Lecture Recording Services

Audio Lecture Recording

sfu.ca/lectures

MP3 audio recording capability is built-in to most lecture theatres and policy rooms.

FAQ

Who can request a course be audio recorded?

Recordings are only made when specifically requested by the instructor and only in specific rooms where this service is available. 
Please use the Online request form (Faculty/Sessionals only)

Who can access the audio recordings?

By default, anyone with an SFU computing account can access the recordings.  Special restrictions can be made to a course e-mail list or to specific students by providing this information to lectures@sfu.ca

When are audio recordings available?

Recordings are published within 15 minutes of the end of the class and are available at sfu.ca/lectures

Can I make the audio recordings available in Canvas?

Yes! You can add them to show up in the left navigation menu.
Instructions on how to integrate Audio Recordings with Canvas

Do I need to wear a microphone?

Yes, in most cases, you should wear the wireless microphone provided. 

How long are audio recordings kept?

Recordings are available on our website until the exam period ends. 
We archive audio recordings for 3 years.

Can I retrieve audio recordings from past semesters?

Yes, Instructors can request their past semester's recordings be put in an SFU Vault share for download.  For the current semester you can download your recordings to archvive from sfu.ca/lectures

Which rooms in Burnaby have audio lecture recording available?

AQ 3003 3005 3149 3150 3153 3154 3159 3181 3182

BLU 9660

EDB 7618

RCB 8100 Images

SSC B 9200 9201; C 9000 9001 9002; K 9500

SWH 10041 10081

WMC 2503 2507 2532 3210 3220 3250 3260 3510 3520

* DFA 300 (Diamond Family Auditorium) audio recording not available.

Which rooms in Surrey have audio lecture recording available?

SUR 2600 2710 2740 2750 2980 2990 2995

SUR 3040 3090 3170 3200 3270 3280 3310

SUR 5080 5100 5140 5240 5280 5360 5380

Which rooms in Vancouver have audio lecture recording available?

All rooms at the Vancouver campus can make use of the lecture recording service.

Can I audio record an event, training session, or meeting?

Yes. To arrange use this service for recording an event, training session, or meeting - please contact:

Burnaby: MECS Burnaby

Surrey: Meeting and Events Services

Vancouver: MECS


Full Lecture Recording

stream.sfu.ca

Full audio, video and presentation recording is now available in 19 rooms at SFU via  Mediasite recorders.

FLEXIBLE OPTIONS WITH THE FULL LECTURE RECORDING SERVICE

Features

  • Audio includes instructors speaking through the microphones, media, etc
  • Video includes instructors located at the front stage.
  • Presentation includes all materials being projected on the digital projector screen.
  • On-screen text is put through an OCR process, is indexed and searchable.
  • Playback supported on all platforms: PC, tablets, and smartphones.

Recording options

  • video of front of room, slides, and audio
  • slides and audio only

Schedule options

  • record your class weekly
  • record one-off in case of planned absense due to attendance of conference, etc
  • record homework or midterm answers
  • record TAs going over FAQs for your course, re-use these in future semesters.

FAQ

Who can request a course be multimedia captured?

Recordings are only made when specifically requested by the instructor and only in specific rooms where this service is available.
Please use the Online request form (faculty/sessionals only)

Who can access the multimedia recordings?

Default: anyone with an SFU computing account who knows the URL to your multimedia recordings can access them.

Choice 1: only you have access to the recordings.

Choice 2: you can restrict recordings to certain computing accounts, or to an Active-Directory based mail list.

When are multimedia recordings available?

Recordings are published within 30 minutes of the end of the class

Recordings are available for the instructor at
stream.sfu.ca

Recordings are available for students in Canvas if you have libked Mediasite to your Canvas course.  Otherwise you can provide them with the access URL for your course.

Can I make the multimedia recordings available in Canvas?

Yes! You can add them to show up in the left navigation menu.
Instructions on how to integrate Mediasite Recordings with Canvas

Do I need to wear a microphone?

Yes, in most cases, you should wear the wireless microphone provided. 

How long are multimedia recordings kept?

Recordings are available on our website until the exam period ends.
We archive multimedia recordings for 1 year.

Can I retrieve multimedia recordings from past semesters?

Yes, Instructors please visit the page below for more information:
How to Archive Mediasite Recordings

Which rooms in Burnaby have multimedia lecture recording available?

AQ 3003 3005 3159

EDB 7618

RCB 8100

SSC B 9200 9201

WMC 3210 3220 3250 3260 3510 3520

Which rooms in Surrey have multimedia lecture recording available?

SUR 2600 5380

We also have one portable recorder (booked on a first-come, first-served basis) which can be used in any other classroom.

Which rooms in Vancouver have multimedia lecture recording available?

HCC 1500 1510 1520 1530

Can I multimedia record an event, training session, or meeting?

Yes. To arrange use this service for recording an event, training session, or meeting - please contact:

Burnaby: MECS Burnaby

Surrey: Meeting and Events Services

Vancouver: MECS

What does the recording look like?

What do the analytics look like?

Full analytics show how many students watch through the timeline of your lecture.

 Online Forms

Get Help

Lecture Recording Request
(Faculty/Sessionals only)

Mediasite Request
(Faculty/Sessionals only)

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