Mediasite Players vs. Templates
- Players are how the audience interacts with the video
- Templates define default capture settings & information
- Templates allow live and/or on-demand access
- Templates can set auto-discard after “x” days
Mediasite has the ability to allow schedules by which the recording automatically begins. This would require hardware installed in each of the classrooms. At ACC, we could put devices in select classrooms on each campus, allowing those rooms to be scheduled using AdAstra.
Mediasite Catch vs. Record Now
Record Now is a browser-based tool that allows users to open a browser window and press a button to begin recording. Record Now requires Mediasite Catch or a Mediasite hardware recording device to work.
Mediasite Catch is a bridge between software and hardware recording capabilities. It’s a tool that can be installed on all lectern PCs to capture classroom lecture.
Questions about Storage
One of the big concerns that we have at Austin Community College is the storage space that we are using with Mediasite. Based on some conversations with other workshop attendees, it seems like we’re not unique in our concerns/questions. I talked briefly with some attendees from the Ohio State University—they use their own storage solutions. York University has more than twice the amount of storage that we have at ACC, and they still have storage issues.
One of the things that we thought of to explore is to move our Mediasite storage to Amazon Web Services, which would be significantly cheaper than leasing storage space directly from Mediasite.
Catalogs are being phased out – channels are preferred way of grouping content