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GW Lecture Capture

Record and Deliver Lectures and Course Videos to Your Students in two ways:


Lecture Capture ClassroomsLecture capture classrooms:

  • Determine if your course has been scheduled in a Lecture Capture classroom.
  • Enroll your lectures to be automatically recorded and published to your students.
  • All lecture capture classrooms can record instructor audio and presentation materials.
  • Select classrooms are also equipped with a camera to record video, along with the audio and presentation materials.


Personal CaptureRecord your own lecture:

  • Upload lectures recorded  from your personal computer or pre-recorded videos.
  • Contact the Instructional Technology Lab to learn more about personal capture software available.



All lecture capture classrooms record instructor audio and presentation materials. Select classrooms are also equipped with a camera to record video of the instructor, along with the audio and presentation materials. These rooms are marked with a video icon ().

Enhanced Features

  • Student Usage Metrics - allow you to view and download analytics of student viewing, including how many videos they watched, how much of the video they watched, and how often they watched it.

  • Content Bookmarking – allows your students to place bookmarks throughout presentations, allowing them to pick up where they stopped in a lecture or to return to interesting or difficult sections.

  • Collaborative discussions – you and your students can start a collaborative discussion at any point in the lecture by making comments that are embedded within the captured lecture, allowing them to interact with one another.

  • Full streaming + downloads – your students can stream the lecture capture videos in their browser, as well as download the videos for later viewing without Internet access.

  • Personal Capture – allows you to record audio, webcam video, and computer movements and activities and then upload your recordings from your personal computer to your course collection.


Discover the benefits of using the Lecture Capture service in your course by watching testimonial videos featuring GW faculty members who have incorporated Lecture Capture into their courses.

Cynthia Dowd

Cynthia Dowd, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, CCAS

Phil Wirtz

Philip Wirtz, PhD

Professor of Decision Sciences and of Psychology, GWSB

Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew, PhD

Professor of History and International Affairs, ESIA

Enroll your course in Lecture Capture

Follow the steps below to enroll your lectures to be automatically recorded and published to your students.

  1. Log into Blackboard and click on your current-semester course.

  2. Under the Control Panel, click Course Tools and then More Tools (GW).

  3. On the More Tools page, click Enroll in GW Lecture Capture.

  4. Select the course building and room from the drop-down menu.

  5. Select the desired date range (i.e, one week, one month, entire semester).

  6. Click the check boxes for the days of the week the course meets.

  7. Select the class start and end times.

  8. Click Submit. The Academic Technologies Solutions Center will be notified of your request.


How to access Lecture Capture in Blackboard

  1. A link to the Lecture Capture system will be available in your Blackboard course automatically.

  2. To access Lecture Capture within your Blackboard course, click on "Tools" in the Course Menu (on the left side of the screen), then click "GW Lecture Capture."

  3. Clicking the "GW Lecture Capture" link in your Blackboard Tools menu will take you directly to the list of recordings for your course.


Get started with Lecture Capture

ITL resources

Register for a workshop or request consultation with the Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) to learn about lecture capture features.

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Blackboard resources

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AT's Solutions Center is the primary point of contact for faculty and staff who are seeking help with AT-supported classrooms and services.


Solutions Center Address


Gelman Library
2130 H Street, NW
Suite B03

Solutions Center Hours


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.