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Reminder: Mediasite unavailable during Jan. 8 upgrade

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Mediasite will undergo a software upgrade 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8. Mediasite will be unavailable during this time.

Once the upgrade is complete, the MyMediasite portal for faculty/staff will sport a new and improved layout featuring:

  • Responsive design, better suited for a growing variety of end-user devices and screen sizes
  • Better visibility of MyMediasite controls and options
  • Enhanced sharing tools
  • Improved search capabilities

Walk-in help sessions will be held at the Media Development Center. All sessions are in 213 Hale Library.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 11, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1:30-3 p.m.

Mediasite unavailable during Jan. 8 upgrade

by Information Technology ServicesImage of Mediasite upgrade

Mediasite, the university’s centrally hosted video and rich content management platform, will undergo a software upgrade 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Mediasite will be unavailable during this time.

Once the upgrade is complete, the MyMediasite portal for faculty/staff will sport a new and improved layout featuring:

  • Responsive design, better suited for a growing variety of end-user devices and screen sizes
  • Better visibility of MyMediasite controls and options
  • Enhanced sharing tools
  • Improved search capabilities

The new MyMediasite portal allows you to more easily browse your Mediasite user channels and shared folders. You can select frequently accessed folders to appear in a list of favorites, similar to the way you can star favorite courses in Canvas.

Updated help documentation, video tutorials, and other training opportunities will be available shortly after the new portal debuts. In-person training options will be announced in early January.

Oct. 31: Student cyber security awareness poster and video contest deadline

Win prizes, gain experience, earn recognition!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 is the deadline for submitting entries into the video and poster contest. Prizes will be awarded for first ($200) and two honorable mentions ($25) in both video and poster categories for a total of six prizes in the form of Visa gift cards. Entries may be featured on K-State’s websites, social media, and in security awareness campaigns.

See the contest website for rules and submission details. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (heldesk@k-state.edu).

Winners will be notified by Nov. 14.

 

Student poster and video contest on cyber security awareness

Win prizes, gain experience, earn recognition!

Information Technology Services is hosting a contest in search of posters and videos of two minutes or less developed by K-State students, for students that focuses on cyber security topics and how to best handle them.


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Brent Anders publishes first book

by Information Technology Services

Brent Anders, senior electronic media coordinator, Office of Mediated Education, published his first book ‘How to Enhance Instructional PRESENCE: Research & experience based techniques to improve both online & face-to-face instruction (VIDEO for EDUCATION Series)’ March 1, 2017.

Brent has worked in higher education for twenty years, concentrating in media and online instruction. He extensively works with video capture, dramatic video production (directing, capturing, script writing, editing, and final production), live webcasting, educational media consulting, and instructional technology training. Continue reading “Brent Anders publishes first book”

Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction

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Do you want to learn how to use video in different ways to improve instruction, presence, and interaction in both face-to-face and online instruction? Brent Anders, senior electronic media coordinator, recorded a presentation on how video can be created and used to help with instruction of the course content as well as to help establish and increase instructor presence. Continue reading “Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction”

Nov. 2 event: Using video to improve instruction, presence, interaction

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Learn how to use video in different ways to improve instruction, presence, and interaction in both face-to-face and online instruction. Join Brent Anders, senior electronic media coordinator, for a presentation on how video can be created and used to help with instruction of the course content as well as to help establish and increase instructor presence. Continue reading “Nov. 2 event: Using video to improve instruction, presence, interaction”

Mediasite on-campus server migration is complete

by Information Technology Services
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During the month of June, Mediasite services and content were migrated from the cloud-hosted provider to on-campus servers as part of the Converged Infrastructure initiative. Faculty and staff who use Mediasite need to perform the post-migration steps to ensure their content and tools are working properly.

The MyMediasite tool has been updated in K-State Online, so instructors can continue to add video to their courses as usual. However, if you have previously downloaded and installed the Mediasite Desktop Recorder, you will need to update the program’s settings to direct the tool to the new on-campus servers.

Webmasters and others responsible for their website’s content should update their Mediasite links and embedded videos as soon as possible. Simply change “kansasstate.mediasite.com” to “mediasite.k-state.edu” in your link or embed code. Links to the old Mediasite system will continue to function for a limited time.

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is Kansas State University’s choice solution for capturing, managing and delivering instructional, rich media content across the web and in K-State Online. With more than 770,000 content views, Mediasite empowers the university to incorporate video, slides and audio into the learning environment. To learn more, visit K-State’s Mediasite website.