Video Management, Creation, and Publishing Options
The university offers a variety of solutions for media management, video creation, publishing. See a brief overview below on the page below or click on the icons below to get more details.
Mediasite is a lecture capture tool that allows faculty to publish their classroom recordings for students to reference. This lecture capture tool can be used tosimultaneously capture the video/audio in the room and the presentation content on the computer.
Mediasite creates an interactive experience that allows students to watch the video and slides together or choose to watch just the slides or the video.
Mediasite comes in two formats:
Mediasite also allows for streaming within the USD campus from one location to another. For example, a lecture happening in one building can be streamed to another class in real-time.
Ensemble Video Content Management
The Ensemble Video Content Management Platform is the new USD hosted solution for streaming media that allows staff to upload video files to the web and share them with others.
This services is to provide the academic community with access to a powerful USD hosted streaming server.
* Licensing and storage fees may apply.
Note: The previous Helix Media Server is decommissioned as of July 2015 for uploading any new video content. All the current content will still be available for managing and viewing your current content.
Blackboard Video Everywhere
Video Everywhere is a feature of the Content Editor Building Block (inside your Blackboard course). Once installed and activated, a new icon is added to the Content Editor that controls a user’s webcam. When activated, users can record video and upload it directly to YouTube. The feature provides the ability for faculty and students to:
Vimeo is a key player in the web based video hosting and sharing sites expanding the reach of our teaching, learning and research. The service is widely used in educational institutions and promotional context as well as a pedagogical tool.
We highly recommend the use of Vimeo by departments at USD.
YouTube is a video sharing website that allows you to upload any video file format from your computer or mobile device. Using privacy options, you can restrict you sees your videos. YouTube is used by academic institutions, faculty, and students for pedagogical purpose.
Many USD departments already use YouTube. If you have questions about channel creation or account setup please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Podcasting Server is our ‘in-house’ location for publishing podcasts. The professor is in full control of what s/he uploads and when and can choose to publish the link to a single file, his or her/entire library or a ‘channel’ which could be just one topic or a course. You may then take these links and place them on your own web site, email them to students or create a web link within a Blackboard course. Files must be in Mp3, Mp4 or pdf.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of the iTunes U is that it can be made public to the world, or to just people at the USD. Subject areas, courses and advanced search functions all lend ease of use and attractive design for this option. As well, professors who request iTunes U courses can also request a student ‘drop box’ be created within the course for students to upload their own casts.
While the benefits of iTunes U are many, there is less instructor control. Files to be made public on the iTunes U site need to be approved and uploaded through the respective department. Contact your department for details. Files must be in Mp3, Mp4 or pdf.
Other Lecture Capture Software
Many faculty have requested a tool to quickly record a PowerPoint with a voice over so they can archive or reuse their teaching material in online format. Please contact iTeam at email@example.com for an individual consultation on the best match for your project needs.
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