Navigating Deakin Video

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Deakin Video combines class capture and streaming with video creation and management into one seamless system.

Powered by Mediasite, Deakin Video will be available to use for authoring content in Trimester 3, 2018.

Deakin Video provides a simple interface that allows you to create, record, share, and publish your presentations easily. You can also use it to view presentation analytics, interact with your audience via polls and manage quizzes. Deakin Video also features a responsive layout that adjusts to whether you are creating and managing your presentations using your computer or mobile device.

Deakin Video Glossary

Deakin Video: combining class capture and streaming with video creation and management into one seamless system. The Deakin Video suite will be introduced over the next 6 months, beginning with a transition from our current Echo360 class capture system beginning in T3 2018. New features will gradually be released culminating with the launch of the full video creation and management system, that will replace DeakinAir in T1 2019.

Mediasite: The platform beneath Deakin Video. You will see reference to My Mediasite alongside Deakin Video.

Presentation: Control centre for your class recording, recording or uploaded video. It can be kept in draft, edited and deleted, you can add quizzes, presentation slides and other interactive features.
Scheduled presentations are, in essence, placeholder presentation frames. This is similar to Echo recordings but created in advance before the class recording. This has all the metadata and the recording is added to it later.

Channel: A feature of Deakin Video which allows for the organisation of similar presentations into a descriptive channel. Channels can be shared and embedded using links and iframes.

Made by you, channels are accessible within My Mediasite. Channels allow users to manually control how their content is viewed.

Shared Folder: Locations for presentations for collaboration with colleagues. Shared folders are created by the system and administrators.

Module: A metatag that serves as an integration point and maps to a units shared folder.

Catalog: Allows you to distribute all of the content that is stored in a shared folder as a group of presentations. A catalog allows your viewers to browse all of the presentations you have made available there. Catalogs are automatically created and system controlled.

Catch: Small Classroom Capture software used to record and publish scheduled recordings, particularly in rooms with little to no A/V infrastructure. Catch functions as a desktop recording tool that can be customised to fit a recording schedule for a specific room.

Mediasite Desktop Recorder: Desktop program used to record presentations on a desktop or laptop computer using screen capture and audio/video capture devices. Available for install via the Software Centre (Win), Self Service (Mac) or via Deakin Video (Non Deakin machines). Presentations can be stored locally or uploaded to Deakin Video.

Schedule: A collection of user-defined settings used to automate the recording and publishing process on Recorders and Catch Devices. Schedules are created in the Management Portal.

Click Home to go to your homepage.

This is where you will be able to view all of the following settings and features in one place. You will also see your presentations by default.

Click the ‘More‘ button (…) and select one of the following items from the drop-down list:

  • My Settings: View your user profile, notifications, and presenter information settings. This information will be auto-filled based on single sign on.
  • My Content Storage Report: View the amount of storage space you are currently using.
  • Help: Access the Customer Service Portal and relevant documentation.
  • Sign Out: Sign out of the platform.
Click Add Media to go to a new page where you can create blank presentations, record the desktop, upload video file, or Install Mediasite Desktop Recorder. When using Deakin Video on a mobile device, desktop recording is not available. However, you can upload media to your presentations.
Click the ‘Search‘ button and enter a phrase in the search field to locate your presentations. Mediasite does a search against presentations’ metadata, including title, presenters, tags, etc.
Select the content you want to view:

Expand the My Presentations drop-down list and select one of the following options:

  • My Presentations: View all presentations that you own. This includes published presentations, drafts, presentations that have not yet been recorded, and scheduled presentations. You will also see presentations that you have approve and moderate permissions on.
  • Missed Presentations: View presentations scheduled earlier but not recorded. Missed presentations are sorted by the date they were scheduled (in ascending order). You can use MDR to record missed presentations.
  • Upcoming Presentations: View upcoming scheduled presentations by date in ascending order. You can use MDR to record upcoming presentations.
  • My Drafts: View your unpublished presentations.
  • My Video Assignments: Not currently in use
Channels are searchable, online collections of presentations. You can create as many channels as you want and add presentations to them. Your channels are not viewable to other users in Deakin Video. However, you can share your channels’ URLs with others. You will select a channel as your ‘favorite’ to display it in the left navigation panel for easy access.
If shared folders are available on your Deakin Video, you can add your presentations to them. Shared folders are accessible by multiple users. In fact, any user with write permissions to a shared folder can view and add content to it. Your administrator creates shared folders and you cannot edit or delete them from Deakin Video. You will select a shared folder as your ‘favorite’ to display it in the left navigation panel for easy access.
Filter and sort presentations as needed:

