Panopto this week announced that it's beefing up support for the Blackboard electronic learning platform. The company is currently developing a new Blackboard Building Block for its CourseCast lecture capture system, which will be released this summer.
The Desire2Learn Learning Environment is gaining new collaborative capabilities thanks to the integration of the eLearning platform with Elluminate Live!, a suite of Web-based tools designed to facilitate online learning.
Panasonic has released three new models in its Panaboard line of interactive audio and video whiteboards.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently used Sonic Foundry's Mediasite to deliver an online course on the global financial crisis, which has been viewed by 50,000 students, alumni, and members of the public worldwide.
Educators looking for a lecture capture system can find it challenging to pick the right one for specific courses and classrooms. Here, lecture capture pros share their own views-- and their own choices.
Columbia Business School has replaced a manual process for doing lecture capture with a system from Echo360. EchoSystem, which automates the recording process by scheduling, capturing, packaging, and publishing rich media lectures and academic podcasts, will be used in eight classrooms.
Michigan State University is using its lecture capture system to stream class sessions for students enrolled in its Executive MBA program, helping them catch up on missed classes and review lectures for exams. But the system has also proved to have an unexpected secondary benefit: generating revenue.
Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma has gone public with its use of EchoSystem's Echo360 for lecture capture. The college, which has been using the application for three years, is hoping to increase access to nursing education in Oklahoma by recording thousands of lectures.
Panopto is adding native Mac recording to its lecture capture platform, CourseCast. The new tool, Macintosh Recorder, is currently in private beta and is expected to be released to subscribers of Socrates Premium Services, as well as hosted and corporate subscribers, in May.
Drexel University in Philadelphia has selected TechSmith's Camtasia Relay as its campus-wide lecture capture solution after being a beta tester for the new application.