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Italiens Verona Universitet – Panopto Case

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For to år siden var der ingen der tænkte på at forberede sig på en pandemi. Ikke før lederne på e-læring teknologiholdet (Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica, eller ”TID”) indenfor Information Systems and Technology (IST) feltet hos Veronas Universitet, først begyndte at tage stilling til at opgradere universitetets kerne læringsteknologier.

De digitale teknologier til video management der understøttede læring hos Veronas Universitet op til det tidspunkt, havde været meget afhængige af dyre, ikke fleksible, hardware baserede systemer der var inde i campusklasseværelserne. Indtil i 2018 da Silvano Pasquali, leder for TID holdet, så en mulighed for at reducere universitetets driftsomkostninger, ved at skifte til en mere prisoverkommenlig, justérbar, softwarebaseret video løsning, for bedre at kunne understøtte de behov fra campus fælleskabet. Pasquali og hans TID holdkammerater, Sara Ceglie, Pierpaolo (Pier) Morandini og Olga Forlani, begyndte straks at skabe et nyt integreret læringsteknologi ecosystem, der kunne tillade nye innovationer indenfor ”teaching and learning” og ekspandere brugen af digitale læringsteknologier på tværs af campus.

TID holdet fandt derefter ud af, at de rent faktisk havde bygget et system der kunne gøre meget mere end de originalt havde planlagt. Deres integrerede ecosystem af læringsteknologier – Panopto, Moodle og Zoom – ville gå hen og give Veronas Universitet muligheden for at tackle en krise, som de fleste andre universiteter i Italien var uforberedte på.

I Marts 2020 indførte Italien en national karantæne og beordrede omkring 60 millioner mennesker til at isolere sig selv, i et forsøg på at stoppe spredningen af Covid-19 pandemien. Studerende fra mange andre italienske universiteter oplevede aflyste forelæsninger og væsentlige forstyrrelser i undervisningen, men Veronas Universitets studerende havde muligheden for at fortsætte semesteret online, uden problemer.

 

Deres Lærings teknologi ecosystem:

En integreret Løsning Drevet af Panopto

Der var tre hovedteknologi systemer, som holdet fra Veronas Universitet besluttede var nødvendige for at møde behovet fra campusset: Et learning management system (LMS) ville fungere som den centrale platform for håndtering af forelæsninger og kommunikation, en videokonference løsning der ville give muligheden for live online video kommunikationer og et videomanagement system der ville færdiggøre deres værktøjskasse for optagelse og håndtering af et voksende bibliotek af on-demand videoer. Da de tre systemer blev sammensat til et problemfrit lærings-ecosystem, fik underviserne og vejlederne muligheden for at kunne udforske nye læringsmetoder, der fik de studerende til at præstere bedre resultater.

Veronas Universitet havde tidligere benyttet Moodle som deres LMS og benyttede allerede Zoom til live videokonferencer. Begge af disse systemer kunne blive håndteret og brugt mobilt fra alle steder. Problemet var dog, at underviserne stadig var nødt til at være fysisk tilstede i klasseværelserne på campus for at optage en undervisningsvideo. Med begrænsede klasseværelser, der var udstyret til optagelser af undervisning, resulterede det i at bestilling af tider til at optage undervisningsvideoer udenfor skemalagte timer ofte var besværligt – og nogle gange helt umuligt.

TID holdet gik derfor på jagt efter en softwarebaseret videooptagelses løsning, der ville give undervisere mere fleksibilitet til at optage videoer når som helst, hvor som helst. Det betød, at løsningen havde behov for at være brugervenlig nok til at alle kunne bruge den og at deling af videoer med studerende også skulle fungere problemfrit.

Efter sammenligning med flere løsninger på markedet så besluttede holdet fra Veronas Universitet at Panopto var det rette video management system til at færdiggøre deres arsenal af læringsteknologier.

”Panopto var vores første valg af forskellige årsager, det var bl.a. dets brugervenlighed, indbyggede integrationer med andre teknologier vi allerede benyttede og fordi folket bag softwaren der virkelig imponerede os” sagde Pasquali.

Panopto var en essentiel komponent af det lærings ecosystem hos Veronas Universitet. Ikke nok med at Panopto markant udvidede deres videooptagelses muligheder, hvilket gjorde at underviserne blev bemyndiget til at afprøve nye pædagogikker, så var universitetet også i stand til at automatisere arbejdsopgaver til at levere video indhold sikkert til studerende via deres LMS og dermed håndtere systemet eksternt.

Ydermere så fik underviserne muligheden for at begynde at bruge det nye system, som de fandt både hjælpsomt og brugervenligt efter blot en times workshop om brug af Panopto og Moodle. ”Undervisere vil gerne være sikre på, at deres video indhold af deres undervisning kun er tilgængeligt til deres studerende.” forklarede Pierpaolo Morandini, TID Technical Manager. ”Med Panoptos Moodle integration bestemmer og uploader vi automatisk optagelser der kun er synlige for de studerende der er tilmeldt faget, så underviserne ikke skal tvivle på, om deres undervisninger er beskyttet. Live sessioner der er optaget i Zoom bliver også opfanget af Panopto og uploadet sikkert til Moodle.” sagde han.

Olga Forlani, Technical Manager for TID, tilføjede at undervisere også afhænger af video statistikker fra Panopto for bedre at kunne forstå, hvordan de studerende interagerer med deres optagelser. ”Overvågning af aktivitets- og engagementsniveauet er vigtigt for bl.a. at tage hånd om behovet fra individuelle studerende, vurdere fagets indhold og revidere fremtidige lektionsplaner.” sagde Forlani.

Veronas Universitet var det første universitet i Italien til at anskaffe Panopto. Set i bakspejlet så sagde Pansquali, at de ikke kunne have følt sig mere selvsikre i deres partnerskab fra dag ét. ”Panopto er bygget og håndteret end-to-end af det samme hold, in-house. Andre videoplatforme består af tredjeparts løsninger, hvilket kan gøre problemsøgning langt mere udfordrende.” forklarede han. Da han sad og reflekterede over hans oplevelser med at samarbejde med Panopto, så tilføjede han: ”Når jeg ringer til Panopto, så lytter de til vores feedback og arbejder hårdt for at hjælpe os.”

 

Den uforventede udfordring:

Vedligehold Kontinuiteten af Undervisning Gennem en Pandemi

I begyndelsen af 2020 blev universiteterne på tværs af Italien fanget uopmærksomme, da en offentlig sundhedskrise forsaget af en smittefarlig og dødelig coronavirus, tvang hele landet ind i lockdown. Da studerende vendte hjem fra deres lukkede campusser, reagerede TID holdet hurtigt og begyndte at arbejde for at forsikre at Veronas Universitets studerende ville have mulighed for at fortsætte deres uddannelse online. Én ting var helt sikkert fra start, at universitetets tidlige reaktion og vedtagelse af det rette mix af læringsteknologier, satte dem op for succes. ”Vi følte os forberedte” sagde Pasquali. ”Selvom vi ikke forudså pandemien, så vidste vi at vores læringsteknologi ecosystem kunne hjælpe os i overgangen til online læring.”

Med deres læringsteknologier der allerede var på plads, så opsatte TID holdet daglige workshops med det samme gennem Zoom, for at tilbyde ekstra træning til undervisere der ville gavne dem i det hurtige skift til online undervisning. Fordi deres teknologier simpelthen fungerede og mange undervisere på campus havde tidligere erfaring i at bruge dem, så stoppede pandemien ikke undervisningen på Veronas Universitet.

Det var klart for TID holdet, at andre universiteter ikke var ligeså forberedte som de var. ”Andre universiteter havde store udfordringer ved at tilpasse sig til online læring. Vi så, at undervisere og studerende hos andre skoler blot begyndte at dele links på Facebook og Youtube, hvor alle kunne se undervisningsmaterialet.” Sagde Morandini. Både undervisere og studerende hos Veronas Universitet var taknemmelige for, at deres værdifulde lærings ressourcer var sikre og ikke kunne blive delt offentligt. ”Hvis det ikke var for Panopto, så ville vores uddannelsesår have været i fare.” sagde Forlani. ”halvfems procent of vores undervisere optager og deler nu videoer med Panopto. Det har vist sig til at være en af vores mest værdifulde læringsteknologier. Selv undervisere der underviser gennem Zoom, afhænger af Panopto til at dele optagelserne af deres live undervisninger.” sagde hun.

At springe til online læring midt i et uddannelsesår var ikke nogen let opgave, men dataene fremhæver universitetets væsentlige præstationer. Antallet af optagede undervisninger, optaget med Panopto, voksede med 266% sammenlignet med det tidligere semester. ”Vækst og brug af Panopto har været eksponentielt i dette semester.” sagde Morandini. Med tæt på 950 undervisere og over 1,200 fag tilgængelige, så optog universitetet mere end 35,000 undervisningsvideoer og så et forbrug på 840,000 brugstimer fra dets 21,000 studerende i det andet semester alene. ”Vi ramte 1,000 brugstimer på blot 24 timer!” tilføjede Lucia Forlani.

Med blikket mod fremtiden:

En Permanent Ændring i ”Teaching and Learning”

 For Veronas Universitet, så vil “teaching and learning” være forandret af coronavirus pandemien for altid.

”Folk begynder at indse, at det er så nemt bare at klikke på en knap og optage.” sagde Pasquali. Brugen af de teknologier og at se de muligheder, selv under så udfordrende omstændigheder, er begyndt at omforme måden undervisere på campus tænker over at foretage undervisning. Eftersom reaktionen på krisen langsomt daler, og undervisere langsomt tilpasser sig til det nye normale, så forventer TID holdet at mange undervisere vil blive ved med at bruge de teknologier og undervisningsmetoder der måske har været helt nye for dem, i starten af pandemien.

F.eks. Så er der nogle undervisere på Veronas Universitet der bruger flipped classroom modellen, til bedre at kunne understøtte fjern studerende gennem pandemien. I et flipped classroom, der kan de studerende se før-optaget materiale, on-demand undervisningsvideoer før live, interaktive virtuelle klasse sessioner, så tiden med deres underviser og holdkammerater kan blive brugt effektivt med aktiv læring. Dette hjælper med at forbedre de fjerne studerendes forståelse for nye emner og hjælper også viden retention – og det både de studerende og fakultetet mere fleksibilitet.

“Panopto er et af vores mest brugbare værktøjer til at understøtte denne nye måde at undervise på.” sagde Pasquali.

”Vi har allerede hørt fra fakultetet som siger de har planer om at forbedre deres flipped classroom, selv efter pandemien.”

At de var klar med deres læringsteknologi ecosystem før krisen eskalerede en transformation på Veronas Universitet gjorde, at de undgik at det nok havde været sket langsommere over flere år.

 

Om Veronas Universitet

Veronas Universitet stræber efter ekspertise i undervisning, research og innovation. Det har over 23,000 studerende og 1,500 ansatte, herunder undervisere, researchere og teknisk og administrativt personale der arbejder på at forbedre og vækste universitetet løbende. Denne fremadret-tænknings institution er dedikeret til at tilpasse ”teaching and learning” til dets studerendes behov og løbende søger efter at justere dets diplomuddannelser med arbejde i den virkelige verden.

 

Hvad er en videoløsning og hvilken videoløsning passer din organisation bedst?

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I tiden inden Youtube, var det yderst besværligt at dele videoer online. Man skulle først finde ud af en måde at importere videofilen fra kameraet til computeren, derefter skulle man uploade filen til sit eget website, FTP site eller et andet netværk og til sidst skulle man sørge for, at videoen kunne ses af andre.

– Og det var bare de ting som man selv skulle gøre.

Dengang var videoløsninger med online afspilning fuldkommen uhørt. Man kunne ikke bare klikke play, derimod skulle man downloade videofilen på et lille 6MBPS modem.

Youtube revolutionerede markedet for online videodeling og håndtering. Men siden Youtube blev lanceret er der kommet mange nye videoløsninger, der tilbyder hver deres vifte af muligheder. Nu kan forbrugerne vælge deres videoløsning, baseret ud fra deres brugerscenarie og behov. Youtube er ikke en sikker platform til at dele interne informationer om sin virksomhed. Alle videoer man uploader til Youtube, overgiver man sine ejerrettigheder til den video, til Youtube. Det betyder at Youtube kan kopiere, distribuere og gøre hvad de vil, med de videoer du uploader.

