RWU has a range of options for streaming media available for faculty and students. Your goals and comfort level with the technologies dictate the best options for you. If you'd like a consultation about media options and get help selecting the best choice for you, you may contact Media Services via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (401) 254.5330 or contact a member of the Instructional Design team via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at (401) 254.3187.
Some of the choices available to faculty and students include:
The University has a site license for Panopto Focus Video Capture that allows faculty and students to download the Panopto Recorder to their WIndows or Mac computer and create their own narrated videos using their computers, iPads or iPhones. The videos are uploaded, rendered and streamed from the Panopto streaming server and links to the videos can be distributed via e-mail or stored within Bridges courses, project sites or e-portfolios. Content can be repurposed as MPEG-4 Movies or MP3 audio podcasts. Users may subscribe to their folders in either iTunes or using RSS. For more information on this application please see the Panopto Focus site.
Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToTraining web conferencing allows users to conduct synchronous (real-time) sessions featuring audio, video, PowerPoint and application sharing and text chat. These sessions can be recorded and streamed for those not able to attend the session or just for review. Links can be archived in the appropriate Bridges site.
Faculty may also have their media distributed from the RWU Google Drive managed by Media Services. This server converts and stores videos from a variety of formats and streams them in links that are easily accessible. If you would like more information on using the RWU Google Drive, please contact Media Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students can upload and stream their videos from their own RWU Google Drive. This is a feature included with the RWU Google Apps for Education and is easy to use.
RWU recently integrated iTunesU into the Bridges CLE to allow faculty to share iTunes content with students. To use this application faculty first need to add the tool to their course or project site:
You should now see iTunesU appear on your course menu. Note: You will need an iTunes account in order to utilize this application. For more information please see the iTunesU within Bridges website.
RWU has our own YouTube University channel that allows videos to be distributed to just the RWU community or more publicly. The video formats that are accepted by YouTube include:
If you would like more information on utlizing YouTubeU, please contact Media Services (email@example.com)