Jisc RSC Eastern VLE forum June 2013 'Video at City College Norwich'

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Videos at City College Norwich

Using the Planet eStream video system, allowing staff to upload videos or record television programmes from the free-to-air channels for use in teaching and learning. An overview and demonstration including integration with Blackboard Learn.
Chris Boon

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Jisc RSC Eastern VLE forum June 2013 'Video at City College Norwich'

  1. 1. Videos at City College Norwich
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • • Background – requirements Previous video systems Procurement Launch Live demo The future
  3. 3. Background requirements • • • • • • Why do we want a video system? Ease of sharing videos with students Ability to record television programmes Space constraints for users Management of large files Must be able to manage privacy easily
  4. 4. Previous video systems • Microsoft Streaming Server • • mms:// addresses e.g. mms://vleweb.ccn.ac.uk/esol/english1.wmv No GUI • MediaSite • • • Screen capture and ‘talking head’ Good for staff training, not for general videos Need specific hardware
  5. 5. Procurement • • • • • Formed working group Issued competitive tender Demonstrations from bidders Planet eStream chosen Hardware provisioned • • Virtual server Drive space
  6. 6. Launch • • • • Created curriculum-based categories Transferred content from old system Launched in September 2012 Training videos provided
  7. 7. Live demo • https://estream.ccn.ac.uk/
  8. 8. The future • Evaluation of existing usage • More use in teaching • Mobile technology
  9. 9. Questions • Chris Boon • chris.boon@ccn.ac.uk

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