Lecture Capture Survey Summary Report – March 2017
HMC CIS conducted a survey of the HMC community (faculty, staff, and students) about their satisfaction with the current lecture capture system on campus. Overall, the respondents were satisfied with lecture capture services at HMC: 69% of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they were satisfied with their overall experience, while only 10.9% of respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed.
When asked what works well about the lecture capture system, many respondents pointed to the same aspects:
- Non-intrusive recording process
- Useful side-by-side recording of speaker and slides
- Opportunity to view recordings of events when scheduling doesn’t permit attendance
- Ability to review lectures after class
- Different playback speeds for faster review
In terms of possible additions or improvements, faculty, staff, and students provided the following suggestions:
- Using cameras that track the speaker (rather than a fixed camera angle)
- Improving audio/video quality
- Making it easier to find previous recordings
- Providing self-service interface for recording and editing
- Allowing users to download recordings
- Permitting users to use their own microphone (instead of a designated mic or lectern)
- Providing clearer view of chalkboards/whiteboards
- Speeding up video buffering for faster playback
Finally, over 50% of the respondents want to see lecture capture used more often on campus (46.3% said “Yes, much more” and 27.8% said “Yes, a bit more”), and many expressed a desire for recordings to be more quickly available (43.6% wanted “Same day” and 35.9% wanted “Within 3 days”).
Thank you all for your participation. We hope to use these preferences to inform future changes and improvements to the lecture capture system to the extent that we are able.