Channel - Day 1
All keynotes, Mediasite Essentials Training, Mediasite in Action, Let’s Talk and general sessions from Unleash Day 1
8/18/2016 3:57:33 PM

Channel Videos

Capturing and Managing Videoconferences and Online Meetings with Mediasite Join
In today’s collaborative classrooms and work places, video conferencing and other collaborative technologies play an integral role in deepening communication engagement. Learn how Drexel University's LeBow School of Business uses the new Mediasite Join with their Polycom system to capture collaborative online courses for 3500 online and in-class students.Sonic Foundry also overviews how the Join service works and technical requirements before opening the session to group discussion about future collaborative platform support.
Ferdinand Bergen, Network Solutions Engineer, Sonic Foundry
5/3/2016 7:55:00 PM
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Choosing the Right Mediasite Recorder for the Job
Over the past year, Sonic Foundry has expanded the family of Mediasite Recorder models with configurations designed to meet the needs of different recording environments. Austen compares and contrasts each model’s video and content capture capabilities for both room-based and mobile recording appliances. Guidance will also be provided for those planning to refresh their Recorders or add new Recorders to an existing deployment.
Austen Portz, Director of Hardware Engineering, Sonic Foundry.
5/3/2016 7:05:00 PM
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Compelling Online Learning with Integrated Mediasite Solutions
The UNC Cancer Network at University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been streaming and archiving telehealth professional lectures for several years, and Mediasite has been a key component of this effort. Lectures are held via video conferencing combined with WebEx. Moving forward, UNC Cancer Network plans to develop a robust oncology learning center integrating elements of Mediasite, Sakai, Salesforce, Poll Everywhere and more to provide state-wide education on cancer topics for professionals and the general public. In this session, Tim shares his experiences. Since he's also interested in learning from others' distance education experiences, Tim will facilitate an open group discussion following their session.
Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Tim has over 24 years experience delivering technology in healthcare, educational, for-profit and state network settings across North Carolina. Prior to joining UNC, Tim served with VIF International Education, MCNC and Duke University, leading the development of shared technology infrastructure for the K-20 community.
5/3/2016 3:20:00 PM
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Content Storage and Retention Strategies
With Mediasite’s wealth of content capture, upload and import options, it’s important to have a solid content storage and retention strategy. Learn about new Mediasite tools for determining storage usage, establishing quotas, automating content management and retention practices. Attendees are encouraged to contribute their own storage and retention strategies, policies and challenges to the discussion.
Mark Weiler, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media
5/3/2016 7:55:00 PM
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Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Closed Captioning with My Mediasite
Captions create a more inclusive learning environment by improving student comprehension and engagement and making materials accessible to a wide range of students. In this session, Serena shares NC State's approach to captioning in My Mediasite, including the school's captioning grant and NC State DELTA's (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications) process of DIY captions using YouTube. Be sure to also join her at 2:55 for the companion Let's Talk discussion, How Do We Support Captions in My Mediasite?
Serena Reavis, Instructional Technology Specialist, North Carolina State University, Serena Reavis is an Instructional Technology Specialist with NC State's DELTA (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications). She creates and delivers workshops for faculty and staff on a variety of instructional tools such as Moodle, Google and Blackboard Collaborate, and pedagogical strategies such as online course design and Universal Design for Learning. In addition, she is the department's accessibility contact and serves on the Accessibility Service Team and the Accessibility Working Group.
5/3/2016 4:00:00 PM
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Don't Go It Alone! The Value of Partnering on Major IT Projects
Partnering with vendors and other campus units has become a necessity in this rapidly changing and resource strapped world. This is especially the case when you need to merge multiple technologies into a single package. You can know everything about some things, something about everything, but you can't know everything about everything. John and Eric share how they worked with their partners to design, implement and maintain a hands-free lecture capture system for UW-Milwaukee. As you will see, it was a joint effort from the start, is yet today and will be into the future.
Eric Dietenberger, Desktop/Classroom Support Specialist, University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Eric has work for the Lubar School of Business for over 22 years, the last 12 of those years as its desktop/classroom support specialist. He is responsible for over 500 computers between faculty, staff, labs and classrooms. and also manages technology in eight mediated classrooms/labs, two of which are equipped with lecture capture.
5/3/2016 3:20:00 PM
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Effectively Lighting Your Scene, Webcast or Event
In this interactive session Chris and Maggie share fundamental best practices for lighting any scene. They'll demonstrate the effect different lighting equipment and techniques have on your video production. From an economical LED kit or compact fluorescent soft-box to a production-level Fresnel kit, you’ll learn first-hand how to light videos and events like a pro in both a semi-permanent studio setting and a temporary remote production.
