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
Cloud hosting: Option starts at 200GB, Level II 500 GB, Level III 1 TB, monthly streaming quote for level we choose
-3 sites, Scale Matrix CA, TX & Amazon. Headed to Amazon or Azure
Hybrid-Hosted (2 options – primary on-campus w/ cloud caching OR primary in cloud w/local caching)
-Hybrid Deployment: Software as a service and local hosted options, both recommended. Manual transition from one deployment to the other.
-tech and security information available
‘Responsive Interface’, size adjustable and resizable
Adaptive Streaming: yes – Client type(computer, tablet, phone) and bandwidth automatically identified and quality adjusted
Annotation, clickable searchable annotation on video
Use their captioning utility or caption, upload caption file, can submit to caption editor, can create caption track, searchable, currently only support one caption, next player will support multiple tracks
Search includes captions
Video embed through using button in WYSIWYG.
Playlist can be embedded
Playlist stored with Ensemble
Is automatically updated as videos are added
Videos can be added with attachments of associated files (ppt, pdf, etc.)
Can record video, audio and screen
Upload Workflow’s 4 options
Download, Embed, Permalink & Share options can be enabled or disabled (permission at institution level possible)
Embed codes, iframe and java
Can use named urls
Playlists, can enable downloading
Shared Library, video’s shared to you (Restricted/Licensed Content)
Can restrict streams per video
Preview image of video
Can deploy a snippet of a video
Self Hosted based on FTE, Midd’s Carnegie # 3,300
Cloud based upon capacity (storage and streaming)
-Set default and/or custom quotas at the institution, organization, and library levels
Ala carte model
Exit Strategy/Large Scale Video Extraction:
MPEG4 download available, one by one
FTP download available
Or hard drive
-Minimal: trim, start & stop
-more with screen capture
Per class libraries vs per user: either depending on use case
Record from mobile? Yes. (Recording requires separately-licensed app on mobile or desktop)
Can you manage the video before the upload is complete? No, but you can after the upload but before the processing is complete.
What’s the student view like? Some places use a public or student “portal” like the YouTube homepage with recommended videos, but it’s mostly expected that students will view/interact with videos primarily through Canvas. Admin interface is for admins.
Annotations? Text only; editor only (not students, though rep will investigate “team” features for group collaboration).
The Office of Communications & Marketing has reorganized the Student Life portion of the site, ensuring that information for students is front-and-center. The URL of the site has changed from /studentlife to /student-life, which is slightly better for search engine optimization. We have put in place redirects for most of the old paths, changed the links in the global site header on many services, and are working with that office to review our logs for broken links and 404s.
Our WordPress sites now use the GD library to process images, rather than the ImageMagick library. This was already the case on other services we run. We do not anticipate any issues, but please report any trouble manipulating images in WordPress through the Heldpesk.
The amount of funding received for a MiddSTART project is now cached locally if the funding deadline has passed, rather than being read out of Banner for each page load, in an attempt to improve site performance.
Upgraded the ol2 library for Omeka to resolve an issue with Google Maps.
Support for the course list content types on the sites forms.middlebury.edu, forms.miis.edu, davisuwcscholars.org, davisprojectsforpeace.org, and davisfellowsforpeace.org was removed. This feature was not being used on those sites.
The Davis Family Library will be open 24 hours a day starting Sunday morning, May 8th. Regular hours resume for Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th, then 24/7 resumes until 8 pm on Tuesday, May 24th. After 11 pm, you will need your ID to access the building.
Armstrong Library will have regular hours, with extended hours Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21st (closing at midnight and 10 pm, respectively).
A full calendar of the hours can be found at go/hours
This week we’ve completed and begun testing an integration between the Course Hub and the Canvas LMS that provisions user accounts and course spaces on request (as we do with Moodle, SANSSpace, etc). This integration is in preparation for a July 1 budget decision on Canvas and will also be in place for an LS pilot of Canvas earlier in the summer.
Join us tomorrow, May 3rd, 12:15-1:30 PM, in Hillcrest 103 for the DLA’s final Behind the Scenes of the year, led by Albert Kim (Math). Albert will be sharing his experiences using GitHub as a feedback tool in his Data Science class this semester. Lunch will be served, so please RSVP at go/DLAscenes. Full description below.
Inspired by a humanist colleague’s approach to grading papers and discussions taking place in statistics pedagogy circles, Albert Kim (Math) presents his use of the GitHub web-based repository hosting service in his Introduction to Data Science course to encourage open and collaborative development of students’ coding skills and to facilitate the delivery of feedback from instructor to student. This short presentation will be followed by discussion of using digital tools for feedback in the classroom, so come with your questions. Lunch will be served, so please RSVP at go/DLAscenes.
Albert Y. Kim is originally from Montreal Quebec. After completing his PhD in statistics at the University of Washington in Seattle, he worked at Google as a Data Scientist for two years, followed by a two-year visiting stint at Reed College. He joined the Middlebury faculty in August 2015.
Tuesday, May 17th from 3-4pm
LIB 105A or Polycom 712833
The new ACT Team process includes in-progress projectpresentations. 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.