Iblandt listen af de Top 10 bedste videoløsninger, ud fra analytiske rapporter, brugeranmeldelser og platformene dem selv, ligger Panopto på en 2. plads, blot bag Youtube.

Panopto er lavet til at understøtte virksomheders- og uddannelsesinstitutioners behov for sikker deling af videoer, både til intern og til ekstern brug. Panopto tilbyder mange muligheder der er skræddersyet til at gøre brug af video i hverdagen, til en nem digital løsning til mange virksomheders- og institutioners problemstillinger. Nogle af Panoptos mange features er f.eks. Live streaming, automatisk stemmeindeksering og nem integration med mange nuværende it-systemer.

Det kan ikke betale sig at bestille en videoløsning der springer budgettet, fordi man betaler for den data man bruger og mængden af uploadet videoindhold naturligt stiger. Med Panoptos prismodel betaler man per organisation, hvilket betyder at man først betaler ekstra, når en næsten uopnåelig grænse af lagring er nået. Det giver mere overskuelighed for virksomheder og uddannelsesinstitutioner at budgettere mere præcist.

Klik på linket og læs om, hvad en videoløsning helt præcist er og forskellen mellem de top 10 bedste videoløsninger der er på markedet:

Comparing The Top Online Video Platforms

 

TECHCOLLEGE Tackler COVID19 Agilt, med Online Undervisning

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Intro

TECHCOLLEGE er en nordjysk erhvervsskole med 3 forskellige studieretninger: EUD, EUX og HTX. Skolen rummer 11 HTX-studieretninger, 18 EUX-uddannelser og over 30 erhvervsuddannelser. Afdelingerne er placeret i Aalborg, Nørresundby og Hobro.

I denne case vil der belyses, hvordan TECHCOLLEGE har formået at inkorporere online undervisning i hverdagen, i form af videoer med Panopto.

Vi fik muligheden for at snakke med Palle Nielsen, der er IT pædagogisk medarbejder på TECHCOLLEGE, om hvordan de benytter online undervisning og hvordan Panopto har hjulpet dem efter Covid-19.

Brug af video i undervisningen

Palle forklarer: ”Altså de fleste har lavet instruktioner. Det vil sige, at kokken han har taget en kokkekniv frem og begyndt at lave mad videoer og sådan er der rigtig mange af lærerne, der har lavet den tilgang til det. Der er også nogle enkelte, der er gået et andet skridt med at lave elevvideoer og lade eleverne lave videoerne. Frisørerne har f.eks. haft stor succes med at lave klippe videoer, hvor de har et dukkehoved som de har taget med hjem, også lavet videoer af, hvordan de har klippet forskellige ting og sat hår op osv. Så det [brug af video i undervisningen] har i hvert fald fået et boost i corona tiden, uden tvivl.”

TECHCOLLEGE er én af nu mange danske uddannelsesinstitutioner, der i forbindelse med COVID19 har kunne drage fordel af at adgangen til Panopto, som de har købt hos Viducon. Panopto er en videoløsning der, ud over mange andre sofistikerede videoværktøjer, giver deres undervisere muligheden for at lave flipped learning videoer og uploade dem direkte til Moodle, som er skolens LMS. Det at have en videoløsning direkte integreret i skolens LMS, har styrket vækstbetingelserne for videobaseret læring.

”Vi har kombineret Panopto med Moodle, vi har ikke en stærk kultur endnu, hvor alle bruger det. Men de fleste der har integreret de her ting [Panopto], kan godt se, at det er smart at videoen så bliver embedded i deres læringsrum. Så den dobbelt funktion om ikke nok med, at de kan optage en video, ligesom de kan på Youtube osv., så kan de faktisk integrere videoen med deres uddannelse og med deres planer, sådan så Moodle bliver mere spændende på den måde.”

TECHCOLLEGEs fremtidsplaner

Palle er sikker på, at deres tilgang til video og Panopto kommer til at vokse mere i fremtiden. TECHCOLLEGE benytter allerede kameraer til nogle specifikke studieretninger som elektrikeruddannelsen, som bare skal kobles til Panopto for at TECHCOLLEGE kan få fuld benyttelse af hybrid learning. Vi spurgte Palle om hvad TECHCOLLEGEs fremtidsplaner var, indenfor video i undervisningen.

Palle svarede: ”Der er flere der har efterspurgt at kunne optage deres klasseundervisning. Elektrikerne de sidder med nogle 360 grader kameraer i loftet som de sidder og arbejder med alligevel, så dem kunne de godt tænke sig at få koblet op til Panopto. Så der arbejder vi lidt på en løsning at kunne det. Så underviseren bare kan gå ind og fjernstyre det kamera, så det er den vej de gerne vil lave hybrid learning til dem der er syge den dag de kan få muligheden for at komme med. Men angående tilgangen så vil vi bruge flipped learning så underviserne har lavet selve instruktionen, som eleverne ser derhjemme og når de så kommer, så er de klar til at snakke om emnet, i stedet for at de kommer og skal få det hele at vide. Den tilgang vokser mere og mere, og det er hvad vi regner med kommer til at ske.”

Afrunding

For at afrunde ud fra hvad Palle nævner, så er TECHCOLLEGE utrolig agile og har tolket de nye COVID19 retningslinjer strålende. Der kan forekomme mange problemstillinger med opsætning og optagelse af online undervisning, hvis det skal være professionelt og ikke gå på kompromis med elevernes læringsbetingelser. Vi er glade for, at Panopto har kunnet hjælpe TECHCOLLEGE i deres håndtering af undervisning.

Viducon vil gerne sige tak til Palle Nielsen og TECHCOLLEGE for samarbejdet og vi ønsker dem held og lykke i fremtiden.

Hvis du synes at det er på tide, at din organisation eller uddannelsesinstitution skulle udrustes med en videoløsning der kan lette problematikkerne med de nye COVID19 retningslinjer, så kontakt Viducon på info@viducon.dk for en uforpligtende samtale, eller få en 30-dages gratis Panopto demo.

Viducon er de officielle Panopto partnere i Danmark og Sverige.

 

 

Swivl Til Den Hybride Undervisning

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Swivl Til Den Hybride Undervisning

 

I en Hybrid hverdag vil nogle studerende være fysisk tilstede, mens resten vil deltage online hjemmefra. Det foregår gennem en online mødeløsning såsom Zoom, MS Teams eller Google Meet. Vedligehold den autentiske undervisning og giv engagement til video instruktioner, via Swivls 360o tracking og banebrydende opfangelse af lyd med flere mikrofoner.

Fuld synkroniseret undervisning er muligt med Swivl. Eleverne derhjemme kommer til at se og høre deres medstuderende, når du parrer Swivl med en online mødeapplikation. Derudover så vil alt indhold på dit smart display blive delt med de fjernstuderende. Resultatet er, at hver elev oplever den samme undervisning, på samme tid.

Eftersom at en synkroniseret tilgang måske ikke er tilgængeligt for enhver elev, eller velegnet til alle brugerscenarier, så kan du lave on-demand usynkroniseret videomateriale. Brug Swivls skærmdeling eller web optager til at uploade tidligere optagede videoer til Swivls datasikre platform.

På Swivl Teams kan du redigere, annotere, få feedback fra coaches eller kolleger og embed dine videoer til et Learning Management System (LMS), for herefter at dele dem med eleverne.

 

 

Stand-alone Konfiguration

 

Når du har behov for at de studerende der sidder i klassen, skal se og høre lyd fra underviseren og de online studerende, så forbind nogle USB-speakers til Swivl robotten. På den måde bliver de studerende derhjemme hørt af underviseren og de fysiske deltagere via de forbundne USB-speakers, og kommer aldrig til at gå glip af et øjeblik på kameraet pga. Swivls 360o tracking.

 

Fuldt kompatibel med Zoom*

 

 

 

Integreret Konfiguration

 

For den bedst fordybende oplevelse, så forbind din Swivl robot direkte til dit klasseværelses audio system via Smartboard eller en PC. De fjern studerende ser og hører underviseren og de fysiske deltagere fra Swivls mikrofoner og 360o tracking, såvel som den krystalklare audio af indholdet fra skærmoptagelsen.

 

Fuldt kompatibel med størstedelen af streaming applikationer.

 

 

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Langvarige Nedlukninger af Uddannelsesinstitutioner Starter En Bølge af Fjernundervisning

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Små forstyrrelser i undervisningen kan være sjældne, men de er ikke ualmindelige. Kraftigt vejr, driftsstop og andre naturhændelser, kan få elever til at gå glip af afgørende undervisningstimer i klasseværelset. Og selvom det ikke er ideelt, så er disse slags forstyrrelser normalt korte, hvilket betyder, at studerende nemt kan forholde sig ajour med kun få justeringer af læseplanen fra underviserne.

Men hvad med campus-lukninger, der varer i et par dage, uger eller længere, uden nogen endelig slutdato?

Læs om, hvordan Panopto’s videoløsning har været med til at hjælpe uddannelsesinstitutioner rundt i verden, med at holde deres studieplan til tiden, trods disse Covid-19 anstændigheder:

Prolonged Campus Shutdowns Spark A Surge In Remote Learning

Panopto i en nøddeskal

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Panopto er globale specialister i video håndtering og optagelser. De er blandt andet anerkendt af Gartner, for at være markedsledere inden for Video Content Management. Panopto servicerer over 5 millioner brugere, og streamer omkring 100 års mængde af videoindhold, hver eneste måned.

Panopto videoplatformen tilbyder dets brugere, en fleksibel alt-i-en videoløsning. Denne løsning kan benyttes til at optage, redigere, distribuere, søge og uploade multimedieindhold med blot få klik fra en computer, smartphone, tablet eller ved brug af et mere sofistikeret AV setup. Med Panopto’s optagelses funktioner, kan man optage video, audio, PowerPoint og Keynote slides, skærmoptagelser og meget mere. Alle optagelser bliver lagret i et sikkert og søgbart Video Content Management System (VCMS). Optagelserne kan også indlejres på websider, LMS’er, eller intranet portaler, for at forsikre at du har muligheden for at dele optagelser, på den måde der passer dine præferencer bedst.

Eksisterende video indhold, og enhver optagelse der laves udenfor Panopto, kan også blive uploadet ind i Panopto’s videoplatform. Optagelsen vil derefter få de egenskaber, som var det optaget gennem Panopto fra start, f.eks. ved at videoens indhold får en søgefunktion som Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). Panopto har integrationer, med et stort antal af hyppigt brugte Learning Management Systems (LMS). Det betyder, at brugere også kan få sikker adgang til Panopto videoer, gennem deres LMS.

Brugere har muligheden for at se optagelser, med en bred vifte af enheder – lige meget hvor eller hvornår. Seere kan benytte deres foretrukne browser, til at se indhold med deres PC eller Mac, eller bruge Panopto’s app, til IOS og Android for en fantastisk visningsoplevelse, på en smartphone eller tablet enhed.

Ikke nok med at tilbyde et centraliseret videobibliotek, brugervenlige optagelsesfunktioner og fleksible afspilningsmuligheder, så gør Panopto det også meget nemt for brugere at navigere i videoer, med Panopto’s kraftfulde interne søgemaskine. Denne “Smart Search” teknologi gør det muligt for brugerne at søge på ethvert ord der bliver sagt, vist på skærmoptagelser, vist på et PowerPoint eller Keynote slide og alle notater der bliver tilføjet til optagelsen. Brugere kan simpelthen bare indtaste et ord, og derefter blive henvist til det præcise tidspunkt i videoen, hvor det ord bliver benyttet.

En opsummering af nøglefunktionerne

Optagelser
Panopto’s softwarebaserede optager, gør det nemt at optage multimedie indhold ved brug af bærbare computere, smartphones eller et mere sofistikeret AV setup. Panopto til Windows og Mac gør det muligt for brugere, at manuelt lave ad hoc optagelser og optage flere inputs samtidigt – herunder video, audio, skærmoptagelse og PowerPoint eller Keynote slides. Disse optagede inputs vil automatisk blive synkroniseret sammen, til én integreret videosession. Optagelser kan også blive automatiseret, ved brug af Panopto’s fjernoptager, eller optaget med Panopto’s app til IOS og Android.

