Alternate Delivery of Classes due to Covid-19 concerns

Classroom Media Support can offer 2 ways to achieve “Alternate Delivery of Classes”, using existing Lecture Capture systems:

  • Live stream classes from a classroom
    An instructor conducts a class from a classroom as normal. Students can watch the class using a web browser, live, from anywhere in the world.
  • Share recorded lectures from a classroom
    An instructor conducts a class from a classroom as normal, recording the entire class. This recording is uploaded to the UW Madison Kaltura service, where students can watch the recording at any time.

These above methods can be done at the same time- a class can be streamed live, while recording for later viewing.

To use Lecture Capture, an instructor needs to successfully completing both the general Passcode Tutorial  and Lecture Capture tutorial. 

There are 40+ classrooms equipped with Lecture Capture. A list of them are found under the “List of classrooms with Lecture Capture” on this page.

To receive the URL of the live stream for a classroom, please contact us.

For additional resources, please visit the official UW Madison Instructional Continuity web page


 Welcome to Classroom Media Support!

This site serves as a resource for UW Madison instructors who use the General Assignment Classrooms with Instructional Technology. The rooms included here are General Assignment Classrooms, meaning they are scheduled by Curricular Services (262-6345) but they are managed by the FP&M Space Management Office. There are many other Instructional Technology classrooms on campus that are departmentally controlled and are not included here or supported by the Classroom Media Support team. For a list of supported classrooms, visit the Classroom Attributes section.

AV Open Houses

At the start of each semester we have several AV open houses at various times across campus.  Please complete the online tutorial prior to attending the open house.  Feel free to attend any session of your choosing.

These open houses are designed to be informal. You may arrive and leave whenever you like within the scheduled time. We will be there to answer questions, demonstrate procedures, test laptops and media, and distribute keys.

 If you are unable to make an open house but need training, please contact us directly for training needs at 608-890-4900 or .

Date Time Location Classroom Media Support Host
Check back in August for Fall dates

Collaborative Learning Classrooms

We have created several collaborative learning classrooms utilizing an advanced media sytem, flexible seating and writing surfaces. These spaces allow instructors and students to interact in ways beyond traditional lecture teaching.

Before using a Collaborative Learning Classroom please take the CLC tutorial, you will learn how to use all of the unique features these classrooms provide.

Your Passcode may have changed!

Our new passcode database system requires ALL passcodes to be at least 6 digits long. The system automatically updated EVERY 4 or 5 digit log-in to 6 digits when it went live in the summer of 2014. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PASSCODE!

If you cannot remember your AV system passcode, or are unsure if you have a passcode, use this link. You will need your UW NetID.

VHS videotapes

VHS players have reached the end of their life-cycle. Most classrooms do not have a VHS player. Existing VHS players will not be replaced when they fail. We recommend that you transfer videotapes to digital video files (MP4s) or DVDs. We strongly advise instructors to convert all VHS tapes used in the classroom.