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Mounting cameras in the classroom
Our school uses Tegrity as its lecture capture system, and so far we’ve been supplying webcams and microphones on a circulation basis, which has worked far better than we expected. However, we would like to gradually change over to ceiling mounted webcams and alleviate the need for faculty to borrow the cameras.
I have had no luck so far in getting Tegrity to recognize the one camera we’ve mounted. It’s a Microsoft LifeCam, and is connected to the computer in the podium through a USB cable. The computer recognizes it, but Tegrity does not. My technician tells me I need to have a frame-grabber installed, but it doesn’t make sense to me that a webcam attached through a USB to a computer will work when the camera is on a tripod on the podium, but won’t work when it’s mounted in the ceiling!
If anyone out there has been successful with this or a similar installation, I’d appreciate some advice. Thanks!
Sue Breeyear, Associate Director
Technology Learning Center
Saint Michaels College