Afspilning

Panopto’s video platform kommer med en interaktiv videoafspiller. Videoafspillerens funktioner gør det nemt at søge i videoer, navigere ved brug af kapitler, noter, bogmærker og meget mere.

Live-streaming
Med Panopto kan enhver bruger live-streame deres video til enhver webbrowser, uden et behov for speciel software. Seerne kan se udsendelsen på deres PC, Mac, IOS eller Android enhed, indsende spørgsmål til oplægsholderen og bruge Panopto’s DVR-funktionalitet til at gå frem og tilbage i udsendelsen – mens den er i gang.

Video upload
Panopto gør det nemt at centralisere og håndtere alle dine videofiler. Med en simpelt “drag and drop” funktion, kan man uploade 1 video ad gangen – eller 100 videoer på samme tid.

Video håndtering og søgefunktioner
Med Panopto kan man trygt lagre og håndtere sine videoer i skyen eller lokalt, med Panopto’s webbaserede Video Content Management System (VCMS).

Statistikker
Panopto giver muligheden for at få adgang til detaljerede rapporter om dine seeres engagement, et omfattende indblik i dine seeres afspilnings opførsel og statistikker på anvendelsen af hver video i Panopto’s VCMS.

Redigering og quizzer
Panopto’s HTML5-baserede videoredigeringsværktøj gør det nemt at udføre de mest hyppige videoredigerings opgaver, direkte fra din browser. Med redigeringsværktøjet kan man f.eks. tilføje quizzer som multiple choice, sand/falsk og “udfyld det tomme felt”.

App til mobil
Panopto’s app gør det nemt at få adgang til dine Panopto optagelser fra din mobile enhed. Appen har en automatisk enheds detektion indbygget i dens software, så videoen tilpasser afspilningsformatet til den specifikke enhed.

Integrationer og Panopto’s API
Panopto har integrationer, med et stort antal af hyppigt brugte LMS’er, som f.eks. Canvas, Saba, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L, osv. Panopto har også en API der kan benyttes til flere integrationer.

 

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21 af de Top 25 Universiteter Verden Over, Vælger Nu Panopto’s Video Platform til Optagelse af Forelæsninger og som Deres Videobibliotek

By | Nyheder

 

Panopto, en markedsførende video platform udbyder til videregående uddannelse, de annoncerede at 21 ud af de top 25 universiteter på Times Higher Education World University 2019 Rangliste benytter Panopto til optagelse af deres uddannelsesvideoer og deres videobibliotek. Dette inkluderer 8 ud af de top 10 universiteter. Udover det, så 21 ud af de top 25 bedste universiteter på 2019 US News & World Report Best National Universities Rangliste benytter Panopto’s video platform. 2019 bliver det andet sammenhængende år, hvor mindst 20 af verdens top 25 akademiske institutioner er Panopto kunder. 

“Verdens top colleges og universiteter genererer millioner af timers optagelser af forelæsninger, flipped classrooms, præsentationer fra studerende og kampus begivenheder, det skaber et solidt videobibliotek til institutionel viden”, sagde Eric Burns, med-stifter og CEO af Panopto. “For mere end et årti, har Panopto’s mission været at hjælpe enhver, med at dele viden ved brug af video. Vi er æret af at være en en del af, den måde disse institutioner hjælper deres studerende og bygger langtidsvarende video biblioteker til at dele viden.”

Siden 2007 har, undervisere, medarbejdere og studerende på universiteter verden over, benyttet Panopto til sikkert at holde styr på deres digitale video biblioteker, optage og dele forelæsninger samt flipped classroom materialer og optage de studerendes opgaver i video format. I dette tidsforløb har Panopto opstået til at være førende indenfor online video til videregående uddannelser, der tilbyder kunder nem integration, undertekster og tilgængelighed til en overkommelig pris, skalérbar video levering, integrationer med alle populære Learning Management Systems (LMS), fleksibel videooptagelse, industriens mest omfattende videosøgnings teknologi og top bedømmet kundesupport.  

Om Panopto

Panopto hjælper universiteter og virksomheder med at skabe søgbare videobiblioteker til deres egen institutionelle viden. Siden 2007, har virksomheden været en pionér indenfor Video Content Management Systems (VCMS). I dag er Panopto’s video platform, det største depot af ekspert undervisningsvideoer i verden. Med et hovedkvarter i Seattle, med kontorer i Pittsburgh, Sydney, Hong Kong og London. 

www.panopto.com

Om “The Times Rangliste for Verdens Top Videregående Uddannelser”

The Times Rangliste for Verdens Top Videregående Uddannelser 2019 inkluderer mere end 1,250 universiteter. Ranglisten er lavet ud fra 13 præcisions kalibreret ydelses indikatorer for at tilbyde de mest omfattende og balancerede sammenligninger, betroet af studerende, akademikere, universitets ledere og regeringer. Kalkulationen af ranglisten for 2019 har været underkastet af en fuld selvstændig revidering af den professionelle tjeneste virksomhed PricewaterhouseCoopers.    

Om U.S. Nyheder og Verdens Rapporten for Ranglisten af Top Globale Universiteter

U.S. Nyheder og Verdens Rapporten for Ranglisten af Top Globale Universiteter evaluerer mere end 1,500 krediterede colleges og universiteter målt på 16 forskellige kriterier for akademisk kvalitet. For at kvalificere sig til listen, skal universiteter først tilbyde en lang række bacheloruddannelser, plus kandidat- og doktorgrad uddannelser og fokusere på forskning.

Yale valgte Panopto på grund af disse 7 vigtige ting

By | Nyheder

7 ting som Yale ledte efter i en fælles videoløsning til hele universitetet

 

Da video blev introduceret i starten som en del af undervisningen på Yale universitet, var det, det samme som på mange andre undervisningsinstitutioner – det var uformelt og baseret ud fra den individuelle undervisers kreativitet. 

En håndfuld entusiastiske undervisere søgte, uafhængigt af Yale, efter optagelses værktøjer, til at understøtte specifikke elementer i deres undervisning. Hvis værktøjerne endte med at være en succes, så pressede de deres afdeling til officielt at støtte disse værktøjer. Over de sidste 2 årtier har video bevist sig at være en nyttefuld ressource på Yale, i form af: Optagning af forelæsninger, “laboratorier” til undersøgelse og observering, streaming af undervisning og universitets begivenheder, muligheden for lave flipped classroom undervisning, uddele video opgaver og meget mere.     

Men i takt med, at undervisningsvideoer blev værdifulde for både undervisere og studerende, så var det lige så hurtigt blevet en besværlighed for Yales læringsteknologi team at holde styr på.   

Udfordringen: Utilregnelig og Ineffektiv Video Support 

I 2014 bestilte Yales IT komité en rapport, til bedre at kunne forstå det fulde spektrum af video relaterede tjenester, der i øjeblikket var i brug på universitetet. 

Det komitéen fandt, var udfordringer der omhandlede den utilregnelige og ineffektive brug af video. 

Over tid, havde skolen adopteret en række video tjenester. Både Echo360 og Kaltura havde været købt som primære videoløsninger, selvom Vimeo, Youtube og iTunesU også blev brugt ofte. Når alt kom til alt, så rapporterede komitéen, at Yale havde:

  • Intet centralt bibliotek for deling af medie materialer 
  • Ingen deling af videoer på tværs af universitetet 
  • Ingen adgang til video biblioteker på andre web-baseret værktøjer, der blev brugt til at undervise 

For administratorer, krævede den decentraliserede tilgang til video, nogle medarbejdere til at vedligeholde en komplekst lappeløsning af videotjenester – på tværs af universitetet.  

For de studerende betød det, at de skulle lære alle disse løsninger for at kunne finde ud af, hvordan de skulle bruge dem. 

De 7 Essentielle Elementer for Video 

Baseret ud fra denne feedback, udsøgte Yale en forenet video platform der kunne tage hånd om behovene fra underviserne, medarbejderne og de studerende fra alle afdelinger. Universitetets center for læring og undervisning, IT service teamet og 6 repræsentanter fra Yales professionelle skoler, satte sig sammen og gennemgik egenskaberne fra 8 forskellige video platforme. Hver platform blev evalueret ud fra en række kriterier, herunder:

  1. Brugervenlighed
  2. Værktøjer til videoproduktion og organisering af medier 
  3. Accessibility/Tilgængelighed  
  4. Integration med LMS ‘Canvas’ og ‘Sakai’ 
  5. Kvaliteten af support fra leverandøren
  6. Live streaming
  7. Video søgning 

Da de var færdige med evalueringen, viste Panopto sig at være den video platform der bedst mødte Yales krav. Eftersom, at Panopto scorede højest på de 3 af universitetets mest vigtige prioriteter: brugervenlighed, værktøjer til videoproduktion og organisering af medier og Accessibility/Tilgængelighed. Efter en ekstensiv gennemgang, så stemte alle de involverede gruppe medlemmer om, at Panopto skulle erstatte universitetets eksisterende kontrakter med Kaltura og Echo360. Afstemningen blev et enstemmigt ja fra alle medlemmer. “Video er blevet til en fundamental del af, hvordan vores studerende lærer på selve universitetet og online.” Sagde John Harford,  Manager of Collaboration Technologies, Yales center for læring og undervisning. “Eftersom, at vi øger brugen af video på tværs af universitetet, så er det nødvendigt, at vi har et integreret system til video management og optagelse af forelæsninger. Baseret ud fra vores evaluations kriterier, så har Panopto vist sig at være det helt rigtige valg for os.” 

Undervisernes Anerkendelser af Video 

Ud fra udvalgets omfattende analyse, så ville Yale gerne forstå, hvordan undervisere ville opleve Panopto i undervisningen. Efter Panopto blev valgt, så blev 3 instruktører inviteret til at bruge video platformen i deres forårssemester forelæsninger. Efter prøveperioden udløb, så bakkede alle meget entusiastisk op om at flytte over til Panopto, fra de tidligere benyttede video platforme Kaltura og Echo360. 

Douglas McKee, tidligere bestyrelsesmedlem og senior underviser i økonomi på Yale, og nu senior underviser på Cornell University, synes Panopto var utrolig brugervenligt. “Panopto’s video bibliotek er meget mere brugbart, end de andre platforme jeg har brugt (MediaCore, Echo360 og Kaltura),” skrev McKee. “Ligeledes så er Panopto’s søgning betydeligt bedre. Jeg kan specielt godt lide, at den automatisk indekserer, hvert ord der bliver sagt og vist i mine præsentationer, og at søgning resultaterne peger direkte til tidspunktet i videoen, hvor ordet bliver brugt. Mine studerende elsker det.”

Sybil Alexandrov, senior underviser i spansk og portugisisk på Yale, var positivt overrasket over hendes mulighed for at benytte Panopto, til at gøre hendes forelæsninger mere interaktive. “Det var fedt at være i stand til at bruge Panopto, til at kommentere direkte på videoer, og derefter åbne op for en diskussion for de studerende”, sagde Alexandrov. 

Angela Lee-Smith, senior underviser i øst asiatiske sprog og litteratur på Yale, sagde også, at video platformen gik langt over hendes forventninger. “Panopto var meget nem og praktisk for alle at bruge, for både undervisere og studerende,” noterede Lee-Smith. “Jeg ville absolut anbefale Panopto, til andre undervisere.”  

Lige nu kører Panopto en kampagne for universiteter, der er interesserede i at skifte fra Kaltura. For at lære mere om Panoptos specialtilbud, kan du læse mere om det her:

https://www.panopto.com/about/news/panopto-announces-new-migration-incentives-for-kaltura-customers/

Kontakt Viducon for mere information om Panopto på info@viducon.dk. 

 

Hvordan bruges Swivl i skoler?

