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So you want to record your Skype for Business session from a Mac…

From a Windows machine… if you want to record your Skype for Business session, you can do that…

But that option isn’t available on a Mac version of the software.  Fortunately, you have Quicktime.

Quicktime has the ability to record from your screen.

It even has lovely cropping options to setup the shot:

 

However…   the audio is an issue.  I’ve seen some tutorials that suggest that you set Quicktime to record from the internal mic and the computer to send audio through it’s speakers.  There is a reason that we suggest that one uses headphones during video conferencing… it’s so the audio from the speakers doesn’t loop through from the speakers and then back into the mic (if the sound is going directly into your ears via the headphones, it doesn’t go to the mic.)  So, the solution may work for some – but I don’t like it.

Now what?

Go to this website:  https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower/releases and download Soundflower.  It is a dmg file on the page.  Install the app.  (You may need to journey to your security preferences to allow it to be opened.)

Open Audio MIDI Setup on your computer.    It looks like this:

Click the plus sign in the lower left and select “Create Multi-Output Device”.

Keep Built-in Output checked, and check Soundflower (2ch).

Also, create an “Aggregate Device”, selecting your built-in Microphone and Soundflower (2ch).

Now go to your system preferences and select Sound -> Output and set it to your Multi-Output Device.

and set the input to the Aggregate Device.

Now, when you you record from Quicktime, the audio will go both to your headphones and also be recorded in the screen capture.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

 

Download an Adobe Connect recording

To be honest, the downloading mechanism is clunky.  The recordings are really meant to be streamed from the server.

 

You can download the recording by logging into the server… https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/

 

Finding your room… entering it. Going to Meeting -> Manage Meeting Information

 

This opens up a browser, find the Recordings tab.

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 10.01.45 AM

 

Locate the recording, select the action pull down, “Make FLV”

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 10.02.08 AM

You may have to install an Adobe Connect Add-in.

 

Then it has to be left to play in real time to download and convert to the FLV format.

Snow Days – Personal Capture time!

Are you over the snow?  It’s been a white winter, that’s for sure!

More importantly are you teaching a course where you really need all of those pesky lecture hours? Do you know what online courses do when it snows really bad?  They keep going.  We have the technology so that you can keep going to!  I’m going to share a trick with you that will let you “flip” those snow days. (Flipping is when you listen to the lecture at home, and do active learning/group work/homework in the classroom.)

Do you have a SBCapture account?  Yes?  Go here: https://echoserver.sinc.stonybrook.edu 

Now go to the Downloads tab, and grab personal capture for the OS that you prefer. (Your choices are Win and OSX – don’t go getting all RaspPi on me!)

This software allows you to capture the video from your screen, audio from your mic and optionally, the video from a webcam.  This way you can sit in front of your computer and give your lecture.  There are simple edit capabilities, you can pause the recording in the middle and directly load the finished product straight into Blackboard.

Unless you are already using SBCapture for room based capture this semester, you will need to drop me a line so that I can make the appropriate hooks on the backend between SBCapture and Blackboard, but that is simple enough.  Same goes for if you don’t already have an SBCapture account – just let me know, and I’ll set everything up.

FORM to request Personal Capture

Here is an example of what an end result looks like using Personal Capture:

Sample of Personal Capture

(In this case the webcam was setup to the side… yours might be a tight shot of your face.)

I hope that you find this, and find it helpful!