MEDIALecture

MEDIALecture is a piece of software which will record any combination of computer screen, microphone and webcam with the resulting video being output to a user's Personal space in the Media Library.  Currently, this service is only available to staff.

MEDIALecture will replace the product currently used, TechSmith/Camtasia Relay, which is being discontinued at the end of this year (2018).   Staff can continue to use Relay until December 2018 but MEDIALecture is also being made available so that user can familiarise themselves with the product and make the switch at their convenience.

The added value of MEDIALecture is:

  • onscreen annotations can be made whilst recording using the drawing tools
  • minor editing can be carried out to the video prior to publishing to the Media Library
  • the video can be saved on disc and uploaded at a later time

Installing MEDIALecture from SCCM

Important

Please note that, if you have never used the Media Library before, that you should ensure your account on the Media Library is created before installing MEDIALecture.  Simply log on to https://stream.uhi.ac.uk using your usual ID and password and log off.

Sabhal Mór Ostaig

Chan eil Sabhal Mór Ostaig a' cleachdadh SCCM; mar sin, ma tha neach-obrach sam bith ag iarraidh MEDIALecture a chur air an coimpiutair, bu chòir dhaibh a dhol gu https://stream.uhi.ac.uk agus gliog a dhèanamh air an dotag dhearg aig mullach na duilleig, a chithear an déidh logadh a-steach.  Thèid am prógram a luchdachadh-sìos agus gabhaidh a chur air an coimpiutair anns an dòigh àbhaisteach.  Mar a bheil gu leòr còirichean agaibh, bi agaibh ri bruidhinn ris an luchd-taic IT aig SMO.

An dèidh a chur air an coimpiutair, 's fhaich am brobhsair a dhùnadh sìos mus ruith sibh MEDIALecture.

Installing on an iMac

The installation process for non-SCCM sites is similar to that on the iMac as shown above.

Why use MEDIALecture?

There are a number of reasons for recording screencasts:

  1. Lecture capture.  By pre-recording a narrated presentation:
    • Students can view the video and come prepared to participate in tutorials
    • Students who miss a class can view the video
    • Remote students are catered for, especially those in different time zones
    • There is less dependence on video conferencing
    • The video remains available to students so they can review as part of their exam preparation
    • The video is streamed so that students using mobile devices are able to view the video
  2. Demonstration of an onscreen process, such as
    • Software techniques
    • Malfunctioning software installation
  3. Create short training videos when introducing a new system

 

How to use MEDIALecture

Batch Upload

It is possible to save recordings for later upload.  Thus a batch of recordings could be sent to the Media Library for encoding overnight, for example.

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