By | Nyheder

Video observationer der styrker og informerer undervisere

Udover en smart robot, så tilbyder Swivl også en komplet software platform, til at hjælpe dig med at skabe en kultur af support, inden for dit professionelle udviklingsprogram. Platformen er designet til at støtte samarbejdet mellem lærere, coaches og administratorer. Del videoer nemt, reflektér over instruktioner i undervisningen og engager i øvelsen af at give- og modtage meningsfuld feedback. Kombineret med den prisvindende og patenterede robot, så med videoobservationer med Swivl, bliver alle studerende set og hørt ligeligt. Hvilket ultimativt fører til transformerende akademiske resultater for de studerende. 

 

Klasseværelse Observationer

Lav et holistisk syn over ethvert klasseværelse, ved at optage både lærere og studerende.

Selv-reflektion 

Undervisere optager videoer til at selv-reflektere over, i deres egen undervisning. 

Instruktions coaching

Med Swivl cloud, der nemt og effektivt assisterer lærere med meningsfuld feedback.

Bedste praksis biblioteker 

Lav et bibliotek med din skoles eksemplariske lektioner, til deling med nye lærere.

Personliggør læring 

Forstå dine studerendes behov gennem optagede interaktioner i klassen, og gå aldrig glip af et moment igen.  

 

40.000+ skoler rundt omkring i verden bruger Swivl

 

“Èn af mine undervisere kiggede mig ind i øjnene og sagde: ‘Dette er hvad jeg har ledt efter i hele min karriere’. Denne veteran der har undervist i 26-år, modtog sin Swivl og begyndte at møde op på skolen om lørdagen for at øve sine kompetencer.” 

  • Dr. Joe Childs, Rektor på Mitchell High School, SD  

Lærere er i stand til se og høre deres studerende klart og tydeligt, ved brug af multi kamera funktioner og supplerende mikrofoner. Reflektér over deres praksis, forbedrer studerendes interaktioner i klassen og annotér under optagelsen med live bogmærkning. Swivl er også perfekt til elev-projekter, ‘flipped classroom’, fjernundervisning og meget mere! 

Coaches er i stand til nemt og hurtigt at interagere med undervisere, ved brug af Swivl platformen. Del, samarbejd og interager i konstruktive samtaler, ved brug af tidsstemplet feedback, samt tilpassede og fleksible kommentar kategorier.

Administratorer er i stand til at styre brugere, lave grupper med delt indhold, bygge bedste praksis biblioteker og observere lærernes fremskridt. Samt engagere og assistere lærere, når som helst og hvor som helst.   

For mere info om Swivl eller, hvis du gerne vil have en prøveperiode med Swivl, så kontakt Viducon

An Easier Way To Train and Retain New Employees

By | Nyheder

As an employer, you want to ensure that all of your new hires are set up for success from the moment they walk through the door on their first day. You’re not alone. An increasing number of organizations have come to realize that effective new employee training — otherwise known as employee onboarding — is a crucial factor in unlocking the full potential of your new recruits.
Train New Employees with Video - Panopto Video Platform
But did you know that an effective employee onboarding practice also has a positive impact on employee retention?

Research has shown that good employee onboarding practices lead to higher job satisfaction, better job performance, and have stronger commitments to their organizations. According to the Aberdeen Group, companies that offer an onboarding program have an average employee retention rate of 86%. In contrast, companies without onboarding programs experienced an average retention rate of 56%. That’s a jarring difference, especially when, according to BambooHR, re-filling a position made vacant due to poor onboarding techniques costs companies an average of nearly $11,000.

Despite this evidence, some HR departments continue to struggle with putting together impactful and scalable employee onboarding programs. Often, these organizations are spending large portions of their yearly budgets on in-person training events and their associated travel and logistics expenses.

How Does Video Enhance New Employee Training?

The use of internal video platforms or “corporate YouTubes” has enabled forward-thinking companies to deliver engaging, effective onboarding programs at scale without breaking the bank.

  • Reduction in training costs. From transportation and meals, to booking speakers and activities, the costs of providing live training events and meetings can add up. Before moving much of its training to an elearning format, IBM was spending 40% of its classroom training costs on travel and lodging alone. By remotely delivering video training, companies can reduce the need for multiple live training events and meetings. Employees, in turn, can receive training on-demand, searching videos for specific content and replaying important points as needed.
  • Improved knowledge retention. Training Retention Statistic - Panopto Video PlatformStudies have shown that 30 minutes after a training session, people retain just 58% of the material covered. That number drops down to 35% in 7 days, and dips even further to just 10% six months later. However, according to researchers Rusted & Coltheart, presentations that include visual elements, such as video along with text, improve the ability to remember information more effectively. Video helps your training content become more memorable through a much more engaging medium than text alone.
  • Enables fresh content updates. Nothing spoils an onboarding experience more than outdated content. Modern video platforms make it easy to update training videos without having to start from scratch. Look for a video platform that allows content creators to easily splice in updated presentations, web pages, or PDFs to existing training videos so that your training content is always fresh and up-to-date.
  • Improved employee engagement and connectedness. Employee onboarding isn’t just about training — it’s also about introducing your new hires to the culture and values of your company. Video can be used to help introduce your team members to each other, deliver personalized messages from your executive team, and familiarize themselves with the names and faces they’ll interact with every day — whether they’re 5 feet or 5,000 miles away.

 

Interested in Learning How Video Can Help You Train New Employees?

ICON-Onboarding White Paper - Make Every First Day A Good OneIf you’re looking to create an effective video onboarding program, download our free white paper, Make Every First Day a Great One. In it, we discuss 15 ways that you can use video to enhance new employee training, and show you how to develop a video onboarding program that works.

If you are interested in trying Panopto, the video solution used for blended learning at CBS, please, contact our team to receive a personalized demo, or sign up for a 30-day free trial.

Panopto Update 6.0 – New Powerful Analytics

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At the annual Panopto conference this year we were introduced to some new features with the 6.0 update. The most exciting being, the new analytics suite.

It’s no secret that Panopto’s focus is on massively scaling production of video content. Recorder ease-of-use and searchable libraries have been key to this growth so far. Last year Panopto saw a 150% growth rate in new recordings, topping out at 5 million. Here at Viducon we have seen similar rates with over 40,000 videos produced last year.

To help users grow their libraries support administrators and content producers will have access to new analytics features that brings viewer trends and audience behavior into focus. Rich visualizations gathered in a new dashboard show more useable and actionable data.

The analytics provide insights into the most popular videos as well as those that generate the highest engagement and most discussion. This information can be used to identify the most compelling or confusing topics  as well as identifying trends in viewing behavior, including the reach and engagement of live events, as well as the degree of time-shifting among event views.

And as with all updates, this number crunching power is available to Panopto admins at no additional cost. If you want to know a bit more about your viewers or would like a walk through the new dashboard please give us a call.

Reseller of the year!

By | Events, News and Updates, Nyheder, Updates from Viducon

 

Last week at panopto18, the annual Panopto conference in London we were inspired but also walked away with some accolades. Viducon was awarded as the top reseller in EMEA for most new clients and most client renewals.

That means if you’re reading this, THANK YOU. It is your commitment to better education through video that help makes this possible. We’re happy to be on this journey together and look forward to bringing new and better video experiences to you and all of your viewers.

Customer testimonial: Associate Professor Till Winkler, Copenhagen Business School

By | Nyheder

Copenhagen Business School (CBS), our customer of 4 years, is using Panopto’s all-in-one video solution for lecture capturing, flipped classroom, blended learning, student assignments and much more.

Associate Professor Till Winkler from the Department of Digitalization, who was part of the panel debate at Panopto’s Annual conference in London (2017), was asked how his university uses Panopto and of their experience.

In the interview Till Winkler was asked, how Panopto is used at CBS, what are the benefits for teachers and students in using video and how CBS students and stuff  reacted to the introduction of Panopto.

We at Viducon are of course always happy to hear of our customers positive experience, with the solutions that we offer.

If interested in reading more about Till’s experience with using video, for lecture capturing and blended learning, you can read the two case studies written about his work:

There is Much Potential for Video in Higher Education: It’s Worth Trying!

Student Perspectives on Blended Learning: Getting the Best out of Video and the Classroom

If you are interested in trying Panopto, the video solution used for blended learning at CBS, please, contact our team to receive a personalized demo, or sign up for a 30-day free trial.  

5 Video Platform Technologies That Make It Easier To Use Video for Learning and Development

By | Nyheder

Video has always offered great potential to support and scale your training programs, but traditional video technologies offered only point solutions that would separately record, edit, manage, and share your videos, and that were each complex and expensive to use.

Fortunately, there’s a better way now.

Modern video platforms (sometimes called video libraries, video content management systems, or simply a “corporate YouTube”) can support video from end to end — offering the ability to capture, edit, manage, search, share, and view video using an integrated suite of tools.

And while cost used to prohibit the use of enterprise video technologies outside of the top Fortune 100 companies, today a video platform can be more efficiently sourced, with affordable options for both hosted and on-premises deployments. IBM and Microsoft both reported their investments in video generated triple-digit positive ROIs, each in fewer than 2 years, and both largely due to savings on training costs.

Video platforms enable organizations to do more new things with video and get more value out of existing video content. In order to make sure your learning and development organization gets the most out of video, here are the five capabilities you’ll want to ensure your video platform includes as part of the core offering:

1. Video Search That Indexes the Actual Content In Your Video

Search is a new capability for video — and is quickly becoming a video platform’s most essential feature. As Forrester analyst Phil Karcher notes, “If it’s worth saving, it’s worth finding.”

Historically this has been a challenge for video, as many video solutions offer only limited ability to search via manually added metadata like titles or tags. And the challenge continued even when an employee actually found a video — with many training videos running 30-60 minutes or longer, the only means to find a relevant 2-minute segment was to hunt-and-peck through the entire timeline.

Modern video platforms offer a better option. Features like automatic speech recognition (ASR), optical character recognition (OCR), and slide content ingestion enable some video platforms to index a significant amount of the content spoken or shown in your recordings. By nature, training videos will be filled with details and sought out on a regular basis from employees across the organization, so strong video search capabilities are a necessity. Look for a modern platform that allows your team to search across all the videos in your library as well as inside the actual contents of each video. Specifically, the video platform should support indexing the words spoken or appearing on-screen in each video along with more traditional metadata.

See Panopto’s video search technology in action below: 

2. Simple, Flexible Video Recording Options

The single most essential aspect of using video for training is also the most straightforward: you need to be able to record it, quickly, and ideally from anywhere.
Record With Any Device - Panopto Mobile-Ready Video Platform
When it comes to training, video is only as effective as your recording technology allows it to be.

Your video solution should be able to record with whatever camera your team and your employees use, or record their screen, or their mobile device, and do so whenever and wherever the employee chooses. Restricting employees to dedicated recorders or dedicated studio rooms only creates hurdles to adoption and may ultimately limit your success.

An ideal video solution should allow your team to capture an unlimited number of video sources, including one or many streams from webcams, camcorders, or other video cameras; video from mobile devices or wearable technologies; and the contents of one or multiple computer screens. The more recording options your system enables, the more ways you’ll find to implement video to scale and support your training programs.

3. A Mobile-Ready Video Platform Available On Any Device

Record and View Video for Learning and Development Anywhere - Panopto Mobile Video PlatformPerhaps the single most valuable aspect of using video to support your training efforts is that video enables your team to consume training content anytime, anywhere it fits into their schedules. That is if you let them.

As more organizations move to a Bring Your Own Device model, enabling employees to use personal technology to be more productive at work, your video solution must be ready to accommodate a wide variety of devices. A mobile-ready video platform allows employees to view videos on any device regardless of the original recording format.

Ideally, your solution should offer native apps that allow users to interact with your video library just as they would from a desktop browser, complete with search, sharing, recording, and upload support along with viewing capabilities.

4. Compile Video Viewing Analytics

An important part of monitoring the success of a training program is monitoring when, how and how completely employees interact with your video. Video Analytics - Panopto Video for Learning and DevelopmentA modern video platform enables managers and administrators to do just that.

As employees log in to watch your content, viewing video analytics gives you valuable insight into what videos are being watched, and whether any given member of the team has completed any particular video. This, in turn, enables your training team to monitor compliance rates, as well as refine and revise your training programs as needed to ensure ongoing success.

