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Cuyahoga Community College Moves to Mediasite for Lecture Capture and Video Management

College plans a mass migration of over 13,000 videos to Mediasite

MADISON, Wis. — July 24, 2018 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announces Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) chose Mediasite to create a cohesive, all-encompassing video solution where faculty and students can create, watch and manage academic video in one secure place.

The Cleveland, Ohio college wanted to move away from its five competing video solutions that were being used in several ways, all a bit differently from each other. Mediasite is now the preferred lecture capture tool and the central dynamic repository for all academic video files across its four campuses.

“Tri-C used several video solutions simultaneously before moving to Mediasite. Faculty and students were creating videos in all sorts of ways and posting them in a variety of places – YouTube, Blackboard, personal websites, etc. Plus, there was no rhyme or reason to how we were managing the videos. It was ineffective and expensive,” said Michelle Reed, Online Video Strategist, Tri-C Online Learning and Academic Technology.

Reed continued: “Mediasite allows us to consolidate our video efforts and save money. Faculty and students can create and share videos in Mediasite, and everything is available to watch in Blackboard. Plus, we can take the thousands of legacy videos we created using other solutions and import them into Mediasite, making them searchable and new again.”

Micro Learning with Personal Capture Tools
In addition to Mediasite room capture for traditional lectures, faculty and students also have access to Mediasite capture software, allowing them to quickly create videos and communicate with students.

My Mediasite Desktop Recorder turns their personal devices into an anytime, anywhere studio, allowing them to create short video lectures and assignments. For example, faculty will be able to create micro learning content, supplement homework assignments and elaborate on topics based on student feedback.

“Mediasite Desktop Recorder is a great solution to put on lab computers for students to easily record videos and share with their instructors,” Reed said.

In addition, Tri-C uses Mediasite to:

  • Reach non-traditional students: Many students have families and jobs, making it difficult to attend class in real-time. Mediasite allows those students to watch lectures when and where it works best, while still engaging with instructors through interactive features such as quizzes, comments and ask-a-question.
  • Record simulations: Tri-C will work with academic departments to share the benefits of integrating Medasite into many simulation laboratories for studies such as nursing, radiology, emergency management, truck driving and police and fire, allowing students to not just watch videos but actually see their instructors demonstrating complex procedures.

“You need multiple eyes to watch multiple things up close in these situations. Mediasite captures it all and allows students to go back and review the material anytime,” Reed said.

“Incorporating video in the classroom is proven to increase student information retention – it creates personalized, engaging learning experiences. But to get the most value from video usage, it’s imperative that schools have a comprehensive, cohesive, campus-wide video solution,” said Gary Weis, Sonic Foundry CEO. “Cuyahoga Community College recognizes the power of a solid digital video strategy and we are excited to work with them to help them achieve the most student success with Mediasite.”

Trusted by more than 1,600 colleges and universities, Mediasite Video Cloud quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand videos for campus events, lecture capture and flipped learning.

About Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
Cuyahoga Community College opened in 1963 and is Ohio’s first, oldest and largest public community college. The College serves more than 55,000 credit and non-credit students annually at four campuses, numerous off-campus sites and online. Tri-C employs over 400 full-time faculty as well as almost 1400 adjunct faculty.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

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