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What is Knowmia?

TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) is a video creation and sharing platform that helps maximize student engagement in online courses. You can create and upload your own videos, pull content from YouTube or Ted Talks, and embed quizzing for added accountability as well as conversations for added engagement.



Knowmia features provide access to:

  • An online library where you can store as many videos as you’d like.

  • A web-based recorder to easily create new videos of yourself and your screen.

  • A convenient way to access, manage, and share your Knowmia videos from inside your D2L Brightspace course.

  • An easy way to add ADA complied closed captioning to your videos. 

  • A simple way to add Quizzes and/or a threaded Conversation to any videos.

  • A free mobile app (TechSmith Fuse) that allows you to import any video content from your phone right into your Knowmia Library.


Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the following webinars presented by our TechSmith Education Customer Success Manager: 

  • Knowmia @ EIU:  Getting Started 
  • Knowmia @ EIU:  Beyond the Basics 
  • Knowmia @ EIU:  Improving Accessibility 
  • Knowmia @ EIU:  Engagement – Creating Virtual Connections 

To register for the webinars and for more information, go to

System Requirements

View the Knowmia system requirements for Windows, macOS, and Mobiles.

Technical Support for Knowmia

Call 217-581-HELP (4357), email, or contact the Instructional Support Specialist (ISS) for your department. 

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