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 access at their convenience.
Tegrity Upgrade on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012
The Tegrity Lecture Capture system will be upgraded on Dec. 26 with the Winter 2012 Update. The upgrade also includes updates to the Mac and PC versions of the Tegrity Recorder. The new features and capabilities include:
Improvements for Students
- Easily Add Bookmarks on Playback Page: Ability to quickly add bookmarks to a recording during playback without having to be on the Notes page. Bookmarks added in this fashion will be added to the end of the Notes page.
- Improve Playback on Tegrity Mobile app on iOS Devices: Playback of recordings using the Tegrity Mobile app for iOS devices (iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod Touch) will include the following improvements:
- Ability to resume playback from where playback stopped.
- New button to go back 30 seconds during playback.
- Ability to use the Next and Back buttons to go to the next and previous chapter.
- Slides and audio (instead of M4B files) will be played when video podcasts are not available to improve playback speed and robustness.
- Change Playback Speed on Downloaded Recording on Mac: Downloaded recordings can now be played back slower (70%) or faster (125%, 150%, 200%) than normal speed on a Mac. (Note: This feature is still not possible when streaming a recording to a Mac.)
- Support Windows 8: Official support for recording playback on Windows 8 operating system (using IE 10, Firefox, or Chrome browsers).
- Support Internet Explorer 10: Official support for recording playback using IE 10 on either Windows 7 or 8 operating systems.
Improvements for Instructors
- Upload "Video as Class" on Mac: The Upload Video as Class function will now be available to Mac-based users. The function will be available on the course Actions menu and on the Recorder File menu.
- New Direct Class Link Default Setting: A new course setting will allow the instructor to change the default type of direct class link (i.e., anonymous/public or non-anonymous/authenticated). This setting will impact the course ‘Get Class Link' and ‘Get Live Webcast Link' actions.
- Support Windows 8: Official support to playback recordings on Windows 8 operating system (using IE 8, Firefox, or Chrome browsers).
- Support Internet Explorer 10: Official support to playback recordings using IE 8 on either Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems.
How is Tegrity different from Wimba?
Tegrity is an unobtrusive way to record the instructor's presentation in the classroom so students can review it at a later time. Wimba Classroom is for real-time interaction where instructors and students join a web session to collaborate together online. While Tegrity does offer a 'web cast' feature where students can view the lecture while it is being recorded, this is only one-way streaming to the student, there is no way for student to interact with the instructor.
Support for Tegrity
ITS provides Tegrity support for SLU faculty, staff and students. 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.
Tegrity at SLU
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.