Chris Richter, Producer/Director, City of Madison Information Technology Media Team, Chris started working for the City of Madison in 1989 for what was known as CitiCable 12. He got his foot in the door by working with studio lighting and remote productions. Over the years he has expanded into virtually all areas of production performed by the Madison City Channel or IT-Media. Originally from Milwaukee, Chris has moved around the state of Wisconsin while growing up, but has truly become a Madison resident and put down roots since going to college at the UW-Madison.
5/3/2016 6:10:00 PM
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Introducing Mediasite Catch: Appliance-Free Room Capture
Capturing and preserving all campus courses, regardless of the room in which they're held, has just become easier and more economical. Meet Mediasite Catch which extends lecture capture to any space on campus. Sonic Foundry provides a sneak peek at how Catch combines the trusted reliability of automated, recording schedules with the flexibility of a software-based podium solution. This session will also serve as a sounding board for you to share feedback with the Sonic Foundry team about Catch's planned development direction.
Dharmesh Sampat, SVP of Engineering, Sonic Foundry
5/3/2016 6:10:00 PM
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Lesser-Known Mediasite Editing Tricks for the New User
Mediasite's Editor lets you quickly add finishing touches to any video. In addition to common editing functions of trimming, updating slides and creating chapters, the Editor includes several other useful capabilities that you may not be aware of. Matt demonstrates how to: - Incorporate watermarks - Block portions of sensitive video content to address privacy regulations - Build a Mediasite presentation from existing video and slides - Move content to a non-linear editor for more advanced work
Matt McCurdy, VP of Education, Sonic Foundry, For over 10 years, Matt has focused on helping universities around the world clarify their education technology vision and deploy it on an enterprise-level, with special emphasis on academic video strategy. He has been in the high-tech industry for more than 15 years and is a regular speaker on instructional design and technology in education. Matt holds a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University and a BA in German from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
5/3/2016 7:05:00 PM
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Lessons from the Trenches: Scaling Video Delivery with Mediasite
When use and consumption of your Mediasite skyrockets, it’s a good thing. A really good thing. But it also means you need to start thinking strategically about how your Mediasite is configured to guarantee efficient load time for system users and viewers, the best video and content streaming quality and maximum up-time. For UNINETT a National Research and Education Network (NREN) connecting and supporting educational institutions throughout Norway, these are critical issues impacting their business and their clients’ success. Thorleif and Benn share best practices that have helped UNINETT scale their infrastructure and overcome the real-world video challenges that all growing deployments face.
Thorleif Hallen, Senior Advisor - Services & Delivery, UNINETT, Thorleif Hallén is manager for edcation technologies at UNINETT, the Norwegian research and education network. At UNINETT he has headed a national project on academic video and rolled out Mediasite for 25 universities and colleges throughout the country. Thorleif has over 10 years experience with Mediasite, almost 20 years experience with lecture capture and 40 years experience with life.
5/3/2016 7:05:00 PM
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Let's Talk: Compelling Online Learning with Integrated Mediasite Solutions
As a follow-up to UNC Cancer Network's previous session, Tim and Kristen lead this discussion for attendees to learn from each others' distance learning experiences. Come to learn and exchange ideas about creating effective courses and compelling learning experiences by integrating Mediasite with other online collaborative solutions.
Max Gainer, A/V Support Engineer, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Max has provided audio visual support within the Telehealth team since August 2015, but has several years of prior AV support experience. While earning his BA in Psychology, Max worked as an AV Production Technician at UNC Wilmington. He further pursued his interest in technology by earning a Database Specialist Certificate from Caldwell Community College and a Network+ Certification through CompTIA. At UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine he served as a Technology Support Technician where he also earned his Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification from InfoComm International.
5/3/2016 4:00:00 PM
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Let's Talk: How Do We Support Captions in My Mediasite?
In 1998, the US government passed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires all federal offices and those receiving federal funding to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities, including students at public universities. Captions are an essential piece of these requirements. NC State has established a Captioning Grant and a DIY process for creating captions. In this session, Serena discusses supporting faculty and staff to create captions in support of accommodations or proactively. She invites you to share the captioning challenges you're facing and any solutions or best practices you have developed as you support captioning with My Mediasite.
Serena Reavis, Instructional Technology Specialist, NC State University, Serena Reavis is an Instructional Technology Specialist in DELTA at North Carolina State University. She creates and delivers workshops for faculty and staff on a variety of instructional tools, such as Moodle, Google, and Blackboard Collaborate, and pedagogical strategies, such as online course design and Universal Design for Learning. In addition, she is the department’s accessibility contact and serves on the Accessibility Service Team and the Accessibility Working Group.
