Last week on the EdTech blog Wendell Seale, EdTech’s MyMedia platform administrator, introduced BU’s new video streaming platform. This week we’re publishing a video that demonstrates how students can benefit from instructors’ use of video. Live now on MyMedia: Educators face a number of limitations in traditional learning environments. Student engagement can be low because
BU recent adopted the Kaltura Video streaming platform, and have branded it MyMedia the Instructional Video Streaming Platform. Some of the benefits of MyMedia are its: Integration with Blackboard Unlimited storage Powerful keyword search Automated transcriptions, and Ability to serve as a private channel for BU faculty and students. The content you upload is behind BU’s login, so
MyMedia [a.k.a Kaltura] is a platform that allows you to publish instructional videos for your students to access through Blackboard. Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 7) from 10:30am to noon our MyMedia specialist, Wendell Seale, will lead a training on how to use MyMedia. Why use MyMedia? Instructional videos give your students more opportunities to engage with course content, making
Echo360 is rolling out a new upgrade. According to Harrison Lawrence, one of our Echo360 platform experts, the software will now be run on the cloud, providing greater stability and better processing time. The lecture capture process will largely remain the same, but the user interface will be more modern and perform at a higher caliber. There
SPH lecturer Cassie Ryan uses Blackboard with Echo 360 to flip her class. And she is excited about using Echo Cloud to improve the way she does in-class assessments to determine how well students are understanding the material.
Over the past year Abbas Attarwala, lecturer in computer science with BU’s College of Arts & Sciences, has changed his students’ learning experience through the use of Microsoft OneNote, supplemental online videos and workshops. OneNote is a note-taking application that allows him to make his classes interactive, switching between lecture slides and hand-drawn notes, diagrams and
We have just created a schedule page for our educational technology training sessions! Choose “Training” on the navigation bar and explore the various classes relevant to digital learning. Class topics include: WordPress, Kaltura/MyMedia, Echo360, Blackboard, TurningPoint, NVivo, and many more.
Upload Instructional Videos to BU’s LMS to Enhance Student Engagement This workshop will provide users with an overview of the features available, along with how to create, manage and distribute media. Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system for storing, publishing and streaming videos, video collections and other media. The system integrates with Blackboard and Sakai,
Metropolitan College’s Office of Distance Education and the MET College Educational Technology & Innovation Team would like to invite you to the November Educational Technology Colloquium Series event: Creating Your Own Course Videos. These discussions focus on best practices and innovative uses of educational technology and media in teaching. Examples will be provided and recommendations for