Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has two powerful tools for delivering online content. But which tool will meet your needs? This page compares the Tegrity Lecture Capture recording tool with the Fuze web-conferencing and real-time collaboration tool.

Tegrity Lecture Capture
Record a presentation or lecture to share with others via a live webcast or later with recording links.
Hold an online meeting, class, real-time collaboration session or video conference with others.

If you're an instructor, wondering why and how best to use Tegrity, Fuze, or any other technology to achieve your instructional goals, please contact the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) at

Features... With Tegrity you can... With Fuze you can...
Pre-upload content such as PDF, video, and image files N/A- Tegrity records what is shown on your computer screen (e.g., screen capture). Pre-upload content to a Fuze Meeting or your Fuze Content Library
Guest-access link for others to join your session without having to log in. An anonymous-access link can be provided to a Tegrity recording or live webcast that does not require a SLU login. Fuze links do not require attendees to log in; only the meeting Host requires a Fuze account.
Limit access to students enrolled in a Banner or Blackboard Learn course All courses in Blackboard Learn have a corresponding course in Tegrity. Access to Tegrity recordings is by default limited to users enrolled in the Blackboard Learn course. Access to a Fuze is limited by who has the meeting link. If you want to limit your meeting to your students, provide the Fuze link to your students via a web (URL) link in your Blackboard Learn course or use another communication method like email. Do not use the 'auto accept’ option if you want to verify who is joining the Fuze meeting.
Links to a session or recording are integrated into the Blackboard Learn course. Users can access Tegrity recordings via the Blackboard Learn Course Menu by clicking the 'Tegrity Classes' link, or instructors can use the "Share Recording" option to provide students a link to a specific recording. A user with a Fuze account can log into from any computer to create and manage their meetings and recordings. Links to Fuze meetings or recordings can be added manually to a Blackboard Learn course by simply copying and pasting the meeting links into your course. (Example:
Share your desktop for session attendees to see; allow attendees to control your desktop. Tegrity records anything that you show on your computer screen. Tegrity can also index text that is displayed on your computer screen for students to search on later. Tegrity is not interactive. The Desktop Share option lets you show your computer screen to meeting attendees. The Remote Control option lets attendees control your screen.
Record a session for review later. Tegrity’s primary function is to record the speaker’s audio, video, and the speaker’s computer screen. All content that the speaker chooses to show is displayed during the playback. Additional content can be added later to the recording using the Bookmarks & Notes feature. A Fuze meeting can be recorded.

Provide downloadable versions of recordings (.MP3, .MP4) Tegrity recordings can be downloaded (.MP3, .MP4) and also streamed to supported devices. Recordings of meetings can be downloaded (.MP4) and also streamed to a supported web browser.
Edit recordings to remove unwanted content Tegrity allows a user to make basic edits to recordings. You can select a start and end 'cut' point to remove an unwanted portion of a recording. Recordings of a Fuze meeting cannot be edited.
Communicate in real-time with attendees in an online session. Tegrity has a Webcast feature that lets others watch a Tegrity recording as it is being created (‘live’). However Tegrity does not include two-way communication between the presenter and attendees watching the Webcast. Fuze's primary function is to provide a synchronous, online collaborative ‘meeting space’. Attendees can communicate in real-time with other attendees via chat, use their microphone, and show their webcam video.

Updated: 6/07/2016 TCR