Panopto Update Coming Soon

On July 29, 2016, Panopto will require Panopto Desktop Recorders for Windows to be updated to version 5.1 and for Mac to version 4.9.1. The recorders will be updated on July 29 at 7 p.m. (CT). After this date and time, you will be prompted to update your recorder upon log in. To update your recorder, click the button download and install the latest version. For assistance updating the recorder, view one of these resources.

The recorders are being updated because Panopto 5.1 includes important bug fixes, which prevent data loss in certain circumstances. Panopto 4.9.1 includes important fixes to support the latest version of Keynote.

Please contact us with questions.

Kaltura Mobile App Available

The Kaltura mobile (iPad) app is available for your use. The app can be found in your App Store by searching for Kaltura MediaSpace.

Training videos and the Kaltura Mobile App User Guide can be found on the LDT Supported Technologies page under Kaltura.

If you or your students are frequent users of the Panopto app, we recommend switching to Kaltura.

Contact us with questions about Kaltura or to schedule a one-on-one training session.

Kaltura Video Platform to Replace MediaCore

Our media streaming server provider, MediaCore, has been purchased by another company. As a result, MediaCore will be shutting down this summer. To prepare for this, we’ve partnered with another provider, Kaltura Video Platform. Kaltura will allow faculty, staff, and students to easily store existing multimedia projects AND create high-quality multimedia projects. With Kaltura, you can record audio/video, record screencasts, and create lecture captures using PowerPoints. Kaltura works on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. A Kaltura iPad app will also be available for use.

Faculty can use Kaltura to create lecture capture videos, conduce voice-over PowerPoint presentations, and record in-class demonstrations. Students can use Kaltura to record multimedia projects for assessment. Everything created in Kaltura can easily be embedded in Canvas. Embedding recordings into Canvas is ideal because Canvas, like other learning management systems, isn’t built to host media.

Some important information you need to know about the switch:

When will this transition occur?

Media Core will be turned off in Canvas for the 16SU/16SU1 term (early May). Kaltura will be integrated and used in its place.

What happens to all the items I’ve stored in MediaCore?

LDT moved all your items (audio, video, etc.) into Kaltura. We assigned those artifacts to you, so when you access Kaltura through Canvas, all your items will be accessible to you.

What will I need to do to make my artifacts visible to students?

LDT moved all the content for you, but we only relinked the videos in our online courses. If you have MediaCore videos embedded on pages in your on-ground courses, you will delete the old MediaCore videos and relink to your vides in Kaltura. This is a very easy process, and should only take a few seconds per video.

How can I learn how to use Kaltura?

View this recorded webinar for an overview of Kaltura. Or, please contact LDT to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Assignment Submission Issues Using IE 11 or Edge

If your students have trouble submitting assignments in Canvas while using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge, please ask them to do one of these two suggestions.

  • Use a different browser, such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
  • Add Canvas to the list of trusted sites.

Please contact us with any questions with submitting assignments in Canvas.

Updated Qualtrics UI

The Qualtrics user interface (UI) has changed. If you are current Qualtrics user, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the new interface. The changes will not impact any surveys you’ve created/distributed or reports you’ve built. The only impact is to the UI itself in regard to its look, feel, and function.

Don’t forget, we provide you with additional documentation on the LDT Supported Technologies page of our site.

If you are not currently using Qualtrics and would like to, email LDT for an account. We provide Qualtrics access for all faculty, staff, and students. We have a campus-wide license, which means all users can create unlimited surveys, collect unlimited data, and build unlimited reports.

If you would like a one-on-one tutorial of Qualtrics, please contact us

Now Available: Panopto 5.0

Panopto 5.0 is now available for download. One of the major updates is the redesigned user interface, or UI. Take a look at the screenshots below for a quick glance.

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Other minor changes to the interface include:

  • Users can live webcast from the Mac.
  • Live webcasts have a DVR function, allowing viewers to go back in time and watch something over again during the live broadcast.
  • The PC recorder comes with system audio recording functionality, which could be useful if you want to incorporate video (e.g., YouTube videos) into your recordings.

You don’t have to update your Panopto recorder yet; however, if you want to update your PC or Mac recorder, follow these steps.

1. Visit learn.hosted.panopto.com.
2. Log in to the Panopto Canvas Integration using your Maryville credentials.
3. Click Download Recorder, which is in the top-right corner.
4. Choose to download the recorder for a PC or Mac.

Please contact us with questions.