow students to see you work equations, make notes or share information on the board.
  • Document cameras allow you to share printed material with students.
Most instructors are already using PowerPoint presentations, SmartBoards and other tools in their everyday lectures. These tools are even more important in a lecture capture.

Helping Students to Connect with Lectures

Visual interest is not the only way to create an impressive and engaging lecture capture. You can implement many different strategies to maximize the effect and interest of your lecture captures.
  1. Show how, when and why this material matters. This is especially helpful for general education classes. Use real-world examples.
  2. Connect material to information your students already know. Making familiar connections can help students stay interested.
  3. For information dense lectures, summarize or review material before moving on to new material.
  4. Define jargon or unfamiliar terminology.
  5. Use outlines, a table of contents and other tools to help your students organize their note-taking.
  6. Explain difficult concepts in several ways to reach all of your students.

Use Assessment Tools

YuJa offers a number of ways to assess the efficacy of your lecture captures.
  • Incorporate video quizzes into lecture captures.
  • Review real-time discussions for student questions
  • Check your analytics for signs students are re-watching portions of videos.