Lecture Capture

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Using Wimba Classroom (within Vista)

For Instructors - Order of operations at start of class

  • Mic up.
  • Login to Vista
  • Find course, Select Teach Tab, Click on the Wimba Classroom tool
  • Click on the 'Enter this Room' button
  • Turn 'Lock Talk' on

Option A: PowerPoint recorded via AppShare

  • Open PowerPoint
  • Start Archive
  • Start 'Share' in Wimba Classroom
  • Select 'Desktop'
  • Start PowerPoint Slide Show (fullscreen)
  • Present in PowerPoint as usual
  • When finished presentation, stop screen share.
  • Stop Archive recording

Option B: PowerPoint embedded into Wimba Classroom

  • Upload PowerPoint using the Upload on the Fly button
  • Start Archive
  • Present PowerPoint slides within Wimba
  • When finished, stop Archive recording


  • Pros:
    • Archive automatically available in corresponding Vista section
    • Students can manually download MP4/MP3 versions if desired (for offline viewing and/or mobile viewing)
  • Cons:
    • It takes 3-4 minutes to get Wimba Classroom fully up and running (login to archive initiation)

Option A:

  • Pros:
    • instructor uses powerpoint/keynote/any application as usual
    • MP4 export a-ok
  • Cons:
    • TOC in Wimba archive not very detailed

Option B:

  • Pros:
    • less prone to technical difficulties
  • Cons:
    • animations not included in powerpoint are lost


  • Wimba via Vista - Archives automatically show up in Vista section and are available for students once 'opened' - only registered students can view.
  • Wimba via Vista - Students can download MP4/MP3 versions for viewing offline or on a mobile device
  • Mediasite - Archives can be linked to within Vista or other. Requires Silverlight for viewing.
  • YouTube Edu - Wimba MP4s manually uploaded and would be open to the world - Organized by Playlist - YouTube pretty much works on everything
  • Kaltura MediaHub - Wimba MP4s would have to be uploaded. open to the world out of box. CWL could be used as a gate, however, this would take some development time