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Techsmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) is OCAD U's own private video capture and sharing service that integrates with Canvas. Need to demonstrate a studio practice, explain how to use software, document a lecture or get your students to share video? Techsmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) is the answer. TechSmith Software Accessing your TechSmith Knowmia Libra...
Sometimes, you may find yourself with a video file that is troublesome because of its large file size. For instance, large video files are harder to stream for users who have slower internet. They can also be harder to stream when a user is further away geographically. To make a video's file size smaller, try re-encoding the video with Adobe Media Enc...
The following tips are taken from Humber College's Captioning Style Guide [http://www.humber.ca/makingaccessiblemedia/modules/03/transript/Captioning_Guide.pdf]. SPELLING * Spelling should always be done to Canadian standards. PUNCTUATION * Serial or "Oxford" commas should be employed for clarity. A sentence like, "I like peanut butter and j...
Below you will find all of the IT sessions for faculty. These sessions are IT specific, for FCDC sessions please see Teaching Continuity Workshops [https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/continuity-of-teaching-and-learning/teaching-continuity-workshops]. IT INFO SESSION: MICROSOFT TEAMS We will go over how best to schedul...
WHAT APPROACH SHOULD I TAKE WHEN MAKING VIDEOS?  PERFECT IS THE ENEMY OF GOOD [HTTPS://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/PERFECT_IS_THE_ENEMY_OF_GOOD].  If you are just starting out, the best approach is to keep things as simple as possible using technologies and approaches that are self-serve, where you can control and execute your own content.  What will det...
IT INFO SESSION: TOOLS FOR REMOTE LEARNING * Using Microsoft Teams * Knowmia: Recording video of your screen, smartphone, camera * Office 365 * OneDrive and OneNote * Canvas Learning Management System
Knowmia media can be added as an Item to any Canvas Module. * In a Canvas Module, click New Item +. * In the Add dropdown menu, select EXTERNAL TOOL  and click TECHSMITH KNOWMIA. Your Knowmia Library appears. * Click ADD MEDIA beside the media of your choice. If you don't see the button, scroll to the right. * The media has now been added to th...
The Rich Content Editor is a great way to quickly add Knowmia media to items in your course. * Login to Canvas [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca] and navigate to your course. * Create or open an Announcement, Page, or another course item that uses the Rich Content Editor [https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Video-Guide/Rich-Content-Editor-All-Users/ta-...
TechSmith Knowmia is able to automatically generate captions for videos. It provides a Caption Editor so that you can make changes and publish the captions. The basic steps outlined in the video below are: * Create a Caption Track with Speech-to-Text enabled. * Wait while the computer automatically transcribes your video. You receive an email wh...
TechSmith Knowmia can store almost any media file in your Knowmia Library [https://ocadu.techsmithrelay.com]. Once a media file is on Knowmia, you can share it in Canvas [https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2149/67/techsmith-relay---add-techsmith-relay-media-to-canvas#gsc.tab=0]. * Login to your Knowmia Library [https:...
OCAD U uses TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) for Lecture Capture. The recording software is called TechSmith Capture and can be downloaded and used anywhere. TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) is integrated with Canvas so that sharing videos with students is easy. GETTING STARTED To get started with the TechSmith Capture, click the LAUNCH CAPTURE ...
While recording, TechSmith Capture creates temporary files to upload when the recording is complete. If Capture crashes or has network connectivity issues, the temporary files can be found, uploaded and re-assigned to the original owner. FINDING THE FILES The file names will not make sense. Rely on the file size and date to decide which files to resc...
Students can submit their own Knowmia videos for Canvas Assignments. When setting up a new assignment enable FILE UPLOADS in the Submission Type section. Students can submit their Knowmia video as an assignment with the following procedure. * Choose FILE for the submission type. * Click MORE OPTIONS. * Click the TECHSMITH KNOWMIA tab. The st...
If you get a message "Whoops Sorry, something unexpected happened" when trying to view Knowmia videos, please try the following steps. TEST IN ANOTHER BROWSER In instances where there is an issue with the current cached session in your default browser, opening the video from Knowmia (formerly TechSmith Relay) or through your Learning Management Syste...
There is an issue with the Safari web browser where TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) videos do not appear when embedded in Canvas. This is caused by a privacy setting in Safari. To view videos, disable the setting Prevent cross-site tracking. * In Safari, click SAFARI in the menu bar and select PREFERENCES. * Select the PRIVACY tab. * Uncheck ...
The ability to download Knowmia media is turned off by default. If a student needs to download media for offline viewing, the media owner must enable the download setting. This setting is a per-media setting. If a student requires multiple videos, each one would need the download setting enabled. The download setting is located in the Privacy tab of a...