Mediasite is Texas A&M University’s standardized streaming media system. It provides public or private access to video and audio files.
What does Mediasite offer?
- We can record your classroom lectures (in equipped classrooms) if you opt in for recording.
- You can create your own videos anywhere using Mosaic.
- You can edit existing videos in the system.
- You can publish videos on your course channel.
- We will archive older videos for reuse according to a retention policy.
- Increased student engagement and retention
Opting in for Mediasite Recording
As of fall 2023, you must opt in to have your course lectures recorded! Watch the following tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
Mediasite & Canvas Are Integrated
What does this mean for you and your students?
- For you, it links systems, allowing you to interface with Mediasite directly from Canvas. Additionally, you can create quizzes within your videos to include in your Canvas gradebook.
- For your students, it means a cleaner, easier-to-use interface on any device they wish to use to view your course videos.
How do I Link/Embed my Mediasite Videos in Canvas?
Start here! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to embed Mediasite videos directly within Canvas so students never have to leave your course to reach your material.
Need Help with Mediasite?
Choose one of the following options:
- For support, contact us at eSAIL@tamu.edu, or
- Take advantage of our one-on-one consultations:
Mediasite In the Classroom (Lecture Capture)
All Zachry classrooms (1st to 4th floor) come equipped with Mediasite recorders, though some additional recorders are outside of Zachry. These will record your lectures if you opt-in for Mediasite recording. Note: Students will not be able to view any recordings unless you choose to give them access.
See Helpful Tools (Zachry Classrooms) to learn how to use the built-in computer or your own device for recording in Mediasite.
To record outside the Zachry building, here are additional Mediasite-enabled spaces.
Contact our team to discuss alternatives if your classroom is not equipped with Mediasite hardware. Otherwise, you’re ready to begin!
Want To Do Something More Advanced?
You can upload almost any video (e.g., MP4, QuickTime, MPEG, WAV, etc.) and make it part of your course.
See the steps for Uploading Video.
You can edit all uploaded videos directly in Canvas through the My Mediasite interface. Accordingly, you can make edits quickly and let the system process them without using your computer’s resources.
See our Editing Video with Mediasite tutorial for instructions.