More than ever, faculty are challenged to keep up with the ever-increasing number of students who move through life on a wave of digital imagery. Fortunately, all over the world, tools like Camtasia Studio and SnapZ pro are becoming more and more prevalent in higher education. These software applications allow users to capture a computer screen in an audio-visual recording so students can replay the lecture over and over again like a short video. Here at FIT, the Academic Computing Center is proud to announce that screen capture and recording software is now available at the instructor workstations in both Windows PC and Macintosh classrooms.
All 18 computer rooms now have software that allows the instructor to capture content displayed on their screen and save them as movie files that can in turn be stored on Angel Learning. This function makes a great tool for online lessons and material review.
Camtasia Studio, the PC screen capture application, is available in CC20, CC16, CC40, C227, C228, C229, C231, C309, C409, and the C415 suites. SnapZ Pro, the Macintosh capture application is available in C230, C232, C302, C304, C305, and C306. Both software packages are available in the Center for Excellence in Teaching, CET – Room B-502.
How useful is it? See what Carmita Sanchez-Fong from Interior Design is doing with it in this video:
“I think when it comes to Blended Courses, the ability to easily tape lectures becomes more and more important,” states Professor Sanchez-Fong, when asked why she finds these tools so useful.
See the full room listing. Academic Computing is operated under the IT for FIT umbrella.