Collection: Media Library

Help with the Media Library

Tags: Blackboard, Click, edit, Helix, HML, library, Mahara, media, Medial, record, screencast, service, stream, streamer, streaming, video, videocast, Viper, VLE

This page has links to a number of training videos and PDFs for the university's Video Streaming Service (Media Library), including:

  • ClickView (TV and Radio Recording),    Viper (VC Recordings),     Camtasia Relay,     tips for creating videos and     minutes of User Group meetings for the Media Library.  

The Media Library used to be called Helix but the vendor changed their name to Medial; you may still hear it being referred to as Helix.

Media Library Features

  • Store for audio and video files   (Please note the original uploaded file is not retained.  Each user should retain the original clip)
  • Streaming capability ensures that viewers of video see the version of the clip that is most suited to playback on their device whether mobile, tablet or computer
  • Student and staff access
  • Personal (private) space
  • Integrated Blackboard mashup
  • Integrated video assignments within Blackboard
  • Private space for teaching teams
  • Private space for teaching team and students
  • Public space for open videos
  • Sharing of clips possible for embedding in web pages such as Mahara

Uploading to the Media Library

Associated Files

Since the Media Library was upgraded in summer 2013, associated files are not as obvious as they used to be.  Click on 'Resources' just under the video.

Associated files can be used for attaching a file with the transcript of a video for example.

Details

Video Conversion

The Media Library accepts files in the following formats: .mov, .avi, .wmv, .flv, .mpg, .mp4, .mp3, .wav, .wma so it will probably not be necessary to convert the video.  If it should happen that your video is in a different format, there is a video converter available from AnySoft which is pretty good and easy to use. You can download a trial version here http://www.anvsoft.com/download-any-video-converter.html but the completely free version is installed on MyUHI.

Details

Media Library

Help with the Media Library

TV and Radio Recording

TV and Radio Recording

VC Recordings

VC Recordings

Camtasia Relay

Camtasia Relay

Tips for Creating Videos

Tips for Creating Videos

Users' Group Meetings for the Media Library

Users' Group Meetings for the Media Library

Placing Video in a Blackboard Module

Video Assignments in Blackboard

BB Assignments taking Multiple Clips

Placing Video from the Media Library onto a Mahara Page