[This meeting was rescheduled from May 17th to May 31st.]
Tuesday, May 31st from 3-4pm
LIB 105A or Polycom 712833
The new ACT Team process includes in-progress project presentations. These presentations are meant to inform the community about how things are going, what has been done and what still needs to be done, what is going well and what are the challenges.
In this meeting we will look at the GoogleApps for Edu and OneDrive projects.
In-progress project presentations are open meetings, anyone may attend. Please feel free to share the invitation with anyone you feel is interested in the topics discussed.
Extended Team meetings are closed meetings that allow the members to focus on discussions and work that needs to be done. You are receiving an invitation because you are either on the Extended Team or Project Team.
No decision yet on Canvas. LS pilot is up and going with user/group provisioning via the Course Hub.
Basic Canvas overviews will need to be added to Language School orientations.
Discussion of location for Midd-created documentation about Canvas should live. http://digitallearning.middcreate.net/ ? Library and ITS wiki?
Joe has been trying out Palladio and Google Fusion Tables for visualizing the data. Mixed results, no tools totally satisfactory yet. Bob will put Joe in touch with META Lab who may have some suggestions around visualization.
What questions come to mind looking at the inventory data?
- How many tools are in the life-cycle stage bucket compared to the total number of tools? Is this sustainable?
- What criteria would trigger an evaluation? Can this be a score?
- Agreement renewals
- Changes in the environment
- New pedagogies and practices
- New programs
The next large goal is to make 1/3/5 projections for items in the inventory so that the administration & community at large has some idea of where we see this inventory shifting.
Assignment for the next meeting: Look at the Classification 2D Array and pick an intersection. Come up with a set of questions that will help us make projections for 1, 3, 5 years out.
Middlebury ITS is preparing to introduce a new email security service. Over the next few weeks, ITS will begin routing Middlebury email messages through Microsoft’s email message security service, Exchange Online Protection. Microsoft’s service will perform spam filtering, anti-virus, and other security checks on inbound and outbound Internet email.
The way you ACCESS email WILL NOT need to CHANGE in order for you to benefit from this service. Outlook and Outlook Web Access, for example, will continue to behave just as they always have.
How you ALLOW or BLOCK email from specific senders WILL CHANGE. With Exchange Online Protection, you will be able to manage blocked and allowed senders right from within Outlook and Outlook Web Access, using the Safe Senders and Junk Mail tools. For tips on how to use Safe Senders and Junk Mail, please see the following Microsoft articles:
Middlebury ITS Helpdesk
With an increasing amount of storage space and institutional connectivity on personal devices, the value and mobility of smartphones, tablets, and laptops make them appealing and easy targets. These simple tips will help you protect against and prepare for the potential loss or theft of a laptop or mobile device.
- Don’t leave your device alone, even for a minute. If you’re not using it, lock your device in a cabinet or drawer, use a security cable, or take it with you. Middlebury has seen laptops stolen in the College library and from individual’s cars. Don’t assume your devices are safe because you feel at home with your surroundings.
- Report any lost or stolen device promptly. Both institutional and personal devices may contain Middlebury data. Even if you only lose a personal device, work with the College’s Information Security workgroup to ensure that institutional or sensitive data is accounted for. Information Security may also be able to help you recover the device. If a device is lost or stolen contact the helpdesk at x2200 immediately.
- Do not store extremely sensitive or internal data. Never store protected or sensitive data on your laptop. Refer to the Data Classification policy for clear definitions of data types. (http://go.middlebury.edu/dcp)
- Keep your master and working copy of all data on network storage. Keeping your master and working copies of all of your data on Middlebury Google Drive or other secure network file storage such as Middfiles. This ensures that your data is protected and backed-up if your laptop is stolen or lost. Photos, papers, research, and other files are irreplaceable, and losing them may be worse than losing your device.
- Record the serial number. Keep the serial number and asset tag of your device and store it in a safe place. This information can be useful for verifying your device if it’s found. This is especially important when you travel. Airport and police agencies may ask for this information when reporting lost or stolen devices.
