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TechSmith Capture Big Sur Update
Posted by Matt Dunn on 12 January 2021 09:25 AM

Update on Big Sur (macOS 11) and TechSmith Capture:

Today an updated version of TechSmith Capture (Mac) has been released and is available in our Knowmia site. Over the next day or two, existing users will automatically have the update applied.

With this release, Capture now supports macOS 11 (Big Sur). For help with installing the System Audio plugin, please see the following support article:

 Special note about macOS 10.12 (Sierra): The version of Capture released today cannot be installed on OS 10.12 (Sierra). Sierra was released in 2016 and last received security updates in late 2019. We have now officially retired support for this operating system.

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Rhino 7 is now available
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 11 January 2021 11:24 AM

Rhino 7 is now available for download at for eligible students. Learn more at 

If you downloaded Rhino 6 between August 2020 and January 2021, you may be eligible for an upgrade. Contact for more details. 

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Let us know your equipment needs!
Posted by Stevan Plavsa on 17 December 2020 11:03 AM

Do you require additional technology? 

If you require additional technology supports including: 

  • USB microphones, stands, pop filters 
  • Webcams or document cameras to show a studio practice  
  • Small tripods 
  • Semester-Long Laptop Loans 

How do I request additional technology? 

  • Microphones, stand, webcam, tripod or AV item, please request this technology by emailing and “Winter 2021 Tech for Teaching” in the Subject line. 
  • For Laptops, please check out the Semester-Long Laptop Loans process which involves opening a ticket. 

 While we likely can’t fulfill everyone’s request, we will do our best. Let us know how we might help. 


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Don't Upgrade to macOS Big Sur + Apple Silicon
Posted by Andrew McAllister on 06 November 2020 10:20 AM

macOS Big Sur

We are recommending that students, faculty and staff do not upgrade to macOS Big Sur as some of their software may not be compatible or behave as expected. Apple released macOS Big Sur (macOS 10.16) on Thursday 12 November.

Known Issues

  • Techsmith Capture will NOT be supported under Big Sur at launch.

Apple Silicon

If you're considering purchasing a new Apple Laptop, you should be aware that new Apple Laptops using Apple Silicon are first-generation technology and will not run Bootcamp (Windows on Apple hardware)thus will not run Autocad, Revit, Solidworks, Rhino or other Windows 10 specific software at all, as they will not run Windows 10 natively. Watch the video below to learn more.

Should I Buy an Apple M1 Silicon Mac Today? 

We do not currently recommend or support Apple M1 Silicon Macs. Here's why: read our Knowledgebase article on purchasing decisions regarding Apple M1 Silicon based Macs. 


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