Uploading Online Recordings to NTE

For students approved for use of NTE, who would like to upload the recordings or videos of their online courses to NTE, below are two tools we are recommending:


You can download Audacity for free at : https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Audacity allows you to record the sound from your computer. Watch the youtube clip for a step by step guide on how to set it up.

Important- In order for it to work you will need to adjust your microphone to be the internal stereo. The clip below walks you through how to to do so.


QuickTime Player- Recommended for Mac OS users

We would recommend using  QuickTime Player- already installed on your laptop.

  1. Open QuickTime Player
  2. On the Menu bar click- New Screen Recording.
  3. Click the down arrow next to the record button, and choose your internal microphone. Do not Adjust the mic volume when it displays.
  4. Click Record


OBS Studio- Windows/Mac OS

For more advanced users who would like to record the entire video (and not just the audio).

To download for free go to https://obsproject.com/download

Below are is a video tutorial on how to set up a screen recorder using OBS. You can take the video and upload the entire video to NTE.

Download, setup, and screen capture instructions:

  1. Download Open Broadcast Software (OBS) Studio (https://obsproject.com/download) Select "Download Installer"
  2. Install OBS Studio. Double-click the OBS Studio installer file.
  3. Open OBS Studio
  4. The first time OBS is launched, the Auto-ConfigurationWizard window will appear
    •  Select, “Optimize just for recording, I will not be streaming” and select “Next” and “Next” again then “Apply Settings”
  5. If your Microphone was not connected automatically, select clicking the + icon below the "Sources" heading, and select Audio Input Capture, click OK at the bottom of the "New Capture" window. Another Window will pop up where you can select the microphone you would like to add by selecting it from the “Devices” drop down menu. Finally, click “Ok” to add the new microphone.
  6. Add your computer's Display as a Source by clicking the + icon below the "Sources" heading, and select Display Capture, click OK at the bottom of the "New Capture" window, and if you have a multi-monitor setup, select which monitor. Click OK at the bottom of the subsequent window.
  7. You may need to resize the window if the red outline is sticking outside the border.
  8. Once you finish this you do not have to do the above steps again.
  9. From here you can start recording by selecting "Start Recording" on the bottom right corner of the OBS Studio window. Then stop recording by clicking Stop Recording in the bottom-right corner again.
  10. Fix the OBS Studio "Failed to start recording" error if needed.
    In some cases, you'll see an error that says "Starting the output failed. To fix this error:
    • Click OK on the error message.
    • Click Settings on the lower-right side of the OBS Studio window.
    • Click Output in the upper-left side of the Settings window. -
    • Click the "Encoder" drop-down box. -
    • Click Software (x264) in the drop-down menu. 
    • Click Apply, then click OK


Game bar (Windows 10)

  1. Open the program for which you want to record the screen, and make sure it has focus (click on the program window). 
  2. Press the Windows key + G.
  3. If you see a dialog box asking if you want to open the Game Bar, click the checkbox for "Yes, this is a game."
  4.  The Game Bar should appear. To start recording video, click the solid black, round button to the right of the Camera (screenshot) button. 

    If you want to narrate while you record, click the small Microphone icon. When you're ready to record, click the Record button, which is the large round, solid black button to the right of the camera icon (which can be used to take a screenshot). 

    After a moment, the Game Bar will become a small recording bar on the side of the screen, and you will be recording. You can turn the microphone on or mute it from here as well. 
  5. When you are done, click the blue Stop Recording button. 
    You can use the recording bar to toggle the microphone and stop recording.

    Look for the notification in the lower right corner of the screen to tell you where Windows has saved the video clip. You should be able to find your videos in the Videos/Captures folder. 

The Game Bar has some limitations for example you can't record the Windows desktop. 

If you need to record the desktop, look for a third-party video screen-recording app in the Microsoft Store (Ultra Screen Recorder is one such free app). 


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