TechSmith Relay

What is TechSmith Relay?

Relay is a presentation tool designed to streamline the sharing process, especially directed at educators on all levels of education. The Relay recorder allows anyone to create content from anywhere and publish videos on the Relay website. Relay is installed on every PC in the Tech Classrooms.

How do I get started using Relay?

If you have already agreed to our User-Contributed Content Policy, you will be able to use the new Relay ASAP during business hours (M-F) after logging in at the new Relay website for the first time.

If you have not yet agreed to our User-Contributed Content Policy, please navigate to our Upload Privileges Request page (login required) to read and accept our terms. Within two business days you will receive your acceptance message.

Where can I get training for Relay?

TechSmith provides many great tutorials on their Help pages, and hold many live training webinars. If you are interested in attending a webinar but the time does not work out for you, you may still sign up for them; once each webinar is completed, a link is sent out to a recording of that webinar.

TechSmith Relay Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Getting Started with TechSmith Relay (video from TechSmith, 18m18s in length)

Can I share my recordings outside of the JMU community?

For right now, if you would like to share your recording with anybody outside of the JMU community, you will have to download it from Relay and upload it to another platform, such as illumira or YouTube.

What is the easiest way to share these with my students?

The easiest method is through Canvas using the Rich Text Editor Button. If you do not use Canvas, each video does have a “Share” option that helps you send a link.

Is there a way to integrate quizzes during or after a video that counts towards the Gradebook?

Yes! You may read more about how to integrate quizzes with grades on in this TechSmith tutorial.

What will happen to everything I recorded using the old version of Relay?

All recordings using the old version of Relay will stay where you sent them (illumira, YouTube) unless you choose to move those recordings yourself.

How do I get help in using or learning to use Relay?

For questions or concerns regarding TechSmith Relay please contact us through the Help Desk Service Portal.

Looking for Camtasia, or help with Camtasia? Please contact: innovation@jmu.edu