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Instructional Design & Support

Creating Online Lectures with Mediasite


My Mediasite is an online portal allowing faculty to upload and share original videos from their computers for instructional purposes. The Mediasite Desktop Recorder is the software that faculty can use to create videos, screencasts, or slideshows directly from their computer. My Mediasite portal provides download access to the Mediasite Desktop Recorder.

System Requirements

The Mediasite Desktop Recorder requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later or Windows 7, a 2.4 Ghz Core Duo or greater processor, 4 GB RAM, at least 1 GB of free disk space, and a built-in or external camera and microphone.  Using an external microphone is recommended.


No limitations.

When to Use My Mediasite and the Mediasite Desktop Recorder

Below are examples of situations in which the use of My Mediasite and the Mediasite Desktop Recorderwould be advantageous.

The Situation My Mediasite will allow you to…
You want a clean interface that has a crisp video feed of you. Record a session that captures a crisp video feed and is automatically stored in My Mediasite.
You want your students to be able to view your lectures on mobile devices. Record and deliver your lecture in mobile-friendly formats.


You want your recording to include webcam video and PowerPoint slides. Include the webcam video and lecture materials in side-by-side windows.
You want to show how to use a software application. Simultaneously record a screencast of the software interface and a video of you demonstrating the software.
You want to show and discuss a website. Record your comments as you navigate the website.

Examples of My Mediasite Videos

Alycia Winegardner

The instructor needed to create an online lecture quickly. She used the lecture capture classroom setup that was familiar to her.

Accounting 200, online lecture

Stephen Marz

COSC 102 short instructional videos on a number of topics.

Ease of Use

Though My Mediasite is a much more sophisticated tool than One-Shot video and PowerPoint with Voiceover it is very user-friendly and has an easy-to-use interface.

If you have questions about My Mediasite, contact the OIT HelpDesk to schedule a consultation.

Cost and Storage


No cost to faculty.


Videos created via the Desktop Recorder or uploaded via My Mediasite are stored on an OIT server.

Contact OIT for assistance.

Are My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder Right for Me?

The questions below may help you think it through whether My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder can meet your needs for creating or delivering online lectures.

The Situation Feedback
Already have a device with video-capturing capability and want to upload your video? Consider using My Mediasite.
Need analytics on who is viewing your video content and how much they are watching?


Consider using My Mediasite.
Want to capture a PowerPoint deck along with on-camera narration? Consider using My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder.
Want students to be able to search yourvideos by keyword? Consider using My Mediasite.


Instructors may request OIT Help including consultations and development of course materials. For details, contact the OIT HelpDesk online or call 865-974-9900.


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