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What is MyWyocast?

The MyWyocast desktop recorder software – powered by Sonic Foundry’s MyMediasite – is a complement to the room recorders around campus. It provides a set of tools that allows you to record, edit, and publish multimedia content at your desktop or anywhere. Create and share lectures, assignments, learning modules, lab work, computer examples, etc. If you are in a classroom and want to record your lecture, bring along your own portable web cam and mic, and you can record your class using the desktop recorder. You can create and edit videos, computer images, and audio from your personal device using a Windows or Mac computer.

Who is eligible?

Any University of Wyoming faculty, staff or student can download and publish content using the desktop recorder. The download is free. You will need your own web camera or other devices capable of video and sound.

What kind of content can I record and store in MyWyocast?

MyWyocast services are intended for University of Wyoming academic, sponsored events, and business related material only. The Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning and IT recommend using the MyWyocast and Canvas integration to embed any course related recordings into the WyoCourse so that all related files and resources are easily accessible through the WyoCourses portal.

Recordings that are captured using the MyWyocast Desktop Recorder are not stored in the respective WyoCast College/Division folders. The material is under the user’s MyWyocast profile and channels.

Please see the MyWyocast and WyoCourses training materials to get started. ECTL also provides workshops and one on one instruction for faculty use in WyoCourses.

How do I get access to it?

Follow the instructions on How To Create an Account Profile for MyWyocast. Then simply follow these instructions to download the desktop recorder software, install, and register with the server.

Where can I use the desktop recorder?

The desktop recorder can be used on your desktops and laptops, in classrooms, at home, and abroad. You will need the desktop recorder installed on the computer and a web camera with audio capabilities. A few general items to consider:

  • All Classroom Building classrooms are already equipped with web cams with audio.
  • Most web cameras are supported on the instructor computers. However, it is strongly recommended that you test your equipment and functionality in your classroom before you attempt to record anything with MyWyocast.
  • Create, edit, publish, and practice on your desktop or laptop first

Can I schedule recordings with MyWyocast?

No. Classrooms that have the fixed Wyocast recorders in them may be scheduled to automatically record lectures and events. To make a Wyocast reservation, go to https://www.uwyo.edu/itsecure/itsm/wyocast/. Content that is captured in a classroom with a fixed recorder is stored under the respective Wyocast College/Division folder.

Can I do live streaming with MyWyocast?

No. Classrooms that have the fixed Wyocast recorders in them may be scheduled to live stream lectures and events. In addition, the Mobile Wyocast unit can be scheduled for live streaming of one-time events. The Mobile Wyocast units are not available for recurring classes. To make a Wyocast reservation, go to https://www.uwyo.edu/itsecure/itsm/wyocast/.

How long can I keep my content?

UW Departments: Published content can remain in the MyWyocast folder for up to 18 months. It is the responsibility of the creator of the content to periodically review their materials, archive, and delete as necessary. Content will be deleted after 18 months, unless the department specifies an intent to pay IT an annual fee to retain the content longer than 18 months.

UW Students: Student content will remain on MyWyocast until the student’s account is deleted through the account purge that occurs once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. If a student is not enrolled, their Wyocast content will be deleted.

What happens to my content if I leave the university or am not enrolled?

When you leave UW, the content in your folder will be deleted and your name may be removed from the MyWyocast Users folder. To retain your materials, you should export the content prior to your departure. IT will not retain or archive your content for you.

How much storage space do I get with MyWyocast?

UW Departments: Unlimited for 18 months. $5 per recording, per year; or $25 per semester’s course content, per year.

UW Students: Storage space quota is 5 GB per student.

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