TEGRITY - Getting Started in Internet Explorer

Tegrity allows the instructor to record any activity on the computer screen as well as record any lecture delivered in front of a camera (e.g. a webcam). This program can be used to enhance learning for distance, blended, and on-campus courses. Lecture recordings captured by Tegrity are archived; therefore the students can view them at any time. Students can also add bookmarks to any point of the video that they might have a question or comment about. Instructors can add bookmarks as well.

Getting Started in Internet Explorer

The first time you attempt to use Tegrity in Internet Explorer, you will need to go through some preliminary steps in order for Tegrity to be configured properly. Mainly, this involves making sure pop-ups are enabled in Internet Explorer. Pop-up browser windows are typically disabled by default on campus-based machines to avoid a variety of browser-related issues and keep distractions to a minimum.

These steps MUST be performed for each individual user who logs into the instructor station. However, settings will be preserved for that user on the instructor station so the user will only need to go through these steps ONCE per machine they log in to.

  1. Open an Internet Explorer browser window.
  2. Login to Canvas.
  3. Navigate to the course in which you would like to record a class.
  4. Click Tegrity Classes. This will attempt to open a new browser window. Pop-up windows are blocked by default.
  5. An “Information Bar” window will open. Click Close. NOTE: If you do not want to see any more “Information Bar” windows, select Don’t show this message again and then click Close.


  6. Click the “Pop-up blocked” information bar at the top of the browser window and select Always Allow Pop-ups from This Site…


  7. Click Yes to allow pop-ups from the site.


  8. You will be taken back to the learning management system's course Home page. Click Tegrity Classes in the course menu again.
  9. When the Tegrity window opens up, another “Information Bar” will appear at the top of the Tegrity pop-up window prompting you to run an add-on. Click on the “Information Bar” and select Run ActiveX Control.
  10. An Internet Explorer Security Warning will appear. Click Run to install the ActiveX control needed to run Tegrity. You are now ready to begin recording!