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U Bristol Deploys Lecture Capture Platform To Improve Video Management

The University of Bristol has deployed a new video creation and management platform in an effort to improve integration with its learning management system and ease faculty use.

Previously, the university was using multiple systems for capturing and managing video that did not integrate with its Blackboard LMS.

The university decided to adopt Sonic Foundry's Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform, which integrates with the LMS and makes all content searchable from a single location.

"Mediasite was the most robust, reliable solution for us," said Carla Hill, project manager in Bristol's Strategic Projects Office, in a prepared statement. "We saw the new campus-wide Mediasite deployment at the University of Leeds and wanted to create a similar lecture capture program at Bristol. Mediasite's ability to not only capture all our lecture content but also store, manage and publish it across multiple channels was a huge selling point for us."

The university began by piloting Mediasite in 14 classrooms, with a larger deployment planned for September. Instructors in the pilot program are using Mediasite's Desktop Recorder, as well.

"Lecturers and students enjoy Mediasite a great deal," added Hill. "Students were keen for a solution that allowed them to review lectures on-demand, and faculty needed an automated system that didn't vastly change the way they taught. What's so great about Mediasite is that the Recorders are reliable and do all the work for you."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].

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