Steve’s out of the office today but I’ll still have the webinar room open.

Stop by and let us know what you would like do on Fridays this summer.  Let’s see if we can collect a few new topics and dive in.

We have talked about switching up the format of TAC.FM for the summer and trying out some other formats, Google Hangouts for one, Skype for another.

Of course each has its challenges and perhaps advantages. Definitely worth exploring. We hve participated in a number of MOOCS this year and nearly all used a Google Hangout in one way or another.

See you at 10!  -Mark

Sometimes we receive email advertisements of upcoming online webinars that might be of interest to folks. This forwarded email about Kaltura, which is the software behind OSU’s Mediaspace system…

May 2013: New Features, Training Made Easy, Kaltura Video Summit for Education & Enterprise
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Latest News and Best Practices From Kaltura and our Online Video Experts
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Explore Kaltura’s New Features


Spring is just the time for a brand new version. Our set of fresh features in our recent Gemini release include:

  • Integration with Google Widevine Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Live streaming to mobile devices
  • Integration with Aspera fast ingestion
  • Analytics – more reports, better integration with 3rd party analytics
  • Ads standards support updates (VAST, VPAID)
  • Player and Playback Performance enhancements for an optimal playback and streaming experience
  • More

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Kaltura Training Made Easy: A Guided Tour of the KMC and MediaSpace

As our library of tutorials continues to grow, we’re adding new tools to make the learning experience better organized, simple and fun.

Courtesy of our friends at Roojoom, we created a "journey" to take you through the essentials of the Kaltura Management Console (KMC) and MediaSpace.

Start the Tour >


Just 2 Weeks to Go! Register for the Kaltura Video Summit for Enterprise & Education 2013


The 2013 video summit is just around the corner, with 20 inspiring speakers from the cutting edge of video in education and enterprise, and thousands of attendees from around the world. Registration is free, so join us for two days of great presentations and networking.

Summit speakers inclue:

  • Paul Osgood – Head of Internal Communications, Philips
  • Mark Morsi – Project Manager, Copenhagen Business School
  • Robert Spalding Newcomb – Senior Business Systems Analyst, University of Michigan
  • David Boyll – Director, Digital Media Technology, Oracle
  • Aravindan Veerasamy – Director, Educational Technologies, Laureate
  • Laurie Williams – Sr. Video Product Manager,
  • Andrew Page – Manager, Integrated Audio and Video Engineering, Cornell University

Learn more and register today >

Partner Spotlight: 3Play Media


Take a closer look at how Kaltura partner 3Play Media makes video searchable, accessible, and SEO-friendly by providing high quality closed captions, interactive transcripts, and video search tools.

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Kaltura Community Forums – Relaunched

Introducing the new home of our community forums! Check out the new look at and feel free to browse and join the conversation. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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MOOCS – E-learning and Digital Cultures

Today Steve and I will continue into the content for week two if this MOOC. We’ll take a tour around the Coursera course site and see what the faculty conducting this MOOC are doing.

How are MOOCS doing, you might ask? From Slate this week, an article reported the following story about a MOOC  meltdown. SMORES anyone?

“In the span of a week, an online course on how to teach online courses turned into a master class in how not to. A class called “Fundamentals of Online Learning: Planning and Application,” taught by Fatima Wirth of Georgia Tech, launched on the online higher-education platform Coursera on Jan. 28 with some 40,000 students signed up. Within days, many of those students—including some who are educators themselves—were taking to Twitter and blogs to complain that the class was unraveling. On Feb. 2, Wirth wrote students to notify them that she was suspending the class “in order to make improvements.” 1

We will talk a little about MOOCs and their usefulness where they may be headed.


 Webinars on your Mobile!!!

Did you know you may attend our Webinars using your mobile device? Android and Apple tablets can now install Adobe Connect Mobile directly from their respective app stores. Search either the Apple App Store or Google Play and download the Adobe Connect Mobile app for your tablet.

You can join in our Adobe Connect webinars from your mobile device one you have installed the app. Enter the URL of our webinar (usually ) and log in as a Guest. Please enter your Name in the field so we know who you are :-)

You can view our available Webinars and Workshops using the TAC-CTL Calendar link above, or the small calendar in the right column on this page.

We hope you can attend one of our webinar events soon.


A Bit of Audacity

We had a question this week about how to ‘speed up’ an audio file. Today we’ll tale a very brief look at one way to do this with Audacity which may be downloaded from the Sourceforge site. We’ll show how to get it installed and demonstrate an example.


This week Steve and I are diving into a MOOC, E-Learning and Digital Cultures. We’ll report on our discoveries as we move through the course material.  The course is hosted on Coursera, where courses from many institutions are being offered online.

We’ll also chat today about and the rather interesting tool set evolving there.

What would you like to chat about. Leave us a comment or shoot us an email.

This Friday, January 18, on TAC.FM, Steve and Mark will take a look at how to transfer media from mobile devices. We will demonstrate how to use Dropbox, a free application with clients for both your computer and smart phones or tablets, as one way to move images and videos to your desktop or laptop. Once the media is on your desktop, you can upload your videos to OSU’s MediaSpace, or use your media directly in your PowerPoint presentations. We’ll look at some of the common pitfalls and remedies as well.

You may replay the session by clicking this link.

Software we discussed included Dropbox and Box.