SMU Launches Panopto for Campus-wide Video Content Management & Capture

Panopto LogoAs announced during the fall of 2019, SMU’s Academic Technology Council selected the Panopto video platform for campus-wide video content management, recording, and streaming.  As part of the announcement, SMU and Panopto are converting over 10,000 hours of existing content from the University’s legacy video platform, Kaltura. Continue reading SMU Launches Panopto for Campus-wide Video Content Management & Capture

Panopto Available for Simple, Powerful Video Capture and Sharing

Panopto LogoWhile Kaltura has served us for a few years as our primary video capture and storage solution within Canvas, other services have since stood out from the crowd in the competitive video collaboration space, such as Panopto and other. After evaluating several solutions, it was found that Panopto provides closer integration to your Canvas courses, better recording tools, and even more ways to make your videos engaging with actionable content that can be graded and managed like any other assignment. The Panopto will replace Kaltura entirely at the end of Spring 2020.

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OIT Quick Tip: Using Playposit with Canvas

In this Quick Tip, Simmons Academic Technology Service Director Jennifer Culver shows us Playposit, a new video solution currently being piloted that allows you to add quiz questions and other interactive elements to any YouTube video. Check it out!

If you are interested in joining the pilot program, send Jennifer an e-mail.

Kaltura Unveils New Capture Software, Features

Kaltura has been hard at work releasing new features to their already robust video capture platform. We recently let you know about the new features in video quizzes. Now, an entirely new video capture application is replacing the previous software, CaptureSpace.

The new Kaltura Capture software.
The new Kaltura Capture software.

Kaltura Capture is a complete revamp of the application. Like the old CaptureSpace, Capture can record multiple video inputs like a webcam and your computer monitor, but now setting everything up is easier than ever. Select what you want to record, and click the big red record button. That’s it!

Once you’re done recording, uploading to Canvas is a snap. The Kaltura interface within Canvas has been improved as well, with more editing features that make it behave more like mainstream video editing software like Camtasia or iMovie. Once you have edited your work, placing the video in your Canvas courses is just like before.

New Kaltura CaptureReady to get started? Just go to your My Media page in Canvas and click on Add New, then click Kaltura Capture in the menu that appears. You will then have the option to download the new Capture software for Windows or Mac. If you have any questions, let the Help Desk or your ATSD know!

Kaltura Adds New Features to Video Quizzes

A photo of a Kaltura Video QuizIf you have built video quizzes in your Canvas courses using the Kaltura video capture service, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! Kaltura has introduced a few new features to improve the value of using video quizzes. If you have not used this feature before, video quizzes allow you to integrate questions directly into any videos you have recorded. These quizzes can also be graded just like a regular quiz. Continue reading Kaltura Adds New Features to Video Quizzes