Mediasite

Mediasite

MyMediasite Login

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.

Please direct any questions regarding use of this system 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 platform. In a few steps you can upload your videos to Mediasite, embed them in your BOLT course, or share via email.

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

 

BOLT Integration

The "MyMediasite" Portal is accessible under the "Resources" tab within each BOLT course.

  • All Students and Faculty may use this link to record and publish presentations, upload video assignments, edit existing presentations, and share their presentations.
  • Authorized users may also use this portal to access presentations recorded using integrated classroom systems.

The "Mediasite Module" is also accessible under the "Resources" tab within each BOLT course.

  • Faculty may use this link to create a central repository for all Mediasite content related to each course.
  • Content can be added to this collection automatically, individually, or even as a student project drop box for peer review.

Users can also add Mediasite Assets anywhere the rich text editor is available by clicking the Insert Stuff icon.

  • Faculty may use this function to add presentations directly to content items or announcements.
  • Students can provide links to presentations in assignment submissions or discussion boards.

For more information on these functions, please refer to the IMDC Infobase.

 

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, if you are on a university owned Windows 10 computer, you must install through Software Center.

Please note, MacOS 10.13-10.14 required. Due to core changes in MacOS 10.15 Catalina, the current version of Mediasite Desktop Recorder will not support MacOS 10.15 Catalina. A new application with Catalina support is currently in development but is not yet available.

 

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 a more efficient 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. Record and narrate a presentation by LinkedinLEARNING
  3. Export as a video file by LinkedinLEARNING
  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. To access the web editor, open the Presentation Details page of any presentation and click the "Edit Video" button to the right of the preview window.

 

Integrated Classroom Recorders

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

  • AL 243 - Library Instruction Computer Lab - Also includes Polycom and Soft Codec Telepresence - 38 seats
  • BCH 203 - Communication Studies Classroom - 27 seats
  • BCH 210 - Communication Studies Classroom - 27 seats
  • GC 317, 318, 319, 320, 323 - Sekisui Professional Experience Lab Conference Rooms - 4 seats each
  • MCHS 1230 - Communication Studies Research Lab - Conference room configuration - 20 seats
  • MCHS 2202 - Communication Studies Classroom - 39 seats
  • SH 102 - Zeigler College of Business Lecture Hall - 74 seats
  • SH 214 - Instructional Technology Classroom - 34 seats

These recording systems capture video of the presenters via permanent cameras as well as high resolution images of any content from the room PC or mobile devices.

To request configuration of an automated lecture capture recording schedule, manual lecture capture recording bin, or drop box for student projects, please complete the online request form.

 

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. This system must be operated by staff from the Media Services office. For more information regarding event recording services, please see the Video Recording Services page.

 

Copyright

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

 

Training Materials and Tutorials

Mediasite U

Mediasite provides a comprehensive library of training materials for users. Choose from the categories below to explore topics that might be most relevant to you.

 

 

The following PDF tutorials are specific to Bloomsburg University. Please select your desired topic below.

Video Only Uploads

General Instructions

Classroom Integrated Mediasite Lecture Capture Systems