BRYN MAWR COLLEGE September 2016 Library and Information Technology Services Classroom Recording Guide for Instructors Bryn Mawr subscribes to a “lecture capture” service called Tegrity, which makes it easier for faculty to record lectures and post them where students can see them. Tegrity can capture a screencast (i.e. a recording of everything you show on the podium computer and project overhead to students), audio, and video of you lecturing. (You can turn video off if you prefer.) When you stop the recording, videos are automatically uploaded to Tegrity’s servers; students can access them from the Tegrity Classes link on the Moodle site for your course. Which Classrooms Are Set Up for Recording? The following classrooms have all of the hardware and software you need to record lectures: • • Thomas 110 & 224 Dalton 119 • • Park 25, 180 & 243 Carpenter 25 With sufficient notice, Multimedia Services can set up other classrooms for lecture capture or video recording. You can request this when you reserve a room for the event in Virtual EMS, under “A/V Notes” on the Details tab. If you’ve already reserved the room, contact Multimedia directly (x7449 or email@example.com). Starting the Recording 1. Turn on the classroom computer and log in using your Bryn Mawr user name and ID. 2. Open any other applications and files that you will want to use to during your lecture. For example, if you wanted to show PowerPoint slides, a web page, and an image in a PDF document, you would open your PowerPoint file, your web browser, and the PDF file. Note: Tegrity will use all of the RAM, cache space, and processing power available when it is launched. By opening your presentation materials before opening Tegrity, you are effectively reserving computer resources for those processes. 3. Click on the little arrow on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen to open the System Tray as shown: Click here to open tray 4. Double-click on the Tegrity icon -- -- to launch the Tegrity Recorder. 5. If prompted to log in, enter your normal Bryn Mawr username (the part before the @ in your e-mail address) and your password. BRYN MAWR COLLEGE September 2016 Library and Information Technology Services 6. Double-check that your name comes after “Hello” in the upper left corner of the Tegrity Recorder. If not, click (Change User), and log in with your normal Bryn Mawr user name and password. 7. Choose your course from the drop-down Course menu. (Wrong courses listed? Repeat step 5.) 8. Give the recording a Title or use the default (recording day, date, and time). 9. Speak to check your audio levels in the bar: • Move the slider bar to increase or decrease volume as needed. • If nothing shows up in the audio level window, click Settings and try different options on the Default audio source menu until you find one that works. Call Multimedia (x7449) if none do. 10. Choose your video settings: • Easiest option: Be sure the Instructor Video box is checked and you see a camera feed in the window above it. Tegrity will record that video plus a “screencast” of everything you do on the podium computer during the lecture (e.g. show PowerPoint slides, open web pages, etc.). • Screencast only: If you don’t need video of yourself, uncheck the Instructor Video. DOUBLE-CHECK THAT THE AUDIO STILL WORKS. If not, the video camera in the room is also recording audio, so you must recheck Instructor Video and record video to get sound. • Video only: Click Settings. Set Camera usage, to “Instructional Camera.” The video will be recorded at a slightly higher resolution and show up in the main viewing window when played. 11. When you are finished with set up, click Record a Class to start recording. The Recording Tool Bar Recording controls will appear in a black box in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen: BRYN MAWR COLLEGE September 2016 Library and Information Technology Services Expand the tool bar Monitor your sound levels Pause/Resume recording (toggle). Useful if you typically mix lecture with classroom activities you don’t want to record. End the recording Click on the small arrow to expand the toolbar to see additional controls, including a digital whiteboard and tools that let you draw on screen. Retract the tool bar Write onscreen Open/close digital whiteboard (blank screen) Stopping the Recording When you have finished recording, click the stop icon (solid square) in the Recording Tool Bar. In the dialog box that appears, choose Upload to upload the recording to the Tegrity server for streaming. Leave the computer ON when you leave. The recording will continue to upload in the background as long as the computer remains on and connected to the Internet. (Even if you log out and another user logs in.) Viewing a Recording Recordings should upload and be available for viewing within an hour or two. To check the status of a recording, log in to your course in Moodle and click the Tegrity Classes link in the upper right. If the recording is ready, the title will appear in black and you can click on it to see thumbnails and then click on a thumbnail to start playback. If the recording is not ready, the title will be gray and the status will be listed next to it: Pending or Available Soon Means the recording is still being uploaded and converted. Processing Error Usually means the computer was turned off or lost its network connection before the upload finished. The upload will resume when the computer is turned back on. If not, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.