Pre-recording lectures

There are 3 lecture recording tools available for University staff. First, choose which tool you would like to use, depending on what you would like to create, then follow the relevant workflow.

Choose your recording tool

 Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR)PowerPointCamtasia
Recording One take Single or multiple takes Single or multiple takes
Editing None Each slide’s content can be changed and audio re-recorded Recorded video and audio can be edited. Further audio and video can be added
Interactivity Chapters and quizzes can be added later in Replay Chapters and quizzes can be added later in Replay Chapters and quizzes can be added in Camtasia or later in Replay
Ease of use Easy Easy Medium
Best for Lectures recorded in one take that require no editing Narrated presentations Videos containing several pieces of media, screen capture and webcam

Recording workflows

Graph showing the recording workflow for different types of videos.

Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR)

  1. Record in one take
  2. Set permissions in Replay
  3. Request captions
  4. Add interactivity (optional)
  5. Embed in Blackboard

Camtasia

Record your screen and/or webcam, add videos, edit.