Use the Desktop Recorder to create presentations within Mediasite. See Installing the Desktop Recorder for information about how to install and register your Desktop Recorder.
On March 16, 2017 system updates were made to Mediasite. Users will not notice major changes, but desktop recorder users will be asked to update their client.
Launching the Desktop Recorder
There are two methods you might use to launch the Desktop Recorder: the MyMediasite Portal or a shortcut on your computer.
On your personal computer, you might launch the desktop recorder using your computer's shortcut. By launching the Desktop Recorder from your personal device, the finished recording will automatically upload to the MyMediasite Portal. You can also create the presentation offline using the Desktop Recorder and then upload it to the MyMediasite Portal later.
Be sure you have a stable internet connection. If the internet cuts out during your recording, the recording will not upload and the MyMediasite Portal will show your recording as "scheduled". This means you've inadvertently created a placeholder for recording. See Upload a Mediasite Recording to a Scheduled Presentation for details.
When you launch the Desktop Recorder your name.# should appear in the upper-left corner of the Desktop Recorder. This shows the Desktop Recorder is connected to your MyMediasite account and will upload recordings to your account.
We strongly recommend against modifying Desktop Recorder settings. Doing so may cause the Desktop Recorder to function unexpectedly. If you need to modify settings, please first contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
On a public computer, or if your name does not appear on your private device, launch the Desktop Recorder from the MyMediasite Portal to ensure your presentation uploads your MyMediasite.
Create a Presentation with the Desktop Recorder
If creating a presentation directly from the Desktop Recorder, skip to step #6. You will need to edit the presentation at a later time to edit its description or add it to a Channel.
We recommend recording a quick 15 - 30 second test prior to creating your official presentation. A quick test allows you to determine audio and video are working properly. Note if audio is not detected, the presentation will not be created. See Troubleshooting Audio Issues for more information. See Why can't I hear audio? and Why can't I view the presentation? for troubleshooting suggestions.
Login to your MyMediasite Portal at https://mediasite.osu.edu.
Click the Create Presentation button in the upper-left corner of the page.
Select Record Desktop.
Give your video a name and description. If applicable, choose the Channel or Shared Folder to which you would like to publish your recording.
Remember, all presentations default to Private. "Publishing" a presentation refers to where the recording lives and whether it appears within a Channel or a Catalog. No matter where you initially publish the presentations, you must select Viewable from the drop-down menu below the presentation within the MyMediasite Portal, in order for others to see the recording.
Click Launch Desktop Recorder. If you have not already downloaded the Desktop Recorder, or an update has occured since your download, you will be prompted to download the Desktop Recorder at this point.
The Desktop Recorder launches. If your computer asks if you wish it to remember this action click yes, so future recording sessions will launch automatically.
At this point, if you click back to your MyMediasite Portal, you'll notice a "this presentation has been scheduled" icon in the place of your presentation. The icon is a placeholder. It means you have yet to create a recording, upload an existing recording or upload other media to the placeholder. See What does the "this presentation has been scheduled" icon mean? for details.
Select Record Now.
After the Desktop Recorder launches, follow the directions on the screen to Record Now.
Four types of recording options appear: Screencast + Audio, Slideshow + Audio, Screencast + Video or Slideshow + Video. Choose the appropriate option and click Next.
See Choosing a Desktop Recorder Presentation Type for definitions and a flowchart to help you decide which type best suits your needs.
Step 2 prompts you to Setup Hardware. Check your microphone and, if applicable, your camera here. Click Next.
The third stage prompts you to prepare your screen with the MDR Capture Toolbar. Be sure to clear all sensitive information from your screen.
Choose the selection that allows you to capture all necessary information. Note the larger the region area, the larger the produced file size will be.
Desktop - If you have more than one monitor, choose which monitor you would like to record. Choosing this option probably gives you a bigger recording area than you need, which may cause resolution problems. You also have fewer options to keep notes or other windows on your screen but out of the recording.
Window - Choose a specific window (e.g., individual browser, PPT presentation or other specific program) to record.
Region - Select an area of the screen to record. Note the 4:3 ratio option will produce a more box-like picture, because the screen is only slightly wider than it is high. A 16:9 ratio will produce a widescreen, or letterbox, picture.
Click the checkmark icon to continue. If needed, click the x icon to return to step 2.
Check your recording summary and click Record.
At this point, check the box "Show recording control panel" for easy access to pause and finish your recording.
If you selected to the entire desktop, you may want to uncheck the "Show recording control panel". A pause icon appears in the lower-right on a PC or the upper-right on a Mac.
When you are done with your presentation, click Finish from the recording control panel or CTRL + F8 (if on a PC) on your keyboard.
Your presentation will be uploaded to the Mediasite server. The Manage Recordings area of the Desktop Recorder appears as the presentation uploads.
At any time while in the Desktop Recorder, you can click Manage from the top drop-down menu or home menu. The Manage page is where you can upload presentations created offline. An "Upload" button appears in the Status column when it needs to be uploaded to the MyMediasite Portal.
To open your presentation, click the world icon to the left of the Recording Date in Manage Recordings.
Your presentation will appear in your MyMediasite Portal. It will not be available for viewing until the red triangle icon changes to a green circle after transcoding and OCR are complete.
Upload time varies depending on the recorded material and number of jobs already in the server's transcoding queue. To be sure your presentation is viewable, please check back: