Mediasite Recording Software and Obtaining Webcams

Faculty and students report positive outcomes when faculty post videos of themselves in their courses. This is especially true with online and hybrid courses.

Ed Tech can get you set up with a webcam and access to Mediasite. Mediasite serves as mechanism to easily create videos and link them to your courses. Come over to Rusty and Gary’s office (D-212) to pick up a webcam. See the Mediasite informational page for more details.


In order to use Mediasite within your courses follow these steps. If you have any questions, please contact Rusty at 318-678-6234.

  1. Log into a course in Canvas. Go to Settings, Navigation. Drag My Mediasite up so that it can be visible to students (or you can click on the cogwheel and Enable it).
  2. Click Save.
  3. Click on the My Mediasite link in the Navigation Menu.
  4. You will see your name and your display name. You will need to confirm your email.
  5. Check your email for the verification link to Mediasite. When it arrives, click on the link to verify the email.
  6. Go back to your Canvas course and Click on the My Mediasite link.
  7. Download the Desktop recorder. This is the point in which Computer Services must install the software for you.
  8. Go back to your Canvas course, click on My Mediasite, click on Option #3 to Register the software.
  9. Launch the Desktop Recorder from your computer (there is likely a shortcut on your computer’s desktop).
  10. Follow the instructions for the type of video you would like to create.

Last few tips:

  1. Time for your video to be processed via Mediasite may take a few minutes to a few hours. It depends on how many videos are being processed prior to your upload. You will receive an email from Mediasite when it is ready.
  2. From the My Mediasite area on Canvas, you will need to take a look through your video and at the very least name your video and make it Viewable.
  3. When you are ready to place your video in your course, create a New Content Page.
  4. Click on More External Sites
  5. Then click on Mediasite.
  6. Click on Presentation, locate your video. You can type the name of your video in the Search box. When you have located your video, click on the blue Embed button. Choose if you want only the video or the video plus a short description.

NOTE: If your computer does not support the resources requirements of the Mediasite Desktop Recorder software, Educational Technology has a lecture studio available to faculty upon request. For reservation information please contact the Division at 318-678-6023.