DELTA was CPCC’s first iteration of a multimedia content repository, or online hosting platform. It was great for uploading a single video and using it in any number of Blackboard / Moodle courses and webpages without having to copy each time it. It also helped deliver the videos to users that had slow internet connections by way of it’s progressive download feature.
However, the needs for hosting video at CPCC have expanded since it was developed. For example, we now work to include closed captions for all online videos.
ENTER, Unison. Unison is a brand new tool for uploading any video to Panopto Focus, CPCC’s standard lesson recording tool. It comes with a list of new features that will make it a valuable replacement for DELTA. Some include:
Automatic PodCast and VodCast (Video podcasting) for all uploads
Mobile video playback
Mobile video recording
Adaptive streaming to offer the best quality video depending on internet speed
Easy tools to time-sync PowerPoint to a pre-recorded video
Take a minute to watch our introductory video. We’ll be publishing additional training videos in the near future so be sure to check back regularly.
We are happy to announce that an update has been deployed for the Online Schedule Builder. Schedule Builder is an online tool used to search and register for classes. Our latest change gives our students added functionality by allowing them to filter courses by academic level such as Basic Skills, Curriculum or Corporate and Continuing Education.
We hope you like the new improvements. The new functionality can be accessed by selecting advanced search under the search bar. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to visit Schedule Builder at http://schedule.cpcc.edu/
If you have any questions related to the release of the new Online Schedule Builder please contact the Information Technology Services HelpDesk at 704.330.5000
We’ve recently released a new feature for our lecture capture tool, Panopto Focus. Users now have the ability to live broadcast their sessions over the internet.
By sending out a custom web URL, you can invite anyone with an internet connection to watch and participate in your session. You can even send and receive chats with remote viewers during the live session. To find out more check out the video below:
If you’re not yet a Panopto user at CPCC, keep an eye out for new training courses in LearnerWeb. Once you’ve attended a training class your account will be activated for Lecture Capture. Touch base with the Help Desk if you have any questions.
LabMaps has been released! Now, students can view current computer availability for any lab from anywhere at any time. How cool is that?!? You may remember, we blogged about our test of LabMaps last December.
Here’s a quick video shot from the Digital Media Services studio (LR405) about a software that’s being tested by Library Services and ITS.
It’s intended to help students find an available lab workstation more easily.
The maps are currently available at: Services.cpcc.edu/labmaps. The test is set to conclude late-December, 2011. Please note, once testing is complete, this link may not work.