1329 Recording Studio

A. Display
B. Keyboard
C. Mouse
D. Wacom tablet and stylus
E. Yeti Microphone
F. Logitech Webcam
G. External Speakers
H. Panasonic Display Controller

1329 Recording Studio is a quiet recording space in Grainger Hall equipped with all the tools you need to record videos and podcasts.

Check out the space

Schedule time to record in 1329 Grainger Hall in EMS and Login with NetID. Please create your booking at least 24 hours in advance. Unlock the studio space using your Wiscard.

Setting Up the Space

  1. Adjust the table and chair height to your comfort. Use the up/down buttons under the front lip of the table to raise/lower the table. You can raise it high enough to stand if you like.
  2. Turn over the mouse and flip it on. A red light will appear.
  3. On the Panasonic Display remote, press the red button to turn on the display. Press any key on the keyboard to wake up the computer. If the computer does not show the login screen, check that it is on.
  4. Log into the computer using your WSB credentials. Clear the screen of any windows that have popped up during the login.
  5. Check the underside of the Yeti microphone to make sure that the red light is solid. Press once if it is blinking. This is the microphone that you will use to record your audio. Keep the microphone standing upright and the gain knob adjusted to the middle position.
  6. Check to see if the external speakers next to the display are on. The right-hand speaker should be showing a green light. If not, use the knob on the front of it to turn it on.
  7. Open the Chrome browser.

Recording a Presentation

Kaltura Capture

Ideal for shorter videos that require screen capture.

  1. Go to mediaspace.wisc.edu and log in under Guest using your UW NetID and password. You will have to approve the login with DUO.
  2. Under  + Add New, select Kaltura Capture.
  3. In Kaltura Capture, select Camera and sit as though you are ready to present. Adjust the location and position of the webcam so that you are in the center of the image with your eyes at the top third of the screen.
  4. Select Audio. Make sure it is set to (Yeti Stereo Microphone).
  5. Record your presentation and process the recording using Kaltura.

Follow the links below for instructions on how to record with Kaltura Capture. Note that Kaltura Capture is accessible through your web browser and opens in a desktop app to record.

BBCollaborate Ultra

Host and record a video within Canvas.

  1. Open the Chrome browser and go to canvas.wisc.edu and approve the login through DUO.
  2. In your course, select BBCollaborate Ultra, create a session, and join that session.
  3. Select/unmute the microphone and video camera icon at the bottom of the screen and make sure that you have audio and video. If there is a problem, go to https://go.wisc.edu/LectureCapture for assistance.
  4. After participants have entered, go to the three-line hamburger menu in the upper left corner and select Start Recording.


Ideal for videos that require media from multiple sources and for advanced editing capabilities.

Follow the links below for instructions on how to record with Camtasia. Camtasia saves locally, so remember to export and upload your finished video to Kaltura MediaSpace, Box, GoogleDrive, or copy it to a hard drive.

Contact us us to set up a tutorial with a staff member.


Ideal for recording narrated presentations.

Follow the links below for instructions on how to record in PowerPoint.

Using the Wacom Intuous Tablet with Microsoft Whiteboard

  1. The Wacom tablet works really well with the Microsoft Whiteboard application, a free app that can be downloaded to the computer.
  2. Once installed, open the application.
  3. Select the power button on the side of the Wacom tablet.
  4. Pick up the stylus, place it on the tablet, and move it around. You should see that the display arrow moves as you move the stylus. When you place the stylus back in the holder, you can immediately use the mouse.
  5. Take some time to play with the tablet in MS Whiteboard so that you get used to writing with it and selecting different Whiteboard tools.

Using the Wacom Tablet in Webconference

Go through the steps above for Using the Wacom Intuous Tablet with Microsoft Whiteboard. Every web-conference tool on campus has the ability to Share Content with participants. Once you select that Share Content button, you will choose the screen/application that shows the MS Whiteboard on it. Participants will then be able to see what you are writing in freehand.