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Mediasite

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business utilizes the application Mediasite for recording lectures and presentations simultaneously. All Ross staff and faculty have access to Mediasite for presentations.

 

Mediasite involves 3 steps:

  1. Begin Recording in the Classroom
  2. Stop Recording in the Classroom
  3. Access recordings from your Mediasite account

 

Please note that the Mediasite experience differs slightly between the Ross and Blau classrooms. These instructions have been separated to reflect these differences.

 

Begin Recording in a Ross Classroom:

  1. After logging into the classroom PC, set-up your recording:
    1. Press the "Recording" button on the classroom display: 
    2. This will bring up the Mediasite interface. Mediasite links with the room reservation system to auto-populate your login entry: 
    3. Ensure the recording time matches the event time. For example, if your recording will consist of only 30 minutes of a two-hour reservation, you may adjust the recording start/stop times as needed:  
  2. Line up the camera as needed:
    1. Wide Shot - the camera’s focus envelopes the lectern and adjoining desk
    2. Lectern Shot - the camera focuses on the lectern
    3. Writing Surfaces View - the camera zooms in on one of the whiteboards
    4. User Preset - User-definable preset that is persistent with your PC login
  3. Which projected image will be captured in rooms with multiple projectors?
    1. The center screen is the default for 3-screen rooms.
    2. If the Center screen is unavailable (or if the room doesn’t contain a center screen), the stage right screen is captured.
  4. Audio considerations
    1. For optimal audio quality on playback, we strongly encourage the use of handheld, lapel, or lectern microphones for all presenters.
    2. Both Ross and Blau classrooms and colloquiums contain one lapel microphone. If your event requires the use of more than one microphone, please contact Ross IT for assistance.
  5. Press “Start recording”.

 

Stop Recording in a Ross Classroom:

  1. The recording stop time defaults to the room reservation.
  2. You may also limit the recording time manually by adjusting the stop time: 

 

Access recordings from your Mediasite account:

  1. Log in to Mediasite
    1. Use only your uniqname (ex: jsmith), NOT your full umich email address
    2. Your password is the same as your Umich login password
  2. Retrieve your recording: 
    1. Your recordings are listed on your home page, most recent first by default

    2. You may sort the videos based on the title as well

 

Further Resources:

Mediasite offers a number of videos and knowledge base articles instructing users on completing basic tasks.

 

 

Begin Recording in a Blau Classroom:

  1. After logging into the classroom PC, set-up your recording
    1. Press the “Recording” button on the classroom display:  
    2. This will bring up the Mediasite interface. Mediasite links with the room reservation system to auto-populate your login entry: 
    3. Ensure the recording time matches the event time. For example, if your recording will consist of only 30 minutes of a two-hour reservation, you may adjust the recording start/stop times as needed: 
    4. Line up the camera as needed:
      1. Wide Shot - the camera’s focus envelopes the lectern and adjoining desk
      2. Lectern Shot - the camera focuses on the lectern
      3. Writing Surfaces View - the camera zooms in on one of the whiteboards
      4. User Preset - User-definable preset that is persistent with your PC login
    5. Which projected image will be captured in rooms with multiple projectors?
      1. The center screen is the default for 3-screen rooms.
      2. If the Center screen is unavailable (or if the room doesn’t contain a center screen), the stage right screen is captured.
    6. Audio considerations
      1. For optimal audio quality on playback, we strongly encourage the use of handheld, lapel, or lectern microphones for all presenters.
      2. Both Ross and Blau classrooms and colloquiums contain one lapel microphone. If your event requires the use of more than one microphone, please contact Ross IT for assistance.
    7. Press “Start recording”.

 

Stop Recording in a Blau Classroom:

  1. The recording stop time defaults to the room reservation
  2. You may also limit the recording time manually by adjusting the stop time 

 

Access recordings from your Mediasite account:

  1. Log in to Mediasite
    1. Use only your uniqname (ex: jsmith), NOT your full umich email address
    2. Your password is the same as your Umich login password
  2. Retrieve your recording:
    1. Your recordings are listed on your home page, most recent first by default
    2. You may sort the videos based on the title as well.

Further Resources:

Mediasite offers a number of videos and knowledge base articles instructing users on completing basic tasks.