Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR)

Installing and registering the MDR

Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) is an application for both Windows and Mac.

  1. In My Mediasite Dashboard, click on the orange button +Add Media in the blue bar on the right
  2. In the ‘Add Media’ page, click on the first option in green “First Time? You’ll need to download the Mediasite Desktop Recorder. It’ll only take a minute”
  3. You will see a three-step process, follow these steps to download, install, and register the MDR
  4. When you Confirm & Register the MDR will open with a pop-up message to the right indicating that it has been 'Authenticated Successfully', you’ll want to see your ID in the top-left corner of the MDR window.

Already have the MDR installed and registered? Learn how to record your desktop with the MDR.

Things to know about the MDR

Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) is an application for both Windows and Mac. It allows the capture of the desktop and PowerPoint presentations as well as webcam and audio.

  • If you are considering using MDR for assessment purposes please consult the Learning Environments team via the support form
  • The MDR must be registered on each computer in order to deliver the recording to the correct owner. Follow the above method for 'Downloading and registering the MDR'
  • MDR recordings must be stopped manually before the computer is shutdown or the user is logged out or recordings will become unrecoverable
  • Audio quality is important and internal mics can produce poor results. Check your sound quality and consider an external mic or headset
  • There are four recording options:
    • Slideshow + Video
    • Slideshow + Audio
    • Screencast + Video
    • Screencast + Audio
  • The MDR is usable outside of the JCU network. Follow the above method for 'Downloading and registering the MDR'
  • For help with the MDR contact the IT Helpdesk

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