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How to record online courses

Online lectures are essential for watching online courses and acquiring new skills and knowledge, and they are very common these days. Although they are predominantly used in schools, it is not uncommon to see them also in workplaces and homes.

The increased use of online lectures such as Zoom meetings, Webinars is a testament to the popularity of the internet and smart devices, which make it convenient to pass information, teach, and learn on the go. Before we look at the best way to record online classes, let us have a clear idea about what we mean by online lectures

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What is an online lecture?

An online lecture is simply a video spread by web-based video streaming services, and the primary purpose is to provide video content to viewers or listeners.

The primary advantage of using online lectures is that anyone can watch online courses from anywhere in the world through their computer, tablet, smartphone, or any compatible internet-enabled device. Billions of online courses are now hosted every day around the world.

In the past, you needed to enroll in classes and physically get to the lecture halls to learn skills such as Microsoft PowerPoint, graphics design, programming and development, leadership skills, marketing, etc. Today, thanks to online lectures, all you have to do is visit online course websites or YouTube to watch online courses and learn at your own pace.

Online lectures vs. traditional classes

Online lectures and traditional classes are solutions to a common problem, but they work way differently. First of all, as mentioned earlier, regular classes always take place in a physical location, while you can watch online lectures wherever you have an internet connection. The table below elaborates on these differences.

Traditional classes Online lectures
Learning takes place in a classroom Learning takes place anywhere
The lecture happens once. If you miss it, you cannot get it back They are flexible. You can pause, rewind, fast-forward, and replay a lecture later
Lecture times are fixed Learn at your pace

From the comparison above, it is evident that online lectures are a massive improvement on the traditional classes. However, it's not all rosy. A problem with online lectures is that you can't watch the online lecture when the video playback is over, or a course has expired. You also can't view online courses if there is no internet connection.

The solution for these drawbacks is an online lecture recorder.

Saving online lectures for later

Video streaming services do not let you download lectures for obvious reasons, and so your best bet is to record them while they play and save the recording to your computer. To record online classes, there is no better solution than Bandicam.

There are a lot of screen recording programs in the market today. However, many of these applications cannot record for more than an hour, whereas, an online class usually takes upwards of three hours. The ones that can record for more than one hour are always too complicated to use.

How to record online lectures on your PC?

If you have to record an online lecture on your PC, you have to use a reliable online lecture recording program, such as Bandicam. Here is how it works.

To record online lectures with Bandicam, follow the detailed step-by-step guide below:

Step 1: Open

Download, install, and launch Bandicam on your computer.

Step 2: The next step is to record the tutorial playing on your screen.

For this, you have two options – record an area of the screen or capture the entire screen.

  • a. To record an area of the screen, click on the arrow next to the first menu icon to reveal a dropdown. From there, choose the 'Select a recording area' or 'Rectangle on a screen' menu.
  • b. Alternatively, to record the full screen, on the dropdown, select 'Fullscreen' and choose your monitor.
Record the entire computer screen, Fullscreen, Bandicam

Step 3: Record and save the online lecture

After selecting the recording area, it's time to begin capturing the video. To start recording the online tutorials, you must trigger the function.

At the top-right of your screen, hit the REC button while playing the tutorial. This button changes to the STOP button when you click it. start/stop the recording, Bandicam

Bandicam can record for unlimited hours, so you can leave it on until the online lecture is complete. When you are okay with the recording or the video is finished, click the STOP button to end and save the video.

Next steps

Congratulations, you now have a copy of the online lecture on your local drive. Bandicam saves the captures onto a preconfigured directory. From this location, you can move the video to an external storage or mobile device for the ultimate portability and the power of learning on the go, at your own pace. Recorded videos, Bandicam


We started from the bottom with face-to-face lessons, and now we're here. Of all the developers who responded to a Stack Overflow survey, 41.8 percent are self-taught, and only 37.7 percent had a computer science degree. Online tutorials offer way more convenience and efficiency than face-to-face classes, and you can keep them forever by recording the videos and saving them on your computer using the Bandicam online lecture recorder.

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