In this session, I share Vancouver Island University’s experience deploying a video streaming solution (Kaltura) locally on our campus. Kaltura is very similar in functionality to the popular video sharing site YouTube, however in our instance all of the content is stored locally on university servers and authentication is linked to local user accounts. We have also taken strides to integrate Kaltura with other online learning environments including Blackboard Collaborate, Desire2Learn, Mediawiki and WordPress.
Kaltura allows both faculty and students to upload video content which is optimized for accessing in a web browser or on a mobile device. We are just starting to see some of the innovations coming through from our faculty as the service takes off. I will share some of the innovations and applications of video in education we have experienced thus far and reflect on some of the hardware, software and technical concerns our users are experiencing.