Tegrity Best Practices

Tegrity lecture capture software enables faculty to automatically capture, store and index courses, for later review by students; anywhere and anytime. Tegrity captures audio, video, computer screen activity including text, slide presentations, web sites and demonstrations.

Here are a few simple guidelines and suggestions for a better experience using Tegrity:

  1. Keep it simple
    Do not over-complicate it, especially in the beginning. To record a lecture, you will need a microphone and the ability to press "play", "pause" and "stop".

  2. Prepare/setup your materials BEFORE you click "record"
    Open up all of your PowerPoint slides, etc., in the background. It will make it easier for you to access your presentation once the recording has begun.

  3. Inform the class
    By law, it is necessary to inform students that a class is being recorded. It is recommended that the statement below is read at the beginning of a recording so it is captured:

    We are audio recording all class sessions this semester to allow you to utilize this recording as an additional academic tool to hopefully further your success in this course.

  4. Use "Pause" instead of "Mute"
    If you want to put the recording on hold for just a moment, for example to say something "off the record" or to open up an application, click on the "Pause" button.

    Note: Remember to click on it again when you want your recording to continue.

    The reason we suggest that you do not put the microphone on mute, is because it is not as obvious as when you use "Pause" and is therefore very easy to forget about!

  5. Repeat the question
    When students ask a question or make a comment, it is recommended that you repeat their question or comment so it will be picked up by the recording.

For more information about Tegrity, please see the Lecture Capture / Tegrity service description page.

Posted in 2011 March IS Newsletter and tagged , .