Powerpoint and Mediasite

There are two options to record your knowledge clips: Powerpoint and Mymediasite.


As long as you have one of the latest Powerpoint versions, you can easily record your knowledge clip with it. With PowerPoint you can:

  • record your audio per slide,
  • replay it to check it,
  • easily record it again and
  • trim your story if needed,
  • record yourself to make your lecture per personal

You can also make annotations while explaining your content.

If you are finished, upload your video directly into Brightspace or make it interactive with questions and annotations by using Interactive Video on Brightspace.

Have a look here at how to create and upload your knowledge clip


The Mediasite Desktop Recorder enables you to make quick and easy recordings. You can record:

  • your entire desktop screen,
  • record video,
  • record audio.

All of the recorded material will then be automatically stored on your own MyMediasite account, with which you can edit the recorded material. You can easily share your videos in a course component or via another online location.

How should I use this tool?

  • Part of the knowledge transfer will be done online as this leaves more time during contact hours for in-depth study of the material.
  • Knowledge clips can be used to add ‘remote’ guest lecturers to a course.
  • Students can view these knowledge videos wherever and whenever they choose and at their own pace, which boosts motivation.
  • Lecturers can then monitor which knowledge clips the students do and do not use and adjust the contact time accordingly.
  • Use ‘Interactive Video’ on Brightspace to add questions to your knowledge clips to ensure students watch them actively.

Getting started

You can record knowledge clips with the Media Desktop Recorder and the footage will be saved to MyMediaSite. To do this, you must first register via hva.mediamission.nl. You can find the necessary software here (for both Windows and Mac). Once you have registered and downloaded/installed the software, link the software to the registered account to enable automatic uploading of the material.

Media Desktop Recorder allows you to record videos, but you cannot edit your recordings with it. You can pause your take to catch your breath, but you cannot adjust your recording with it.

If you would like to store your video on Mymediasite, for example to publish it later in the AUAS catalogue, you can upload any video you want.


If you choose to start recording or uploading with this tool, start with logging in to your MyMediasite account. If you haven’t logged in before, then you must first log in with your AUAS account. Before doing this, you must agree to share your username and organisation.

Log in by entering a one-off username and email address: you only need to use these the first time you log in.

An email will then be sent to the email address entered in order to complete your registration.

You should now be ready to roll! Are you unable to connect to the server? If so, there is an inconvenient yet effective solution: uninstall the program and repeat the above steps.

For the purposes of video storage, AUAS offers the video platform MyMediasite. For videos that involve privacy issues (e.g. videos featuring students), this platform is a much better option than YouTube or Vimeo.

Start recording

If you are logged in via https://hva.nl/mijnvideo, you can start your new recording via MyMediasite. Click on your name and choose MyMediasite to get there.

  • Choose ‘Add presentation’
  • Click ‘capture video’ and give your video a title. The website will now ask you to open the MDR app (My Desktop Recorder). Choose the app if you installed the app, if not: first install the app.
  • The app MDR opens on your computer.
  • Choose the type of recording you wish (see screenshot for an indication)

  • Choose the one you prefer and click Next to set all the other settings correct.
  • Click ‘Record’ if you are done to start your first test. Make sure the control buttons are not visible on your recording.

Good to know

  • Go to https://hva.nl/mijnvideo and log in using your AUAS ID.
  • Click here for detailed instructions of how to use this media site (in dutch).
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to share the video with third parties (users without an AUAS ID), don’t forget to:
    • Set the video to ‘Viewable’ in the Visibility settings.
    • Add the ‘Everyone’ group via the Security settings.
  • Contact your Blended Learning Consultant if you wish any guidance.