I wanted to share this update from our partners in the Office of Information Technology. This has been edited for clarity:
The classroom recording service (Camtasia Relay) will be unavailable on Thursday, July 19, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, while the Office of Information Technology (OIT) performs a test migration of Camtasia Relay from version 1.2.0 to version 4.03, the latest version. Camtasia Relay enables faculty to record audio and video of a class session, and to share that recording online or via mobile devices.
The migration plan has two phases:
- On July 19, OIT will create a new environment to test the migration of the current database. Performing a test migration will help ensure a seamless transition for all University Camtasia Relay users, and that no Camtasia Relay files or data will be lost during the actual migration. You will not see any changes to Camtasia Relay as a result of testing.
- OIT will migrate Camtasia Relay into a new production environment. This will be scheduled and communicated in the coming weeks.
The upgraded Camtasia Relay will provide the following benefits:
- Mobile device support.
- MacOSX "Lion" support.
- Webcam support.
- Better performance. (With the new video codec, you can capture smaller audio and video files for higher-quality videos. Smaller videos mean less CPU work on your computer, resulting in better performance while recording.)
Once OIT migrates the production server to Camtasia Relay 4.03, OIT will share additional information about the update, including a new URL you will need to connect to Camtasia Relay 4.03.
Contact Jamil Jabr, OIT service owner, with any questions or concerns regarding this migration or Classroom Recording services.