Tegrity is a lecture capture application. It allows instructors to record and archive their lectures in real-time then make them available for students to review later. Both students and instructors can add bookmarks to the archived recording to make it easier to find points within the presentation that need additional clarification or explanation.
Tegrity apps are available for both iPhone and Android-based devices to allow students to review recordings at their leisure.
Within Canvas, you will see a link for Tegrity Recordings in the Navigation menu on the left of the screen. You can view recordings from Tegrity within the Tegrity windows that launches after clicking Tegrity Recordings.
If your instructor allows you to download the recordings to watch while not connected to the internet, you will need install the Tegrity Download Manager to view these downloaded videos. Tegrity Download Manager will prompt you to install it the first time you attempt to download a video. Instructions on how to download videos are provided for Windows and macOS.
- Click the arrow icon next to the class which contains the video you want to make notes in.
- Select the video clip in which you would like to make notes.
- Pause the video where you would like to place a note, and select the note type under Bookmarks and Notes.
- You can now type notes into the text box. Your note will be marked either “Important!” or “Unclear” depending upon which icon is selected.
- To show a larger view of the Bookmarks and Notes, click the Maximize icon in the upper right-hand corner.
- Login to Canvas.
- Navigate to the course in which you would like to record a Tegrity session.
- Select Tegrity Classes from the course menu.
- Click Start a Recording.
- Choose the settings you normally would to begin recording a class. Then, once the recording begins click on the small arrow on the lower right side of the screen to expand the options available.
- Click on the Annotation Tools button.
- You will see a new menu appear above the pen icon. This gives the user a series of options for their annotation tool. Choose whichever one(s) you need and begin annotating.
Annotation tool – allows the user to draw an annotation with a freestyle pen, circle, or square.
Annotation width – select a different line width for annotations.
Annotation color – select a different color for annotations.
Lasso – allows the user to select an existing annotation and modify it. If no annotations have been drawn yet, selecting the lasso tool will automatically select the pen tool instead.
Erase – erase a single annotation drawn on the screen.
Erase All – erases all annotations drawn on the screen.
NOTE: If you navigate the focus of your computer (click on a window) that is not located on the screen being recorded, all annotations will be erased.
- Login to Canvas.
- Navigate to the course in which you want to start a Tegrity session.
- Click Tegrity Classes in the course menu.
- Click Start a Recording. The Tegrity Recorder window should open.
- Click Settings.
- Speak into your microphone; if there is no movement in the audio bar to the right of the video, then you will need to click the drop down menu next to Default audio source and select the proper audio device. The bar will fill up with green color if there is sound detected by the microphone. NOTE: For best performance, try to keep the audio from going too high into the red. If necessary, adjust the distance between you and the microphone.
- If a webcam is plugged in, there should be a live feed of the webcam footage visible on the left of the window in the place of the S&T logo. If there is no video feed present, click the drop down menu below Video settings and select the proper video device.
- Once you have finished modifying the audio and video settings, click Save and Close and continue on to record your class.
- Open the Course Tasks drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Tegrity window and select Upload a Recording.
- You may see a pop-up window indicating you need to have Tegrity Runner App to open the application. This should already be installed (it is part of the Tegrity Recorder Application, which should also be installed). Click OK. NOTE: You can check the box marked Remember my choice for tegrity links to prevent seeing this box in the future.
- Click Browse.
- You will then be prompted to locate the file folder which contains the Tegrity recording information. Select the folder and click Select Folder.By default, downloaded Tegrity recordings will be stored in the My Tegrity Recordings > Sessions folder on your local machine. Use the built-in search tools for your operating system (Windows or Mac) to find this folder if you do not know where it is. You will then need to go into the a specific Session folder and select the Recording folder.
- Click Upload Recording. The recording may take a few minutes to appear and become available. IMPORTANT: After the recording has been uploaded, it will still need to be published before students will be able to view the recording.
In order for students to view a Tegrity recording, it must first be published. You will need to be within the Tegrity window to publish Tegrity recordings.
- Check the box next to the recording that you would like to publish.
- Mouse-over the Recording Tasks drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of the Tegrity window and click Publish.
- Choose publishing options, and click Save to complete publishing.
- Always – Published recording will always be available to students (until decided otherwise by the instructor).
- Between – You can select dates between which the recording will be available.
- Never – Recording will not be available to students (until decided otherwise by the instructor).
- Select video. NOTE: Video must already be published.
- Mouse-over the Recording Tasks drop-down menu and select Share Recording.
- Uncheck Do not allow anonymous users to view the recording.
- You can now access the recording from the URL given. Copy and paste the URL into a browser address bar or email the link to others. Click OK when finished. NOTE: The Embed code can be copied and pasted into the <body></body> tags of a web page’s HTML code. If several videos are to be shared outside of the learning management system, it is possible to embed multiple Tegrity recordings within a single web page. The URL for that web page can be shared with multiple people.
- Login to Canvas.
- Click the Tegrity Classes button in the course menu.
- Select one or more checkboxes on the far right side of the screen. NOTE: Recordings do NOT have to be published in order to be downloaded.
- Mouse-over the Recording Tasks button at the top of the column on the right.
- Select Download from the drop-down menu.
- A window will open prompting you to download the Tegrity Recordings Manager Installation. NOTE: You can ignore this if you have already done so.
- Eventually, the Tegrity Downloads window will open, showing you the download history of all of your previous downloads. It may take a few minutes for the download process to complete, depending on the length of the recording.
Your recording will be stored in the My Tegrity Recordings folder in the Sessions subfolder.
- Navigate to the My Tegrity Recordings folder on your local machine and open the Sessions folder.
- Open the folder corresponding to recording you want to view. Session folders tend to have very long names.
- Open the Recording subfolder.
- Open the Default.htm file in a web browser. You may need to click a link in the web browser to open the recording in a new window or tab.
- Your recording should begin playing in a web browser window.
Alternatively, if you just want to review the *.MP4 file, or you need to retrieve that file because you want to alter it as part of a larger video-editing project, then follow the steps below:
- Follow steps 1-3 above to get to the Recording subfolder.
- Open the Class and then the Projector subfolders.
- Open the screen0.mp4 file to view a the recording of the screencaptured desktop.
NOTE: If the instructor's camera was used to capture the speaker, you can go to the Class > Instructor subfolder to find a similar file that will be just the instructor's webcam video and audio (without the screencaptured desktop).