In March 2019, McGraw Hill announced that they were sun-setting their Tegrity subscription service by the end of June 2020. The Office of Information Systems worked with faculty and instructional designers in researching alternatives and the Kaltura Video Platform was chosen as a replacement for the Tegrity Lecture Capture and ShareStream Media Management systems. OIS is in the process of implementing Kaltura so that it is ready for use by the Winter intersession. Training will begin at the Oct 31st OIS Workshop. More information on the training sessions will come soon in another announcement.
Please note: Tegrity and its functionality will remain available through the end of the Fall 2019 semester.
The Kaltura Video Platform provides students, faculty, and staff the ability to easily create, upload, edit, manage, discover, and deliver high-quality video to any device.
- Kaltura Classroom, an application for classroom lecture capture, is being installed in a lot of rooms that currently have lecture capture cameras. Upgrades from older equipment are necessary in many of these rooms and will be taking place soon. This can support up to 4 video inputs for recording (i.e. camera, screen share, doc cam, etc).
- For personal capture, the Kaltura Express Capture web application and Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder are available. Express Capture is used for quick ad-hoc videos using only a webcam or mobile device camera, and Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder is a more robust client-side installed application which allows for 2 inputs, and has an editor. You can also record just audio for podcasts.
- The Kaltura LMS Video Plugin, has been installed on our production instance of Blackboard Learn and we are in the process of configuring and testing it.
- Kaltura MediaSpace (video.atu.edu) has been soft launched and is accessible. You may log into it using your OneTech credentials. We will be loading it with our public content from ShareStream in the near future.
- There is also an excellent mobile app available called Kaltura MediaSpace Go. It extends all the functionality of MediaSpace to your mobile devices and can be found for Apple and Android at their respective app stores as KMS Go.
- Other benefits worth mentioning include: in-video search, interactive quizzes, improved analytics, automated captioning, and unlimited storage.
Introduction videos for each of these can be found at video.atu.edu in the “What is Kaltura?” section.
Please keep in mind that each of these items are still being configured for their look and feel and you may see some changes to them as we progress.
Starting next week, we will begin copying all media content from Tegrity and ShareStream over to a separate cloud storage area that OIS has secured. From there, we will then migrate your content from the last two years over to your “My Media” space in Kaltura. This will enable you to re-publish those videos in your current courses. Videos older than 2 years will only be migrated to your My Media space upon request.
OIS is very excited to be able to bring this new video platform to the university. We hope that you will see how video can drive interaction, build community, boost creativity, extend your reach, and even improve learning results, by making education more interactive, engaging, and accessible.
If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Support Center at 479-968-0646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.