Tegrity

Tegrity is a lecture and content capture software that enables faculty, students, and staff to record presentations, lessons, training, lectures, and more. The recorded content is searchable, provides for note-taking, and can be used on portable devices with Internet access. It also integrates with learning management systems and meets ADA requirements.

Why


Using Tegrity helps improve student retention of curriculum, resulting in greater academic achievement. It also allows the students’ study time to become more efficient as they access the content anytime, from anywhere. Here are a few other factors to consider when determining whether or not to use Tegrity:

For Faculty

  • Easy to record, with or without an Internet connection
  • Recordings automatically upload to the course for students to view
  • Captures synchronized audio, video, and computer screen
  • Provides flexibility – record lectures before or during class
  • Record for students that will miss class due to illness or other campus activities

For Students

  • Allows students to review course information
  • Ability to search and bookmark content
  • Create your own recordings for coursework and assignments
  • Recordings are available through Tegrity Mobile App on iOS or Android devices

Students

Logging In

Students log into Tegrity through their learning management system (e.g., Blackboard Learn or Moodle) or your instructor may provide you with a link to a recording.

The Basics

  • Information on computer requirements, browser requirements and how to set up the Tegrity recorder, go to:  help.tegrity.com

Mobile App

Tegrity has a mobile application available for iOS and Android devices that allows students to access content from anywhere at anytime.   Your instructor needs to make this application available in the course settings.  Contact your instructor to find out if this is available for your course.

Instructors


Features

Content can be recorded live in the classroom or created asynchronously. You can record an entire lecture or create small segments of instruction. Recorded content can be edited and published in a variety of ways.

For information on computer/browser requirements, installing the Tegrity Recorder, test proctoring and other training topics, go to help.tegrity.com

Mobile

Tegrity has a mobile application available for iOS and Android devices that allows students to access content from anywhere at anytime.

Instructors need to make the mobile application available in their course settings by changing their delivery options.   How to Change Delivery options can be found under help.tegrity.com

Resources


Training

(For Instructors)
An array of topics including basics and how-tos are available from Tegrity’s Help for Instructors.

(For Students)
To assist students with the basics and how-tos, check out Tegrity’s Help for Students.

 

FAQs


For faculty or students, the Tegrity Help portal is your source for answers and how to’s on a variety of features.

Listed below are a few additional FAQ’s we have received from instructors:

How do I know what I am recording?

The instructor can see the “instructional content” portion of the recording while s/he is recording (on a PC) by viewing a webcast of the recording. This is performed as follows:

  1. Webcast the recording (while creating the recording)
  2. On a different computer or different monitor on the same computer, use a different browser to access the LMS (eCollege for LRSC) than was used to start the recording
  3. Go into the course where the recording is being created
  4. Click on the Tegrity single sign-on link to access Tegrity
  5. Click the title/name of the recording that is “Live Now” (i.e., the recording being created and webcasted).

There is no way to “see” what is being recorded in the instructor content window during a recording. However, on a PC, the instructor can select the same camera/video source being recorded in the instructor window to be recorded in the instructional window to spot check what is being recorded. This could be distracting to the students during playback. But the segments could be cut out of the recording using the editing feature.

How long are Tegrity recordings stored?

That is up to each campus to set a policy regarding how long they will allow the recordings to be stored. Remember, if you record off your computer it will store there as well as on the Tegrity server.

How do I delete Tegrity recordings off my computer, but not off the Tegrity Server?

Go to your hard drive (usually C:) and select “Program Data” * then “Tegrity” and then “Recordings”. This should show all of the recordings in separate folders, with the folder name being the name of the recording (usually the date of the recording, unless the instructors changed it). Click on which ones you want to delete to clean up the storage on your computer.*If you do not find Program Data under your C Drive, it is a hidden folder and you will need to activate it. Go to your control panel of your computer, click on Appearance and Personalization>Folder Options>click on the View tab>check the option that states Hidden Files and Folder Options — make them viewable.

How do I copy or move a Tegrity recording to another course?

Check out the information at help.tegrity.com and search for this topic.

Can I merge two Tegrity recordings together – one at the beginning and add the second to the end?

There is a way to add a video to an existing Tegrity recording. The added video would only display in the instructional content pane on the right. To find the how to information, go to help.tegrity.com and search for this topic.  However, with this method, you would only be able to add either the instructor video or the instructional content to the instructional content pane, not both.If you’re downloading existing Tegrity recordings, the .asf video files would be located in the following folders:

  • Windows: My Documents | My Tegrity Recordings | Sessions | Instructor & Recording Name | class
  • Mac: Download | Instructor & Recording Name | class
  • Instructor videos are located in the “Instructor” folder
  • Instructional content videos are located in the “Projector” folder

Tegrity does not provide a way to merge two existing Tegrity recordings. A work around is to copy the two Tegrity recordings as two separate classes, rename them as “Class XYZ, Part 1” and “Class XYZ, Part 2”, and then delete the original recording in Tegrity.

What does the “Private Course” mean in my Tegrity List?

Every instructor has a private course in Tegrity that only they have access to. Your private course exists only in the Tegrity system. The course name is “Your Name Private Course”. The private course is useful when you want to test using Tegrity to record a lecture but don’t want students to be able to access the recording. You can always save your recordings into your private course initially and then copy them into a Banner course at a later time. Content in your private course will not be deleted by the regular scheduled deletions of Tegrity content at the end of a term, so you can use your private course to store recordings that you want to reuse in the future.

Can I make a Tegrity recording using my iPad?

Currently there is bug in the recording feature for Tegrity Mobile Apps for all iOS (Apple) and Android devices. Tegrity is working on a resolution and no date has been set for when this will be resolved. (3/8/2013)

Help


Additional FAQs and how-tos are available from Tegrity Help.

Your campus may instruct faculty, students, or staff to contact their local campus help desk first or the campus Tegrity administrator.

For computer/browser requirements, troubleshooting, and diagnostic tips for computer compatibility, and mobile devices, go to help.tegrity.com and search for these topics.