Teaching & Learning Resource Center

Getting Started with Mediasite

About the Service

Mediasite is a lecture capture tool that allows you to record class sessions or lectures and upload the recordings automatically to university servers.

Caution

This service is intended to be used as lecture capture and course content hosting space rather than an archive of stored videos. Recordings in Mediasite will be available for two years plus one semester. Instructors may download their presentations prior to the content being removed from the server if they wish to retain a copy of the recordings.

Please contact The Knowledge Bank if you have video recordings you feel should be archived. If you need to distribute copyright-protected content to your students, please see the Secured Media Library for information about a distribution service that is compliant with US copyright law.

Desktop Recorder vs. Hardware Recorder

The Desktop Recorder allows instructors to record presentations from a computer's desktop, during a class session or at any other time. All full-time Ohio State employees may download the Desktop Recorder.

The Desktop Recorder is not recommended for classroom lecture recording. For ODEE Classrooms you must request Mediasite Desktop Recorder be installed on the classroom computer by submitting the Mediasite Contact Form.

The Hardware Recorder is available for instructors teaching in large lecture halls that are equipped to video record lectures automatically according to the class schedule. Instructors who want to use this option must request that it be enabled during their classtime. See the Mediasite Hardware Recorder guide for details.

Caution

Before you begin recording: Stop. Clear. Project. Be sure all sensitive data is removed from the recording area.

Sharing

After recording, you can then choose to share links to individual videos or a link to a Mediasite catalog page, which includes a set of recordings. Catalogs are available by request through the Mediasite Contact Form.

All recordings are protected by university authentication (i.e., viewers must login with a university username and password).

Privacy

Before others can see your presentation, you must change the privacy setting by clicking the lock icon located below the presentation in your MyMediasite Portal which will set the presentation from"Private" to "Viewable." Only you can view recordings set to Private. When set to Viewable, you allow others to access your recording. All individuals with an OSU name.# and password can access Viewable recordings. Update your security settings to change a recording's visibility.

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Lock icon with hover text of Private and unlocked icon with hover text of Viewable under presentation