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Morae - Usability Testing: Using Morae: Part 2 - Steps 1-5

Covers the basic functions of Moarae: recording and exporting

Part 2 Creating AVI or WMV files for later viewing - Steps 1- 5

As long as you have your original Morae Recorder Files, you can always use Morae Manager to import and view these files (and use other Morae features for marking up and analyzing your recordings).  However, it’s likely that you’ll want to review these recordings in your office, at home, or in some location you don’t have the Morae software installed.  To facilitate this, you must create AVI (can be viewed on any operating system) or WMV (a Microsoft format that can be viewed on most operating systems) files.  Here’s how.

  1. Start Morae Manager
  2. You’ll be prompted to either select an existing Project or to create a new one.  If this is your first recording, select the “Create New Project Option” and proceed to step 3.  If this is another recording that is part of an ongoing study, select your study from the “Existing Project” menu and go to step 4.
  3. Provide a Project name, keep the default location for Project Folder, and click OK.
    Project name step 1 of 2
  4. Next, you need to indicate which of your Morae Recorder files you want to import into this project.  Click the “Add” button and browse to your Documents folder, located at C:\Users\YourNETID\Documents\Morae.  If you have selected to open an existing project, you will need to add recordings by using the “File > Import” option from the menu in the upper-left hand corner of the screen.
    Import recordsings step 2 of 2
  5. Locate your .rdg file, select it, and click Open.  You can import multiple user recordings at this point, but this quick start guide shows working with a single file at a time.
    Import recording