5/3/2016 7:55:00 PM
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Let's Talk: Innovation, Brainstorming & Bad Ideas
What does it mean when someone says "we need innovative ideas"? Is brainstorming still a good technique for coming up with new ideas? How do you handle bad ideas? Join Mindy in this interactive session to learn tips for developing creativity, the difference between innovation and brainstorming and the proper etiquette for telling someone their idea is terrible.
Mindy Thomas Fulks, Director for Continuing Legal Education, Tennessee Bar Association, Mindy is responsible for developing curriculum and managing productions of both classroom and online seminars that provide continuing legal education to Tennessee lawyers and judges. With curriiculum focusing on 32 areas of the law and skills training, her goal is to promote learning and create learning environments appropriate for different audiences. Mindy is also responsible for recruiting, managing and training vounteers and supporting, developing and assisting with statewide pr programs.
5/3/2016 4:40:00 PM
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Let's Talk: Preparing for High Capacity Events
ICS frequently captures high capacity events for the State of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin. Preparing for these events is crucial for their success and efficient execution. Lydia and Greg share how ICS prepares for their events, but more importantly, they will lead a collaborative discussion and brainstorm of how other Mediasite users prepare for their own events. They look forward to hearing your experiences and ideas.
Greg Cichy, Senior Media Technician, Instructional Communication Systems, UW-Extension, Greg has over 10 years experience as a media technician for ICS. Before working for ICS he was a distance education supervisor for University of Nebraska Coop Extension.
5/3/2016 7:05:00 PM
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Live & Hybrid Events: On the Road with Mediasite Event Services
Capturing 1200+ hours of video content from 80 rooms spread across 9 locations in only 4 days - it's all in a week's work for the Mediasite Event Services team which provides turnkey recording services for events of all sizes. Kevin takes you behind the scenes of high profile productions and hybrid events, sharing his team's planning techniques, operational workflows and production best practices to apply to your own live events.
Kevin O'Connor, Mediasite Events Account Manager, Sonic Foundry, Kevin brings deep experience in events production and technical consultation to his role at Sonic Foundry where he is responible for Mediasite Events sales in North America. Prior to joining Sonic Foundry, Kevin worked for a foundation in the roles of technology manager, marketing, sales and has also been a technical consultant to professional sports teams. The former host of “Computers, Internet and More,” a weekly radio show broadcasting out of Wausau, Wisconsin, Kevin holds a degree in music production from McNally Smith College of Music in Minneapolis and is working towards a degree in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
5/3/2016 4:40:00 PM
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Looking Ahead: Mediasite’s Video Delivery Strategy
In the world of streaming media, delivering video to desktops and mobile devices continues to evolve, with no single solution that addresses video delivery to large audiences. Join Tom and Dharmesh as they lay out Mediasite’s transition from Silverlight to Flash and Smooth Streaming to MPEG-DASH, and introduce caching and IP-multicast to stream H.264 video behind the firewall
Tom Irons, VP of Customer Success, Sonic Foundry
5/3/2016 7:55:00 PM
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Mediasite Encoding Best Practices: Optimizing Video Quality vs. Storage Requirements
Mediasite provides a variety of streaming options, which means plenty of (potentially confusing) encoding choices. Learn how to choose the right combination to capture quality content while taking your users' bandwidth and your organization's storage constraints into account. Learn: - The fundamentals of encoding - How to pick the best encoding settings and create custom stream groups based on different capture scenarios - The impact of adaptive streaming Be sure to also participate in the related session, Content Storage and Retention Strategies.
Bill Cherne, Director of Field Engineering, Sonic Foundry
5/3/2016 6:10:00 PM
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Mediasite Upgrade & Deployment Strategies
Get the inside track on Mediasite’s development and release schedule to best plan for future Mediasite upgrades and deployments. Sonic Foundry also shares how to prepare for your roll out including infrastructure requirements, configuration recommendations and strategies to keep your Mediasite Recorders up-to-date with new tools provided in Mediasite 7.
Bill Cherne, Director of Field Engineering, Sonic Foundry
5/3/2016 4:40:00 PM
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Mediasite: Our Prescription for Learning
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy offers the only weekend doctor of pharmacy degree program in the US. In this post-baccalaureate, four-year program, students attend all-day classes most weekends of the year. Based on Mediasite, this weekend program has since expanded to the school's weekday Doctor of Pharmacy program as well as the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Bob shares how Duquesne currently captures all lectures in six weekday classes, in-depth vignette lectures for professors, lab demonstrations, faculty candidate presentations, department meetings, graduations and dissertation meetings. Mediasite is clearly a solution that works for Duquesne with students watching over 8,100 hours of content and logging over 14,000 views in 2014-2015.
Robert Timmins, Multimedia Specialist, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Bob manages eight Mediasite recording systems at Duquesne University. He has a background in video production and photography and also works outside the university in the competitive dance industry and national-level high school marching band events. A high school marching band director in his first life, Bob now records 70 - 80 hours of content every week using Mediasite.
