Lecture Capture Software
Audacity is free open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Audacity can be used to record live audio; convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs; edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and WAV sound files; cut, copy, splice and mix sounds together; and change the speed or pitch of a recording.
To create MP3 files with Audacity, install the LAME encoder that can be downloaded at lame-3.96.1.zip
Adobe’s Captivate automatically records all onscreen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. Users can point and click to add text captions, narration and e-learning interactions without any programming knowledge.
In Captivate, Flash export is now an integrated feature, not a separate module, so all Captivate projects can be directly exported into Flash. The software has the ability to record onscreen actions quickly and easily, then import the resulting Captivate SWF files directly into Flash for further enhancement, ActionScript coding or integration into a larger project.
Panopto is a tool that can be used to capture instructional modules for use at a later time. Panopto can capture video, audio, screen captures, and PowerPoint presentations simultaneously. The subsequent recording can then automatically be published to a media server. A web address is then provided to the developer which can be placed in any course or web page for users.
Kaltura Media is a tool that stores videos for course use. Kaltura can also video record a mini session via webcam or record your screen.