5. Build A Secure Corporate Video Library

The foundational technology that enables all the above is so simple it can often be overlooked — a centralized place where your organization can store and access its video content.

YouTube vs Corporate YouTube - Panopto Video PlatformToo often, for organizations without a video library, that recording is simply saved to a hard drive, a network file share, or a SharePoint site where it’s nearly impossible for others in the company to discover. In those cases, even when the file is found, it can only be played back if the viewer happens to have a device that can play that specific file type.

Of equal concern is security. Organizations that lack video content managementoptions may find that employees already comfortable with consumer tools like YouTube or DropBox may be choosing to use these public spaces to share internal content in the name of efficiency. Ensuring your video and file systems are easy to find and easy to use with a mobile device can mitigate many unintentional security lapses.

Modern video platforms address these issues head-on, providing centralized video libraries that make sharing easy by providing a single point for file storage. As Forrester Research notes, “While content management is a less-pressing issue for organizations producing very little video, this discipline will be critical as video content production starts to expand dramatically.

Video helps companies increase the effectiveness of their training, improve the consistency of learning content, scale L&D efforts to a global workforce, enable social knowledge sharing, and of course, lower costs. For corporate learning and development, a video platform is more than a nice-to-have — it’s a necessity.

As organizations make video a core part of their L&D efforts, the use cases outlined in this paper offer only a starting point. Training departments, management, and individual employees will discover new scenarios for using video that address the unique needs of their business and provide them with new ways to communicate and share information.

Best of all, video is no longer an inaccessible technology locked away in AV team closets and server racks. The widespread availability of inexpensive, high-quality video cameras in laptops, tablets, and smartphones — and the increasing use of video platforms are making it easier for L&D teams to do more with video.

Find Out More About Using Video For Corporate Learning and Development

ICON - Learning and Development - Anytime Anywhere Video ClassroomIn Panopto’s white paper, Your Anywhere, Anytime Corporate Classroom, we help L&D practitioners make the business case for doing more with video, including:

  • 5 benefits that help convince your decision makers to use video in more ways for L&D
  • 14 ideas for supporting and scaling formal and informal learning with video
  • 1 technology — the video platform — that simplifies the use of video for L&D

Today’s learning and development professionals already understand the potential that video technology offers. Make sure your organization isn’t missing out!

 

If you are interested in trying Panopto, please, contact our team to receive a personalized demo, or sign up for a 30-day free trial.

This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog.  

What’s New in Panopto 5.4?

By | Nyheder

RTMP Encoder Support, Live Multi-Camera HTML5 Video, YouTube Integration, and More

What’s New at a Glance:

  • Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) ingest
  • Multi-camera live streaming using standards-compliant HTML5
  • Live event analytics
  • YouTube integration
  • Welcome tour for new users
  • Android and iOS mobile app improvements

 

Today, we’re excited to announce the latest release of our video platform. For AV teams and anyone involved in live events, Panopto 5.4 includes some major enhancements to our video broadcasting capabilities. We now support the ability to ingest live feeds from RTMP encoders. We’ve updated our media pipeline and video players so that single- and multi-feed live broadcasts are streamed entirely in HTML5. And we’ve introduced analytics that provide statistics on viewing behavior during live events.

As with all releases, we’ve made additional improvements across the platform. In version 5.4, we added a new YouTube integration that makes it easier for you to curate existing videos and insert them into your Panopto recordings. We’ve also added a welcome tour that’ll help your new users get up to speed more quickly. And we’re updating our Android and iOS apps with some handy new features.

 

An End-to-End Live Streaming Engine—from RTMP Encoders to HLS Endpoints

For AV teams around the world, live encoders are the starting point for successfully streaming an event online. Whether it’s a rack-mount appliance, a portable solid state device, an on-camera wireless device, or a software-based encoder, converting video feeds from cameras into formats suitable for live streaming is essential to any live production workflow.

However, for the encoded video to reach a large-scale audience, it requires a streaming server that can distribute it efficiently across corporate WANs or the public internet. Cloud-based streaming platforms like Wowza Streaming Cloud, and in the consumer space, YouTube Live and Facebook Live, provide this scalable video streaming infrastructure.

With today’s release, AWS Elemental Live encoders now speak Panopto

 

With today’s release of Panopto, we’re excited to provide businesses and universities with a new option for broadcasting video at scale using their existing encoding infrastructure. Starting today, these organizations can connect their RTMP encoders to Panopto’s cloud-based video platform in order to live stream presentations and events to tens of thousands of simultaneous viewers.

 

Teradek’s Vidiu series of portable encoders can transmit wirelessly from cameras to Panopto.

 

As the RTMP feed is ingested, Panopto transcodes it to HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and transrates it for adaptive bitrate (ABR) delivery. This enables a high-quality video feed to reach audiences at massive scale on desktop and mobile platforms. Panopto’s integrations with content delivery networks (CDNs) and WAN optimization solutions minimize video startup time and buffering. And with live DVR, viewers who join late never have to miss a moment of the webcast.

 

Panopto provides an end-to-end streaming solution from RTMP encoders to HLS endpoints.

 

During the live event, Panopto also records the video content for on-demand playback. When the event wraps up, the on-demand recording becomes instantly available with accompanying metadata such as chapters and thumbnails, which Panopto automatically extracts during the live stream. This eliminates the publishing delays that are common with most live event workflows.

In addition, Panopto’s unique Smart Search technology makes the content of every on-demand recording searchable. Viewers can search for any word spoken or shown on-screen in the recording, and instantly fast-forward to that moment in the video.

 

Multi-camera live streaming using HTML5

We’ve also revamped our media pipeline and video players in Panopto 5.4 so that live events are streamed entirely using standards-compliant HTML5 video. This eliminates the need for third-party browser plugins, as many web browsers deprecate support for Flash.

With Panopto, you can watch live events in one of three video players:

  • The interactive, multi-stream video player
  • The embedded player
  • The mobile players for iOS and Android

The interactive video player provides a unique experience for watching live events. It allows you to watch two synchronized feeds of video in a single web browser window.

Why does this matter?

It provides a more engaging and natural viewing experience for most live events, which often consist of two video feeds—the speaker and their on-screen content. With Panopto, you see the speaker and their content at all times, just as you would if you were sitting in a live audience. There’s no need for picture-in-picture, which degrades the viewing experience by obscuring portions of the on-screen content, and there’s no need to make trade-offs of watching only the speaker or their content.

The interactive video player also reduces onsite complexity for the AV team. When viewers can always see both video feeds, there’s less need to perform live feed switching during the event.

Panopto’s interactive player is the industry’s first to support multiple, synchronized live feeds using industry-standard HTML5. The player supports adaptive bitrate streaming, variable-speed playback, live DVR capabilities, time-stamped digital notes, and custom branding.

 

Panopto’s interactive video player is the first to support synchronized live HTML5 video feeds in a single browser window.

 

HTML5 broadcasts can also be viewed in Panopto’s embeddable video player. The lightweight player includes automatically generated embed code for easy integration into learning management systems, content management systems, and other web pages. The embed player supports adaptive bitrate streaming, variable speed playback, and custom branding.

And on mobile devices, Panopto’s iOS and Android apps enable viewers to watch live events from anywhere on their phones and tablets.

 

Live Event Analytics

During and after a live event, producers, administrators, and event organizers often want to measure the reach of the event and the level of viewer engagement. So in Panopto 5.4, we’ve added the ability to see live statistics on viewership. This includes the aggregate number of views, unique viewers, minutes viewed, and drop-off rates.

The views by Video Time graph shows late joiners and drop-off rates for a live event.

 

Live analytics also provide insights into viewing behavior at the individual level. Within the analytics dashboard, event creators and administrators can see who participated in the live event and how many minutes they watched.

 

 

Additional Updates

In every release of Panopto, we make additional improvements across the platform. In today’s update, two of these improvements are worth calling out:

YouTube video integration: You can now insert segments from billions of YouTube videos into your Panopto recordings. From within the Panopto editor, simply specify a point in the video timeline, click on the YouTube icon, and paste the address of the YouTube video. You can specify start and end times to only show segments of a video, set options to show YouTube controls during playback, and specify whether the video should auto-play.

 

Welcome tour for new users: When your new video creators sign in to Panopto for the first time, they’ll be presented with a guided tour that introduces them to product capabilities and accelerates their time to productivity.

 

Mobile app enhancements: With this latest release, Panopto for Android now supports offline video playback, enabling viewers to download video files directly to their device for later viewing on-demand. And Panopto for iOS now supports background upload for video files, making it even easier to use your iPhone to capture and share video.

 

Try Panopto Today

If you’re interested to find out more about what’s new in Panopto 5.4 or about how our video platform can help your organization manage and stream video more efficiently, contact our team for a demo today.

This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog

The University of Copenhagen will Explore New Teaching Methods by Using Panopto

By | Nyheder

2Three institutes (MEF*, DANSK** and TORS***) of the Faculty of Humanities at Copenhagen University, will start using Panopto from the fall semester 2017 for lecture capturing, flipped classrooms and blended learning.

Guy Geffen, one of the representatives of the project at TORS (Department of Multicultural and Regional Studies), explains that the goal of the project is to be more “up to date” when it comes to teaching methods. Therefore, according to him, modern teaching methods such as flipped classroom, blended learning and lecture capture, should be obvious part of teaching these days.

One of the major user cases for the use of video, is recorded lectures, where it is expected that lecture recordings could potentially assist students to better perform in their exams, by giving them the possibility to reflect on material learned during the long semester.

Lecturers who joined the project, sincerely believe, that video is a good additional tool for assisting the students and by that better their learning process – they can review the lectures at their own pace and time, according to their individual needs.

20170628_110554Mr. Geffen, who teaches language at the University of Copenhagen, believes that “language learning is learning by doing”. However, according to him, they are facing an issue at the university, where they only have approx. 8 hours per week, for the different language studies at TORS. This makes it very difficult for those students who are enrolled in language studies, to achieve optimal learning and perform well at the exams.

As part of the project, teachers will be able to apply flipped classrooms and blended learning methods by using Panopto’s video solution. These methods will hopefully free more time from the 8 teaching hours available, for more hands-on and learning by doing, as mentioned by Mr. Geffen.

„We believe flipped classroom will give us the extra time needed for teaching in the classroom“.

Students can watch the video at their convenience, by that giving more time for exercising and training in the classroom together with the teacher.

As for lecture recordings, Mr. Geffen also mentions the additional service, which this provides to the international students, helping and giving them more flexibility in their studies at the University of Copenhagen.

20170628_110847There are several other ideas of how to use Panopto’s video solution, where one of them is to have students produce their own videos – f. ex. submitting their assignments or presentations in video format by using Panopto’s mobile app and recording software (PC or Mac), which makes the handing-in of video assignment, a straightforward process.

Participants of the project are highly excited about trying these new methods of teaching, using a video solution which can cover for many of those user cases.

The project will officially take place from June 2017 to January 2018, with the goal of evaluating those new teaching methods and Panopto’s video solution.

* Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling – Department of Media, Recognition and Communication

** Bachelor i dansk – Bachelor of Danish

*** Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier Københavns Universitet – Department of Multicultural and Regional Studies

If you are interested in trying out Panopto video solution at your organization, please, contact our team for a personalized demo or sign up for a 30-days free trial.

Participating in SmartLearning’s Digital Learning Conference 2017

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Viducon participated at the Digital Learning Networking Conference, hosted by SmartLearning, in Aarhus on the 18th of May, 2017. SmartLearning which organized the event, is a unit of Copenhagen Business Academy (Cphbusiness), which supports educators in their efforts to digitalize their teaching, by using learning technologies. This was the second annual conference organized by SmartLearning, which took place at Business Academy Aarhus (Erhvervsakademi Aarhus), where around 160 participants had attended.

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The purpose of the conference was to help teachers and educators from Denmark, to better understand the benefits, which digital learning can bring to the organization, and the role of learning technologies in future education.

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At the conference a few examples of best digital learning practices were introduced, educators had a chance to meet with leaders of Danish educational institutions, and network with colleagues from different institutions, who are also interested in this highly interesting field.

