Screen recordings from your office (My Mediasite)

My Mediasite is a part of the video solution Mediasite. My Mediasite lets you upload, administer, edit and publish videos, as well as record your desktop on your PC/Mac. The tutorials below offer a complete workflow for creating a desktop recording, while introducing you to the most important functions of My Mediasite. Get an account (Norwegian tutorial), and try it yourself.


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#1: Demonstration of My Mediasite




#2: Install Mediasite Desktop Recorder eller Mosaic

Mosaic is My Mediasite's new recording program. The installation process is the same for Mosaic and Mediasite Desktop Recorder.

  1. Log in at My Mediasite.
  2. Go directly to the download page.
    Or
    Click “Add Presentation" and then “Capturing video requires an app - More information".
  3. Choose the version of Mediasite Desktop Recorder that is appropriate for your computer.



#3: Activate Mediasite Desktop Recorder or Mosaic

In order to be able to record, you will need to have Mediasite Desktop Recorder or Mosaic installed, and connect it to your account (this passage).

  1. Log in to My Mediasite.
  2. Go directly to the download page.
    Or
    Click “Add Presentation" and then “Capturing video requires an app - More information".
  3. Below step 2 on the page, click the “Register”-button.
  4. Mediasite Desktop Recorder/Mosaic will start up on our computer.
  5. Check your connection by ensuring that your username shows up on the left of the Mediasite Desktop Recorder. In Mosaic, your username is in the upper right-hand corner.
    username mediasite window



#4: Create presentation

Note! This method works if you use Mediasite Desktop Recorder. If you use Mosaic, see a separate tutorial.

A Presentation is a container for a video. It includes the video file itself, information about who made it, and who may view it. Create a presentation, and then fill it with your video / your recording.

  1. Go to the main page of My Mediasite.
  2. Click "Add presentation".
  3. Click "Capture Video" (or "Upload New Video" if you already have a video file, e.g. from a Zoom recording).
  4. Give the presentation a name.
  5. Set "Destination" to "My Drafts" (or find an existing Channel or Shared Folder).
  6. Click "Create and Launch".
    create and launch window mediasite



#5: Set up and start your recording

Note! This method works if you use Mediasite Desktop Recorder. If you use Mosaic, see a separate tutorial.

Before you can start a recording, you need to create a presentation. After you have clicked “Create and Launch” in the browser, Medisate Desktop Recorder will open, and you may proceed.

  1. Chose type of recording to make it turn yellow. Screencast is suitable for demonstrations (video). Slideshow is suitable for PowerPoint (without animations). Choose one of the “+ Video”-alternatives if you want to record your webcamera in addition to your screen. The tutorial below demonstrates “Screencast + Video”.
  2. Click "Next".
    screencast and video mediasite
  3. Set up your desired webcamera source under “Camera Input”.
  4. Set up your desired microphone source under “Microphone Input”.
  5. Set up the volume of your audio recording by clicking “Open Sound Control Panel”.
  6. Proceed by clicking “Next”.
    screencast settings
  7. Set up which part of the screen is to be recorded (Desktop, Window, Region).
  8. Proceed by clicking the green button with a checkmark.
    recording area
  9. When you are ready to start recording, click «Record». 
    record mediasite



#6: Pause and upload recording

Note! This method works if you use Mediasite Desktop Recorder. If you use Mosaic, see a separate tutorial.

This assumes that you have created a presentation and started the recording.

  1. (Windows) To pause the recording, click the red pause button in the system tray. Mediasite Desktop Recorder will appear.
    pause mediasite window
  2. (Mac) To pause the recording, click the red pause button in the menu bar. Mediasite Desktop Recorder will appear.
    pause mac
  3. To continue recording, click “Resume Recording”.
  4. To end recording, click “Finish Recording”.
    finish recording mediasite

After you have finished recording and uploaded it to My Mediasite, the video will be processed. This can take minutes or hours, depending on the length of the recording. 




#7: Set up the recording's metadata

While the video is being uploaded, you can adjust a few settings for the presentation.

