You need to meet the following requirements to use SWITCHcast:

  • AAA login
  • audio and video recording equipment
  • acceptance of SWITCHcast terms of service

SWITCHcast Recorder

SWITCHcast Recorder is a software tool that can record from two video sources at the same time. You might want to show the presentation and the presenter, just the slides, or the slides and a physical experiment.

Please consult the Help Browser to see the hardware requirements for using SWITCHcast Recorder.


Video can be recorded using either SWITCHcast Recorder for Mac OS X or any other recording software (e.g. Camtasia, Wirecast etc.).

To upload videos to the SWITCHcast server, you need to start by creating a channel on the server.


A recording can comprise one or two videos, which can be edited before you publish them. You can also edit the metadata.


A recording can be annotated with comments or tags. Anyone who is authorised to view a video can annotate it.

Channel management

All videos are stored in channels, which can only be changed by the channel owner or an organisation's administrator, who sees all the organisation's channels.

LMS integration (plugins)

SWITCHcast can be integrated into Ilias and Moodle using third-party plugins.

On-site training

We have found that just one session can be a big help and would be happy to take a closer look at your needs with you.