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Recording Lectures, Talks or Instructional Video

Features

LITS offers a range of options for recording lectures, talks, and instructional video: 

  • Tegrity lecture capture system: Bryn Mawr subscribes to a cloud-based lecture capture system that makes it easier for faculty, students and staff to record lectures, talks and course-related instructional video. Tegrity records audio of the speaker, a screencast of whatever is presented on screen or overhead, and (if desired) video, and streams them simultaneously on playback.
  • Self-service recording and editing: Bryn Mawr faculty, students and staff can also check out video cameras and can use video-editing software available on all campus machines to record and edit their own video. For more information see Equipment Lending & Facilities > Borrow Multimedia Equipment and Specialized Applications & Services > Image and Video Editing.

Availability

Tegrity lecture capture system. Access to Tegrity is controlled by Moodle:

  • Anyone with a Teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle site will be able to record video to that site and to a personal "sandbox" course in Tegrity.
  • Anyone with a Registered Student or Auditor role in a Moodle site will be able to view recordings associated with that site.

Teachers can also enable student recording privileges and get a "public link" to share recordings with people outside of a Moodle course.

Self-service recording and editing. All Bryn Mawr faculty, students and staff can check out recording equipment from Canaday Library during normal operating hours. See Equipment Lending & Facilities > Borrow Multimedia Equipment for details. For basic video-editing tasks, iMovie (Mac) and MovieMaker (Windows), which come pre-installed or are available for download on most computers, will be sufficient. For more advanced work, Adobe Premiere is available on all public and lab computers and can be installed on faculty and staff computers on request. See Specialized Applications & Services > Image and Video Editing  for details. 

Getting Started

Tegrity lecture capture system: You can use Tegrity on any computer that is equipped with a microphone. If you want to record video as well as a screencast, a camera must be connected to the computer as well.

Not all classrooms have been equipped with cameras and microphones for Tegrity recordings. To find a Tegrity-equipped classroom, go to the Technology-Enabled Classrooms webpage, click on a building, and look for a Tegrity classroom with "lecture capture" in the listing.  

To start a recording on a classroom computer:

  1. Click the Tegrity icon in the system tray (Windows) or dock (Mac).
  2. Log in using your college username and password.
  3. Choose the course to which you wish to upload the recording and (optionally) give the recording a title.
  4. Check the Instructor Video box if you wish to record video as well as a screencast and audio (requires a video camera).
  5. Click Record.

If you are using a computer that does not already have Tegrity installed, log into Moodle, navigate to a course for which you have a Teacher role, click on the Tegrity Campus link in the right sidebar, and click the blue Start a Recording button. The Tegrity recording software will download automatically if it is not already installed.

Support

New to Tegrity? Educational Technology Services is happy to help you get set up and oriented. Click Request Help with Tegrity above.

Documentation and guides for Tegrity are available here: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/6216

For problems with Tegrity recordings or troubleshooting support, click Request Help with Tegrity and provide a description of the problem. Tegrity support involves with several campus systems and LITS departments, and your description can help us connect you to the appropriate person.

For more information on available support for the multimedia equipment loan pool and video-editing software, see Equipment Lending & Facilities > Borrow Multimedia Equipment and Specialized Applications & Services > Image and Video Editing.