Rich Media Creation at CSUEastBay

By scotgl
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    History of Online Rich Media at CSUEastBay

    For close to two decades CSUEastBay's media department has been on the cutting edge of deploying rich media resources online for students
  • Deploying Real Media online

    Deploying Real Media online
    The Instructional Media Center (IMC) introduces the use of Real Media online video for use with the Music, Art, Education and Anthropology departments.
  • Introducing "Synch-o-matic" recordings

    Introducing "Synch-o-matic" recordings
    The finished product was a RealPlayer video, and was displayed using a piece of software called Sync-o-matic 3000.
  • Profs. Miller and Rodman online courses

    Profs. Miller and Rodman online courses
    Using the Synch-o-matic system professors were able to support field research while continuing to keep their classes informed and engaged
  • Live Streaming of Music Concerts

    Live Streaming of Music Concerts
    Lecturer in Music Dept. employs live streaming of concerts that were available for review by students later
  • Apreso Experiments

    Apreso Experiments
    New software enabled the recording of powerpoint and voice to create a integrated file for later playback
  • Internet2 Dance in the Digital Domain

    Internet2 Dance in the Digital Domain
    Internet 2 dance event between CSUEastBay Music Concert Hall and USC Bing Theater
  • Educast online media creation

    Educast online media creation
    Began to provide an automated infrastructure to support producing, managing, and distributing audiovisual material and to offer the related service of recording lectures. This was done on a one by one basis with a mind to scaling up.
  • Peerings online evet

    Peerings online evet
    A collaborative Internet2 performance between vocalists, musicians, dancers, designers, and audience members exploring the mediated space of live internet performance. Performers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and Mills College in Oakland, CA performing in a common visual and acoustic space by virtue of the high-speed internet
  • Nursing Classes using Soft TV online

    Nursing Classes using Soft TV online
    Pam Parlocha created a series of online lectures for nursing students to use in conjunction with their ongrounds course work initially using "Soft TV" software and rendered as Real Media files served on the campus Real streaming server.
  • Acquired Mediasite appliance

    Acquired Mediasite appliance
    Mediasite applilance to automatically capture video and any presentation materials in high resolution and webcasts them live or on-demand. Initially used to generate DVD content for use with students
  • CNTV Cable station discontinued

    CNTV Cable station discontinued
    CNTV, the cable television station at California State University, East Bay, stopped transmitting and cease all its other operations because of budget cuts and the expiration of its contract with Comcast. "At one time CNTV was a vehicle to help get our message out to the communities we serve, but it has not been able to meet its budget and the number of viewers has become minimal," said Jim Kelly, at that time Cal State East Bay provost
  • Server admin position added to MATS

    Server admin position added to MATS
    Scot Gresham-Lancaster was rehired at the university with a mandate to research the best technology available to scale out the automated use of lecture capture technology across the campus with the intent to integrate and expand this resource on the blackboard system.
  • PZM 10 chosen as mic

    PZM 10 chosen as mic
    A series of technologies were tested for use in reocrding in the classroom. While lavilier microphones are the standard used in video production, deploying this technology to more than a few classrooms would not scale. It was determined that the surface mounted pressure zone microphone PZM when mounted in the desk provided sufficient pickup with no effort needed by the user
  • East Bay Replay "brand" established

    East Bay Replay "brand" established
    Activities of the lecture capture pilot project were given the acronym EBR for East Bay Replay
  • Finished survey of lecture capture candidates

    Finished survey of lecture capture candidates
    The MATS team finished 3 months of testing of all of the viable candidates for an automated lecture capture system and Apreso (soon to be renamed Echo360 won out.
  • 14 courses Apreso Automated Testing

    14 courses Apreso Automated Testing
    In the summer quarter Media and Academic Technology services ran the first tests of automated lecture capture in 14 classes in 4 classrooms to test the efficacy and scalability of lecture capture
  • Document Camera breakthrough

    Document Camera breakthrough
    Using the video input on the Echo360 appliance with the output of the Document camera faculty were able to project small white boards in the large ampitheater classes to a much larger and more legible size. this had the advantage of also being much easier to capture a clear image.
  • Echo360 server deployed

    Echo360 server deployed
    Apreso was renamed by Anystream as "Echo360" and offered the university a very reasonable deal on an ulimited year long licence if the university bought 5 lecture capture appliances which were bought ($35,350.00) and deployed over the summer to the large Ampitheater classrooms in MI, VBT 124 and AE 1204. hardware and the web linkage to blackboard were put in place over the summer.
  • Install and test Flash Media Server (ming)

    Install and test Flash Media Server (ming)
    To meet the curricular needs to supply video on demand (VOD) for many disciplines via the library catalog and Adobe Flash Media Server was installed and licensed. This was also needed to supply the streaming video for the Apresso system
  • 22 classes automatically recorded Fall 2008

    22 classes automatically recorded Fall 2008
    Primarily in the large classrooms with the Echo appliance, however we did use the software client successfully for the first time in 4 of the classes. Particularly, the music instructor used a document camera with the software client an dproved its effacicy.
  • Mediasite AACE recordings

    Mediasite AACE  recordings
    Using the SonicFoundry Mediasite, a series of 20 one hour or longer presentations were recorded for (Academic Advising and Career Education) in the old tv studio and pushed up to the newly deployed Mediasite server. These talks were orientatons for faculty and staff on academic advising policies and practice. Links forwarded to all interested parties that could not attend.
  • 46 Classes recorded using Echo360

    46 Classes recorded using Echo360
    48 Clasess in 14 classrooms with 28 faculty for the Winter Quarter.
  • Twenty-one classes automatically recorded

    Twenty-one classes automatically recorded
    Last Quarter to use Echo 360 system 21 classes 14 faculty 6 rooms
  • Transfer Flash Media Server from VMware to hardware

    Transfer Flash Media Server from VMware to hardware
    To insure peak performance and to get ready to deploy the new Panotpto server the FMS was moved to new dedicated hardware from its virtual machine instance
  • Panopto replaces Echo360

    Panopto replaces Echo360
    The previous system we were using (echo360) was not funded and it looked like we were not going to be able to offer this service to interested faculty, anymore. However, the provost funded a new less expensive system, Panopto that was actually a better system with more flexibility and features.
  • 15 facutly on Panopto

    15 facutly on Panopto
    15 faculty in 11 classrooms
  • Panopto 24 faculty in 6 rooms

    Panopto 24 faculty in 6 rooms
  • Panopto 47 faculty in 22 rooms

    Panopto 47 faculty in 22 rooms
  • 20 courses 14 faculty in 10 rooms

    20 courses 14 faculty in 10 rooms
  • 50 courses with 36 faculty in 17 classrooms

    50 courses with 36 faculty in 17 classrooms
  • 25 rooms 33 faculty 42 courses

    25 rooms 33 faculty 42 courses
  • 30 classes 24 faculty in 21 rooms

    30 classes 24 faculty in 21 rooms
  • 18 courses 13 faculty 10 rooms

    18 courses 13 faculty 10 rooms
  • Added in 18 new rooms

    Added in 18 new rooms
  • 54 courses 36 faculty 24 rooms

    54 courses 36 faculty 24 rooms
  • 50 courses 35 faculty 22 rooms

    50 courses 35 faculty 22 rooms