Webcasting, recording and publishing CaptureCast events

  1. Webcasting a live CaptureCast event
  2. Recording a CaptureCast event offline
  3. Publishing an on-demand webcast

Webcasting a live CaptureCast event

  1. Click Webcast on the home screen.
  2. Select one of the pre-scheduled events, or click the Create a new event icon.
  3. In the layout field, select a webcast layout template:
    Template Contains
    Rich Media Audio, video, and synchronized slides
    Video Only Video only
    Screencast Screen sharing and audio
    Audiocast Audio and synchronized slides

    If you do not want the chat feature enabled during your webcast, click the Chat Disabled check box.

  4. Click Start Webcast.
  5. Choose what you'd like to share with your audience:
    To share Click Notes
    Powerpoint Slides Add Media

    Control the slides' advancement with the thumbnail bar at the bottom of the screen, or click the slide to go forward.

    If you click the Full Screen icon, you can control the slides with the arrow keys and space bar.

    Note  Uploading a PowerPoint file might take a long time depending on its size. Upload the presentation before you start the live session.

    Desktop of a computer running Capture software Share Desktop Your screen appears to event participants in the Slide window on their webcast interface.

    Note  Test this mode on the network connection you are webcasting from before using it in production situations. Sharing via Flash video on a machine with inadequate resources can cause problems in the recorded video stream.

    Desktop of an alternate computer, which is not running Capture software Capture VGA

    To use the Capture VGA option on your own computer, you must install and connect the VGA2USB grabber device.

    The VGA Capture device is already installed on the Capture Station 300. In this mode, no action is required by the webcast operator.

    Note  You should see a preview feed from your camera in the Encoder window. If your video doesn't appear, click Options, and Devices. Select your video and audio sources.

  6. Once you are ready to begin your webcast, click Start below the Encoder window.

Recording a CaptureCast event offline

You can record a CaptureCastâ„¢ event offline and store it in your computer's hard drive until you are ready to publish it.

  1. Click Record on the home screen.
  2. Enter a Title for your presentation and select a webcast layout template. See Webcasting a live CaptureCast event for your options.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Choose what you'd like to share with your audience. See Webcasting a live CaptureCast event for your options.
  5. Once you are ready to begin recording, click Start below the Encoder window.

Publishing an on-demand webcast

Publishing is the process of uploading your presentation for on-demand web access. Whether you Webcast live or record your presentation offline, the Flash movie and Slide or Desktop images are stored on your computer's hard drive. Storing your webcast media locally ensures your capture session is successful even if your internet connection fails.

  1. Click Publish on the home screen.
  2. Select the recorded presentation you want to publish from the drop-down menu.
  3. Check the Title and Presenter's name to ensure they are correct.
  4. In the Folder drop-down menu, select the target folder on the server you want to send your presentation to.
  5. Click Publish.

    Note  Once you publish a presentation to the Capture Server, your administrator must tag it with your course's org unit number to make it visible in the Learning Environment.

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