- Enable device tracking and wiping services. Use tracking and recovery software included with most devices (e.g., the “Find iDevice” feature in iOS) Some software includes remote-wipe capabilities. This feature allows you to log on to an online account and delete all of the information on your laptop. Mobile resources can be found here:
- Apple iCloud: http://www.icloud.com
- Microsoft Account: http://account.Microsoft.com/devices
- Android Device Manager: https://support.google.com/accounts/topic/6160499?hl=e
From our Moodle host:
In order to ensure complete patching of OpenSSL the following site will be placed in maintenance mode, then rebooted during the listed maintenance window.
These patches have already been applied to the front end SSL for your site, but the reboot is a requirement for all services to run the fully patched OpenSSL version.
Hosted Site: http://moodle.middlebury.edu
Window: 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM EDT, May 20th, 2016
Please note the time zone specified above.
Has an ebook you’ve previously used disappeared from our catalog? Never fear! We’ve had to make some cutbacks at the end of the fiscal year (lots and lots of requests for new material this year), but if you need to regain access to something that no longer appears, we may be able to get you back in. Just email us the title at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if it’s still available to us, we’ll get you back up and running with it.
Presenters – Jeff Dennis and Jordan Prickett from Panopto
- Capture and upload video
- Keep a searchable video library
- Ability to watch Panopto playback on any device
- Scale: competitors software will be limited in comparison (e.g., web casting is part of the platform, doesn’t require an appliance). No matter how much viewing or uploading, Panopto will scale up to handle delivery
- Modern streaming approach
- Amazon servers
- Compare to Kaltura
- Very transparent about support, cost, functionality
Video Content Management
- View all sessions / videos
- View videos in processing
- Schedule recordings
- Bookmark videos (user specific)
- Organize through folders
- Administrator vs. faculty / student access
- Speech recognition
- iTunes U category
- Schedule video availability — upon approval of publisher, immediately, never, or set a date
- Schedule availability — start/end date, or forever
- What if we have videos that can only be viewed one at a time?
- Short answer: we don’t offer that functionality; could be done with separate folders or manual setup
- Create a playlist within a folder
- Copy and delete specific folders
- Copy videos by bulk from one folder to another (for sections, new semesters, etc.)
- Similar management available at both the folder and at the individual video level.
- Outputs for mp4:
- Picture-in-picture, side-by-side, tile all streams
- Increase or decrease quality of video
- RSS, iTunes podcast, etc.
- Download as a CSV
- Views / Minutes Viewed / Average Minutes / Unique Users
- View by Day, Week, Month, Year, All Time, Custom Range
- View for all videos in a folder, or analytics by specific video
- View by Panopto user
- Views by video time (when students leave)
- Analytics not tied back specifically to Canvas
- Creators can also see their own folders’ analytics
- SCORM packages created for every video
- Can we find out across the institution what are the most popular videos, can we do that?
- Yes; as long as you have permissions for all the videos
- Bulk meta-data exports:
- Output → download media
- Site-wide export tool
- Rolling synchronization: keeps permissions in sync
- Can launch web-casted content into Canvas
- Panopto recordings button integrated into course menu
- Choose course / folder
- Create video by uploading or from the Panopto recorder directly in the course
- Search for videos from within Canvas
- View analytics directly in Canvas
- Panopto tool directly in WYSIWYG tool bar
- Full viewer launches a separate web page
- Integrate video by course or aggregate
- Videos are housed on Panopto’s servers, not inside the Canvas course
- Manage videos through the folder structure / organize videos in course folder
- License includes classroom recording and student / teacher creation and upload
- Permissions can be provisioned from Canvas to Panopto
- Teachers are provisioned with their permissions/roles mirrored
- Students are provisioned with their roles mirrored
- Groups are mirrored between Canvas and Panopto
- Grant access to anyone in organization, open on the web, etc.
- Groups are just-in-time
- Integration = matter of hours
- Timeline can vary, according to institutional preparation (“Matter of hours. A couple of days.”)
- Set-up is literally filling out one form
- Create a sub-folder “drop box” within a provisioned course → gives students access to create and upload video
- By default, drop box is private between student and teacher, but can be made public within a course
- Once a video is in the drop box, it can be moved to another folder
- Can multiple drop boxes be created for group work?
- Yes. Drop box is a one-step setup, but you can get specific with permissions. Create multiple sub-folders for different kinds of student work and collaboration.
- Role-mapping: Roles in Canvas are mirrored in Panopto
- Provisioning is customizable at the integration level. Customizing is included in the price.