Lecture Capture

Actually, this term is not really entirely descriptive of what these systems can do for us here at CSUSM. A combination of two products, Mediasite and Camtasia Relay, allow faculty, staff, and students to record presentations for web delivery. These presentations include video and audio of the presenter as well as recording whatever is happening on the computer screen during the presentation. Recording is really easy to do, and we can help you get started. You can record almost anywhere you would like to: in your office, at home, in the classroom.

Diagram of Media Workflow

Some of the great features of the system:
  • You can teach the way you are used to, without having to modify your existing materials;
  • Almost no post-production or editing required, means your material is ready to go as soon as you hit the stop button;
  • It provides a number of ways for students to interact with the material, including video, audio, high-resolution screen captures, links to supporting materials, and others.
  • This media will work across platforms and browsers for maximum access;
  • We take care of captioning for hearing impaired students for you.

Once created, all media are placed in a content management system - a catalog of media - and we can provide you with links or organized pages of links to place in Cougar Courses. This media is guaranteed to work across modern operating systems and browsers so your audience can access them how they want. So, how do you get started?

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Mediasite - for the best production values

Our Mediasite recording systems are built into rooms designed for maximum visual and aural impact. With professional lighting, acoustic treatments, multiple cameras, document cameras, microphones, and other pro features, our Mediasite facilities are designed to make you look and sound your best.

Facilities equipped with Mediasite recording systems:

Use the Mediasite request form to book a session in one of these rooms. One of our staff will be there to help you get started.

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Camtasia Relay - for anytime, anywhere recording

The Relay recorder software can be downloaded for free onto any computer you would like to use - Windows or Macintosh. Used in combination with inexpensive webcams and microphones, your laptop can become a recording studio in your home, office, even on the road. There's even a free app to turn your iPad2 or iPhone into a recorder!

Login to our Relay server  or click here to download the software and get started.