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Students: How To Use Tegrity

Tegrity is Lecture Capture software that records the content shown on a classroom computer, such as a PowerPoint presentations, along with the instructor's audio from the class session.  In some classrooms the instructor can also record video of themselves as well.  Instructors can also use Tegrity to record supplementary content for the course outside of the classroom.

Introduction to Tegrity

1. What is Tegrity Lecture Capture?
2. Is Tegrity Lecture Capture available for my class?
3. What if my classroom is not enabled for Tegrity?

Viewing Tegrity Recordings

1. What are the different ways to view Tegrity recordings?
2. How do I view the recordings on a PC or a Mac?
3. Having problem viewing the recordings on a PC?
4. Having problem viewing the recordings on a Mac?
5. How do I view the recordings on my mobile devices?
6. How do I download the MP3 of a recording?
7. How do I download the video podcast (M4V) of a recording?
8. How do I download a recording to my mobile device to watch offline?

Features for Students

1. How do Bookmarks work?
2. What if I have notes that I want to save from the previous version of Tegrity?
3. How does the Search function work in Tegrity?
4. How do I join a live Webcast of my course?
5. How do I print out the chapters of the recording?
6. How do I follow Twitter updates of my course?
7. How do I subscribe to RSS updates of my course?
8. What are the keyboard shortcuts in Tegrity?

Introduction to Tegrity

1. What is Tegrity Lecture Capture?
  • Tegrity is Lecture Capture software that records the content shown on the instructor's computer screen, such as PowerPoint presentations, along with the instructor's audio and (optionally) video. Tegrity captures, stores, and indexes this content online at slu.tegrity.com for students to access at their convenience.

    A sample recording of a lecture can be viewed here.
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2. Is Tegrity Lecture Capture available for my class?

  • Information Technology Services (ITS) is working to make all campus classrooms able to use the Tegrity Lecture Capture software. Many classrooms are already ready for instructors to begin using Tegrity. Click here to view a list of Tegrity-enabled classrooms.

    While all the classrooms on this list are Tegrity-enabled, your course instructor ultimately decides if he or she wants to use Tegrity. If the instructor is interested, here is an introduction to the basics about Tegrity. They can also contact IT Service Desk at 314-977-4000 for more information.
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3. What if my classroom is not enabled for Tegrity?

  • Your instructor may still use Tegrity to record supplemental content for your course using their office or personal computer. Ask your instructor if they will be using Tegrity for the class.

    If your instructor wishes to use Tegrity in a classroom that is not enabled yet, he or she can submit the request form to request a specific classroom be configured for Tegrity.
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Viewing Tegrity Recordings

1. What are the different ways to view Tegrity recordings?

There are many ways to access your course's recordings from your computer or mobile device.

  • You can view the recordings on your PC or Mac through Blackboard Learn or slu.tegrity.com.
  • You can view the recordings on your iOS or Android devices through the Tegrity Mobile app.
  • The instructor may choose to enable download options for a course. If so, you may be able to download an .MP3 file of the recording audio (podcast), or an .M4V file of the recording audio and content (video podcast), that you can play on any device that can play .MP3 or .M4V files.
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2. How do I view the recordings on a PC or a Mac?

There are two ways of accessing your course's recordings in a supported web browser.

  • Every Blackboard Learn course has a "Tegrity Classes" link in the course menu. Clicking this link will log you in to Tegrity and display any recordings for the Blackboard course. Note: Your instructor may chose to hide this link in Blackboard.
  • Log in to Tegrity directly at slu.tegrity.com with your SLU Net ID and password.
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3. Having problem viewing the recordings on a PC?

  • An Internet connection is required for viewing and streaming Tegrity recordings.
  • If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer (such as Firefox or Chrome): The first time you play a Tegrity recording on a PC, a window may display asking you to install "Windows Media Player Plug-in" for your browser. Follow the instructions shown on the window in order to view the recording.
  • If the Windows Media Player plug-in isn't automatically installed after following the installation guide, click here to download the plug-in directly and read more about browser configuration.
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4. Having problem viewing the recordings on a Mac?

