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Tegrity Lecture Capture


Tegrity allows faculty to record an entire lecture in a Tegrity-enabled classroom or to record supplementary material outside of class for students to access online at their convenience.

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Tegrity Overview

Tegrity is Lecture Capture software that records the content shown on the computer screen, such as a PowerPoint presentation, along with the instructor's audio. Tegrity captures, stores, and indexes this content online for students to watch at their convenience. Instructors can also allow students to create their own Tegrity recordings for a course that can be visible to the whole class or just the instructor.

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NEWS! Tegrity Upgrade applied on September 16, 2015.

SLU had scheduled with Tegrity to upgrade to the new version of Tegrity on September 21, 2015. However, due to a vendor mistake, SLU's Tegrity system was upgraded on September 16 between 2:00 - 6:00am CT.

The upgrade is focused on improving the Tegrity servers to enhance the speed and smoothness of recording and playback. The look and feel of the Tegrity player, recorder, and website will not be affected.  The Tegrity upgrade includes a number of improvements, some of which are listed below:

  • Faster playback startup speeds
  • Smoother playback
  • Downloaded recordings can now be viewed in any modern browser on your local computer.
  • A new 'Tegrity Downloads' download manager for Mac and PC
    Following the upgrade, the next time a user selects a recording and clicks to download from, the new Tegrity Download Manager will try to install. Users should follow the prompts in their browsers to allow the Tegrity Recording Manager to launch/run.
  • A new Mac Recorder
    Tegrity for Mac now includes the options to re-upload a recording and resume uploads automatically if the Mac's internet connection is disruptive (both already in PC Recorder). Mac users will have to manually delete and then install a new recorder. The instructions below explain how that is done.

    1. Open Finder>Applications and right or control click on the Tegrity application icon. Click Move to Trash or drag it to the Trash.

    2. Open a browser and go to Login and click Start Recording.

    3. You will be redirected to the download page.

    4. Download and install the package.

    5. Go back to your browser and click the Back button to return to Courses page. Click Start Recording again.

    6. While being redirected to the download page (this is a known issue) the recorder app will open and log you in.

    7. You should now be able to record as usual

  • A new PC Recorder
    PC users will also have an update to the Recorder. There are no new features, however the update is required for the PC Recorder to connect to SLU's Tegrity servers after the upgrade. SLU-managed PCs will receive the Recorder update the next time they log into the PC.  Users with the Recorder on personal PCs need to follow the directions when prompted to install the update.
  • New iOS and Android Apps
    SLU users will need to generate a new connection code for the apps after Tegrity is upgraded. Log into and click the My Account link at the top right of the page; the Generate Code button is displayed on the new page. Each device that runs the Tegrity app will need it's own connection code.

The following features will be discontinued in the new version of Tegrity:

  • Outcomes Analysis Report
  • DVD Archive - The new Download Manager replaces this feature.
  • The My Notes and Instructor Notes tabs
  • The Smart Bookmarks tool remains and will still let users enter a short bit of text and click to create an Important! or Unclear? bookmark on the playback timeline.

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Known Issues

  • Instructors are now seeing two Private Courses on their Active Courses tab. The original Private Courses (with a capital C) are the originals and the list users should use. The new private courses have a lower-case C (Private courses).
  • Customers are now seeing a Past Courses tab in Tegrity. Some users had this in the past but now there are many more courses listed. This list shows any courses the user has ever been enrolled in as an Instructor, though they are not currently enrolled.
  • Users are not able to install the new Tegrity Download Manager if they do not have administrative access to their computers.

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How to Get Started with Tegrity

What is required to create a Tegrity recording?

      • If you are recording in a Tegrity-enabled classroom, the classroom computer and the microphone have already been set up.
      • If you wish to create a recording on your own computer, you will first need to install the Tegrity Recorder.
      • Your computer will also need a microphone connected in order for Tegrity to capture your audio. Any standard headset works great, or you can also use a wireless lavalier microphone or even a room microphone.

How do I get the Tegrity Recorder installed on my computer?

      • If you have a SLU-managed PC: Please contact the IT Service Desk to request the Tegrity Recorder.
      • If you have a personal computer (Mac or PC): Please follow the How to Install the Tegrity Recorder instructions. You must have Admin rights to your computer to complete the installation.

Do I need a Blackboard course in order to create Tegrity recordings?

      • Yes. All Tegrity recordings are associated with a course in Blackboard (or an instructor's private course that exists only in Tegrity). If the Tegrity recordings are for a Banner course, then a corresponding course already exists in Blackboard.
      • If the Tegrity recordings are for a department, program, or organization, you can request a course site in Blackboard with which to associate the recordings. Click here for the non-Banner Blackboard Course Site request form.

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Training and Tutorials

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Support for Tegrity

ITS provides technical support for SLU faculty, staff, students and the Tegrity-enabled classrooms. Please contact the IT Service Desk at 314-977-4000 or visit the IT Service Desk page for a complete listing of service desk locations and contact information.

Faculty can get help incorporating Tegrity into a course from the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning: Contact the Reinert Center to discuss why and how best to use this or any other technology to achieve your instructional goals.

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SLU Recognized at Tegrity User Conference

The fast and successful roll-out of Tegrity at SLU in 2011 has become an award-winning example for other universities. SLU staff from ITS, the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (formerly the Center for Teaching Excellence), and the School for Professional Studies accepted the Tegrity Rapid Response Award on behalf of the University at the Tegrity User Conference in April, 2012.

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Updated: 9/16/2015 MB

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