• Lecture Capture Mediasite
  • Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR)

    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 - Training Guide 
    Includes set up, registration and how to make a recording

    JISC: Recording lectures: legal considerations

    Video clips:

    View the short clips below. If you prefer written instructions see: text alternatives for video clips

    Make a recording available to others 1m 30s 

    Make a recording available through Moodle 2 mins

    Embed a recording into Moodle 1 min

    Top and tail a recording 1m 40s

    How to cut out a section from a recording  1m 40s

    Using MDR in a teaching room 8m 16s 

    Fixed Lecture Capture:
    Lecture capture/live streaming is available in ten of our lecture theatres across the University. Find our more at Lecture Capture.

    If you have a question, please contact your Faculty DMeLD or email it-training@brookes.ac.uk