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Multimedia Services

Multimedia services includes the capture, encoding, and delivery of audio and video content.  These services include:

Lecture Capture

The College uses Echo 360 for its lecture capture solution, a platform that automatically captures class lectures and converts them into podcasts, video, rich media, and more for anytime playback. If you are interested in lecture capture for your classrooms, please contact your Instructional Technologist.

Movie Captioner

Movie Captioner is a software that allows users to make closed captioned videos. For more information about Movie Captioner software, contact TLT@cofc.edu.

Kaltura

Kaltura MediaSpace is a new academic media service that functions much like YouTube and is available for College faculty. For more information, please visit http://it.cofc.edu/vvw/multimedia/kaltura/index.php.

Streaming Media Server

The streaming media server gives faculty and staff a place to publish multimedia work projects for display on the web. These might include educational audio or video for use in class, audio and video podcasts, or other streaming media designed to enhance students’ learning. If you wish to publish audio or video podcasts or other streaming media, please contact Helpdesk and open a support ticket.

Media Encoding Server

The media encoding server a file-based transcoding application that facilitates the transfer of media from one format into another. For example, transcoding a Windows Media file into Flash for streaming on the College's streaming server.

iTunes U

Colllege of Charleston on iTunes U provides access to audio and video course materials, lectures, news, performances, special events, and more through the iTunes application. Users can download the content to their Mac or PC, transfer the information to their iPod and listen to it or view it any where and at any time.

Video Services

If you are looking for assistance with video or audio production, please contact the Office of Media Relations and Video Services, in the Division of Marketing and Communications. The Video Services Team's experienced videographers and audio specialists present high-quality video and audio productions to a nationwide audience showcasing the excellence of our faculty, our students, our campus and our college community. Videos are both long and short format and focus on all aspects of the college experience from the student Quidditch team to ground-breaking marine research. They also serve as campus experts on video, post-production, illustration and animation in video.

Web-conferencing and Video-conferencing Services at the College

If you are in need of web-conferencing (Skype-like services) or video-conferencing services (Tandberg-like services), please email helpdesk@cofc.edu (5 business days prior to the scheduled service) with the following information:

  • Date and time 
  • Description of service requested
  • Preferred room location

Please note the following information:

  • Video-conferencing equipped rooms are limited on campus. Availability of the room is dependent upon the respective department's use.
  • IT must be informed 5 business days prior to the date of service
  • There is no ability to record a video-conferencing or web-conferencing call
  • IT cannot provide support on the weekends
  • A webcam is required for web-conferencing (such as Skype). IT recommends the Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF (with built-in microphone). A webcam may be available for you to borrow. 
  • IT recommends that you conduct a test call using the same computer and equipment that you'll be using
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