Lecture Capture

California State U Adopts Lecture Capture Platform Systemwide

The California State University System (CSU) has teamed with Sonic Foundry to make lecture capture tools available to all 23 of its campuses.

CSU, with nearly 475,000 students and approximately 49,000 faculty, decided to extend an existing relationship with the company, which was named the university's preferred video content management solution in April. Nine campuses within the system were already using Sonic Foundry's Mediasite lecture capture tools.

"The success of our students is positively impacted with a seamless and easy-to-use lecture capturing solution that allows us to capture and share the educational content from inside our lecture halls," said Jean-Pierre Bayard, CSU director of systemwide learning technologies and program services, in a prepared statement. "After reviewing dozens of other solutions, we chose Sonic Foundry's Mediasite based on a range of quality, affordable and scalable tools for our academic video needs."

With the automated lecture capture system, users will be able to incorporate disparate lecture materials, including slide shows, smartboard resources and outside links, and immediately publish for live or on-demand viewing. The company's My Mediasite app also allows users to create, manage, edit and share video content from desktops and mobile devices.

"As the largest public university system in the United States, CSU is supporting the success of its students with empowering video-learning technologies," said Gary Weis, CEO at Sonic Foundry, in a prepared statement.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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