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MDR is a screen and voice recording application. Using this software, it is possible to record everything you see (on your computer screen) and everything you say (into a connected microphone).
The software is most commonly used for recording (capturing) lectures or seminar sessions which revolve around a screen-based presentation. It can also be used to produce resources for flipped-classroom activities plus the recording of ‘how to’ tutorials and instructional videos.
When used for desktop recording (where you are sitting in front of your computer) a webcam can also be used to capture a video image of yourself. This extra video stream then becomes an additional part of the presentation, displayed alongside the recording of, for example, a PowerPoint presentation, or a demonstration of how to use a piece of software.
MDR - problem in some teaching rooms:There's a problem starting MDR in some teaching rooms with older machines. When you try the initial first step Register MDR, you may get the message 'The Mediasite service is not running'.If that happens, close MDR and do the following: Open the AppsAnywhere icon on the desktop. Search for the app 'MDR Service Installer' and Run it. The MDR service will take a minute to install.You can then Register MDR, and it will load successfully.
Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) Quick Guide
Includes set up, registration and how to make a recording
Recording lectures: legal considerations
View the short clips below. If you prefer written instructions see:
text alternatives for video clips
Make a recording available to others
Make a recording available through Moodle
Embed a recording into Moodle
Top and tail a recording
How to cut out a section from a recording
Using MDR in a teaching room
Fixed Lecture Capture:Lecture capture/live streaming is available in ten of our lecture theatres across the University. Find our more at
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