Recording Lectures


Mediasite is the University's centrally supported enterprise recording system. Mediasite allows the creation, editing, publishing (via Blackboard and other platforms) and management of high quality media content for both teaching and non-teaching activities.

If you have booked a teaching activity through your colleges Academic Services Officers, you should have been placed into a Room fitted with a Mediasite hardware recorder. Please note the Mediasite integration system is only able to book and capture activites related to subjects.

All other activities would have to be ad-hoc recorded, i.e. started and stopped manually with the red button and then followed by submitting the ad-hoc request form

  • Press for 5 seconds to start a recording - the status light is lit steady red
  • Press momentarily to pause - the status light is pulsing red
  • Press for 5 seconds to stop recording - status light goes out

Mediasite Desktop Recorders (MDR) replaced Techsmith Relay and are available on the desktop computers in all Common Teaching Rooms. Video and audio input to the Mediasite Desktop Recorder is provided by the inbuilt camera and microphone on the desktop PC. There have been reports of differences in video/audio quality depending on the Dell PC hardware.