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Presentation Station

Learn about the full- or self-service screen, voice and webcam capture station available for faculty use.


The Presentation Station is a workstation for faculty and staff that uses Camtasia software to record anything displayed on the computer, from slides or images you bring with you to content from the web. A touch-screen display allows you to annotate or draw over the image. Narration can be recorded before, during, or after the display images are captured. An attached camera is available to record video of the presenter, including in front of a green screen to add different backgrounds later.

Here are some examples of the types of videos that can be produced on the Presentation Station:

Zooms, simulated pans and tilts, graphics, and music can be added after recording. Videos can be exported to your USB drive. Captioning and hosting is available at no charge (subject to volume limits). Integration into TritonEd sites is also available.

"After a brief tutorial, I was able to easily use the Presentation Station to produce pre-course videos for two different courses. What a fantastic resource we have in the Presentation Station and the ed tech experts who support this service!"
      - Stacey Brydges, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Presentation Station can be used two ways:

  • Full-Service: An operator will work with you from start to finish to create a quality presentation. Labor costs are passed through to the index of your choosing.
  • Self-Service: An operator will spend up to 30 minutes reviewing instructions and showing you how to accomplish the specific tasks needed for your project. You can then schedule as much time on the system as needed to create videos on your own (subject to station availability). There is no charge for this type of usage.

How to schedule a session

  1. Open your calendar in Outlook. Instructions may vary depending on which version of Outlook you use. If you do not normally use Outlook, you can access your calendar in Office 365 through a web browser, signing in with your Active Directory account and selecting the calendar icon in the lower left.
  2. Choose "Start a New Meeting" or "Calendar Event" and select the day and time range that you want between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  3. In the "To" or "People" field (not room or location), type "ets-vsc@ucsd.edu", then click "Scheduling Assistant." If the system is not free at your requested time, you will see other free times and can select one that works for you.
  4. Important: Indicate in the meeting notes whether the usage is Full-Service, or Self-Service with First-Time User Training.
  5. Send the invitation.

If you have trouble scheduling the meeting in Outlook, email the Multimedia Services team with the requested date and time and type of service desired. In either case, a team member will confirm the session by the next business day.