May 10, 2019, by Megan Murphy (COLA, '22)
In our current learning environment, it is essential that college faculty ensure that videos used in their courses are accessible to all students. Whether content is presented in lectures, classwork, or homework, this objective is critical and can be advanced through the implementation of closed-captioning.
“Accessibility issues should be considered in all cases regardless of whether or not any particular student is hearing-impaired”, said Academic Technology Senior Manager David Blezard. “...
February 1, 2019, by UNH Academic Technology Staff
Mike McIntire, Academic Technology’s Manager of Media and Collaboration, believes the new features offered by Zoom, UNH’s video conferencing tool, could have immediate benefits for the UNH Community. “Zoom continues to expand access and convenience for recording and distributing content. We invite everyone to take advantage of Cloud Recording and the new 200 attendee meeting limit by upgrading to the latest version of Zoom.”
Zoom Cloud Recording - Enabled for all of UNH and linked to...
October 26, 2018, by Kelsey Flannery (COLA, 2019)
Kaltura, UNH’s media platform, rolled out new features that faculty members can use to create a more effective, ‘tech-savvy’ classroom. The biggest updates were made to the Lecture Capture feature. Lecture Capture refers to the ability to record both video in a big lecture hall that can be uploaded for students to view, or the ability to record a video on your laptop from your office or your home. Kaltura makes it easy to upload videos for the students to use at a later date, outside of...
September 20, 2018, by David Blezard and Daniel Carchidi
Over the summer, Tegrity recordings made before May 20 were moved to Kaltura. You can find these videos by using the My Media links in myCourses/Canvas or at media.unh.edu. Kaltura also released new tools that include enhanced editing capabilities, better search, and a new Kaltura Capture tool for making recordings. This transition offers some improvements that are worth considering for your instructional practice.
Rehearsal and Design Considerations
Stephanie Clarke, Assistant Clinical...
May 10, 2018, by Tyler Kennedy (COLA, '18)
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...
January 24, 2018, by David Blezard
In the Fall 2017 semester, Academic Technology completed a review of the “lecture capture” service. Faculty who have been using lecture capture provided valuable input to our review of product offerings from Tegrity, Kaltura, and Zoom. The results of the review were presented to ASAC+, the governing body for Academic Technology, on December 7. ASAC+ approved the recommendation to transition from Tegrity to Kaltura’s lecture capture products, starting with the Summer 2018 courses.