  1. Go to the main page of My Mediasite.
  2. Open the presentation by clicking on its title.
  3. Underneath "Who can view?" choose the desired level.
    1. "Everyone" means everyone in the world with the link to the video will be able to watch it.
    2. "My Organization" means UiT employees and students who are logged in with Feide will be able to watch the video.
    3. "Only Share Users" means you make a list of specific individuals at UiT who can watch the video. Generally not recommended.
    4. "Only Me" means no one except for you can watch the video, whether they have the link or not.
      who can view
  4. Click «Edit Details».
    Edit details
  5. Here you can add a description, a presenter profile, Modules for linking the video to Canvas, and more.
  6. Click «Save» when done.



#8: Open the editing tool

  1. Go to the main page of My Mediasite.
  2. Open the presentation by clicking on its title.
  3. Click «Edit Video». The editing tool will open in a new tab.



#9: Editing your presentation

The editing tool allows you to do simple edits to a video while you are working in a browser.

This assumes that you have opened the editing tool.

  1. If the presentation includes recording from both your screen and webcamera, make the video from the webcamera visible by clicking “Video Source”. Afterwards, click “Right” (Video) and “Video 1”.
  2. To cut (remove) a part of the video: use the marker to select a part of the timeline. Click “Cut Time”.
  3. To make transitions smoother in segments where you have cut part of the timeline: click the triangle “Drag to move or click for options”, and choose “Fade”.
  4. To add a chapter: set the marker where the chapter is supposed to start. Click “Insert Chapter”. Set up your title, and click “Ok”.
  5. To undo a change: click “Projects” and then “Revision History”. Click “Restore” on the action you wish to undo. 
    edit video window



#10: Save your edited presentation

This assumes that you have opened the editing tool and edited a recording.

  1. When you have finished editing, click “Save Video”.
    save video
  2. Choose between “Save Video to Current”, “Save Video to New” and “Save Video to Existing”.
    • «Save Video to Current» means that you overwrite the original recording in the same presentation.
    • «Save Video to New» means that you create a new presentation to save the edited recording.
    • «Save Video to Existing» means that you save the edited recording in a presentation that you have created previously.



#11: Publish the presentation as a link

  1. Go to the main page of My Mediasite.
  2. Open the presentation by clicking its title.
  3. Click on the “Share Presentation” button down to the right.
    share window mediasite
  4. Copy the URL under “Quick Link” and paste it into an e-mail, Canvas etc.
    quick link mediasite window



#12: Publish the presentation on a page in Canvas

To post a My Mediasite presentation in Canvas, you can publish the link, or you can use Canvas integration to transfer the video directly to Canvas. This method makes the video a part of a content page in Canvas.

  1. Log in to UiT's Canvas.
  2. Find the page in Canvas where you wish to post the video.
  3. Edit the Canvas page.
  4. Click the Mediasite symbol.
  5. Choose “Autoriser” if you are asked about connecting your account.
    autoriser window mediasite
  6. Choose "Presentation".
  7. After a little while, your My Mediasite presentations will be visible.
  8. Click «Embed» on the presentation in question, and choose how you want it displayed in Canvas. We recommend that you use both «Player Only» and "Presentation link".
    embed window mediasite
  9. Save and publish the Canvas page when finished.



#13: Publish the presentation in a channel/catalogue you have created yourself

You can publish a set of presentations in a Channel that works like a playlist on YouTube. One advantage of channels is that you can set rights for the channel once, and it will apply for all the videos in the channel even if they are added at a later date.

The process below is for channels/catalogues you have created yourself. Channels that are connected to a class require a different process.

Put simply, the process is as follows:

  1. Go to the main page of My Mediasite.
  2. Click "Channels".
  3. Create a channel by clicking "Add Channel".
  4. Decide who is permitted to view the videos by clicking “Security”. “Everyone” means that anyone in the world can view the videos. “AuthenticatedUsers” requires a UiT-log in to view them.
  5. Move presentations from “My Drafts” to the channel by clicking the title of the presentation and then “Move to”.
  6. You can find the channel’s link by clicking “Channels”, your channel and then “View”.