VIDEO STREAMING OF INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT: Mediasite Live
The MSDC employs the use of Mediasite Live, a technology that enables the recording of a lecture or presentation by capturing the audio, video and digital images (computer, document camera, etc.) of the classroom experience. Mediasite can broadcast a presentation live over the internet for synchronous learning or can be viewed on-demand for asynchronous learning. This technology provides a way to archive lectures for students to review on their own or it can provide a means for a professor to enrich their online teaching by recording chunked scripts of content for inclusion into their online course material. The cost to capture and store information is $15 per hour for academic requests. Non-academic charges are determined on a case by case basis.
Reservation forms are available as follows:
A video conference system allows two or more locations to communicate simultaneously through two-way video and audio transmission. Each site must have access to a video conference system. Duquesne's is located in 715 Fisher Hall. The room seats 24 and contains a Smart Board, video projector, a resident computer, a VCR, and a document camera. Flat panel monitors permit viewing of the distant sites. The system has the ability to connect up to three remote locations through IP connections. Four or more site connections require an external bridging service which comes with additional connection cost. There is no charge for academic use; non-academic use costs $50/hour. A non-negotiable requirement for a video conference is the presence of a tech support person at the far site(s). The room is scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis with at least one week's notice. Call x4614 to reserve the room. Details of the Vtel room.
Please forward the Site Certification form to the tech support person at the far site after the reservation is confirmed. Note that page two of the form contains Duquesne's video conferencing contact information.
Web Streaming Capabilities:
715 Fisher has the capability to stream the video conference over the worldwide web. Using Mediasite Live, any combination of audio, video, and computer images can be seen live over the web. In the event that a participant of the conference is not at a video conferencing site, an Internet connection would be necessary to view the conference live. Interactivity is offered by employing question/answer forms and user polls through Mediasite. (Mediasite broadcasts with a 12 second delay). The published content can be made available via the internet or CD-ROM. An operation fee of $15 per hour will be assessed for academic requests. Non-academic charges are $37.50 per hour.
AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEMS: Turning Point
Duquesne has a university license with Turning Technologies for TURNING POINT, a software solution for use with personal response system keypads. Turning Point provides the ability to make PowerPoint presentations interactive. An instructor creates questions in PowerPoint through a simple toolbar added by Turning Point. Students use handheld keypads to answer the questions. The keypads produce radio frequency signals that are gathered by the personal response receiver located in the resident computer. Data is collected and graphical results are displayed in a matter of seconds. The interactivity provides the ability to reinforce curriculum, monitor student progress, and increase student participation.
New Info as of July 2013:
Duquesne's classrooms and lecture halls will be upgraded to the latest version of Turning Point for fall semester. For those familiar with Turning Point, Version 5.2.1 is initially different in appearance from the old version beginning with a new "dashboard" that provides the options of using PowerPoint polling, Anywhere polling, or Self-Paced polling. Most users should click into PowerPoint polling. The PowerPoint polling screen will look somewhat different as the Turning Point toolbar has been reorganized. All previous functionality still exists - just in different places.
Any presentation developed in an earlier version of Turning Point is usable in Version 5. The user will be prompted that once the old version is converted to V5.2.1 it will no longer work in the previous version. The recommendation is to save the file with a new name rather than overwrite the old.
If you would like to explore the new software, download the latest version (5.2.1) from the Turning Technologies website (www.turningtechnologies.com). Click Downloads - TurningPoint 5 - PC Install Version.
To understand more about the differences in the new version, please view the training resources found under Support - Training - New TurningPoint 5 Training.
If you plan to use Turning Point in your teaching and wish to have your students purchase the keypads, notify the bookstore so they can prepare their inventory. For occasional use, PRS keypad packs are available for loan from the MSDC and include an RF receiver and 30 or 50 keypads.
Turning Point also offers a mobile app for smart devices called ResponseWare. If the instructor has notified the bookstore they are interested in using ResponseWare, students will be able to purchase a license and access a website for in-class polling. Smart devices and keypads can be used simultaneously in a classroom.
To view informative videos of Turning Point applications, please view the links below:
MULTIMEDIA PROJECT SERVICES
The MSDC provides assistance with multimedia projects associated with teaching and learning. A consultation will enable the MSDC staff member to determine the project scope, resource needs, and feasibility of the project. A cost estimate will be given detailing the project work and the hours associated with completing the task. Cost is determined on an individual project basis.
The MSDC has the capabilities to capture and edit many types of non-copyright media including miniDV, VHS, DVD, DVCAM, and AVCHD. In addition, video from HDV, Hi-8 or Digital 8 can be edited and captured provided the client supplies the camera AND ALL ASSOCIATED CABLES to the MSDC.
Important Note: It is the responsibility of the faculty or University staff member to comply with all copyright guidelines when completing multimedia projects. See the Academic Affairs website (www.academicaffairs.duq.edu/acadpolicy) for more information.
Blank media may be purchased from the MSDC at the rates listed below. Cash or budget numbers are accepted.
|MiniDV (60 minutes)||$8|
|Audio cassette (90 minutes)||$2|
|Media CD-R (700 MB)||$1|
|DVD-R (4.7 GB)||$2|
Customers may provide their own blank media. ALL DVDs MUST BE OF THE DVD-R FORMAT.
BASIC MEDIA SERVICES
|Disc Copies||DVD to DVD or CD to CD||$5 + cost of blank media|
|Media Transfers||VHS to DVD, miniDV to VCR, etc.||$10/transfer|
|Video Editing||Academic projects||$15/hr|
Video may be transferred to a different format provided the client has written permission from the copyright holder.
The first copy of the final project is free. Each additional copy is $2