Tegrity Launches Enhanced Lecture Capture for Campus 2.0

Tegrity is updating its Tegrity Campus 2.0 class capture Web service with the introduction of Tegrity Community. According to the company, the update facilitates communication and collaboration among students, faculty, IT/ET staff, and campus administrators within and between institutions. Users can exchange best practices and course content, as well as brainstorm ideas for enhancing class capture ROI.

New tools include role-based access to forums and one-to-one communication tools, as well as the ability to post and share content. Users and institutions are able to download, comment, and/or rank content posted by fellow users. All content posted is categorized and fully searchable.

New reporting features will allow clients to monitor Tegrity usage on campus, assess the impact of lecture capture on academic performance, and measure the return on investment. Tegrity reporting capabilities include:

  • End-of-term assessments: Institutions can benchmark student achievement and retention against Tegrity usage, correlating grade point averages and course completion rates.
  • Weekly reports of key performance indicators can be accessed online or automatically delivered to designated recipients to track the number of students accessing a class and/or course, student views, faculty users, and actual faculty recordings; and
  • Detailed analyses: Users can also drill further into each key performance indicator to measure and evaluate usage by specific students and/or instructors within specific classes or courses.

The update extends the current Tegrity "search anything" capability that searches any word or phrase projected in class to include instructor audio and any supplemental content a faculty member chooses to add to his or her Tegrity recordings, including content in PowerPoint slides, Web pages, and computer applications.

Management tool enhancements include:

  • Automatic backup and restore: An institution can elect to back up and restore all Tegrity content or just content for a specific course or class. This feature also includes the option of choosing whether to retain or remove inactive content (such as materials from previous terms).
  • Secure login control: At their discretion, IT administrators can require login campus-wide or within a specific recording station; and
  • System performance monitoring: Tegrity monitors resources and components and issues alerts when critical levels are reached.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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