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Microphones improve learning for all

We’ve learned from our rollout of lecture recording that the best quality and most accessible recordings are produced when the most suitable microphones are used.

Image of Catchbox microphone in lecture theatre

Whether you have a loud voice or small group, all microphones will pick up only the closest speaker.

Lapel mics work best for presenters, handheld mics and Catchboxes work best for audience interaction.

In the largest teaching spaces, there will be a throwable microphone called a Catchbox. Some rooms are equipped with handheld microphones. In rooms without Catchbox or a handheld microphone,  you should repeat questions to ensure they are picked up on the recording.  

Find out more about how lecture recording can support accessible and inclusive learning.

Watch video on MediaHopper Create - 'How to use a Catchbox microphone in Teaching Rooms'.

(Ed. this article was originally published on 20 Jun, 2018)