Channel - Unleash Highlights 2016
8/18/2016 3:59:21 PM

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12th Annual Enterprise Video Awards
Celebrate finalists and winners at the 12th Annual EVAs, hosted at the Overture Center for the Arts, a stunning architectural landmark in the heart of Madison’s thriving cultural arts district.
Rob Lipps, Executive Vice President, Sonic Foundry
5/2/2016 11:30:00 PM
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Celebrating 10 Years of Unleash
Join us for a look back on a decade of Unleash inspiration, education and camaraderie!
Mediasite
5/5/2016 5:50:11 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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Creating a My Mediasite "Studio" on a Budget
The flexibility and simplicity of My Mediasite means video can be recorded nearly anywhere. Small and economical tweaks to your recording environment can make a noticeable difference in the appearance of your content, even when using just a USB camera Join Mark to learn: - How to set up (or help others set up) for good-looking My Mediasite recordings - Home light kit basics - Webcam and microphone options and best practices - What to include on your "studio" shopping list
Mark Weiler, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media
5/4/2016 7:20:00 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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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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Getting Started with Mediasite Analytics
Mediasite Analytics provide the data to see not only who is watching and when, but also the tools that give you deeper insight into your Mediasite system. Bill demonstrates: - How to create, customize and use presentation reports - The difference between catalog, user, presenter and authoring reports and when to use them - How to schedule recurring reports to automatically send results to others - How to monitor Mediasite activity through storage reports, download stats and server stats - How to manage the health of your Mediasite with various system reports
Bill Cherne, Director of Field Engineering, Sonic Foundry
5/4/2016 4:35:00 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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Mastering My Mediasite for User-Generated Content
My Mediasite equips faculty, trainers students with the tools to easily record, upload and share their own videos. Matt demos different My Mediasite workflows to suit a variety of scenarios including: - Capturing screencasts or video with Mediasite Desktop Recorder - Uploading video from the desktop - Recording and uploading from a mobile - Creating channels, using shared folders and managing content To learn more, attend the companion session, My Mediasite's Content Publishing and Submission Workflows.
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.
5/4/2016 4:35:00 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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Teaching with Glass: Behind the Scenes of UConn's Lightboard Recording Room
Learn how the University of Connecticut has developed a new way to simply and effectively create content by building a Lightboard using Mediasite Desktop Recorder. The Lightboard is located in UConn's new recording room built from the design of Dr. Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University and John Mocko at the University of Florida. It allows faculty to write on glass while facing the camera, mixing traditional teaching styles with new technologies. Faculty seamlessly interact with video and images making for a more engaging learner experience. Faculty use the Lightboard for supplemental instruction, online courses and flipped classrooms. Keith and Karen cover the development of the Lightboard's infrastructure, how it integrates with Mediasite and student feedback.
Karen Skudlarek, Educational Technologist, University of Connecticut, Karen Skudlarek has worked in technology for over 20 years in the private and public sectors. She recently completed her Masters at the UConn Neag School of Education in Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology and is now an Educational Technologist at the University of Connecticut. She has an interest in working with faculty to create the best possible learning environments for this generation of students.
5/4/2016 3:15:00 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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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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Using Mediasite for Your Online Programs: Best Practices & Lessons Learned
In 2013, Villanova's use of Mediasite as their video platform for online programs expanded dramatically with the launch of several new online degree programs. They now use Mediasite in several modalities including recording lectures in professional studios, empowering off-campus faculty to record lectures with Mediasite Desktop Recorder and delivering video within their LMS. Naturally, explosion in use impacts Villanova's Mediasite management and support practices. Ankit shares specific best practices and lessons learned to: - Make the recording and post-production processes more efficient - Develop productive relationships with internal as well as vendor Instructional Design teams - Deal with storage and streaming quality issues caused by increased viewership
Ankit Desai, IT, Villanova University - Tech Services, Within Villanova's University Information Technologies (UNIT) - Instructional Technologies group, Ankit manages the multimedia services team. This includes developing highly produced instructional multimedia, using classroom recording systems and supporting use of My Mediasite. The group also leads training for classroom technologies. Ankit holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology/Design from Saint Joseph's University.
5/4/2016 3:55:00 PM
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