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Mediasite and Video Delivery


Why should you use Mediasite?

Mediasite is a secure video recording and delivery platform that is available to all Villanova faculty, staff, and students. It can be used to record classroom lectures, student projects, special events, and training sessions. This content can then be shared on Blackboard or to select students or colleagues.

Mediasite serves three critical functions at Villanova:


By default, recordings upload in "Private" mode to the MyMediasite account of the creator and are not automatically public to other staff and students. Recordings can only be released at the creator's discretion and only this creator has access to these recordings.

If you’d like to request a recording of an in-person class or event from a compatible Villanova location, please see Request a Recording.

Mosaic, Mediasite's desktop lecture capture tool, allows you to record asynchronous lectures, slides, video, and computer functions (much like classroom recordings or narrated PowerPoint presentations).

Note: Mediasite Desktop Recorder is no longer a supported application as of June 2021; if it is still installed on your device, please uninstall and replace it with Mediasite Mosaic per the install directions below at your earliest convenience

Installing Mediasite Mosaic


Mosaic Help Documents and Tutorials

We strongly discourage uploading video files directly to Blackboard or to share videos on Blackboard via Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, personal email, etc.

You should upload videos to your MyMediasite account for distribution. This will improve the viewer experience by reducing the bandwidth needed to view the videos and making it easier for people using mobile devices or slower connections to view your content optimally.

UNIT's Multimedia Technologies Team is here to help!

Multimedia Technologies staff hosts Mediasite training workshops for the Villanova community throughout the academic year. To view a list of upcoming trainings, see the Workshops Schedule.

Alternatively, users are also welcome to request 1:1 trainings to review specific Mediasite issues. Submit a request for "MyMediasite Consultation and Training" to set up a session. Dates/times for 1:1 sessions may be limited to staff availability.


Additional Mediasite Resources

  • Mediasite Support Contacts:
    • Mike Gallo, Supervisor, Enterprise Video Platforms  |  Email
    • Stephanie Battistone, Multimedia Production Specialist, L2  |  Email

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