Saint Louis University

Tegrity

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 Has Added a Bookmarks Feature for Summer 2016

The 2016 Summer update will take place in mid July and includes a Bookmark tab which will display in any Tegrity course with bookmarks. This allows users to jump directly to designated areas withing Tegrity videos. Bookmarks can be deleted and sorted from within the Bookmarks tab.

As of January 2016 Tegrity has changed the name of Private Courses under the Active Courses Tab. They are now called Sandbox Courses but function in the same way that Private Courses did.

The previous upgrade 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.  

There have been several changes with the latest update:

      • Tegrity now places downloaded recordings in the ‘My Documents/My Tegrity Recordings' folder (this occurred with the Fall 2015 update).
      • Previously downloaded recordings will be migrated to the new folder location.
      • Folder names of the downloaded recordings will be more recognizable and include the course name and recording name along with a string of alphanumeric characters at the end. The folder names of previously-downloaded recordings were updated as well.
      • Multiple recordings can now be downloaded at one time.

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Known Issues

      • Instructors are now seeing two Sandbox Courses (formerly called Private Courses) on their Active Courses tab.
      • 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.

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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: www.slu.edu/cttl. 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: 7/11/2016 TCR