The Streaming Media Server is a self-service resource that is designed to house and distribute both audio and video files. The server accommodates Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media, and Real Player files and makes them available on-demand via a link. The user interface is Web based, simple to use, and provides dependable service to your end users. Faculty and staff can upload and manage their own files and distribute links via CE, Web site or email and the audience can be either open to all internet users or restricted to the University of San Diego community.
Why do I want it?
The streaming media server allows you to …
- Enrich your course content with audio and video
- Manage your media in one central location and distribute in a variety of ways
- Add multi-media easily to your CE online presence
- Enhance your Web site with video of a class project
- Upload student video projects for sharing
- Broadcast your event live
The streaming media server is used commonly by faculty who use audio and video as a part of their teaching materials. Class lectures, guest speakers, student presentations, projects and more can be housed here and links to the media can easily then be placed and distributed in a variety of ways, including via CE (link to CE Section), thus eliminating the need to upload the materials multiple times.
Special events and other campus coverage and highlights can be easily added to departmental Web sites by linking to the streaming server. Additionally, it is possible to arrange for live broadcasts by contacting Instructional Media Services, thus the capacity for reaching an expanded audience at a large live event.
“Our students enjoy the streaming audio and video content available in their online courses. It really brings the course to life. By offering streaming audio and video content, our professors can better meet the needs of our auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.”
- Sam Chung
Assistant Director, Distance Education
Master of Science in Global Leadership
“What a delight! This is the easiest system for uploading videos that I have ever seen – and it works flawlessly every time. This is the future, and it’s here now.”
- Lawrence M. Hinman, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
"Once you understand the straightforward formatting requirements for the file types that the server handles, it could not be quicker or easier to upload files - and copyright protection is automatically a part of the process. It's as efficient for students as well, with no requirements to download players or adjust settings. Almost too good to be true!"
- Scott Walton, DMA
Lecturer, Department of Music
Faculty and staff at USD already have access to this application! Simply follow these easy steps and you will be on your way.
- Attend a brief training session
- Log on to the Web-based Streamer application: http://streamer.sandiego.edu
- Upload your materials!
*Note: You are responsible for complying with all copyright policies and must agree to the terms and conditions set forth when uploading materials. Please be sure you understand what you are agreeing to.
- Streamer FAQ’s
- Instructions for uploading On-Demand Streaming Media (pdf)
- Streamer Log In Screen
- Instructional Media Services Video Production Request Form