Re/Play adding and reusing content problems.

Following the changes made to the unit codes as part of the SLSP project we are currently investigating a problem where the search functions will not return results for the new unit code catalogs.

There are two ways we would recommend reusing or adding recordings in to Blackboard  –

Add Presentation tool –

  • Navigate to the content area in the Blackboard course where you would like to add the recording
  • Ensure Edit Mode is ON and then select Build Content
  •  Select Mediasite – Link to presentation(s)
  •  Enter the name of the presentation you wish to add and select Search Presentations
  •  tick the box to the left once located and then Submit
  •  Click OK
  •  The recording will now be at the bottom of the page and can be moved as required.

Embedding –

  •  Open Blackboard and select the My Re/Play Tab
  •  Scroll down and select Share Presentation
  •  Select Copy if you want to add a link or select Embed and then Copy if you wish to add a responsive video player
  • Navigate to the content area in the Blackboard course where you would like to add the recording
  • Ensure Edit Mode is ON and then select Build Content
  •  Select Item
  •  Give the Item a Name
  •  To add a link simply paste in to the editor and add descriptive text so your students know what they are looking at and select Submit
  •  To Embed Select HTML from the bottom row of icons in the editor. If you can not see this click the arrows in the top right. Paste in your Embed code and Update
  •  Add anything else you want in to the text editor and select Submit

If you do need to add a recording to the catalog for the 19/20 academic session please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk and we will be able to assist.

Important update for Mac and Re/Play Desktop Recorder users.

In the autumn Apple are releasing the latest version of their operating system ‘Catalina’ as part of this release they are withdrawing support for 32bit applications. At the current time the Re/Play Desktop recorder is one of these applications. We have been informed by the supplier that they are developing a new version and this should be with us by the end of TB1.

In the interim we would advise staff to not update the operating system until this is release if they wish to use the Desktop Recorder. If you have any questions please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk

 

 

 

Re/Play adding and reusing content.

Following the changes made to the unit codes as part of the SLSP project we are currently investigating a problem where the search functions will not return results for the new unit code catalogs.

There are two ways we would recommend reusing or adding recordings in to Blackboard  –

Add Presentation tool –

  • Navigate to the content area in the Blackboard course where you would like to add the recording
  • Ensure Edit Mode is ON and then select Build Content
  •  Select Mediasite – Link to presentation(s)
  •  Enter the name of the presentation you wish to add and select Search Presentations
  •  tick the box to the left once located and then Submit
  •  Click OK
  •  The recording will now be at the bottom of the page and can be moved as required.

Embedding –

  •  Open Blackboard and select the My Re/Play Tab
  •  Scroll down and select Share Presentation
  •  Select Copy if you want to add a link or select Embed and then Copy if you wish to add a responsive video player
  • Navigate to the content area in the Blackboard course where you would like to add the recording
  • Ensure Edit Mode is ON and then select Build Content
  •  Select Item
  •  Give the Item a Name
  •  To add a link simply paste in to the editor and add descriptive text so your students know what they are looking at and select Submit
  •  To Embed Select HTML from the bottom row of icons in the editor. If you can not see this click the arrows in the top right. Paste in your Embed code and Update
  •  Add anything else you want in to the text editor and select Submit

If you do need to add a recording to the catalog for the 19/20 academic session please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk and we will be able to assist.

Editing problems with Re/Play service

The Re/Play service is experiencing problems when members of staff are attempting to edit recordings.

After completing the edits on the timeline and clicking ‘Commit’, only ‘Commit to New’ is visible rather than the expected three options. The Digital Education Office has raised this with the software supplier. The problem has been identified and a fix is being prepared. We are now awaiting final results of the testing and a date for installing it on to our system.

We would advise staff not to attempt editing of recordings until this is in place. If your recording contains anything sensitive that should not have been recorded, please contact digital-education@bristol.ac.uk.

 

Re/Play updates – New static cameras

As part of the continuing Re/Play extension project we are pleased to announce we have extended the coverage of cameras in rooms where a chalk or white board are used as an integral part of the Lecture.

There are now 23 rooms across the institution a full list can be located here

What is recorded?

At the current time these cameras have been installed with a static capture area and this is indicated by the Re/Play Record Area stickers in the room (see above). In larger rooms this will not be every board.

How do I request to use the camera?

 As per the Recording Educational Uses policy we do not film lectures without express permission. These cameras will not be switched on unless you request for filming to take place. If you wish to opt in please email a request to the service-desk@bristol.ac.uk and ask for the camera template to be used on your unit code. Please note that if this is for a jointly taught unit then it will stay in place for the duration of the teaching.

Re/Play upgrade complete

We are pleased to confirm that Re/Play is now back online, the Digital Education Office and IT Services are still undertaking testing and the service will remain at risk.

There is still some indexing of content in the background which will effect recordings created after the 10th July being linked to a catalog. This will be completed by tomorrow morning and an update will be provided on this blog.

By upgrading to this version, we will benefit from new and improved features, including:

  • A better user interface and search function for staff in My Re/Play
  • An improved video management interface for staff
  • Dual video playback on mobile devices; this is for presentations that use two video sources created with the desktop recorder or with the video template in equipped lecture theatres
  • The ability to add quizzes into videos (both existing and new recordings)
  • Updated playback through better streaming

We will also be looking to evaluate the following –

  • Software solution for room capture
  • Inline annotation of videos for students
  • Inbuilt closed-captioning

We are continuing to extend the Re/Play service though our Re/Play extension project.

Reminder – Re/Play upgrade 16th July

On 16 July between 9 am and 1 pm the Digital Education Office (DEO), in partnership with IT Services and Sonic Foundry, will be upgrading to a new version of Re/Play. This process will take around four hours and the service will be unavailable throughout (for both playback and scheduling).

Once back online, the DEO and IT Services will be undertaking testing and the service will remain at risk during this time.

By upgrading to the new version, we will benefit from new and improved features, including:

  • A better user interface and search function for staff in My Re/Play
  • An improved video management interface for staff
  • Dual video playback on mobile devices; this is for presentations that use two video sources created with the desktop recorder or with the video template in equipped lecture theatres
  • The ability to add quizzes into videos (both existing and new recordings)
  • Updated playback through better streaming.

We will also be looking to evaluate the following –

  • Software solution for room capture
  • Inline annotation of videos for students
  • Inbuilt closed-captioning.

We are continuing to extend the Re/Play service though our Re/Play extension project.

Re/Play Upgrade 16th July

On 16 July between 9 am and 1 pm the Digital Education Office (DEO), in partnership with IT Services and Sonic Foundry, will be upgrading to a new version of Re/Play. This process will take around four hours and the service will be unavailable throughout (for both playback and scheduling).

Once back online, the DEO and IT Services will be undertaking testing and the service will remain at risk during this time.

By upgrading to the new version, we will benefit from new and improved features, including:

  • A better user interface and search function for staff in My Re/Play
  • An improved video management interface for staff
  • Dual video playback on mobile devices; this is for presentations that use two video sources created with the desktop recorder or with the video template in equipped lecture theatres
  • The ability to add quizzes into videos (both existing and new recordings)
  • Updated playback through better streaming.

We will also be looking to evaluate the following –

  • Software solution for room capture
  • Inline annotation of videos for students
  • Inbuilt closed-captioning.

We are continuing to extend the Re/Play service though our Re/Play extension project.