How to Record Online Classes on PC? [Udemy Courses as Examples]

Gary Henderson Gary Henderson Updated on Jan 11 , 2024 Tag:

Online classes, or say online courses, are heating trends recently. This kind of trend motivates users to download and record online classes as videos for offline watching. Luckily, the online course industry’s magnates like Udemy, allow their users to download its courses directly once the video’s instructor enables downloading for his/her lessons. One inconvenient part of this function is that if the button for downloading the lecture is grayed out, no download will be achieved.

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This passage exists for solving this kind of problem. A powerful 3rd-party screen recorder is recommended for recording paid and free online courses.
Finish this article and you will also learn about some free websites offering online classes.

How to Fast Record Online Classes? [Paid and Free Udemy Courses]

RecMaster is an out-of-box solution for recording online classes. As a screen recorder for both Windows and Mac systems, it relieves users from gaining permission from their instructors, they don’t have to check out if the download button is grey. The only thing you need to do before capturing your target online courses is download RecMaster and click on it.
RecMaster allows you to create high-quality videos with intact sounds from the target online class. With a little attention to the options for FPS, Video quality, and Video format, your footage out of online classes will look even better.
This part is an instruction on how to use RecMaster to record Udemy courses, let’s check it out.

1. Download and install RecMaster on your computer

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2. Open the online course that is about to be recorded in the background

Pause it and let it wait till we set up RecMaster.

3. Choose a recording mode

RecMaster offers five recording modes to users. To record online classes, the Full-Screen mode and Custom-Area Mode are recommended.

RecMaster’s Full-Screen Mode -How to Record Online Classes on PC? [Udemy Courses as Examples]

4. Tweak the settings

It is more than optional a choice to set up parameters of FPS, Video format, and video quality since these options determine whether you can get good copies of your online courses.

The video quality is suggested to be set at ‘Original’. And unlike high FPS game recording, an online course recording at 30 FPS will do. Set your video format, FLV, AVI and MP4 are available. Finally, it depends on whether you want to set the audio sources.

RecMaster’s Full-Screen Mode Settings - How to Record Online Classes on PC? [Udemy Courses as Examples]

5. Start recording

Hit the REC button and jump to the paused online course, play it and RecMaster starts to capture it.

6. End and edit

Hit the REC button again to stop recording.

RecMaster-Records-Udemy-Online-Courses - How to Record Online Classes on PC? [Udemy Courses as Examples]

To decorate your videos, you can use the annotation tools to add some texts, lines, and graphics as highlights. An editor works to cut unwanted parts of your videos, and a customized watermark is important to prevent potential risks of violations of laws.

Want More Free Online Courses? This List Might Be Helpful

Many users are eager to find free online courses but end up in the siege of malware and spam. This part will introduce you to some green website that comprises free resources. Some of these websites are backed up by legitimate universities and they just offer large quantities of online courses. But actually, some of them require a tiny fee for a certificate or enrollment, which in my opinion is negligible compared with a hundred bucks of paid courses.

Free website list:

Coursera – This is qualified as a welcomed free lesson resource website. This website offers nearly 2,000 courses with 147 partners, which is quite impressive. One thing users should be aware of is that Coursera classes start on a specific date with assignments usually due each week. – Another major player in the field. Over 1,000 courses from 90 partners. The majority of courses are free with a paid option for a certificate. Some specialized course series must be paid for.
Udemy Courses – Put aside Udemy’s expensive paid courses, it still provides free lessons.
Udacity – This site’s free lessons are generally about computer programming and web development.
Futurelearn – Free lessons are provided by UK Universities on this site.

Editor’s Words

Is It Illegal to Record Online Classes?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Information in the recorded courses is under copyright laws’ protection. Users should quote or transmit the courses without the permission of the instructor.
But the truth is there are still a large number of users out there who download and record online classes on their PCs. The reason they never receive a lawsuit is that they only save them as personal files, no re-uploading, sharing, distributing, or selling them elsewhere to expose themselves to risks, so as a result no one cares about it or can do anything about this.

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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Gary Henderson

Gary Henderson

As one of the senior editors of RecMaster, I currently concentrate on writing articles about game recordings and also, how-to tips to regular recordings. As an avid gamer, I am skilled at game APIs, game configurations. Helping customers find solutions to game-related issues is never boring stuff to me.

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