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During the conference, the future challenges in education were introduced, where the issue of uncertainty, of what would be relevant to teach in future studies, was brought up and discussed. The speakers presented how educators though, could adjust to these new circumstances by applying new teaching methods and using tools already available, in a variety of learning technologies, such as educational videos.

Panopto, which was one of the main sponsors of the event, had a stand together with its Danish business partner, Viducon, where participants could talk with representatives of both companies and receive some info about Panopto’s world leading video solution.

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At the stand participants could get some inspiration from the many user cases, applied at universities and colleagues around the world who are using Panopto, such as Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Cphbusiness, Yale and Oxford.

Especially for the occasion Viducon created an online voting system, where all can nominate the Video Educator of 2017, be it from the educational or businesses sectors. Viducon would like to praise the educators for their extra effort, and therefore would need your assistance in nominating and voting.

Please give your educators a pat on the shoulder by nominating and voting for them here: VOTE

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If you are interested in trying out Panopto video solution at your organization, please, contact our team for a personalized demo or sign up for a 30-days free trial.

The 1st Seminar for Panopto Administrators and Superusers in Denmark

By | Nyheder

denis3Denis Staskewitsch, Panopto’s Regional Sales Manager

Viducon held its 1st Panopto seminar for Administrators and Superusers, on the 14th of Feb 2017. The seminar took place in Copenhagen, where participants both from Denmark and Sweden attended the event. It was an interesting blend of participants, who came from the educational, private and public sectors.

The goal of the seminar was to assist with the implementation process of video as part of e.g. teaching and employee training, by using Panopto. The event covered mainly admin and technical aspects and topics, such as integration possibilities, implementation process, admin role, recommended hardware, room installations, data security and user cases.

The purpose of the event was to cover the many possibilities which Panopto offers, while at the same time, give Panopto users in Denmark and Sweden, the possibility to network, share their experiences and most importantly get inspired.

Panopto’s representatives, Denis Staskewitsch, Regional Manager, and Ulus Isa, Senior Solutions Engineer, arrived from London to present Panopto’s organizational structure, a number of user cases, and the technical aspects of Panopto’s video solution.

Ulus Isa, Panopto’s Senior Solutions Engineer

Also presenting, were two guest speakers from Danish colleges, Carsten Storgaard, IT and E-learning consultant from Cphbusiness, and Lars Olsen, Project Manager and student advisor, from University College Northern Denmark (UCN).

Carsten Storgaard presented, in a very creative way, how Cphbusiness is implementing Panopto, and some inspiring user cases, which are quite different to the traditional use of video in education.

Lars Olsen presented the advanced lecture room setup at UCN, where Panopto’s software is capturing 3 cameras, the Smartboard’s output and PowerPoint, all in one recording. Quite a setup!

Viducon’s CTO, Felix A. Bar, went through and advised on recommended technical setups such as audio, video quality, permanent installations, remote recorders and hardware. Showing how hardware can be complementary to Panopto’s software solution.

Last to present was Viducon’s CEO, Yaron Schwartz, who talked about the use of Panopto and growth in the Danish and Swedish markets. Later he was joined by Denis Staskewitsch, where they went through Panopto’s roadmap and talked about Panopto’s global community.

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The seminar was closed with a Q&A session, coffee and some delicious cupcakes.

The 1st Panopto seminar in Denmark, was highly successful, with more participants than first planned for, and the participants were happy for the opportunity to talk with Panopto representatives, learn, get inspired, and network with other Panopto users in Denmark and Sweden.

As there was much interest shown in the seminar, Viducon is planning to organize such events again in the future, covering different topics, which would be requested by Panopto users in Scandinavia.

Viducon would like to encourage Panopto users in Scandinavia to join the group ‘Panopto Brugere I Danmark’ (‘Panopto Users in Denmark’) on LinkedIn, where Panopto users can share their experience, start a discussion, ask questions and write some suggestions.

Viducon thanks all guest speakers and participants, and is looking forward to seeing you at its next event!

If you are interested in trying out Panopto’s video solution at your organization, please, contact our team for a personalized demo or sign up for a 30-days free trial.

Panopto Named a Preferred All-In-One Video Platform by the California State University (CSU) System

By | Nyheder

SEATTLE, WA — (Thursday, January 26, 2017) — Panopto, the leader in education video platforms, today announced it has been named one of two preferred partners by the California State University system. Through this partnership, any of CSU’s 23 campuses can easily acquire Panopto’s all-in-one platform for video content management, lecture capture, and flipping the classroom.

The CSU Master Enabling Agreement makes Panopto one of two preferred campus video solutions for the entire CSU system, and the only platform providing both video management and video capture as an integrated, software-based solution.

For ten years, Panopto has been a leader in higher education video, with the easiest-to-use video portal, integration with all major learning management systems, flexible recording tools, simple deployment, and top-rated support. Already among the CSU campuses using Panopto today are California State Long Beach, California State East Bay, and San Jose State.

“We’d been in search of a solution that would make it easy for all our faculty and staff to manage, create, and share video,” said Jean-Pierre Bayard, CSU director of system-wide learning technologies and program services.“ In Panopto, we’ve found the perfect fit for our university. Panopto takes the hassle out of supporting video for our admins, makes teaching with video effortless for our faculty, and enables our students to tailor the pace of their lessons for a more personalized learning experience.”
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 49,000 faculty, and 474,000 students across the state, and awarding more than 105,000 degrees annually. Created in 1960, the CSU provides high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of California. For more information, visit the CSU Media Center.
About Panopto
Panopto helps universities and businesses create searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video content management systems, video capture software, and inside-video search technology. Today, Panopto’s video platform is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture. For more information, visit www.panopto.com.

This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog.

3 ways to use Panopto – Seminole State College

By | Nyheder

The Seminole State College in Florida has rolled the Panopto Platform out across its four campuses thus supporting almost every kind learning experience at the college.

In the Classroom – supporting flipped classroom model

The Panopto platform supports the flipped classroom model.

This means that professors can record pre-class videos and include everything from whiteboard drawings, lab experiments and traditional slides. With the analytics function, the professors can get an insight in what part of the topics mentioned and covered in the video are the most challenging for the students. This means that they have an insight to improve their own teaching methods.

Outside the classroom – supporting webcasting and debriefing

The Seminole State School of Public Safety’s Emergency Medical Services program has used Panopto to help in providing EMS education for the full-time first responders.

To make sure that every member of the crew got the same amount of training, they recorded and live-streamed a class. This meant that those who couldn’t participate in person in the class could get the same training. Those who couldn’t participate in either the live-stream or the class itself could watch the video on demand, as the recorded class was uploaded to the LMS with Panopto. Further on, the faculty now records every training and simulations. This means the students have a chance for debriefing and note their weaknesses and strengths.

On demand – supporting distant learning

As Panopto have several features to support watching videos on demand, Seminole College also facilitate the usage of Panoptos mobile apps for IOS and Android. This means the students both can participate in the courses while not on campus and use it to record presentations with the audience in view on the mobile device. Once completed, the video is uploaded by Panopto to the student’s designated folder and the instructors can use it for grading and feedback.

The Seminole State College have therefore taken advantage of many Panopto Platform features.
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Want to try Panopto?

You can read the whole story about how Seminole State College use Panopto at Panoptos blog

If you already find it interesting to try out Panopto, you can contact us and try it out for yourself.

Seminole chose Panopto over Kaltura

By | Nyheder

There is much to consider when choosing a new video platform.

Earlier we wrote about how Yale had chosen Panopto over Kaltura and how CBS (Copenhagen Business School) had done the same.

Wanted: All-in-one video platform

In Florida, the Seminole State College had been using eLearning for over a decade and saw how video had become a more regular part of the students’ learning experience. With over 30,000 students, Seminole State College is the eighth-largest institution of the College System in Florida. They began to face a lack of standardization and looked to other video platforms to find a new solution.

They tried both Camtasia and Adobe but narrowed their search down to Kaltura or Panopto. They were looking for a system that could facilitate storage, editing and sharing. When they compared the two, they found that Panopto solved every need they had:

  • Live streaming lectures and events
  • Flexible recording, both in and out of the classroom, for flipped classrooms, student presentations, faculty training, and more
  • Centralized video storage
  • Efficient streaming across the university network
  • Simple integration with the school’s learning management system

Webcasting success

The first real test of Panopto came with recording of the Symphonic Community Band’s concert. They used Panopto to live stream the event as a longtime member of the band had died only days prior to the event, The Seminole State College Music Department dedicated a scholarship in the member’s name.

Because the family of the honored member couldn’t participate in the event, they watched the webcast instead.

This success meant that the school began to roll out Panopto across the campus. One of the features most used was the Remote Recorder. With this feature the instructors could schedule recordings for the whole semester and let Panopto handle recording, streaming and uploading. They only had to turn it on and off.

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Want to try Panopto yourself?

You can read the whole story about Seminole State College at Panoptos blog

If you already find it interesting to try out Panopto, you can contact us and try it out for yourself.

7 Considerations When Choosing an Online Video Platform for Education

By | Nyheder

The use of video on campuses for teaching and learning is growing at an astonishing rate. Increasing numbers of students are requesting that professors record their lectures, driving the growth in adoption of lecture capture at universities around the world.
However, the use of video on campus isn’t restricted to lecture recording. Teachers worldwide are using video to improve the learning experience through blended learning scenarios, flipped classrooms, student recording, campus event webcasting, and more.

mange grunde til at bruge en videoplatform i organisationenGiven the demand, learning technologists, faculty, and IT administrators are now faced with finding the right online video platform for their educational institutions. But what factors should they consider when evaluating solutions?

Every day at Panopto works with hundreds of universities, colleges, and schools worldwide that are launching online video. Here are their top considerations when choosing video platforms for their institutions:

#1: Ease of use

One of the top considerations that our customers have when evaluating video platforms is that it must be easy for everyone to use, regardless of technical ability. Viewing, uploading, capturing video, live broadcasting, and managing video content all must be intuitive to learn and simple to perform.

#2: Integration with learning management systems (LMS) and identity providers

Another critical factor in choosing a video platform is the ease and depth of integration with the school’s existing technologies. The educational video platform should offer the widest range of compatibility with the technologies already in place at your institution. Ready-made integration modules for LMSs such as Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, and Instructure Canvas enable seamless course provisioning from within the LMS. Support for existing identity systems such as Active Directory and SAML also ensure single user sign-on support and hassle-free user management.

#3: Centralized video content management

For IT administrators, one of the biggest draws of implementing a video content management system (VCMS) is the ability to consolidate all video content from various campus servers and manage it from a single, centralized resource — not unlike a “Campus YouTube.” Not only does having a central video resource streamline the user experience, but it also helps decrease IT support and management costs — particularly if a cloud-based video platform is chosen.

#4: Broad device and file format compatibility

Device compatibility affects the consideration of video platforms in two ways. First, the video platform must offer “plug-and-play” compatibility with the widest range of capture hardware and devices. From webcams to digital whiteboards, video-enabled microscopes to document cameras, the platform should be able to recognize and support recordings from nearly any capture device that can be plugged into a PC. Broad device support ensures that IT departments won’t have to worry about whether the school’s existing capture hardware is compatible with the new system, and lets professors concentrate on teaching rather than technology.

Second, the platform must be able to deliver video content to the widest range of devices, from laptops to smartphones to tablet computers. The growth in popularity of mobile devices on campus has only strengthened student expectations of being able to access course materials wherever and whenever they need. Therefore, videos must be able to be accessed from any device. To this end, the platform must be able to take videos that can be uploaded in any number of file formats and transcode them into the appropriate file types that can be viewed on all types of devices, regardless of form factor or operating system.

#5: Inside video search

Unlocking the full power of a campus video platform means enabling students to search for and find the specific parts of a video that can help them revise for exams, or revisit topics that were difficult to understand during class. However, hunting and pecking through video timelines is an inefficient and time-consuming way to search for specific content. Students should to be able to quickly find the information they’re looking for. Therefore, comprehensive video search functionality is a top priority, especially when lecture videos can often last an hour or more.

Leading educational video platforms use Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to index every word spoken or appeared during a video in addition to ingesting PowerPoint/Keynote slide content and user-generated notes, so that viewers can locate specific pieces of information, then access the relevant portion of the video with a single click.

