The Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) is offering new tools, including student access to Adobe Creative Cloud. This semester, you may notice a variety of updates to existing tools, such as an automated transcription service available in Mediasite. There is also a new process for your students to follow in order to connect their personal devices to secure Wi-Fi.
The Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) is leading a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an enterprise-wide media platform to support teaching and learning at the university.
Ohio State has been using Mediasite to manage lecture capture and media distribution since 2014. A lot has changed since the university last engaged in a competitive bidding process for a media platform. Our online and hybrid student population has grown, and the technology landscape is very different. Our goal is to ensure the university has the most accessible and user-friendly platform available, making it easy for instructors and students to record and edit media and share it in CarmenCanvas and elsewhere.
Over the winter break, updates were made to Carmen Canvas , Mediasite and Zoom to make sure these tools were ready for a new semester at Ohio State. You may notice preferred last names across Carmen, the removal of Box integrations, a new look and feel for MyMediasite and an easy way to import your Zoom cloud recordings into Mediasite .
If you are using Mediasite to store and share lecture recordings and other content, please be aware of an upcoming change to available features. At the end of autumn semester, Catalogs will be retired in favor of Channels.
As an instructor at Ohio State, you might be using Mediasite to share videos and presentations with your students—but have you tried organizing your content into Channels? You can create Channels directly in the MyMediasite portal, and Channels allow you to share a group of presentations with just one URL. Think of Channels like your own personal playlists to use in your courses !
Many instructors as asking, “What do I need to do with my CarmenCanvas courses that have links to files in Box?” Before you go through each course, locate Box links and replace them, we encourage you to take some time to think about the best way to approach your files. You may want to move some files from OneDrive to another location that will create a better learning experience for your students.
Get ready for a new semester by reviewing important updates to the eLearning toolset. Learn how the migration from Box to OneDrive could impact your CarmenCanvas course; discover a new view in CarmenZoom and learn how to add guest lecturers to your secure meetings; and make sure your Mediasite desktop recording app has been updated to the latest version.
Whether you’re coming back for another semester or beginning your Ohio State journey this autumn, there are several tools, integrations and opportunities you should be aware of to support your teaching strategy. Learn what students have to say about CarmenCanvas, try out our new academic web conferencing tool, explore technology integrations and scope out affordability strategies. Learn what’s new in the eLearning landscape and set yourself up for successful courses this term.
There are several enhancements in the works for CarmenCanvas, as well as other programs designed to improve the teaching and learning experience at Ohio State. Integrated software like Mediasite and Turnitin will see improvements; new services for lab notes and academic integrity have been launched; and incoming freshmen will be equipped with new technology. Learn how these and other enhancements could affect your Carmen strategy this fall.