The Real Media (Mole) server will be decommissioned on January 16, 2015 due to unsupported software. We introduced Kaltura as a new streaming media server in fall 2012 (and as a replacement for Mole), and we’ve been working with faculty to migrate onto that platform over time. Given Mole’s end of life, we need to complete the migration of video content off of it. We are requesting that you only move the files you’re actively using since our campus Kaltura license fees are based on the amount of storage that we use.
Here are some migration options:
- Search the Internet to find a publicly available copy of the video and use the weblink tool in Blackboard Learn to link to it (NBCLearn, TED, YouTube or PBS).
- Re-encode the original source DVD/VHS video, and then load it into Kaltura or YouTube:
Please make sure you have copyright clearance on any videos you might upload. For more information on copyright clearance, please contact James Tyler in the Library Research, Teaching & Learning Department (LRTL) at 898-6779.
- Load videos to Kaltura:
There are multiple ways to integrate video in Blackboard Learn. If you have questions about hosting/migrating video or if you require any other assistance, please contact the Technology and Learning Program (TLP) at 898-6167.
- Locate and use the accessible syllabus template for your courses.
- Create accessible PDFs for upload to your course.
- Design your course with accessibility in mind using concepts for Universal Design.
- Prioritize captioning when choosing video resources.
Chico’s Affordable Learning Solutions Program Awarded Grant Money for Faculty Participants Willing to Save Students Money on Textbook Replacements
The CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program awarded CSU, Chico’s local Affordable Learning Solutions program (CALS) a grant for $19,750 to expand and further develop the current CALS/TAP program. Applications for the grants are available starting NOW.
This follows the successful completion of CALS first major project, the Textbook Alternatives Project’s (TAP) in the fall of 2013. Eight grants were funded for TAP, and seven of the eight projects provided new, more affordable alternatives to their old textbooks, resulting in an estimated total savings of over $43,600 for just one semester, for our students.
To download an application, visit http://www.csuchico.edu/cals/tap/projects2014.shtml or contact TLP’s Laura Sederberg for more information, 898-4326. This project is being co-sponsored by TLP, CELT, and the Meriam Library.
Read more about year one’s TAP project here, http://www.csuchico.edu/cals/tap/projects2013.shtml.
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