Create Presentations With Techsmith Relay

screencaptureRelay is a desktop capturing tool that allows you to create presentations easily with minimal effort. Relay is meant to be a simple application that gives you just enough to get your task done. It allows you to take a video of everything that is on your desktop or customize recordings to specific windows displayed. Relay also allows you to record voice narration or capture webcam video.  You may also input captions to make your video more powerful and easier to follow. Relay can be used to showcase digital course material to supplement resource review or to demonstrate ideas for online learning. Relay is a helpful tool to keep students on track and videos can be stored on the Relay server for convenient access.

Techsmith Relay Recorder

  • How Do You Use Relay?

    To use Relay all you need is a Windows or Mac computer and Internet connection. First, you must download the recorder, which will be used to capture your videos. Once you have the videos they will be uploaded online for you, allowing for easy sharing with a simple web link. To get help using the Relay software after you download it, refer to the Quick Start Guide.  For troubleshooting, please use the Relay Wiki. If you are unsure where to start, select the [back] button to return to the main relay page, and use the any of the guides listed under Relay @ URI Topics to begin.

    • Narrate PowerPoint presentations or any desktop demonstration to be shared with your students for review.
    • Create a short Introduction to your Class to post in Sakai. Discuss how your class will be run, set expectations for grading, review use of Sakai tools, explain how you would like the students to contact you, etc.
    • After a class, Office Hours, or a Review Session while you are thinking about a concept that students seemed to have difficulty grasping, use Relay to capture your further explanation or demonstrations, and post to Sakai, creating an additional resource to help students that still need clarification or do not have time to attend any of these sessions.
    • Relay can be used to teach students material consistently for online classes or as supplementary reinforcement of material already presented.
    • It can be helpful if an instructor must miss a day but wants to keep up with lessons as planned.

     

    1. Install Relay by visiting relay.uri.edu
    2. log in (eCampus username and Sakai password)
    3. Start recording!

    ITS maintains a site license for the Techsmith Relay software. Contact Dan Persaud at (401) 874-9854 if you have questions after reviewing this web site.

  • See the quick tip help guide: Getting Started With Relay

  • Relay will prompt the user to install any available software update.  If, for some reason, the prompt is not initiated at start up, navigate to the tool bar at the top and click on the update icon to start the process and then select Update Now when prompted.  update relayclick on update now

    You will be guided through the installation steps.

    install update

     

     

    Click Close and relaunch.

  • Relay Best Practices – coming soon

Screencasts- Techsmith Relay

Screencapturing- Camtasia RelayRelay is a desktop capturing tool. It allows users to create presentations for viewers in the form of a video. This video can be anything that you are able to show on a computer screen, anything you can capture with a webcam, anything that you can play through your headphones or speakers, and/or anything you can capture with a microphone. Relay is very versatile and incredibly easy to use. Just start your presentation, tell the program how you want your video processed, and when you’re done, Relay takes care of the rest. It will process and upload your video online, then tell you through an email when your video is ready to be used. To use it, all you need is to copy the link or URL of the video and share it with those you would like to show the video to.

Why You Might Use Relay

  • Narrate PowerPoint presentations or any desktop demonstration to be shared with your students for review.
  • Create a short Introduction to your Class to post in Sakai. Discuss how your class will be run, set expectations for grading, review use of Sakai tools, explain how you would like the students to contact you, etc.
  • After a class, Office Hours, or a Review Session while you are thinking about a concept that students seemed to have difficulty grasping, use Relay to capture your further explanation or demonstrations, and post to Sakai, creating an additional resource to help students that still need clarification or do not have time to attend any of these sessions.
  • Relay can be used to teach students material consistently for online classes or as supplementary reinforcement of material already presented.
  • It can be helpful if an instructor must miss a day but wants to keep up with lessons as planned.

How Do You Use Relay?

To use Relay all you need is a Windows or Mac computer and Internet connection. First, you must download the recorder, which will be used to capture your videos. Once you have the videos they will be uploaded online for you, allowing for easy sharing with a simple web link. To get help using the Relay software after you download it, refer to the Quick Start Guide.  For troubleshooting, please use the Relay Wiki. If you are unsure where to start, select the [back] button to return to the main relay page, and use the any of the guides listed under Relay @ URI Topics to begin.

Request To Delete Relay Content

If you would like to send a request to delete Relay content from your account click here.