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Lecture Capture at MSU

What is it?

"Lecture Capture is an umbrella term describing any technology that allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally. The term is used to describe a wide array of software, system capabilities, and hardware options. In its simplest form, lecture capture might be an audio recording made with an iPod. Alternatively, the term might refer to a software capture program, such as TechSmith's Camtasia Relay, that records cursor movement, typing, and other on-screen activity for demonstration purposes with an audio voiceover."
  -(from Educause, "7 things you should know about...Lecture Capture", http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7044.pdf, December 2008)

News for new and returning users: Camtasia Relay Version 4 is here!
See upgrade information below

Getting Started?

How do I learn more about lecture capture at MSU?
Start with the FAQ for the Lecture Capture Pilot on the MSU Bozeman campus

Read the Step by Step PDF

View the short, unedited Step by Step video, made with Camtasia Relay v.1.

Check out the assortment of videos and written tutorials available on the Techsmith site at:
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-relay-current.html .


Need more help? Review
the PDF versions of the Camtasia Relay help file for:

Camtasia Relay Presenter Website:
http://assets.techsmith.com/docs/pdf-camtasiaRelay/Camtasia_Relay_400_Presenter_Website_Help.pdf
Camtasia Relay Recorder:
http://assets.techsmith.com/docs/pdf-camtasiaRelay/Camtasia_Relay_400_Recorder_Help.pdf
Everything else:
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorials-camtasia-relay-documentation.html

Special note for Laptop users:

"What if I am using a laptop with wireless network access in the recording location?"
Consider using the portable recorder, which lets you record your presentation onto a USB flash drive and upload it later on a computer with a solid and consistent network connection, such as your office computer.
Learn more about the Portable Recorder...


About the Camtasia Relay Version 4 upgrade:
You can check out a summary of the new features at:
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-relay-whats-new.html
and
http://www.techsmith.com/press-camtasia-relay-4-1211.html

Plenty of great videos and written tutorials are available on the Techsmith site at:
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-relay-current.html

Where do I go for more information?

Click to email the ITC Service Desk
or call the ITC Help Desk at 994-1777.

 

Updated 8/27/14