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As the university makes the full transition from Tegrity to Kaltura for video capture services, a number of faculty members have gotten an early opportunity to try out the Kaltura video tools. They provide positive reviews.
For instance, Cliff Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, was an early adopter of video-capture. He has been teaching online courses for the past seven years and is very familiar with the video-capture process. Once the university started investigating the possibility of making the switch from Tegrity, Brown was one of the faculty members Academic Technology approached about testing Kaltura within one of his online courses.
Brown, who makes much use of embedded videos in both his online and in-person courses, notes the seamless ability of Kaltura to incorporate his various forms of media, be it audio, video, or even graphs, into the screen-capture videos that he records.
In comparison to Tegrity, Kaltura allows for a smooth flow of action, Brown noted.
One of the best attributes of Kaltura, according to Brown, is the capability of easily editing videos so that one doesn’t have to restart the video from the beginning if a mistake is made.
One of the most intriguing aspects of Kaltura is the ability to create interactive videos, which includes the possibility of creating interactive quiz questions. Students also have the ability to submit media assignments through Kaltura.
The university is currently in the process of migrating all previously recorded Tegrity content to Kaltura’s hosting environment. All content created before May 20 will be automatically processed. For all edited video files, Academic Technology will migrate both the original, unedited file stored in Tegrity and the new edited file. This assures that nothing will be lost in the migration process. However, faculty will have some additional files to review in order to decide if the edited files are correct. Instructors who find the edits are not acceptable can use Kaltura to edit the files. Tegrity will no longer be available as of August 30.
Academic Technology staff are ready to assist with reviewing your files, offering advice on what steps to take, and providing assistance with any files that need to be edited with Kaltura.
For training sessions and other information on the transition to Kaltura, visit: http://unh.edu/lecture-capture