#6: Video analytics

The availability of analytics data is a priority for both IT administrators as well as instructors. IT staff require administrative analytics, consisting of practical information on system performance such as server health and network usage.

On the other hand, instructors are particularly interested in learning analytics, which include statistics on audience engagement and viewing activity (e.g. who stopped viewing and when). This information helps professors personalize video learning modules based on how their students are engaging with the content.

#7: Automated recording

Finally, IT administrators often inquire whether recordings can be scheduled in advance, so that professors don’t need to spend precious pre-class time fiddling with technology to set up a recording.

With automated recording, administrators are able to control all the video recordings and live webcasts currently taking place at the school from a single web browser. Recordings can be remotely scheduled on a one-time basis or for recurring events, beginning and ending at any time specified by the administrator. As soon as the event or lecture ends, the recording is automatically uploaded into the school’s video library, where it is transcoded and made available for students to access on-demand.

 

This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog.

Overvejer din organisation en videoløsning?

By | Nyheder

Brugen af en videoløsning i undervisningen er meget udbredt og flere universiteter har allerede indkoproeret det i deres forelæsninger.

Panopto er en mere effektiv videoløsning, hvis man ser på evalueringer fra CBS og Yale

Panopto og Kaltura er to internationale videoplatforme som universiteter og undervisningsinstitutioner verden over bruger i forbindelse med optagelse og arkivering af videoer. De to videoløsninger har flere funktionaliteter til fælles som:

  • Optagelse fra undervisningslokaler i forbindelse med forelæsninger
  • Understøttelse af selvstændig produktion af videoer
  • Understøtter Livestreaming
  • Mulighed for at video hosting og arkivering (VCMS)

Panopto og Kaltura er dog ikke ens og der er væsentlige forskelle mellem systemerne som man bør overveje før man vælger det ene system fremfor det andet. Hvor Panopto i højere grad er designet til uddannelsessektoren med unikke pædagogiske funktioner er Kaltura i højere grad er lavet til mediebranchen.

Yales valg faldt på Panoptos videoløsning

Yale Universitetet brugte tidligere Kaltura og Echo360 men ønskede én samlet videoplatform til optagelse, streaming og hosting som kunne understøtte blended learning, optagelse af undervisning osv. De bestilte derfor en rapport i 2014 for at undersøge hvilken videoplatform der bedst kunne opfylde deres behov, baseret på kriterier som:

  • Brugbarheden
  • Mulighederne for at optagelse og vedligeholdelse/arkivering af video
  • Tilgængelighed
  • Integrationen med eksisterende systemer (LMS)
  • Muligheden for livestreaming
  • Muligheden for videosøgning

Konklusionen på rapporten var, at Panopto var den platform der bedst opfyldte kriterierne. Dette betød at Yale i August 2016 underskrev en kontrakt med Panopto og fik konverteret over 10.000 timers videoindhold fra Kaltura og Echo360 over i Panopto.

Aftalen er et tegn på at Panopto er bedst designet til at håndtere et universitets behov for videoløsninger. med systemets tilgængelighed, der giver både underviserne og de studerende mulighed for at skabe indhold, har Panopto sikret at alle kan bruge systemet og dermed sikret at det kan løse langt de fleste behov.

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CBS’ evaluering påpeger Panopto fremfor Kaltura

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) har benyttet Kaltura i over 4 år og Panopto i snart 3 år. I 2015 lavede CBS en lignende undersøgelse som Yales, hvor man stillede Panopto overfor Kaltura, for at se hvilken af de to systemer man skulle fortsætte med at benytte sig af. CBS kom også frem til at Panopto bedst understøttede de krav de stillede til platformen.

  • Systemet var allerede i stor udtrækning benyttet på skolen
  • Færre tekniske begrænsninger og mulighed for bedre skalering
  • Udviklingen af Panopto-platformen ville kunne erstatte de funktionaliteten man mistede med Kaltura
  • Pantopo understøtter bedre de forskellige E-learnings scenarier

Som med Yale, er en vigtig fordel var at alle studerende og undervisere selv kan skabe indhold. Da man samtidig lagde til grund at udviklingen af Panopto er længere fremme end Kaltura, viser det at der er en klar forskel mellem de to systemer.

Kontakt os for at høre mere om Panopto

Den bedste måde at undersøge hvad der bedst fungerer for din organisation er selvfølgelig at prøve det selv. Det er en god idé at få testet mulighederne og danne et overblik over hvad Panopto kan og hvordan den kan støtte jeres fremtidige læringsmetoder.

Hvis du vil prøve Panopto kan du kontakte os på nedenstående link.

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Invitation to Panopto’s Annual Conference: ‘Video from every angle’

By | Nyheder

Viducon is happy to invite you to our business partner’s Panopto, annual one-day conference.

The conference will be taking place in central London on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

The event theme this year will be ‘video from every angle’. The conference will bring together delegates from universities, colleges and schools to share best practice, network and learn about all the latest developments in video and multimedia content. There is no charge to attend.

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Date: Wednesday 9 November
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (followed by an informal drinks reception)
Location: America Square Conference Centre, London, EC3N 2LB
Register online here.

You should attend if you are:
– A member of your institution’s senior strategic team
– Tasked with enhancing the student experience
– A specialist in teaching and learning
– A learning technologist
– An e-learning professional
– An ICT specialist with a focus on AV technologies
– A teacher using, or thinking of using, video technology in the classroom

To ensure delegates from as many organisations as possible will be able to attend, we are initially able to offer three delegate spaces per institution, so sign up now to secure your place.

Additionally, if you are interested in getting involved in the programme, you can:

  • Nominate an academic from your institution to participate in a panel discussion
  • Nominate a student from your institution to participate in a student panel discussion
  • Suggest a topic for one of the afternoon breakout sessions – either a technical session or a pedagogical session

If you have an idea for content you’d like to present and you want to discuss it, please email Rebecca Avery: ravery@panopto.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

5 Tips to Improve the Audio Quality in Your Presentation Recordings

By | Nyheder

We’ve all seen them before: online videos in which the audio
quality is so poor that it becomes difficult to pay Improving Audio Quality Panopto Presentation Recording Platformattention to the speakers or information being presented. When recording a presentation or preparing for a webinar, many people spend most of their effort making sure the video is perfect, and tend to overlook simple audio settings that can make or break the quality of a recording.Good audio quality is a critical component in ensuring your viewers stay engaged and don’t miss any part of your presentation. High-quality audio also improves the accuracy of speech search within your videos, making it easier for viewers to find and fast-forward to precise words or phrases mentioned by a speaker. Here are 5 simple tips that can make sure the audio in your presentation recordings are as clear and easy to hear as possible.

1. Remove as much ambient noise as possible.

In order to get the best sound quality out of your microphone, you need to be sure that you minimize any ambient noise in the room. Even seemingly innocuous room items like a spinning ceiling fan, which may be practically silent to you, can cause distracting background noise in your recording. Before you start recording, make sure that any fans are turned off and any office machines (such as a fax machine or printer) that could interrupt you are unplugged. If possible, we also recommend positioning your microphone away from your computer. PC fans can sometimes increase in speed due to hardware usage during a recording.

2. Choose the right equipment.

In many cases, your laptop’s onboard microphone or the microphone on your webcam will be sufficient if you’re recording in a small room with little ambient noise. On the other hand, if you’re in a conference or auditorium setting, you may want to consider using a uni-directional microphone. A uni-directional microphone ensures that only the sound from one direction will be picked up. By contrast, an omni-directional microphone will pick up sounds from all directions — which would capture distracting sounds from other people in a classroom or a common work area.

Two of our favorite microphones are the Blue Yeti and the Sony ECM-AW3. Both of these mics offer great sound quality at an affordable price. If you’re using Panopto, our broad device support ensures that whichever microphone you choose, all you need to do is plug it in. We take care of the rest.

3. If you choose to use music, leave it to the beginning and end of your presentation.

There’s nothing more distracting than having to listen to a music track being played underneath your vocals for an extended period of time. If you’d like to incorporate music into your presentation, limit the use to 5-6 seconds in the beginning and end of your video. Using music in this way can help introduce and close your session for your viewers.

However, be mindful of copyrights when using music for presentations. To keep things simple, we suggest using a stock audio site like AudioJungle or the audio section of iStockPhoto, where inexpensive royalty-free music clips can be purchased.

4. Keep an eye on your input volume.

To make sure that you’re recording at the right volume levels, it’s important that you pay attention to the input volume meter in your recorder. If you’re using the Panopto software for Windows, the input volume is on the right side of the screen; if you’re using our software for Mac, the input volume can be found near the bottom of the recording window.

Panopto Recorder - Audio Input
The Input Volume meter on the Panopto Recorder for Windows

Panopto Mac Recorder - Audio Input
The Input Volume meter on the Panopto Recorder for Mac

As you record, you’ll want to keep your volume in the green zone. If you find that your voice is constantly metered in the red zone, your input volume is too high and your audio will be “clipped,” resulting in distorted audio during playback.

5. Don’t forget to sound check!

Although this step may seem to be a no-brainer, it’s one that many people miss. When you’ve finished setting up your presentation recording area and are almost ready to start, take a few minutes out to make a quick test video. It doesn’t have to be complicated — simply record yourself saying a few brief words. Once you’ve completed your test recording, Panopto will automatically upload it into your organization’s video library, where you can play it back to make sure that your audio and video quality are exactly as you want it. Making a test recording gives you the opportunity to make any necessary quick adjustments before you record your actual video, sparing you from any surprises in your final recording.

Do you have any other tips to ensure that your audio quality is crisp and clear? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Try it out for yourself
If you’re interested in learning more about how Panopto can help you improve elearning and communication at your business or university, contact us here.

This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog.

3 Ways to Use Video in Your Blended Learning Environment

By | Nyheder

As teachers continue using different technologies to improve learning both in and out of the classroom, video is quickly becoming their medium of choice. According to a 2011 article in College Teaching, versatility, accessibility, and the breadth of content offered by online video creates opportunities to enrich course content and improve student engagement through activities and discussion.

Naturally, here at Panopto we think video is one of the best ways to communicate ideas and stimulate discussion in the classroom. Here are some of our favorite ways to enrich the blended learning experience through video.

The Flipped Classroom

The fastest growing application for video in education is the flipped classroom, also known as “inverted teaching.” In flipped classroom scenarios, students watch a recorded lecture at home before class, then spend their time during class applying the lecture material through discussion or exercises guided by the instructor.

Many professors find that flipping their classes creates a more interactive, participatory learning environment, and students come to class better prepared to discuss the topic or ask questions. At Butler University in Indianapolis, where professors have been using Panopto since 2010, flipping the classroom has improved the quality of in-class discussion and has led to improved exam scores.

Student Recording

Teachers don’t have to always be the ones in front of the camera. Using-Panopto-Blended-Learning-Platform-at-Butler-UniversitySome universities are turning the tables by using their video learning platform for student skills practice and assessment.
At the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, students in their Business Communications course use Panopto to record their presentations, then play the videos back to critique their performances.

In addition to flipping classes, professors at Butler Universityassess students in their Physician Assistant program through video. Students record themselves interacting with standardized patients using an iPad or laptop, and those recordings are used in turn by their professors, who offer feedback on their performance.

 Augment In-Class Lectures with Video Tutorials

Video tutorials for viewing outside of class can help shed light on difficult topics that require a little bit more practice, or offer additional information for students that want to deepen their understanding. They can also be used to prepare students for an in-class lecture that have less experience with the subject at hand. Video learning platforms can make it easy for teachers who want to quickly and easily create mini-lectures or tutorials. With Panopto, all that’s needed is to hit the big red RECORD button, and Panopto automatically records the contents of the screen and indexes slides, other on-screen content, and the teachers spoken words for search. This functionality is particularly well-suited for demonstrating software, such as in this video from the University of Birmingham, demonstrating how a particular program should be used for an upcoming assignment.


 

To learn more about today’s modern lecture capture technology, contact us here.

This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog

Case Study: CBS students embrace lecture capture and the numbers show it!

