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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classroom Based Lecture Capture

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In-class lecture capture can provide a useful way for instructors to record their lectures as they deliver them live for their students. The lectures can be used as a review or study guide for later assessments or, at the instructor's discretion, for learners who were absent from class.

ITS currently supports two major options for in-class lecture capture: Camtasia Relay, which can be downloaded and installed on any in-class computer or personal laptop, and NCast, which requires departments to outfit rooms with cameras and specialized software. If you are interested in receiving a cost estimate for outfitting a room with NCast technology, please contact Damon Whitcomb.


NCast Equipment List (Draft, not finialized)

Below is a list of equipment needed to outfit a classroom with a permanent NCast system. 

Crestron Controller and Touch Panel
Crestron TouchPanel
nCast Presentation Recorder
HDMI over Cat5 Extender
Wall Mount Rack $350
Rack Shelving $75
A/V Cabling $100
Audio Mixer for Microphone $250
HDMI Cable (x2) $10
Faceplate for Microphone $30
XLR Adapter for Microphone $10
Preview monitor for nCast $200
Power Distribution for Rack $100
Total $9,765