  • An Internet connection is required for viewing and streaming Tegrity recordings.
  • The first time you play a Tegrity recording on a Mac, a window may display asking you to install "Silverlight" for your browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome). Follow the instructions shown on the window in order to view the recording.
  • If the Silverlight plug-in isn't automatically installed after following the installation guide, click here to download the Silverlight plug-in directly and read more about the browser configuration. 
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5. How do I view the recordings on my mobile devices?

  • For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 4.0 and later)Tegrity Connection Code screen
  1. In a web browser, log in to Tegrity and click "my account" at the top right corner of the page.
  2. Click "Generate Code" to get your connection code. (Note: This code can only activate one device. You need to generate a new code to use the Tegrity app on another device.)
  3. Click here to download the app to your device, or simply search "Tegrity Mobile" in the AppStore.
  4. Enter the connection code when the app is started. (You only need to do this once.)
  • For Android devices (Android 2.1 and later)

    1. In a web browser, log in to Tegrity and click "my account" at the top right corner of the page.
    2. Click "Generate Code" to get your connection code. (Note: This code can only activate one device. You need to generate a new code to use the Tegrity app on another device.)
    3. Click here on your phone to download the app to your device or simply search "Tegrity Mobile" in the Android Market (Google Play).
    4. Enter the connection code when the app is started. (You only need to do this once.)
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6. How do I download the .MP3 (podcast) of a recording?

If your instructor has enabled this download option for the Tegrity course, you will be able to download an .MP3 file of the recording audio to play on your MP3 player, iPod or other devices that can play .MP3 files.
  1. Log in to Tegrity and click the course whose .MP3 recordings you wish to download.
  2. Click on the Course Tasks menu - If the .MP3 download option is available for the course, the "Podcast" option will be listed .
  3. Click the Podcast option to open a new window where the link to the .MP3 file will display.
  4. Click on the link for the .MP3 file and save the file to your computer.
  5. Tegrity mp3 download link
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7. How do I download the video podcast (.M4V) of a recording?

If your instructor has enabled this download option for the Tegrity course, you will be able to download a video podcast file to play on your iPod or other devices that can play .M4V files.
  1. Make sure iTunes is installed on the PC or Mac you are using.
  2. Log in to Tegrity and click the course whose video podcasts you wish to download.
  3.  Click on the Course Tasks menu - If the .M4V download option is available, the "Video Podcast" option will be listed.
  4. Click the Video Podcast option; a window should pop up in your browser:
    • In IE, click "Allow" in the pop-up window.
    • In Safari, iTunes will launch automatically.
    • In Firefox, select "iTunes" and click "OK" in the pop-up window.
    • In Chrome, click "Launch Application" in the pop-up window.
  5. iTunes will be launched, and the course you wish to download the podcasts from will show in your "Podcasts" menu.
  6. Tegrity mv4 vodcast download

Tips:

  • To get automatic updates of the video podcasts in iTunes, click on the course name in the podcast list then click the gear icon next to the course name at the top of the screen. Select "Every day" or other desired options in "check for new episodes" section, then click "OK."
  • For help on syncing the podcasts to your iPod, iPhone or iPad, visit Apple Support.
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8. How do I download a recording to my mobile device to watch offline?Tegrity Offline Download

  1. Open the “Tegrity” app. Select your desired course by opening the menu in the top left of the screen and tapping on the course name.
  2. The recordings for that course will appear as thumbnails on the screen. Locate the video that is going to be downloaded and click the blue download icon. This button is in the bottom right corner of each video’s thumbnail.
  3. The download will begin immediately. Large video files can take a long time to download, so it is wise to have plenty of battery life. It is also important to know that downloading long videos uses a lot of data, so it may be a good idea to make sure that you are connected to a WiFI network.
  4. Other actions can be performed while the download is in progress. When it is complete, the video will be viewable offline through the Tegrity app.

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Features for Students

1. How do Bookmarks work?

  • To add a Bookmark, find the Bookmarks pane on the lower right side of a Tegrity Recording. You can mark content as Important! or Unclear? as it goes by in the video. After selecting the type of Bookmark you wish to add, click the Add button to create the Bookmark. There is also a text area so that you can add a note with your Bookmark.
    Bookmarks

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2. What if I have Notes that I want to save from a previous version of Tegrity? (The Notes feature has been discontinued by Tegrity in the Summer 2015 update, coming in August 2015.)