By | Nyheder

Lecture Capture at Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the 8 Danish universities. CBS has been recording lectures since 2010 and using Panopto’s video solution to record lectures since 2013. Lecture capture is used to assist students in their general studies and more specifically to provide a service to those who are unable to attend. The number of courses being recorded is increasing year by year (19 courses in 2015) and at some departments lecture capture has been in use for several consecutive years. In the past year, CBS has experienced an exponential increase in the amount of lecture recordings viewed by the students, compared to previous years.

BM0128_CBS_SolbjergPlads-2918Copenhagen Business School (photo by Bjarke MacCarthy)

In courses where lecture capture has been available, students have taken full advantage of the recordings, where course evaluations have shown that they are delighted with the option of using online lectures as an additional learning resource. In 2015, we saw a massive growth in the students’ use of the lecture capture recordings. According to the viewing analytics, the number of views per course have increased dramatically in most of the courses recorded. This made us pose the question: “Are we dealing with a new generation of students, who find the availability of lectures online, to be a natural part of their learning process?”

What some students thought about lecture capture:

“The lecture recordings helped me a lot. I got all the key points and a better understanding, as I was able to pause and rewind and so on”

“They helped a lot! I could pause the lecture, take the important notes and start it again”

“They helped me a great deal. Some of them I watched several times, if I had found something particularly difficult”

77.675 minutes viewed compared to 24.941 per year, the year before!

What took us by surprise was that in some courses, viewing minutes have tripled in 2015. In the course ‘Theoretical Positions’, viewing minutes increased from 24.941 minutes for the 18 lectures recorded in 2014 to 77.675 minutes for the same amount of lectures and number of students, in 2015. As the same pattern of increased viewing was visible in most of the courses recorded in 2015, we wanted to ask the students what they think of learning technologies such as lecture capture and the idea of lectures being distributed online.

CaptureThe graph demonstrates that viewing minutes have tripled in 2015. The numbers are taken from Panopto analytics.

Therefore, at the end of the semester, we sent a survey out to the students who attended ‘Theoretical Positions’ and ‘Strategic Communications’ courses, and asked them to give feedback on their experience with the lecture recordings. The survey was sent to the students, where their feedback gave us insight as to their reason for using the recordings, their view on how lecture capture helped them in their studies and the role that they see for lecture capture in their future studies. Knowing already the large number of viewing minutes, it was no big surprise that the students expressed their enthusiasm for the recordings. Nevertheless, here are some of their comments, explaining why they made use of the lecture recordings.

The reasons students mentioned that they were watching the recorded lectures

1. Not being able to participate at the lecture for different reasons:
• “I was not able to participate due to work, sickness or double bookings”
• “I had some overlapping courses last semester, which meant that I was very glad that the lectures were accessible online”

2. According to students, the recordings helped them to better prepare for the exam:
• “For the exam I saw all the lectures again to be better prepared”
• “For the exam I watched specific lectures as I forgot some definitions, which I wanted to use in my exam paper”

3. Recordings helped them control or regulate their learning pace. This in turn helped them in taking notes, as they were able to pause or revisit lectures:
• “It was nice to take notes again if something was missed in class”
• “I could pause the lecture, take the important notes and start it again”

4. The course was difficult or there were some specific difficult topics. ‘Theoretical Positions’, for example, stretches over 18 lectures over the course of 3 months, making the possibility to revisit lectures, seemed to be valuable for students:
• “The course was a quite difficult, which was the main reason I watched the videos”
• “It was a good way to refresh the lecture, if there was something I did not understand during class. It is easier to understand complicated points in the lectures if you watch them again”
• “They helped me a great deal. Some of them I watched several times, if I had found some things in particular to be difficult”

The main theme that explains why students appreciate lecture capture recordings can be condensed to one word: flexibility. In the students’ replies, we saw them refer to flexibility in several different contexts. 1) flexibility in terms of the limited amount of time students have to balance between work and studies, 2) flexibility in terms of physical restrictions, which can include illness or being in exchange abroad, 3) flexibility to follow the lectures at their own time and at their own pace, and 4) flexibility in terms of the other courses they attend (some students had electives that overlapped, with lectures being conducted at the same time).

As students face an increasing pressure to complete their studies in the time frame afforded them, they come to appreciate the increased flexibility that follows the lecture capture initiative.

Here are but some of the students comments on this matter:

• “Lecture capture gives much better flexibility to still “attend” all classes even though you cannot show up in person, (because the courses are overlapping). E.g. when having electives”
• “It’s a fantastic tool for students that have a busy schedule or just lectures that collide with each other”
• “Flexibility with the study jobs in case you cannot attend, and the option of recapping a lecture”

Christian_KampmannProfessor Christian Erik Kampmann, which uses lecture capture at CBS.

“We have the technology, why not use it?”

Students were disappointed that none of their other courses were being recorded, especially since the lecture capture technology, Panopto, is widely available for professors and lecturers. As one student expresses his frustration by saying “Sometimes you just can’t attend (the class) because of several different reasons, including illness, and I think that if you have the will to learn you should have the opportunity to do so. We have the technology, why not use it?”

Students adore lecture recordings, but how can universities benefit from it?

Many of the comments made by the students, were about how the recordings help them in their studies, where they mentioned flexibility, the ability to learn at their own pace, overlapping courses and the difficulty to attend classes due to internship, illness, work etc. Can we then assume, that recorded lectures might be a tool that helps students graduate on time? Looking at the comments on the survey on how much it helped them and more specifically at what these two students wrote, we assume it might in some cases.

• “Yes, because I moved away from Copenhagen the last month of the semester, so I could still attend school by watching the videos”
• “Since I live in Sweden and work 50% besides school, it helped me to catch up on what I missed, when I did not have the opportunity to attend a lecture”

Conclusion

The specific reason for the number of minutes viewed, increasing so exponentially, was difficult to pinpoint. What we were able to identify though, is that this generation of students immensely appreciates the flexibility afforded to their studies by lecture capture technology. Students saw it as a great tool to assist in their learning, both in situations where they could not attend lectures but also for repetition and reflection on lectures, which they already have attended but wanted to review  in preparation for the exam.

For educational institutions there are also advantages in providing students with flexibility. By helping students in their studies and giving them tools to support their learning process, maybe we would see more students graduate in the future. At the very least, one thing is clear: students make good use of lecture recordings, and if it were an option, they’d like to see more of their lectures recorded. As a way of finalizing this case study, here are some of the comments made by the students when asked if they think that lectures should be recorded in the future again?

“Definitely yes. It is a big help”
• “Yes, It helped me a lot in understanding”
• “Absolutely, the videos allow the student to study much more thoroughly”
• “All lectures should be recorded, it’s a really big help when you study for the exam”
• “Please, please, please: Make this a common thing in ALL lectures!!!”

 

For more information concerning the technology (Panopto) behind the recorded lectures, please contact:
Viducon (viducon.dk)
E-mail: Info@viducon.dk
Phone: +45-50 32 97 88

Videoforelæsninger er et hit hos de studerende på CBS

By | Nyheder

Siden år 2013 har Copenhagen Business School (CBS) brugt Panopto til at optage de studerendes forelæsninger. Panopto er en amerikansk udviklet videoløsning, der efterhånden er blevet et centralt værktøj for over 700 undervisningsinstitutioner verden over.

En lang række videregående uddannelser i Danmark oplever, at mere end hver fjerde studerende falder fra allerede det første år af deres uddannelse[1]. Årsagerne til dette er mange men:

Kunne videooptagede forelæsninger få de studerenes frafaldsprocent til at falde?

I slutningen af 2015 lavede CBS og Viducon en undersøgelse af de studerendes holdning til videooptagede forelæsninger. Her blev det tydeligt, at der er et behov for en sådan mulighed. Spørger man de studerende, er fordelene ved at videooptage forelæsninger mange. Først og fremmest, giver muligheden for at se forelæsninger online de studerende fleksibilitet i en nogle gange tidspresset hverdag. En studerende sagde: ”Sidste semester tog jeg nogle fag der overlappede hinanden. Derfor blev jeg meget glad, da jeg så, at det var muligt at se undervisningen online

Andre studerende bruger forelæsningerne online, når de skal læse op til eksamen, eller hvis en vigtig pointe eller et begreb fra undervisningen skal genopfriskes. ”Da jeg skulle skrive min eksamensopgave genså jeg nogle bestemte forelæsninger, fordi at jeg havde glemt nogle af de definitioner som vi havde haft i undervisningen og som jeg gerne ville bruge i min opgave”.

Christian_KampmannPå billedet ses professor Christian Erik Kampmann der benytter sig af videooptagede forelæsninger.

For CBS var der to overordnede formål ved at tilbyde videooptagede forelæsninger. For det første, ønskede CBS at optimere de studerendes generelle læringsoplevelse. For det andet, var det vigtigt for CBS, at give de studerende, der ikke kunne deltage i undervisningen, en mulighed for at ”læse op” og følge med i undervisningen, så de ikke kom bagud.

Tallene taler for sig selv!

I år 2013 streamede en klasse på omkring 80 elever sammenlagt 21.000 minutters videoforelæsning. To år efter var tallet steget tre gange og i 2015 blev der streamet 77.500 minutter. Det antyder, at der er ved at ske et skift i den måde som studerende tilegner sig viden på, og hvordan de ønsker at modtage undervisning.

GrafGrafen viser, at studerende i stigende grad ser forelæsninger online. Tal fra Panopto Analytics.

Her er det vigtigt at understrege, at muligheden for videooptagelser af forelæsninger ikke er ensbetydende med, at de studerende fravælger at komme til undervisningen, da de studerende stadig synes det er vigtigt, at kunne interagere med deres underviser og medstuderende. Derfor skal videooptagelser ses som et supplement til deres face-to-face undervisning. Som en studerende sagde:

”Muligheden for at se forelæsningerne online har hjulpet mig meget til at forstå vigtige pointer og sammenhængen, fordi jeg kunne pause og spole tilbage i undervisningen”

Viducon leverer videoservices og vejleder uddannelsesinstitutioner og virksomheder i brugen af online videoløsninger med det formål at forbedre undervisning og online træning ved at gøre læring tilgængelig når som helst, og hvor som helst. For at starte en 30 dages prøveperiode af Panopto følg linket her.Kunne det tænkes, at den fleksibilitet som online forelæsninger giver de studerende, samt at det er et godt redskab når de studerende skal læse op til eksamen, kan være med til at lette hverdagen for de studerende og derved øge sandsynligheden for at de gennemfører deres studie? Det er værd at overveje.

[1] http://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/ECE8538535/stort-frafald-paa-en-raekke-universitetsuddannelser/.

They Don’t Like Lecture Capture, They Love It!

By | Nyheder, Thoughts and Discussion

Modern lecture capture no longer has to be a lengthy boring video, but can be an interactive learning tool for students. Many today still see lecture capture as boring videos, where students find it hard to concentrate due to their length. This is the reason why some regard lecture capture as not being pedagogical. Modern lecture capture, however, has turned this around.

While it’s true that students can find it hard to concentrate through the full length of a lecture recording, modern lecture capture technology provides a solution for that, by helping students identify specific topics that they wish to reflect on.

With today’s lecture capture technology, such as Panopto, students have the possibility to search every word in the presentation, search every spoken word in the lecture (by means of Automatic Speech Recognition), sift through slides, take time-stamped notes, and use many other interactive features that help them find topics they wish to review.

Udklip af eksempel på lecture capture

Giving students the possibility to search, take notes and thereby interact with the lecture recording, increases the effectiveness of their learning process and supports the pedagogical process that the individual student goes through.

Using Panopto’s analytics tool, we have followed closely how participants of the course Theoretical Positions in HA(kom) at Copenhagen Business School, were using the lecture capture recordings.

We observed the 90 students, who viewed over 75.000 minutes of the 18 lectures recorded. What we saw was, that not only did the students love the recordings, but also that the way which they viewed the recordings was very different to the lengthy boring viewing pattern, many assume lecture capture to be used by students.

In February we will be publishing a case about what took place in this specific class and go more in detail about the viewing patterns, which we saw in students’ interaction with modern lecture capture technology.

To learn more about today’s modern lecture capture technology, contact us here.