The Ensemble Anthem application creates screen capture and webcam recordings which are automatically uploaded into the user's Ensemble Media Library.
Installing and Launching Anthem
To open Ensemble Anthem, click the Record button from the Media Library. If the Record button is not available, contact your Ensemble administrator to license your account for Anthem.
The first time a user clicks the Record button, they will be presented with a new window to download the Anthem application. Please allow up to 30 seconds for the application to detect and choose the proper installer before the download window appears!
Once the Anthem application is installed, it can be launched directly from Windows/Mac without visiting the Ensemble web application. To change the library that Anthem uploads to, revisit the Ensemble web application and click the Record button from that library.
Note: Anthem Pro should always be launched using the Record button when using a shared computer like a classroom computer.
The first time Anthem launches, click Settings from the application to confirm that your Webcam and Microphone are selected properly.
From the Settings screen, you can also adjust advanced settings like your webcam's resolution, or view the storage location for the saved capture files. Here, you can also record all audio on your desktop (as seen above by clicking the checkbox) as well such as music, videos, or anything else you can think of!
Click the Record tab to view all recording options: screen capture, screen capture with a picture-in-picture webcam, webcam only, or voice only. Click an option to start a recording:
A timer will count down five seconds, then the application will start recording. The application may be minimized during the recording. Click on the Anthem icon in the Windows or Mac taskbar/dock to reveal the mid-recording options:
Press Done to finish the recording and advance to the Anthem editor:
Click the Titles or Credits button to load pre-made title and credit slides for adding text to the video. The first time one of these features is used, the assets will need to be downloaded. This may take several minutes.
To trim the beginning and/or end of the video, click the Trim button.
Click and drag the round orange handles to select the beginning and end points to trim the video. The Chop function works in a similar way, except the content between the handles is removed. Click the Apply button to finish trimming and continue editing.
Click Done to save the content.
After clicking Done, the Upload Options screen will launch.
Add a custom Title and Description (if desired), then click Upload to send the content to the designated Ensemble library. Click Preview to return to the Anthem editor, or click Save to save the content to the Anthem library without uploading.
From the Library, you can view and edit all saved recordings. Click Upload Now to upload a recording that has not yet been uploaded to Ensemble.
Setting User Permissions for Anthem
Ensemble Anthem must be licensed before it can be assigned to users. The guide below assumes a System Administrator has already enabled an institution to use Anthem licenses. See the Anthem License Configuration guide for more information.
Users cannot launch Anthem unless their account has been assigned an Anthem license. Click on Administration, Organization, and Permissions to get started.
Select Ensemble Anthem in the Resource Types selection box.
Click the Permissions button to continue:
All users that have permission to use Anthem will be listed:
Click Remove to remove a single user from Anthem users, or click Bulk then Delete Permissions to remove multiple users.
Click Bulk then +Add Permissions to add one or many users to the Anthem list.
When adding users to Anthem, you must first select an Institution using the Institution Filter. (Anthem Licenses are applied from the license pool to Institutions).
Next, select one or several users from the Users selection box. Shift-click or control-click to select multiple users.
Click Save when all desired users have been selected. These users can now launch Anthem using the Record button in the Media Library.
Ensemble Anthem is a licensed feature of the Ensemble Video Platform. To license Ensemble Anthem, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
System Administrators: to confirm that Anthem has been applied to your Ensemble license, click Administration, System, then License.
Then, click Administration, System, Institutions to manage what Institutions can use Anthem.
From here, you can view and set the maximum number of Anthem users for the Institution: