Mediasite is OSU’s free, supported lecture capture solution. It allows you to easily make a video of your lecture, including the content on your computer screen, as well as video of yourself lecturing. There are two flavors of Mediasite: the Desktop Recorder is free software you can download to use from your computer. The Hardware Recorder, installed in large classrooms around campus, will automatically record your lecture by request. Here are three ways you can record your lecture with Mediasite.
- In a Classroom
Thirteen of the largest classrooms on campus have been equipped with the Mediasite Hardware Recorder. First, review the list of Mediasite-ready rooms. Then, contact the Registrar to schedule one of those rooms. Lastly, submit a request for your session to be recorded. Your lecture will automatically be recorded, and the video uploaded to Mediasite servers. You will receive a URL to share with your students.
- In your Office
Follow these instructions to download and use the Mediasite Desktop Recorder. You will have to have a webcam and/or microphone for your computer if you want your face and/or voice to appear on the recording.
- At the Digital Union
Reserve a time to use the Whisper Room recording studio in Digital Union Prior Hall, where the Mediasite Desktop Recorder is already installed. This sound insulated studio ensures your recording will be free from audio distractions you might encounter in your usual office space. A high quality microphone and built-in webcam come standard in the room. Digital Union staff are available to assist with setup and tutorials you find through the ODEE Resource Center. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to set up an appointment for more in depth support.
The best way to get familiar with Mediasite is to download the Desktop Recorder and play around a bit. Click all the buttons! You won’t break anything. If you get stuck, here are ways to get support.
- Online: ODEE Resource Center
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (614) 688-help
- Workshop: ODEE Workshops
Join the Mediasite Lecture Capture group on Yammer to receive the most timely updates, start a discussion, and make suggestions about the service.
If you don’t want your lecture uploaded to OSU’s Mediasite servers, you can easily make a screen recording using Quicktime on Mac, then post/host the video wherever your heart desires.