Video Recording Tools and Zoom

Zoom – Classroom Delivery

Zoom is a cloud-based web conferencing platform that allows users to host online meetings, synchronous virtual classrooms, group discussions, sharing of screen and files to your participants – all in real-time.

Zoom within Canvas allows you to schedule meetings directly within your Canvas courses. Enrolled students can participate in Zoom sessions seamlessly through Canvas, without creating any additional accounts.

To get started with Zoom, do refer to our user guide:
Yale-NUS College – Zoom User Guide (PDF)

Quick guide: Enabling Zoom in Canvas (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions, Zoom with Canvas (PDF)

Guide: Using Zoom for Online Meetings (PDF)
Guide: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms in Canvas to deliver your lesson (PDF)

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Lecture Recording

Together with the Media & Classroom Technology (MCT) team, lecture recording services are readily available in Yale-NUS College. Yale-NUS uses the ‘Panopto’ platform for media streaming and is integrated with Yale-NUS’ Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). The published video(s) can be easily accessed and restricted within the designated module.

For lecture recording booking, you may request directly through

If you are intending to do a screen capture or pre-recorded lecture for your class, drop us an email at

Panopto (with Canvas)

Whether it’s a lecture, flipped class or student assignment, Panopto allows users to capture any video feed including the desktop screen. Panopto’s recording software automatically configures itself for easy setup and has the ability to stream live webcasts through its software. Yale-NUS integrates Panopto with Canvas, so that you could use the platform seamlessly with your module. Students could use Panopto within their Canvas module too, to upload their media projects without an external service.

Guide (for Faculty): How to Self Record using Panopto (PDF)

Camtasia by TechSmith

Camtasia is a software for creating video tutorials and presentations and has a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint. The screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely and audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time.

The Camtasia software allows audio recording while screen-capturing is in progress, so the presenter can capture live narration during a demonstration or presentation. It also supports dubbing in other audio tracks or voiceover during post-capture editing.


If you are intending to do a screen capture or pre-recorded lecture for your class, drop us an email at