Record a lecture



Mediasite Desktop Recorder for UM Staff

Mediasite desktop recorder allows all UM staff members to download a desktop recorder. This tool allows you to easily record and manage videos, such as knowledge clips, instruction videos or even screencasts or and lectures using your webcam from your desktop or laptop (Note: MacOS Catalina or Mojave do not support MyMediasite software).

How to upload a video for UM staff and students

Click here to go to VideUM section on Upload a video for more information.

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Record a lecture

A recording of your lecture provides students the opportunity to review your lecture before an exam or right after your lecture, in order to improve their notes or for better understanding. Moreover, students who were not able to attend (e.g. due to illness), can watch your lecture afterwards.

Livestream an event

When part of your audience cannot attend, you can livestream your lecture or event. This way all attendees can attend, either in-person or remote. If you want to organize  a livestream from a lecture hall, please inform the Video support staff of the faculty where the lecture hall is located. He or she will provide you with a link to communicate to potential viewers.


This tool allows you to easily record and manage videos, such as knowledge clips, instruction videos or lectures taught behind your own desktop. All you need is a PC or laptop and a webcam/mic. You can make a recording of your PowerPoint with narration with you in the video or only your voice. You can also make a screencast with which you show and explain all screen actions.

How to install and record with Mediasite Desktop Recorder

How to install the Mediasite Desktop Recorder (Mac)

At UM you have more lecture recording tools available, such as ZOOM, Collaborate Ultra, PowerPoint, and Windows Gamebar; Mac users also have keynote. Go to the VideUM recording tools section for more on these tools. After recording, use MyMediasite to upload to UM video platform Mediasite. Read how in VideUM Upload a Video. For step-by-step instructions for video production go to VideUM Create a video step by step.


Make a reservation for one of the lecture halls equipped with a Mediasite recorder, by contacting the scheduling office of the respective faculty (see below). If the room is not available you can inquire about the possibility to hire a mobile recorder (note: currently available for a limited set of rooms and university buildings).

Maastricht University Mediasite recorder equipped rooms
LAW Feestzaal – BOU3
    Statenzaal – BOU3
FASOS Turnzaal – GG90-92
FPN / FHML Maastrichtzaal – UNS 40
    Bonte zaal – UNS 50, H1.331
    Blauwe zaal – UNS 50, 0402
    Groene zaal – UNS 50, 0406
    Paarse zaal – UNS 50, 1319
    Rode zaal – UNS 50, 0480
    Heerlenzaal – UNS 40
    Akenzaal – UNS 40
    Luikzaal – UNS 40
    Tongerenzaal – UNS 40
FPN Jo Ritzen zaal (Auditorium) – Oxfordlaan 55
    2 mobile recorders for use within FPN
SBE roombooking form Lecture Hall – T53, A-1.01
    Auditorium/Aula – T53 H0.01
    1 mobile recorder for use within SBE


There are two options.

Option 1

Schedule the recording in advance – preferred option
Inform your key user (well in advance), so he or she can schedule the recording and add metadata. In most cases you will have to push the recording buttons on the AMX display (touch panel) yourself to start and stop the recording. You will have the option to request a live stream. In that case, your weblink to the live stream will be sent to you in advance. *for livestreams this is your only option.




Manual for the AMX recorder LAW – Statenzaal/Feestzaal.

Option 2

Only in case you forgot to schedule the recording – this is not preferred
If you forgot to schedule the recording and know how to operate the Mediasite recorder, you can start/stop the recording yourself. The recording will automatically be saved to the Mediasite recorder.  Afterwards, you need to inform/ask your key user to retrieve and publish the recording to Mediasite and send you the weblink.

Please check this complete manual for recording and sharing a video with your students,  or have a look at an example of a quick reference card on video recording in a lecture room.

STEP 3 – only if you want to share the link in Canvas yourself
You can publish the recording in your Canvas course through Mediasite. For instructions go to How to upload a video.