How to Record Online Course as a Teacher or Student

Bella William Bella William Updated on May 26 , 2022 Tag:

Summary: Whether you’re an instructor or a student, you can record online course in the productive way.

As an English proverb goes “Never too old to learn”. The learning process never stops even after you finishing your education and your learning process shifts from knowledge skills acquiring to training of complex software.

Thanks to the innovation of technology, now we can freely take advantage of online course to make ourselves prominent and outstanding. Moreover, the strength of online learning is well exposed in the COVID-19 quarantine, which forces students to adapt remote learning pattern.

Record Online Course

There are numerous online course platforms like Udemy, Thinkific and Lynda that prefer both for instructor and student. With a stable network, students can study with online course at anywhere and anytime.

In addition, anyone can create online course to platforms if he wants to be an instructor. Since both students and teachers may need a screen recorder, we will illustrate the reasons in the following part and give workable ways to record online course as a teacher or student.
Before directly moving to the point, we’d like to recommend an online course recorder RecMaster available both for teacher and student.

RecMaster is a feature-rich screencast tool which enables you to record courses from/for Lynda, Udemy, Thinkific, Teachable, and more. Therefore, the tips are given with the use of RecMaster.


Why and how to record online course as a student?

Reasons for online course recording as a student

  • Stable watching experience: Online watching requires stable network status and you are likely to be constrained by the low speed internet even internet broke down. Therefore, transferring the online course to your local device through recording is the real sense of better watching experience.
  • Make your eLearning adjustable:Many platforms offer online course service with charge which requires you to study abundant courses before the deadline. This will make you feel stressful and force you to catch up the learning speed. However, if you pre-record the online course and save to your local device, you can avoid the annoying situation and study at ease.
  • Transformable for offline watching: Given that some platforms only allow you to download in the unique format, forcing you to convert the unique format into a general one. Moreover importantly, recording online course enables you to extract audio from the video especially recording online lecture for convenient offline listening.

How to record online course as a student

Step 1 Download and install RecMaster on your computer. Then make sure that your involved devices work well (microphone, webcam..)

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Step 2 Select the content you want to capture
Courses are offered across a breadth of categories including business, language, entrepreneurship etc. Decide the target content and shift to the display interface.

Step 3 Choose the recording mode
RecMaster offers multi-modes to you. Full screen is suitable to capture online course because you can review it clearly. The rest modes are Game mode, Custom area, Webcam, and Audio only and use each of them according to your demand.

Full mode for Online Course Capture

Step 4 Configure parameter
Optionally change the file format, quality, destination as well as input devices. The higher parameter you set, the smoother and more fluid the video will be. Remember that higher quality means larger size. Moreover, it also supports scheduled recording. To schedule a recording,you need to enter the Schedule recording to set up time.


Step 5 Capture and save online course
Start with REC button and mark key points at ease with annotation function.

Step 6 End and edit
Press Stop icon and the recording list will immediately pop up where you can edit, play and rename the file.

Why and how to record online course as a teacher?

Reasons for online course recording as a teacher

  • Necessary tool for produce online course: As an online course instructor, there are all sorts of stuff needed to be considered before starting the work. How to produce an online course video? What tools do you need to assist work? Where to upload your video? Full preparation means a good start so a professional screen recorder is the tech tool that simplifies your work.
  • Reach wider selection of students: Recorded online course helps you attract students from all over the world who can’t set aside spare time for face-to-face studying. Whenever they have time to devote to their learning, your recorded course is ready for them.
  • Improve your skills through feedback: Analyze the data of downloads, feedback to evaluate your performance. Uploaded platforms provide the related data of your recorded online course which is more reliable to adjust your teaching performance.

How to create online course as a teacher

There are a few differences to create online course. Before recording, you’d better prepare a scratch paper written in general outline to avoid mistakes. Then check related materials including PowerPoint, Keynote for the later presentation. With all the things done, let’s come to the point.

Step 1: Launch and install with the wizard

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Step 2: Recording mode for different courses
Full screen is better for video online course while Audio only is suitable for pure audio lecture. For other situations, choose as you like.

Full Screen and Audio Only

Step 3: Make configuration
Make sure policy of output platforms to avoid video blurry problem. Keep in mind the norm of platform about resolution, size and more. Considering the common result, you’re suggested to record high quality course in MP4/30fps. Webcam and audio can be momentarily added to your video.

Settings for full screen recording

Step 4: Start recording
Use Hotkey Alt+1 or REC to begin.

Step 5: Use annotation function
Annotation function is necessary for teachers to make tutorials. To create productive videos and courses especially for how-to courses, there is the annotation function for teacher to underline core points, explain difficult knowledge with text and circle the overlooked steps. When it’s time to end, press Stop icon or use the keyboard combination Alt+2.

annotation tool

Now you can cut and merge the file with the preloaded editor before uploading.

Final word
The exhaustive post must help you find the way to record online course. If you know more effective ways with RecMaster, please let us know.

See also: How to Use Whiteboard Function during Screen Recording

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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Bella William

Bella William

Filled with curiosity and enthusiasm, I'm interested in the troublesome and unsettled problems related to screen recording. As a movie and music fan, I'm willing to share novelty method and deal any screen recording problem in these fileds from the aspect of professional view.

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