Recording Lectures

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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, any other activites would have to be ad-hoc recorded, i.e. started and stopped manually with the red button andthen followed by submitting the ad-hoc request form. The Mediasite hardware recorders replaces the end of life Content Servers previously used.

Mediasite Desktop Recorders 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.

Mediasite appliance
Press and hold to start
Press momentarily to pause and restart
Press and hold to stop

Start/pause/stop button

Control and status light

Mediasit Guides

Unlit = not recording
Steady red = recording
Pulsing red - paused

Mediasite recording

More information about Mediasite is available at

Top tips for lecture recording from an AV perspective

In Rooms fitted with the Mediasite hardware recorders, we recommend:

  • Using the lapel or handheld microphone to capture your voice clearly, unaffected by your physical location.
  • Adjusting the presenter camera to ensure you are visible at all times irrespective of movements.
  • Pressing the desktop red button momentarily to pause recording and again to resume (useful when showing copyright material or discussing sensitive information)
  • Preparing to start on time and finish before the next lecture. Recordings start and finish 5 minutes before class in line with videconferencing change-over times.


Doceri – you can use your iPad to connect to the Desktop PC in all the common teaching rooms and record your lecture such as powerpoint, annotations, audio etc. The resulting file is saved to your iPad in Quicktime format (.mov).