While 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.
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.
If 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
While many of the SMU faculty transitioned to Canvas last year, we recognize some may not yet have had the opportunity to check out our new Learning Management System. With back-to-school gearing up, consider posting your syllabus for students in Canvas since a course shell is automatically created in Canvas for you to host your course content.
In the following quick 6-minute video, we will show you how to do just that and you won’t believe how easy it is! Continue reading Canvas 101: Easily Adding Essential Course Content
For the past several years, OIT has been using Vimeo as a host for SMU academic-related videos that would not be suitable for SMU’s YouTube channel. Recently, Vimeo has made a change to its service that will limit the number of email addresses that can access an account. This policy has already been implemented in the Basic and Plus accounts and will be implemented soon in the PRO, which we are currently subscribed, and Business accounts. Starting July 5, 2017, we will limit access to the SMU Vimeo account and move the service into an archive-only mode. Continue reading Kaltura to Replace Vimeo for Video Hosting