Media Tools: My Mediasite

My Mediasite is a multi-faceted tool for video content and web casting.  The Mediasite desktop recorder empowers faculty to create and share video.  This tool is designed for user generated and managed content.  This content can be created using the Desktop recorder which is a free download and is available for both Mac and Windows users.

Learn More about My Mediasite by viewing the following PDF tutorials:

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Mediasite allows several file formats for uploading.

Mediasite video will playback on devices such as iPads, iPhones, Blackberry and Android.  

With a computer, iPad or iPhone with a build in webcam, you can create a variety of video clips to enhance your course. You can also record with an add-on webcam.  With my mediasite, the desktop recorder and editor you are able to:

  • My Mediasite
    • Upload your media directly into your My Mediasite folder
    • Manage your media
    • Add a link in Blackboard to connect directly to your media
  • Desktop Recorder (MDR)
    • Record your desktop with audio
    • Slideshows with video
    • Slideshows with audio
  • Mediasite Editor
    • Crop or cut video
    • Incorporate transitions
    • Add, delete or replace slides
    • Add chapters


My Mediasite:

Recommended web browsers - Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome, Firefox 3.6 or later, and Safari 4 or later. 

Microsoft Silverlight 5, available for free download at 


Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR):

Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, or Windows 7, Windows 8 (running in Desktop mode)

2.4GHz Core2 Duo CPU or equivalent


1 GB free disk space

Built-in or external camera and microphone  



Check out the BSU Technology HelpDesk for frequently asked questions about Mediasite. You may also search their Knowledge Base to view a list of current posts.