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Mediasite Desktop Recorder

Support and training

Having trouble using Mediasite Desktop Recorder? See our helpful support and training resources.

Mediasite Desktop Recorder is used to record, upload, and share video and desktop materials. The Desktop Recorder captures all types of desktop recordings, including PowerPoint presentations, screencasts that preserve annotation and screen movement, software demonstrations, etc. 

Content can be paired with webcam video or just a voiceover. Recordings can be published and shared via a direct link or embedded in LEARN.

Mediasite Desktop Recorder Installation

All Red River College Polytechnic staff have access to the Desktop Recorder with their college account.

Welcome to the Mediasite Desktop Recorder

Instructional Best Practices

Additional Resources for Best Practices

Editing Your Videos

The Mediasite Editor is web-based software that allows you to quickly and easily update slides and remove unwanted sections in your presentation.

Mediasite Editor Walkthrough

How-To Videos

Using the Management Portal

Embedding in LEARN

Uploading External Video

Recording Desktop Audio

Recording Your Screen with Mediasite Desktop Recorder
In this in-depth course, you will learn how to set up and use Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) for the first time. If you complete and follow along with the full course you will have installed MDR and recorded several types of presentations.

Editing Your Video Presentation
In this course, you will learn how to modify and edit your Mediasite Video Presentation. This includes basic things such as updating the Title, Description and Presenter as well as more advanced topics such as cutting out unwanted portions of your Video Presentation as well as adjusting the graphics used within a Video Presentation.