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Need to record your lectures or have an assignment where you need to record a presentation?



Step-by-step guide

Table of Contents


Techsmith Relay is already installed on all campus computers, faculty, staff, and classrooms. You just need to launch the desktop icon.

Login to Techsmith Relay

Click here to login to Techsmith Relay, , you will use your Campus Account to login.

Launch Recorder

  • To get started, click the Launch Capture button in the TechSmith Relay website


  • After you've installed the app, it only takes a few seconds, return to the TechSmith Relay website and click Launch Capture again. The Launching TechSmith Capture webpage will open, and the TechSmith Capture application will launch after the 5-second countdown is complete.


Set up a Webcam Recording (optional)

TechSmith Capture can record full-frame webcam video. This feature is great for personal intro videos or to show off a bit of your human side between slides. You can record a webcam-only video, or toggle back and forth between webcam and screen content during recording.


Note: If you don’t see your webcam in the list of available devices, make sure your webcam is on and connected to your computer.

Record Your Screen

TechSmith Capture records all screen action on a single monitor, or a region of the screen. This is great for recording slideshows, websites, or anything else you can show on a computer screen. 


Note: If you need to cancel the screen area before recording, click the Cancel button. 
Cancel Button

Capture Audio

Audio is a crucial part of any video. TechSmith Capture can capture system audio and audio from a single microphone.


  1. To record the audio that you hear playing back on your computer, enable the Record System Audio button. Note that you can record both system audio and narration from a single microphone at the same time.
    System audio button

Pause and Stop Your Recording

  • To take a short break while making your video, use the Pause button to temporarily stop recording.
    Pause button


  • When you're all done recording, click the Stop button.
    Stop Button


  • During recording, the recording controls may be displayed on a second monitor, if you have one.
  • If you record full-screen on a single monitor, look for the mini-controls in the lower-right corner of your screen to pause, resume, toggle your webcam, etc.
  • Mini controls when recording full screen

Preview Your Recording

After you finish recording your video, it opens in the Preview Window for you to play back. We recommend at least checking to make sure you've captured audio at a sufficient volume. From here, you can Upload your video to TechSmith Relay, or Cancel your recording if it didn't turn out quite right.

Upload or Cancel

Additional Notes

  • Locate the TechSmith Capture App


When a new version of TechSmith Capture is available, it will download and install silently in the background. If you ever want to be sure you have the latest version, use the Download option from the launch tab, and re-install the app from your Downloads folder.

Download and update TechSmith Capture

Sharing Techsmith Relay Recordings