It depends on what you mean by record.
If you mean, you’d like your image to be a talking head in a window and use your iPad in a manner where you narrate writing on your iPad, you can only do that in a classroom equipped with Lecture Capture capabilities. That’s B130 and B239 in our building. The use of lecture capture involves completing an additional tutorial from https://av.fpm.wisc.edu. That’s the same page where you’d get your passcode authorization, which is a separate process. After you are done recording, your video is uploaded to your Kaltura. It can also be streamed to people during the class.
If you mean, you’d like to narrate your iPad work while giving a lecture, well, yes. That’s what many people did during the pandemic. In fact, we wrote this tipsheet about it. https://math.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/842/2020/11/How-to-make-a-video-on-your-iPad.pdf It wouldn’t show your head, and it is simply recording whatever you have on your iPad. It would be functional enough to share. Note that these instructions have information on adding captions, and that isn’t strictly necessary unless you have a student that needs them.
If you’d like to have a camera follow you while you write on a blackboard, that’s not something available in our department, except with an extra camera and someone to point it. There is the capability in other lecture capture rooms (272 Bascom, Biochem 1125, 6210 Social Science) to have tracking lecture capture cameras that can follow someone across the stage as they write on a blackboard. So, in classes where they are in those rooms, that’s a possibility. It’s not 100%, but it does work.
We are testing a mobile camera setup for recording seminars and conferences, but it is sufficiently complex to not want to allow this for checkouts at this time. Once we have a better idea of how this will work, it may be available for classes. There may be simple camera equipment soon available for checkout that might allow someone to be recorded while writing on a blackboard. It needs to be thoroughly tested and documented.
We’ve been told, by our L&S leadership, that classes are either supposed to be all in person, or all remote. There’s no support for hybrid classes, despite the needs that may occur in the coming weeks. We don’t have the manpower or equipment to do it. We can try to help out as best we can.