Sort by: Select how you want presentations sorted from the drop-down list:

  • Most Recent: Display presentations so that most recent presentations appear first.
  • Oldest: Display presentations so that oldest presentations are displayed first
  • Title A-Z: Display presentations in alphabetical order
  • Title Z-A: Display presentations in reverse alphabetical order.
  • File Size: Display presentations so that they are listed by file size in descending order.

Source: Filter presentations by source type:

  • Hardware Recorder: Display only presentations recorded using hardware recorders.
  • Desktop Recorder: Display only presentations recorded using MDR.
  • Media Upload: Display only presentations that you have uploaded media to manually.

Any Source: Display all presentations.

For each presentation:

  • You will see how many views it has and its duration.
  • Click the ‘Edit‘ button to open the presentation for editing in the Web Editor. The Web Editor will open in a separate browser tab.
  • Set the presentation’s visibility to Private or Viewable .

Only you can view your private presentations in Mediasite Player. Any user with appropriate permissions can watch viewable presentations.

Click a presentation’s title or thumbnail to view its properties page.

On a presentation’s properties page, you will initiate most management tasks, including updating the presentation’s settings, interacting with the audience, editing the video, and sharing it with your audience.

When using your mobile device, some features are not available such as editing videos and slides, managing polls and Q & A forums, and downloading to your computer. Contact your Faculty Support Team for more information.

Share: Share your presentations with others by sending a quick link to the presentation, sending an email invitation, or embedding it in a website.

Download to Computer: Click to download presentation as an audio podcast (MP3), video podcast (MP4), or as a Publish to Go presentation. A Publish to Go presentation is a self-contained portable presentation that does not require an Internet connection for viewing.

If a download option is not enabled, you have the option to add the feature from the Download Presentation Content dialog. Also, downloads are not available when using your mobile device to manage presentations.

Click Upload Media to:

  • Upload New Video from your computer using an existing file
  • Upload From MDR an existing presentation currently in MDR
  • Record New Video to launch Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) and record a video

You will notice that you still have the option to record a new video or upload media to presentations that already have content. The availability of these options, along with the presentation editing features, allows you to update your content easily.

Clicking Delete removes a presentation from Deakin Video.
Click the ‘Play‘ button to view a presentation.
Click Information to see a presentation’s tags, description, recording details, player, presenter information, and links. Click a link to view the associated web page in a separate browser tab.

Click Delivery to view a presentation’s recording source and the delivery methods available for the presentation: Podcast, Video podcast (composite), and Publish To Go.

Click Actions to view scheduled and completed actions (visibility updates, move to Recycle Bin) for the presentation. Deakin Video may have already configured default actions.

The Annotate function is currently not available.

Watch: Click to view a presentation in the Player.

Edit: Click to update a presentation’s general information, player, delivery settings, and schedule actions.

View Analytics: Click to view a presentation’s analytics report and download report data.

Publish: Click to view your presentation’s publishing destinations and external publishing requests. You can also add new publishing destinations.

Copy to: Click to create a copy of your presentation in a folder.

Move To: Click to move the presentation to your Drafts folder, a shared folder, or a channel.

Click Edit Video to launch the web-based Editor, which you will use to edit video, update slides, and add chapters.

Edit video is not available when managing your presentations using a mobile device.

Click Edit Slides to launch the Slides Editor, which you will use to add titles and descriptions to your slides as well as to save a slide as the presentation’s thumbnail.

