Mediasite

Mediasite

The MyMediasite Portal is a comprehensive video platform managed by the office of Instructional Media Services.

To access the portal, visit http://mymediasite.bloomu.edu.

Any questions regarding use of this system may be directed to mediasite@bloomu.edu.

For Faculty:

Do you want to provide video content for your students to watch outside of the classroom or in courses offered via distance? Does your class include video based assignments that your students need to submit for faculty and/or peer review? If so, please consider using Mediasite as your streaming video service. In a few steps you can upload your videos to Mediasite, add links to BOLT, or share via email.

Overall Advantages

  • Compatible with PC and Mac.
  • Compatible with iOS and Android.
  • Video streams to students (no downloading).
  • Authentication integrated with BOLT, no third party accounts necessary (YouTube/Google, Vimeo, etc.)
  • If a viewer leaves the video, playback will resume where they stopped.
  • Organize content into channels and share one link through BOLT or email.
  • File types accepted include Flash, MPEG, AVI, Quicktime/MOV, and Windows Media.

BOLT Integration

The MyMediasite Portal is accessible under the University Resources tab.

  • All Students and Faculty may use this link to upload video assignments, retrieve videos they previously published, and share their presentations.
  • Authorized Faculty and Staff may also use this link to access presentations recorded using integrated classroom systems, organize their presentations, and share them with students.

The Mediasite System Management Portal is available to specific users.

  • Authorized Faculty and Staff may use this link to access management functions such as remote control of classroom systems, advanced analytic reports, recorder scheduling, etc.
  • Users not granted access to these management functions will be automatically redirected to the MyMediasite Portal described above.

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Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR)

MyMediasite includes a desktop recorder application. MDR offers a simple workflow for recording narrated presentations and other computer based demonstrations including a 'talking head' video window similar to Camtasia, Captivate, Jing, etc. with no time limit, additional licensing fees, or third party outsourcing.

To get started, Download the Desktop Recorder. Please note, you must have administrative rights to the local computer to install the application.

PowerPoint Narration

In many cases, the 'talking head' element offered by the Desktop Recorder application is not necessary and all components of the lecture are contained within a PowerPoint Presentation. In this scenario, the Record Narration function of PowerPoint is often the easiest method to produce an online lecture.

Benefits:
  • Function native to PowerPoint, no additional software required.
  • Narration can be edited one slide at a time, no need to start over after mistakes or when content changes.
  • Audio and Video within the presentation will be preserved at maximum quality.
Limitations:
  • All content must be contained within PowerPoint, web pages and online video cannot be included.
  • Webcam video is not captured.
Directions:
  1. CAUTION! PowerPoint 2007 and earlier files (*.ppt) will not retain narrations, you MUST up convert your file to the current PowerPoint file format (*.pptx) before recording your narrations.
  2. Recording and narrating a slideshow by Lynda.com
  3. Saving your presentation as a video by Lynda.com
  4. Upload the resulting video file to MyMediasite

Mediasite Web Editor

MyMediasite also includes a web based video editing application. The Mediasite Editor provides basic editing functions for trimming unwanted segments of a presentation and adjusting slide content.

Integrated Classroom Recorders

Permanent recording systems are integrated in the following rooms on campus:

  • AL 419 - Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center - Conference room configuration - 18 seats
  • BCH 005 - Distance Learning Classroom - Also includes Polycom Telepresence - 40 seats
  • MCHS 1230 - Communication Studies Research Lab - Conference room configuration - 20 seats
  • SH 102 - Zeigler College of Business Lecture Hall - 75 seats
  • SH 214 - Instructional Technology Classroom - 30 seats

These recording systems capture video of the presenters via robotic cameras in the back of the room as well as high resolution images of any content projected from the instructor station.

Instructions for using these systems are included in the Tutorials section below. For individual or class training on a system, please contact mediasite@bloomu.edu.

Mobile Recording System

The Instructional Media Services Office also maintains a mobile recording system that can be used in virtually any presentation space on campus. This system includes a High Definition Camera, wireless microphones, and connections to integrate with any classroom presentation system. For information regarding this systems or to request event recording services, please contact mediasite@bloomu.edu.

Examples

Mediasite Desktop Recorder offers 4 methods of content capture:

  • Screencast + Video - Full motion screen capture with webcam and audio narrration
  • Screencast - Full motion screen capture with audio narration
  • Slideshow + Video - Slideshow of still image screen capture (no animation) with webcam and audio narration
  • Slideshow - Slideshow of still image screen capture (no animation) with audio narration

Videos created with third party tools such as PowerPoint, Captivate, Camtasia, iMovie, and Windows Movie Maker may also be uploaded and shared through MyMediasite:

  • Upload Media - Full motion of screen with audio narration edited with additional software

Copyright

For questions about Copyright compliance and Fair Use, please consult the Andruss Library Copyright page.

Tutorials

Please select your desired topic below.

Video Only Uploads

General Instructions

Classroom Integrated Mediasite Lecture Capture Systems

My Mediasite General Help