MiVideo symposium offers insights and knowledge sharing

  • Mary Reilly, captioned media specialist (left), and Kai Donovan, media developer (right), discussed the closed captioning service offered through Kaltura and MiVideo. (Joel Iverson, ITS)

More than 60 MiVideo administrators from 28 U-M departments, schools, and campuses attended the second annual MiVideo Administrator Symposium in July, hosted by the ITS Teaching and Learning Group. Powered by Kaltura, MiVideo is U-M’s cloud-based media streaming and content management service used by faculty, students, and staff to organize, catalog, share, search, and publish multimedia content.

MiVideo service managers Melinda Kraft and Britain Woodman hosted the event, which kicked off with a presentation by Kaltura customer service manager Anna Connaughton. She revealed a product roadmap of expected releases in the next 12–18 months. Administrators appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and provided personal insight into their experiences using various aspects of the service. The remainder of the afternoon was devoted to use case demonstrations by attendees. Several unique and creative presentations of how MiVideo is being used throughout U-M were shared including:

  • Closed Captioning–Captions and Student Disability Accommodations: by Mary Reilly, captioned media specialist, U-M Services for Students with Disabilities, and Kai Donovan, media developer, Taubman Health Sciences Library
  • Live Streaming: by Andrew Wollner, media consultant, School of Music, Theater, and Dance
  • U-M Flint Teaching and Learning Cases: by Nick Gaspar, instructional learning lead, School of Nursing, UM-Flint
    • Incorporating MiVideo into third party applications
    • Nursing simulation labs
    • BlueJeans to Kaltura course workflows
    • Student video assignment & discussion submissions
  • New player features–360 degree videos and multiple audio tracks: by Melinda Kraft, MiVideo service manager, ITS Teaching and Learning
  • MiVideo Player Learning Analytics Customizations: by Ellen Meiselman, applications programmer/analyst, Michigan Medicine’s HITSEducational Training Learning Management System
  • Digital audio archive with copyright access controls: by Melissa Hernandez-Duran, assistant archivist, Bentley Historical Library

Attendees left with new insights into what is possible with MiVideo, and were encouraged to reach out to one another in a community of practice to continue to network and share ideas. If your department would like to discuss how MiVideo could benefit your needs visit its.umich.edu/mivideo or contact the ITS Service Center.