Starting May 13, you will no longer be able to record new content with TechSmith and must use Panopto to record new content.

Learn more about the transition to Panopto.

TechSmith Knowmia is a lecture capture tool. We are transitioning lecture capture from Techsmith to Panopto during the spring and summer of 2022.

Lecture capture describes any technology that records live instruction, (including screen capture, audio from mic and webcam video) and makes it available digitally for later viewing/listening.


TechSmith features provide the ability to:

  • Create high resolution recordings
  • Add in-video quizzes for assessment
  • Add closed captioning
  • Access analytics on who is watching content and for how long
  • Integrate with Brightspace 
  • Record anywhere using TechSmith Fuse  (for iOS and Android)

Getting Started:

Access your account:

  1. Go to and click the Sign In button.
  2. Enter your MSU email address and click Continue.
    Note for students: your MSU email address is
  3. Enter your NetID and NetID password
    The MSU TechSmith cloud-hosted site opens.


How-to Guides & Tutorials

TechSmith Tutorials: a collection of step-by-step and video instructions from TechSmith. 

Individual Training Sessions

Individual training sessions are available by appointment.

Contact Colin Smith at or (406) 994-1978.