Lecture Recording

Multimedia-prepared course material offers students the opportunity to prepare content with a view to a future event, to review knowledge already learned or to repeat it specifically for examinations.

With the help of course recordings, knowledge can be conveyed to students both auditorily and visually - regardless of whether it is a simple recording of an event or individual video sequences recorded, edited and interactivated specifically for teaching purposes. Depending on the tool used, there are very different options for preparing the recording. Incorporated into the blended learning concept (mixture of face-to-face and online phases), the recordings can be used optimally to implement the "flipped classroom" method (view lecture content online, practice in face-to-face and ask questions).

Record online lectures (a-)synchronously

We have put together a tutorial for you that contains information on recording online lect ures (incl. notes on WebEx, BBB and StudioOpenCast) in both synchronous and asynchronous teaching settings.

It is recommended not to record 90-minute lectures, but to divide them into smaller units of up to about 15 minutes. Shorter videos not only achieve better learning effects, but also save you editing time.

We also recommend keeping the videos short and lively, as it is often more difficult to hold attention when only the presentation and not the lecturer can be seen. Please also consider the special needs of students with visual impairments by providing more commentary on the material shown.

For further guidance, please see: Suggestions for Preparing Online Lecture Recording.

You can also record your lecture or parts of it as a podcast, screencast, or using the recording function in video conferencing systems and embed it later on Moodle.

Note: Please do not post videos and audio recordings directly to your Moodle course. Preferably, upload these recordings to the BTU media portal. Then embed or embed your media into Moodle from this service, or share the link with your students via email.

For more information, see:

Contact persons

Marie Troike &
Andreas Brandt

+49 (0)355 69 3939
(Tue - Thu: 9 am - 12 pm)

We are available directly for consultation by appointment.

Tools for online course recording Status: 14.04.2021

Tool / PlatformFeaturesHints for use
Microsoft PowerPoint (incl. audio recording)
  • Event recording at the workplace
  • Creation and provision of annotated presentations (via note function) and slide show with soundtrack
Create your slides/presentations and record the presentation incl. audio recording via "Record screen presentation" in PowerPoint. Then save the production as an mp4 file. Test your microphone before recording! Attention: Please do not post videos and audio recordings directly on Moodle. Upload them (after saving them in MP4 format) to the BTU media portal and embed or link your media from that service into Moodle(video tutorial,print tutorial). Further instructions:
  • Open Source Platform
  • Event recording at the workplace via screencast
Procedure for recording via StudioOpenCast.org:
  1. Without installation, you can record videos in the browser at studio.opencast.org.
  2. The result can be downloaded as a WebM file.
  3. For embedding in Moodle, please upload the video to the BTU's own media portal(b-tu.de/media).
  4. For uploading via the BTU media portal, the file must first be converted into an MP4 file. To do this, use programs such as Handbrake(https://handbrake.fr/ - here you can find a video tutorial on handbrake.fr by colleagues at TH Wildau) or contact the eLearning team(elearning(at)b-tu.de).
Attention: Please do not post videos and audio recordings directly on Moodle. Upload them to the BTU media portal and embed or link your media to Moodle from this service(videotutorial,printtutorial ). When using external services, please pay appropriate attention to privacy issues!
  • Open source software
  • Audio recording via own smartphone possible
  • We recommend using version less than or equal to 3.0.2. Higher versions have indications of possible privacy issues.
Create an audio recording and post it via a link via Moodle, email, or BTU-Owncloud. It is also possible to upload it to Moodle, e.g. a forum. When using external services, please pay appropriate attention to data protection aspects!