Academic Audio and Video Content: News and Events
Over the past 24 months, we have seen a significant increase in the integration of audio and video content into course delivery across campus. This integration has occurred at a rapid pace (in traditional, hybrid and online course offerings) and includes both content generation as well as content hosting and delivery. IRT is announcing new services today to help address this increasing need.
A new video hosting platform: Ensemble Video
IRT is announcing the availability of Ensemble Video, an all-new audio & video hosting and streaming service for the St. Thomas Community. Ensemble Video offers a wide range of features to meet the rapidly evolving media needs across the community including, among other things, automatic encoding for mobile device viewers, built-in organizational tools, and integration with Blackboard.
More information about Ensemble Video can be found at http://www.stthomas.edu/irt/staff/instructionaltechnology/ensemble
O’Shaughnessy Library Media Lab
Located in LIB 309A, the O’Shaughnessy Library Media Lab is a newly installed recording space for Faculty and Staff. The room consists of a desktop computer, microphone and associated software, including TechSmith Camtasia, for recording and producing lecture content outside of the classroom. The room can be reserved using R25. Once the reservation is approved by Library staff, you may pickup the room key from the Circulation Desk in OSF. For training and support of the various tools available in the O’Shaughnessy Library Media Lab, please contact your Academic or Administrative Technology Consultant.
Upcoming Information Sessions
In conjunction with Faculty Development, IRT will be offering lecture-content creation and delivery information sessions on July 22nd, 2014. The first session will be held on the Minneapolis campus on the morning of the 22nd, . The second session will be held on the St. Paul campus in the afternoon. In both sessions, IRT will discuss our currently recommended tools for producing lecture content outside of the classroom. This discussion will include application recommendations for getting started, as well as more advanced needs, for both Windows and Mac OS X.
In addition to the creation tools, each session will also include an introduction and demonstration of Ensemble Video for hosting, and providing access to, your lecture content.
You can register for these sessions using this registration form
For more information on other information sessions to be offered later this summer and fall , please refer to http://www.stthomas.edu/irt/facultystafftraining/