Tegrity Lecture Capture

What is Tegrity?

Tegrity is the supported lecture capture service for both on-ground and on-line learning at Northeastern. It is available on all classroom, faculty and staff computers, and integrated with Blackboard to make recording, uploading and viewing easy for faculty and students. The Tegrity recorder can be used both on and off-campus; the only requirements for use are a Blackboard instructor account and a microphone.

Tegrity helps educators build content for use in flipped classrooms by providing a simple way to merge visuals and lecture. No video editing skills are necessary; the Tegrity recorder consists of a simple control panel that allows one to play, pause, stop and annotate with mouse clicks. Courses can be configured as live webcasts, and/or uploaded to specific Blackboard courses for anytime viewing. Uploaded recordings can be moved and copied between courses as needed, converted to movie formats or uploaded to YouTube and iTunes. The Tegrity control panel includes tools for running detailed or summary reports on access and viewing history.

Summer 2014 Upgrade

The August 17, 2014 release includes the following new features and enhancements:

For Instructors

  • Annotations for the Mac recorder (previously available only for PC)
  • Support for HTML5 browsers/MPEG-4 H.264 Playback*
  • Public or private recording tags to allow filtering of Tegrity recordings by topic
  • Improved embed code format to simplify web and LMS embedding of Tegrity videos
  • Copy Tegrity video to multiple courses at once
  • Enhanced keyboard navigation controls

For Students

  • Variable playback speed on Macs allowing OSX playback at .7x, 1.25x, 1.5x and 2x faster.
  • Support for HTML5 browsers/MPEG-4 H.264 Playback*
  • Filtering with tags

*HTML5 is supported in IE10/11 for Windows, Chrome 36+ for all, Safari 7+ for all and Firefox 30+ in Windows only. Support for Firefox on the Mac is expected for late 2014.

For more information on these update features, please see our guide to the Summer 2014 Tegrity Release (PDF). All campus classroom computers will have Tegrity software updated automatically. To install the Summer 2014 release on your personal PC or Mac, please reference our Tegrity Installation Guides:

Where do I find Tegrity?

The Tegrity installer is available through Blackboard for installation on any computer.

Getting Started

Faculty will need:

  • A computer with an Internet connection
  • A Northeastern myNEU account (faculty and students may visit myNEU to obtain their myNEU account)
  • Microphone – See the Peripheral Recommendations for Lecture Capture
  • Webcam, document camera, tablet (optional)
  • System Test Page – click the link to automatically check the user’s computer to assess whether the necessary requirements are present to record or view a Tegrity lecture
  • Internet Explorer v.10/11, Chrome v. 36+, Firefox v.30+ (See Summer 2014 update for notes on Firefox for Mac)
  • Some Tegrity installations require the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in available here.

Students will need

  • A computer or smart device with an Internet connection (there are many options available to view lectures see the links listed below)
  • A Northeastern myNEU account (faculty and students may visit myNEU to obtain their myNEU account)
  • System Test Page – click the link to automatically check the user’s computer to assess whether the necessary requirements are present to record or view a Tegrity lecture
  • Internet Explorer v.10/11, Chrome v. 36+, Firefox v.30+ (See Summer 2014 update for notes on Firefox for Mac)

Installing Tegrity

Click the “Tegrity Classes” link from the left-hand course menu in any Blackboard class. The Tegrity Course View page will appear, displaying all courses with recordings. If no lectures have been recorded, a “Start a Recording” button will appear. Clicking this button will initiate the recorder download if it has not already been installed. Once download has completed, the recorder will open.

The Tegrity recorder is preinstalled on all campus classrooms with a Windows 7 computer. Faculty and instructors can install Tegrity on NU owned or personal computers for lecture capture in the classroom. A network connection and VGA cable is available in all classrooms.

For step-by-step instructions, please view our installation guides for the appropriate system:

Tegrity Mobile

Mobile playback is available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Device. One-time setup process requires a connection code. Please review the setup instructions to obtain a code and install the app:

Training

Instructors who want to use Tegrity in the classroom are encouraged to email ats@neu.edu for individual hands-on training or to register for a workshop. Workshop schedule and reservations are also available at GoSignMeUp

Academic Technology Services has a mock classroom containing the equipment and configuration available in most classrooms. The mock classroom is an effective way to show how the technology works in the classroom.

Additional Links:

Reporting:

  • Weekly Summary Snapshots: Shows weekly instructor and students activity and compared it to previous weeks in the current term. Drill down from this report to see detailed reports.
  • Detailed Reports: Shows detailed reports of instructor and students activity for the current week, past week or the entire term up to the current date.
  • Custom Analysis: Shows a report organized by course, class, instructor or viewer.
  • Outcome Analysis: Show students’ grades and completion rate in courses that use Tegrity and those that do not. This enables you to evaluate the impact that Tegrity has on student performance in the current term

Remote Proctor:

Remote Proctor makes asynchronous remote video monitoring available to instructors using online exams in Blackboard.

Student Recording:

Faculty can now enable student recording for classes. Student recordings will not be accessible to the class until approved and published by the instructor.