Jason Miller, eTech’s sys admin, came up with a neat little trick the other day. One of the difficulties of lecturing with the iPad is that for those faculty and instructors who use Tegrity, the campus lecture-capture tool, Tegrity cannot capture a lecture directly from the iPad. The Tegrity app is for watching recordings, not creating them. So, what’s a Tegrity-using, iPad-carrying faculty member to do?
Tegrity captures lectures on a multimedia room computer by recording anything that happens on that computer along with audio from the podium mic or the multimedia room’s wireless mic. So if you’re presenting a PowerPoint, showing a movie from the computer’s disk drive, or pulling up a website, you’re going to capture it with Tegrity. The key here is how Air Sketch on the iPad works with the multimedia room computers. Because you’re streaming what you’re doing in Air Sketch through the multimedia room computer’s browser, you’re able to record that on Tegrity. I used Tegrity to record an Air Sketch presentation earlier today, and it worked great.
For additional information on how to use Air Sketch, see Air Sketch Tips from the iPad 101 Workshop. You can also contact eTech for additional assistance. For more information on Tegrity, contact the Faculty Resource Center at elearning[at]ua.edu.