Record video/audio lectures using Mediasite Desktop Recorder

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Record video/audio lectures using Mediasite Desktop Recorder
1. Open “Mediasite Desktop Recorder” on your computer.
If you are connected to the internet, then Mediasite Desktop Recorder will
automatically upload recordings to the Villanova Mediasite Server.
If you are not connected to the internet, then you can still record, however, you will
need to manually upload your recordings later.
2. Click on “Record”. Enter the name of your recording (you can edit the name later as
well)
Select your Recording Type
3. Select one of the 4 recording options.
a. Screencast + Video: Records full-motion video of your computer screen &
records your video (using a webcam). Ideal if you have PowerPoint with
extensive animations, if you want the students to see your mouse movements,
or if you are showing a website, word doc/pdf, or demonstrating a program like
Excel.
b. Screencast + Audio: Same as “Screencast + Video”, except it will not record your
video.
c. Slideshow + Video: Records periodic snapshots of your computer screen &
records your video (using a webcam). Suitable option if you have a PowerPoint
presentation with basic animations or if you are showing pictures.
d. Slideshow + Audio: Same as “Slideshow + Video”, except it will not record your
video.
Configure your webcam & mic
4. Choose your webcam and/or microphone.
5. On “Prepare Your Screen”, select next.
Choose your recording screen
6. Now select the region of your computer screen you want to record. You have 5 options.
In most cases, you will select "Select Entire Desktop" option. This will record what you
are seeing on your primary monitor. If you want to record only a portion of your
computer screen, then select one of the 4 other options.
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Start/Stop/Pause your recording
7. At the final confirmation window, uncheck the box next to "Show Recording Panel"
8. Click “Record” and it will give you a 5 second countdown and the recording will begin.
9. To stop or pause your recording, please do one of the following…
a. Windows? Press CRTL + F8 on your keyboard.
b. Mac? Press Command + Option + F8 or Press Fn + Cntrl + F8 on your keyboard.
c. Click the icon in the system tray.
10. If your recording is complete, select finish recording.
Share your recording
11. Visit https://vums-web.villanova.edu/mediasite/mymediasite
12. You’ll see all of your recordings listed on the page. Click on your recording. You’ll see
the following:
Viewable: Your recording is ready to be watched and shared.
This desktop recording has been queued for processing: This means your
presentation is in line to be processed by the server. You need to wait until you
see the “Viewable” message.
This desktop recording is being processed: The server is processing your
presentation. You need to wait until you see the “Viewable” message.
13. Make you recording viewable to your students by clicking on the recording name, click
“Edit”. Change “Visibility” from “Private” to “Viewable”.
14. To change the name of the recording, click on the recording name, and then click “Edit”.
Change the name and then click “Save”.
15. To share the weblink with others, click on the recording name, and then click on
“Share”. Copy the URL from the “Link” box.
Please contact UNIT - Instructional Technologies if you have any questions (ankit.desai@villanova.edu or 519-3266)