Click Edit Quizzes to update online quizzes available to your audience.

Click Edit Polls to launch the Poll Admin page on which you can add and manage your presentation’s polls and poll templates.

Click Edit Q & A Forum to review and respond to questions from the audience. Only users with appropriate permissions can moderate forums. Will need to be selected in player settings in the first instance.

Interacting with your audience using polls and Q & A forums is not available when managing your presentations using a mobile device.

View a presentation’s recording and uploading details, run time and file size as well as real-time viewing statistics.
Security: You can secure the presentation by assigning permissions to it.

Visibility: Update the presentation’s visibility: Viewable or Private Only you can view your private presentations. Any user with appropriate permissions can watch viewable presentations.

Share: Share your presentations with others by sending a quick link to the presentation, sending an email invitation, or embedding it in a website.

Download to Computer: Click to download presentation as an audio podcast (MP3), video podcast (MP4), or as a Publish to Go presentation. A Publish to Go presentation is a self-contained portable presentation that does not require an Internet connection for viewing.

If a download option is not enabled, you have the option to add the feature from the Download Presentation Content dialog. Also, downloads are not available when using your mobile device to manage presentations. Access to the download feature is permission-based.

If you do not see Download to Computer, Deakin Video administration may have disabled this feature.

Creating a presentation in Deakin Video

  1. Navigate to Deakin Video
  2. Select Add Media
  3. Select from the three options:
    I want to record my desktop now
    I want to upload and existing recording
    I want to upload a file from my computer (navigate to your file)
  4. Each option will open the new presentation window. Complete the required details.
  5. In the Destination area, choose where you want your presentation to be stored.
    Store presentation in draft location: My Draft is the default destination for your presentations. Content in your draft location is only visible to you. Until you are ready to share your presentation with others or publish it, we recommend keeping it here.
    Choose a new location: Click Change to specify a new destination for your presentation. In the Destination Search dialog, select User channel or Shared Folder from the Destination Type drop-down list. Enter the name of channel or folder and click Search. Select the location you want.
  6. Click Create to create the new presentation in the specified location. All presentations are private until you set them to visible.
  7. Click home to view your Deakin Video presentations.

Creating a channel

  1. Select Channels in the left hand navigation
  2. On the Browse Channels page, select Add Channel
  3. Specify the required information and click Create Channel

  4. Select which features will be available in the channel:
  • Channel Name   Enter an easily identifiable name for your channel.
  • Friendly Name –  Specify a friendly name for the channel to customise its URL. This value will replace the channel ID number in the URL.
    For example, if you give a channel ‘mychannel’ as its friendly name, the URL uses this name instead of the channel ID: URL using channel ID: https://alex.deakin.edu.au/Mediasite/Channel/ ed968dc9872f456e93500b35872b334e21 URL using friendly name: https://alex.deakin.edu.au/Mediasite/Channel/mychannel
  • Channel Description – Enter a short description for your channel.
  • Top Banner Image – Browse to the image you want to use for the top banner. The recommended size of the image is 320 pixels x 60 pixels.
  • Banner Background Colour – Specify the colour you want to appear behind the top banner area.
    Click Match Banner Image to match the background colour based the colours in the right most pixels of the uploaded banner image.
  • Top Banner Link –  Enter a URL to link the top banner to a web address. When a user clicks on the Top Banner image in the catalog, the specified web address will load in another browser window.
  • Channel Thumbnail – Select an image to appear as the channel’s thumbnail
  • Default Sort – Select the default order of videos when a user browses through the channel: Date (newest to oldest), Date (oldest to newest), or Title.

Adding to a channel

Channels are user created locations for your presentations and you can create multiple Channels.
Channels can be used to organise presentations or you can share the Channel URL with others.

To add a presentation to a Channel:

  1. Create a presentation or select an existing one.
  2. On the presentation’s properties page, click Move To.
  3. Select Place this presentation in a Channel and select the channel you want.
  4. Click Move Presentation.
  5. You can also ‘favourite’ a Channel for easy access on your Homepage.
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