Please note: ITLAL facilitates class recordings solely for the purpose of reflective teaching practice. If you would like your class recorded for a different purpose (e.g., recording student presentations), you can check out equipment from the Interactive Media Center.
One of the best ways to reflect on your teaching is to watch yourself doing it. Recording can also be an effective way to document your teaching expertise as part of a digital teaching portfolio.
ITLAL can facilitate recording of your class in three ways:
(1) We can check out a camera to you so that you can record your class. You will need to come to our office with sufficient time before your class meeting to go through the check-out process. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please schedule early in the semester to ensure that a camera will be available to record the class you prefer. ITLAL can then convert recorded content to DVD or streaming media format. At your request, an ITLAL staff member can view your class recording with you and offer feedback.
(2) If a camera is not available from ITLAL, you can check out one from the Interactive Media Center. You can then bring your recorded content to ITLAL to be converted to DVD or streaming media format. At your request, an ITLAL staff member can view your class recording with you and offer feedback.
(3) If you would like to have your class observed by an ITLAL staff member at the same time that it is being recorded, we will bring a camera to your class and set it up for recording. An observation will consist of a pre-observation meeting a day or two before the class meeting, the observation and recording, and a post-observation meeting where you will receive feedback from ITLAL staff and can receive your recording in the format you choose.
NOTE:Because peer observations are only truly useful as feedback and reflection on a current course, it is important to invite ITLAL staff to visit your class early in the semester (ideally before the mid-term point). Due to limited personnel hours, we are less likely to be able to accommodate requests to observe classes late in the semester.
Reservations should be made no less than two weeks in advance of the class being recorded. All recordings are confidential unless you indicate otherwise.
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us!