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Classroom Lecture Capture

Classroom Lecture Capture
is available in the following locations:

IMPORTANT: In Spring 2024 classes in lecture capture-capable classrooms will no longer be automatically recorded. You MUST request that your courses are recorded. Information on where to do that will be coming in early January.


  • Bartley Hall – 0024, 0025, 0033, 0035, 1001, 1010, 1011, 1047, 2001, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2072, 2073, 2074, 3001, 3010, 3068, 3069
  • Driscoll Hall – 132, 134, 221, 223, 225, 227, 240, 244, 246, 248
  • Garey Hall – 103
  • Mendel Hall – G86, G87, G88, G90, G92, 101, 102, 115, 154, 213, 256, 258, 260, 341
  • Mullen Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) – 312, 313
  • St. Mary's Hall – 126, 163b, 163c
  • Tolentine Hall – 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 303A, 305, 308, 309, 310A, 310C, 314B, 315
  • Vasey Hall – G06

Classes taking place in the following classrooms in the Charles Widger School of Law will still be recorded automatically based on the schedule in Banner:

  • John F. Scarpa Hall (Charles Widger School of Law) – 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301A, 301B, 301C, 302, 303, 306, 307 

Not sure if your classroom is capable of Mediasite recording? Locate the sign above inside your classroom and confirm that it has a Mediasite sticker; classrooms without a Mediasite sticker are only capable of Zoom recording. Please contact if you are unsure, or if your classroom does not have any signage.

If your class is taking place in a lecture capture-capable classroom, you have the option to request that it be recorded automatically via Mediasite, based on the class schedule in Banner. These recordings consist of the room’s video, audio, and computer output displayed on the projector. The recordings can only be released to students by the instructor if they desire to do so, and no one else will access the recordings.  

Please note: Law courses are still automatically recorded under the ULC process, and faculty should contact their associate dean for academic affairs to remove their courses from the recording schedule.

Classroom recordings, by default, are available privately on MyMediasite to the lead professor listed for the course in Banner and are NOT automatically released to students. Faculty control their class recordings and choose whether to share them with their students.

Whether or not you plan to share your Mediasite recordings, if you are recording your classes, it is strongly recommended that you notify your students that the class is being recorded. Villanova’s Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) encourages faculty to refer to the suggested language located at the following link when writing their syllabi: ULCsyllabusstatement0423.pdf

Mediasite is the enterprise video recording and delivery platform on campus. It is used in over 89 spaces across campus and with over 10,000 hours of content recorded and uploaded to Mediasite annually.

The University has used Mediasite across campus since 2006, and this Universal Lecture Capture (ULC) model has been used on campus in various buildings since 2018.

The Mediasite system records the room’s video, audio, and the computer output that is displayed on the room's projector.

The ability to revisit content has shown to be valuable to the learning process (see “References” below). Recorded classroom lectures were overwhelmingly highlighted by students as an invaluable learning tool in survey responses collected over the 2020-2021 academic year.

These recordings are particularly useful to students for: 

  • Reviewing materials 
  • Revisiting complex topics or getting clarity on points students may have misunderstood 
  • Allowing students to focus on engaging in discussions during class rather than taking notes 
  • Adding to or taking notes on the lecture 
  • Preparing for exams 
  • Improving the overall learning experience 

These recordings can be highly beneficial to students with learning support needs, students who miss lectures unexpectedly due to illness, nonnative English speakers, and those who otherwise need to review the materials. 

Faculty teaching in a classroom lecture capture capable classroom can request to record some or all of their courses by visiting **URL HERE**. 

Please note that law courses are still automatically recorded under the ULC process, and faculty should contact their associate dean for academic affairs to remove their courses from the recording schedule.

NOTE: You will receive an email from the Center for Instructional Technologies ( once you have added or removed a course from the Mediasite recording schedule.

Faculty can share recordings from a single date, or from an entire semester, to their Blackboard Course page for their students to access. For detailed instructions on how to do this, contact your College's Instructional Designer or attend one of Multimedia Technologies’ remote Mediasite Training Workshops.

Secure access to recordings will be delivered via MyMediasite directly to the faculty’s Blackboard Course (contact your Instructional Designer for more details). 

Please refer to the "Uploading and Sharing Presentations" section on the Mediasite and Video Delivery page, or attend an upcoming virtual training workshop on managing your classroom recordings and other Mediasite content.

If faculty would prefer that their Mediasite recordings become automatically available to students with no manual input from them during the semester, select "Make all Classroom Recordings Visible to Students" from the Mediasite service option dropdown menu here

If you would like to request a one-off recording, please complete the online Classroom and Event Recording Request Form at your earliest convenience to better ensure your request(s) can be accommodated.


Ford MB, Burns CE, Mitch N and Gomez MM (2012) The effectiveness of classroom capture technology. Active Learning in Higher Education 13(3) 191–201 (link

Giannokos MN, Jaccheri L and Krogstie J (2015) Exploring the relationship between video lecture usage patterns and students' attitudes. British Journal of Educational Technology 47(6) 1259-1275 (link)

Lokuge Dona, Kulari & Gregory, Janet & Pechenkina, Ekaterina. (2017) Lecture-recording technology in higher education: Exploring staff and students views across the disciplines. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 33. 122-133. 10.14742/ajet.3068 (link)

Newton G, Tucker T, Dawson J and Currie E (2014) Use of Lecture Capture in Higher Education - Lessons from the Trenches.TechTrends 58(2) 32–45 (link).

Mediasite Administration & Support Contacts


Mike Gallo, Supervisor, Enterprise Video Platforms

9-8975  |  Email

Stephanie Battistone, Multimedia Production Specialist, L2
9-8548  |  Email

General UNIT Support
9-7777  |  Email  |  Self-Service Help Desk

University Helpdesk

Call Us: 610-519-7777
M-Th 8am-10pm
F 8am-5pm
Sa-Su 12pm-8pm

Walk-ins: Falvey Library, First Floor
M-Th 9am-7pm
F 9am-5pm

TechZone @ The Commons
Dobbin Hall
M-Th 8am-10pm
F 8am-5pm
Sa-Su 12pm-8pm

School of Law Helpdesk

Call Us: 610-519-7700
Walk-ins: Law Library Rm 104
M-F 9am-5pm

Classroom Technologies Hotline


Event Recording

Multimedia Technologies can record events on campus for use in class, in Blackboard, on YouTube or delivered via Mediasite.  If you would like your event or class recorded please complete our "Request for Media Recording" form.

Record Lectures From Your Desktop

MyMediasite allows you to quickly and easily record and distribute a video or lecture from your laptop or even your iPhone! Read more about it here or contact Michael Gallo (9-8975) in Multimedia Technologies for more information.