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Lecture capture and presentation recording

University of Montana faculty, staff and students may use Camtasia Relay to produce multimedia recordings of lectures and presentations. The Camtasia Relay Recorder software, downloadable from the website, allows the presenter to capture the computer screen, along with vocal narration. The recording may be saved as a podcast or videocast depending on which profile is selected.  Camtasia Relay is installed in UM's multimedia classrooms but can also be downloaded on individual computers.

Recordings may be placed automatically in iTunesU (recommended) or used manually in a number of different scenarios.  iTunesU is recommended for the storage and presentation of your academic recordings - especially if you are new to screen recording / videocasting.  Recording in Camtasia for a UM iTunesU account provides the most automatic, hands-off approach.  Camtasia does the processing and uploading for you and iTunesU monitors whether only enrolled students or the public can see the recordings.  (Other options are discussed in the Advanced section.)

Complete steps for lecture capture can be found on the Camtasia Relay setup page and for iTunesU course page editing on the iTunesU pages.

For additional assistance or information, please contact Adam Carroll at 243-4875, Janet Sedgley at 243-5452 or Randy Gottfried at 243-2857.  (Additionally or alternatively, if you wish to create screencasts or videos with high production values, you may wish to consider the work of UMOnline's team and their Innovation Studio.)

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