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Introducing Panopto!

UMBC’s New and Improved Screencasting Platform

October 17, 2018 9:19 AM
In May, DoIT announced the discontinuation of TechSmith Relay at the end of this calendar year. Following an exhaustive product evaluation process, we are happy to announce that UMBC has licensed Panopto, and it is now available for all students, staff, and faculty.

As illustrated in this overview video, Panopto is a sophisticated platform that provides a much more robust set of deployment options than its predecessor:
  • Users have multiple recording and editing options for the video and audio output
  • Embed quizzes in screencasts – excellent for competency-based and flipped learning environments!
  • Live Webcasting for interactive, synchronous presentations
  • Cloud-based video storage integrated directly into Blackboard: Bulk upload your previous media recordings including all those TechSmith Relay MP4s currently posted in Blackboard and Box as well as other file formats
  • Record from desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone
  • Perhaps best of all, accounts are automatically provisioned and any user interested in trying the tool can do so without having to submit a ticket through RT. In other words, you get an account, and you get an account, and you get an account…!

DoIT will continue to support student accessibility by providing transcription and closed captioning service.

If you would like to find out more, please read more on the Panopto FAQ collection, or join us for a live demonstration during Distance Learning Week, November 7.
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