Students are able to create and share recordings for a course using Tegrity if they have a webcam and microphone on the computer.
STEP 1: Log into Blackboard, select your desired course, and click on the Tegrity Classes button (left side of the screen). This will open a new window. Watch for pop-up blocker messages asking you to install the Tegrity software if you have not already installed the software on your computer.
STEP 2: Click on the “Record a Class” icon to start your Tegrity recording. If you are new to Tegrity, please take note of the details described under the image below.
1. Add a title to detail the topic of this recording. It helps students easily identify a desired recording from the list that gets created over the semester.
NOTE: You cannot use the following characters in the title: \ / : * ? % ” < > | & ; ’ You can include commas, hyphens, and periods as needed in your titles.
2. Test your audio level. Your presentation voice should register near the middle of the recommended audio level area. The signal level should register green (or yellow). If the audio level registers red, your voice may sound distorted when playing back the recording. Not enough in the green and may cause it to be soft and difficult to hear when playing back on a computer.
3. Check the box for the instructor video signal to be displayed when your recordings are played back.
4. Click the “Record a Class” button to start your Tegrity recording.
STEP 3: When the recording process starts you will see a control panel appear in the lower right hand of the screen. Clicking on the arrow symbol (far left) is how you switch to recording the document camera signal in select classrooms. Clicking on the square button is how you stop the recording.
STEP 4: Upload your Tegrity recording to make it available for others in the course. When you stop the recording a screen will show up. Clicking “Yes” will automatically start the upload process. While it is uploading you are able to continue working on the computer or log off if you are leaving the classroom. Do NOT power OFF the computer while a recording is uploading! This will stop the upload process from continuing.
NOTE: Once the video is uploaded, it will be found under the a seperate tab titled "Student Recordings" for easy access.