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Video Tools

If you have further questions about which tool to use, please contact Instructional Technology by submitting a request ticket with the helpdesk.

Tool

Quality level / Difficulty of Use

Where can I use this?

Unique features

Video Streaming
Live video played over the internet.  Used for sharing live video.

Medium quality (classroom quality is higher)

Faculty should request through Helpdesk and provide transcript or captioning

Students must have Windows Media Player and/or plug-in

Online Current fair use interpretation allows instructors to do what you would do in a classroom in a restricted online environment
Video Conference
High quality multi-camera video feed to and from another institution (university, etc.).  Used as a live speaker with the highest quality between two video conferencing systems.

High quality (HDTV 1080p); best used 1-4 video connections

Difficult; requires a technician

ONLY Main Campus, Room D-130 (Interactive Learning Lab) Recordable; can manage up to 4 video connections at one time; small delays for sending / receiving signal; can share desktop, laptop, document camera, video
Movi / Skype
Home video conferencing.  Used as a live speaker from a classroom computer to any location.

Medium quality (HDTV 720p); quality varies by webcam and slowest internet speed, best for 2 users

Easy; setup requires software install and user account on both ends

Anywhere; classroom needs projector and speakers; microphones can be lapel or conference phone style

Movi: Secure CTX account

Skype: free, create own account

Delays for both based on internet connection speed; can share applications

Adobe Connect
Webinar software for presentations / meetings.  Used as a live speaker talking to many people at their own computers.

Low quality (not HDTV); quality varies by slowest internet speed, best for 2+ video

Easy; setup requires installing Flash

Anywhere; classroom needs projector and speakers; microphones can be lapel or conference phone style Anywhere; classroom needs projector and speakers; microphones can be lapel or conference phone style
Tegrity
Computer recording system.  Used for recording of talk or class for students to view.

Medium quality (HDTV 720p); quality varies by webcam

Easy; setup varies in needs

Recordable; all users should have headphones; allows users to present; can share applications Records to computer and then uploads as a Tegrity recording to Blackboard
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