Tegrity Lecture Capture


Tegrity is the supported lecture capture service for on-ground and on-line learning at Northeastern.  The Tegrity recorder is installed on all classroom computers and available on demand for faculty and staff using NUNET imaged computers.  Cloud-based service and seamless Blackboard integration make recording, uploading and viewing easy for faculty and students.

Tegrity helps educators build content by providing a simple way to merge visuals and lecture.  No video editing skills are necessary – the Tegrity recorder uses simple record, pause and stop controls to capture the instructor desktop and classroom audio, and includes basic annotation tools for highlighting and drawing.  Recordings and supplementary material can be uploaded to Blackboard through the Tegrity course page to be shared or restricted at instructor discretion.

Recording Requirements


  • Webcam, document camera or tablet
    Some portable equipment is available on a first-come, first- serve basis from the Help & Information Desk. For more information, please see the ITS Services Page or the Equipment Checkout Page.

Best Practices

Tegrity makes the following recommendations to avoid corruption in recordings:

  • A Mac or PC should have at least 8 GB of memory.
  • Recordings should be created on a computer with a quad core minimum (including virtual cores).
  • Ensure at least 10GB hard drive space for Windows and 20GB for Macs.
  • Load PowerPoint presentations before starting Tegrity.
  • Do not pause Tegrity within 3 minutes of opening it so that all all recorder functions can initiate.
  • Do not shut down during upload.  Logging out of the computer is fine, as the network connection will not be severed, but turning the computer off will disrupt the upload.
  • Ensure a steady and reliable power supply to the computer.

Viewing Requirements

The Tegrity recorder is preinstalled on all NUNET classroom PCs

This 1 minute tutorial shows you how to use Tegrity in the classroom:  https://goo.gl/0TEuin

Introduction to Tegrity

This video will show you how to view Tegrity recordings and install and use the recorder.

For installation on Windows 7 and Mac OS office and personal computers:

Install the Tegrity recorder from Blackboard: Visual Installer Guide PC  |   Visual Installer Guide Mac

For installation on Windows 10 office and personal computers:

Install the Tegrity recorder client from Software Center.

Training & Support

ATS offers one-on-one Tegrity training and group workshops. View our schedule and register here. For private training or general support questions, email ats@northeastern.edu.

Student Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act governs the release of student information to the public, including information that associates grading information with a particular student or information that confirms a student’s presence in a particular course. As a result, faculty are advised to inform students in the syllabus that lectures may be recorded. In addition, faculty are encouraged to avoid recording video or audio of students unless there is a pedagogical need or unless recording students is necessary in order to capture necessary class proceedings. Further, faculty are encouraged to consider whether students are shown in recordings before deciding to release a video to an audience other than the class it was recorded in.

Faculty and staff are responsible for obtaining student consent for any materials in which student participation is recorded and distributed. A consent and release form is available here (Northeastern Consent and Release Form)

The following offers sample language you may want to use to inform students that classroom lectures may be recorded:

“Lectures may be recorded and made available to students registered for this class using the Northeastern’s Tegrity lecture capture system. Use of Tegrity is intended to supplement the classroom experience. Duplication or redistribution of lecture capture recordings is prohibited without appropriate consent. To view Tegrity lecture recordings on the go, you can download the Tegrity mobile app. For technical assistance and for additional information, please see the lecture capture Tegrity support page: https://www.northeastern.edu/ats/teaching-technology/lecture-capture

Fair Use

Faculty, staff, and students are responsible for observing copyright law, including educational fair use guidelines, permissions and university policies for incorporating third party content into a Tegrity recording. Please refer to the University’s Patent and Copyright and Fair Use policies for more information.

Duplication or redistribution by students is prohibited. Students may not copy or redistribute lecture capture materials without the express, written permission of the course instructor. Unauthorized duplication or dissemination of lecture capture materials may violate federal or state law and University policy. Violation of University policy may result in disciplinary action.

All videos are the property of Northeastern University.

Tegrity Retention Policy

Tegrity content is hosted by Tegrity/Amazon Web Services and made available through Northeastern’s Blackboard integration.

Tegrity recordings are maintained on the server for a minimum of 2 years, after which they are archived in their state at the time and moved to storage. These course archives are maintained in perpetuity, and instructors or departments can request that they be restored at any time. Restore requests are made to ATS@neu.edu.

Tegrity uses the my.northeastern account authentication system. User accounts are subject to the my.northeastern account system policies. Per this policy, student accounts are available for use for 1 year beyond graduation. Faculty/staff accounts are terminated at the end of eligibility for my.northeastern access.

Instructors and program administrators with instructor level privileges may delete content from their own Tegrity recordings at any time.