5/3/2016 4:00:00 PM
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Panel Discussion: Closed Captioning & Accessibility Best Practices
It’s essential for schools to become experts on digital accessibility laws and best practices in order to develop a strategic framework that ensures content and educational technology accessibility for all learners. Our expert panel will discuss and share: • How recent and upcoming legislation have renewed attention on the importance (and quality) of video accessibility and closed captioning • How to find the resources, staff and time to implement accessibility measures more affordably than ever • Strategies and tips to draw more value out of the academic video created on your campus • How solid accessibility practices will foster deeper engagement with faculty and students campus-wide
Art Morgan, VP Partner Development, Automatic Sync Technologies, Art is a member of Automatic Sync Technologies’ executive management team. With over 25 years experience working with enterprise, education, nonprofit, and government customers and partners on software development and integration projects, his primary areas of expertise are voice, mobile, and video platforms and tools.
5/3/2016 6:10:00 PM
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The Power of Scheduling Automation for Content Capture
Mediasite recording schedules are key to streamlining large-scale content capture with automated, unattended processes. Elise and David from NYU's College of Dentistry and College of Nursing, respectively, share how they seamlessly record course content by integrating Mediasite with their EMS scheduling platform.
Ron Jailall, Sales Engineer, Sonic Foundry, As an expert in classroom technology, Ron’s goal is to make learning spaces easier and more convenient to use. At North Carolina State University he used his touch panel programming expertise to innovate classroom control, create a lecture capture system and interface for blind users, and streamline support for large numbers of technology-enhanced rooms. He has shared his design innovations with others at several conferences. Ron joined Sonic Foundry as a Sales Engineer and also contributes to the Advanced Integration Services team.
5/3/2016 3:20:00 PM
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Training & Support Strategies for a Distributed Autonomous Environment
Texas Tech University IT Division provides Mediasite as a service to the colleges and departments who then manage their recorders and content. Learn how Texas Tech approaches storage, user access, and training, and support in a high-availability environment, as well as lessons learned along the way.
Ian Wilkinson, Education Projects Specialist, Texas Tech University, Ian enjoys all aspects of technology. After a childhood spent taking apart watches, clocks, the Atari, and helping his musician father set up sound systems, moving into technology was a natural progression.
5/3/2016 4:00:00 PM
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Understanding Mediasite Content Accessibility
It’s increasingly important that your online video accommodates learners of all abilities, complies with state and federal accessibility requirements and strengthens overall content comprehension. This is why we’ve made Mediasite accessibility a priority with support for automated closed captioning, popular screen readers, keyboard shortcuts and more. Join Matt as he steps through the various Mediasite capabilities to address accessibility requirements. To learn more, also attend the companion panel discussion, Closed Captioning Best Practices.
Matt McCurdy, VP of Education, Sonic Foundry, For the past 10 years Matt has focused on helping universities around the world clarify their education technology vision and deploy it on an enterprise-level, with special emphasis on academic video strategy. He has been in the high-tech industry for more than 15 years, and is a regular speaker on instructional design and technology in education. Matt holds a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University and a BA in German from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
5/3/2016 4:40:00 PM
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Unleash at 10: The Company You Keep
Ten years after the first Unleash, a few things are very clear. Video is the most transformative medium of the past decade; the most influential ideas have been found in the unlikeliest of places; the Mediasite Community is at the heart of it. Join Sean Brown, senior vice president and evangelist, as he looks back on the critical, often-hilarious, and inspirational moments that have defined our collective movement.
Sean Brown, Head of Corporate Sales Strategy, Sonic Foundry, Sean's core focus is simplifying digital media to improve use and outcomes. Before coming to Sonic Foundry in 2002, Sean has 23 years of product management and education business development experience at IBM, Apple and Oracle. He is a past president and board member of the Hopkins Foundation for Innovation in Education. Today, Sean also hosts Sonic Foundry's popular, monthly best practices webinar series for higher education.
5/3/2016 1:30:00 PM
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Virtually, Anything Is Possible to Engage Audiences - OLD
In our digital world we have a wide variety of tools at our disposal to connect with our audiences. The challenge is selecting the most effective tools to disseminate effectively crafted messages that will resonate and be sustained. Jim demonstrates how effective messaging, social media, analytics and communication strategies can help your online video reach larger audiences. You'll learn how experts engage current and new audiences with innovative and dynamic communications. Jim will also share how to track precise analytics to prove success to yourself and your clients. By making content and communications distinctive and innovative, you can virtually see how Anything is Possible to Engage Your Audience.
Jim Jorstad, Director of IT, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
5/3/2016 3:20:00 PM
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Virtually, Anything is Possible to Engage Audiences 3.0
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7/5/2016 2:01:45 PM
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