If you want to save notes that you've made in Tegrity videos, follow the steps below.

  1. Log into to slu.tegrity.com using your SLU ID and password.
  2. Select the specific Tegrity recording that you want to retrieve notes from.
  3. Access Notes by clicking the Bookmarks and Notes pane.
  4. To expand the Notes section, click the maximize button on the far right side of the window. This will bring up your notebook which contains any notes you've taken for that particular course.
  5. There are two export buttons on the panel, one for PDF and one for RTF (Rich Text Format). Click the format you prefer to download the notes to your local computer.Tegrity Bookmark icons

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3. How does the Search function work in Tegrity?

  • Tegrity has a powerful search function. When you execute a search in Tegrity, it not only searches in your notes and instructor notes but also the PowerPoint slides and text shown on web pages it recorded in class. For example, if you had a calculus class and the instructor showed a PowerPoint about derivatives, when searching for "derivatives" in your course, Tegrity search will find the PowerPoint slides that contain the text "derivatives" and link the results back to the slides in the recording.
  • To search in Tegrity, simply click your desired course and use the search function at the upper right corner of the page. Alternatively, you can search in all of your courses from the My Tegrity home page.
    Tegrity Search field
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4. How do I join a live Webcast of my course?

  • Tegrity Webcasting allows students to watch a lecture 'live' from any location with an internet connection. To join a live Webcast hosted by your instructor:
  1. Log in to Tegrity with your SLU Net ID and password. The course which is currently being broadcast as a live webcast will be have the text "Live Webcast" highlighted in red below the course name.
    Tegrity Live Webcast
  2. Click the course name to view the recordings available for this course. The recording that is currently being broadcast live by your instructor is again highlighted in red.
  3. Click the recording and click the "Live Now, Click to Join" thumbnail. The Tegrity Viewer will open to show the content displayed on the instructor's computer.

Tips:

  • Video of the instructor is not included in a Webcast; only the main content area is broadcast via the Webcast feature.
  • The pause, rewind and fast-forward functions are disabled in a live webcast.
  • Webcast is a view-only session in which students cannot use Tegrity to chat or text with the instructor.
  • There may be a 15 second delay between the recording environment and the live webcast.
  • Once the instructor stops the Webcast session, the Tegrity Viewer window will show a status message letting you know the Webcast has ended.
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5. How do I print out the chapters of the recording?

  • If the instructor has enabled the Print function, you can print out the PowerPoint slides and chapter images from the recording.
  1. First play the recording from which you wish to print.
  2. In the Tegrity player, click the "Printer friendly page" button at the bottom right corner of the page, beside the Tegrity logo.
  3. A window will pop up showing all the slides and chapters captured in the recording available for print. Click the "Print" button to proceed.
Tegrity Print icon
  • If you are using IE, the print function will print out one slide per page. If you are using Firefox or Chrome, the default is two slides per page. Print results may also differ depending on your printer configuration.
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6. How do I follow Twitter updates of my course?

  • If your instructor has enabled Twitter updates for your course, a Twitter icon will appear at the bottom right corner of the course page. Clicking on the Twitter icon will lead to a search of the unique hashtag for your course in Twitter. The tweets with this unique hashtag will contain links to your course's newest recordings.
  • You can "save this search" in the Twitter search function for future usage. Note: Tweets from a long time ago may not be available for searching.
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7. How do I subscribe to RSS updates of my course?

If your instructor has enabled RSS support for your course, an RSS icon will appear at the bottom right corner of the course page. The RSS function will allow you to get automatic updates about a new recording in the course.
  • To subscribe to RSS updates of your course, first determine which RSS reader you will be using. Firefox and IE contain native RSS reader on the bookmarks bar. The Chrome store has RSS reader extensions available.
  1. Log in to Tegrity and click the course that you want to suscribe to.
  2. Click on the Course Tasks menu - If the RSS option is available, the "RSS Feed" option will be listed.
  3. Click the RSS Feed option to open a new window where a "Subscribe to this feed" link is displayed.
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8. What are the keyboard shortcuts in Tegrity?

  • Click here for a list of keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly explore the Tegrity user interface.
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    Updated: 7/22/2015 TR

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