A submission form must accompany each stream.
Supported file formats:
ASF - (Advance Streaming Format) - can contain video, audio,
slide shows and synchronized events. ASF files are very similar to
WMA - (Windows Media Audio) - contains audio only
WMV - (Windows Media File with Audio/Video) - You can use WMV
files to provide downloadable or streaming video.
WMVHD - (Windows Media Video High-Definition) - have higher
resolution, leading to clearer, sharper pictures. Useful for
DVR-MS - Microsoft Digital Video Recording
Streaming Media? Streaming is a technology for playing audio and
video files from a Web page, without having to wait for files to
download. Links to streaming media can be included in your
Blackboard course pages, or on any website. Any audio or video file
bigger than a few MB in size is suitable for streaming.
What method of
delivery of files is excepted? We can except DVD's, CDs, some
video camera tapes and some VHS tapes.
What do I need
to record my lectures?
You may check out a Digital Voice Recorder
from the Media Center. You will also need to check-out a microphone.
This recorder has a built in USB flash drive so you can save the
recording directly to your computer and send it to the Webmaster for publishing to the
media server. You may also
record directly to the computer by using a microphone plugged into
the mic. jack. There are several software programs available for
editing and transferring your media files.
Lame MP3 Encoder (free) - Audio only
Camtasia - Used for Audio and screenshots
Avid - Available in the Media Center - Used for video
What is the
best file type supported on the media server?
Media files must be
saved using the .wmv extension for video or .wma extension for audio
Windows Media Player is required to listen or view media files.
How do I link
my lecture to the media server?
Once you have created your media you have
to submit the file and a submission form to the Webmaster for
publication. Once the media is published the Webmaster will email
you the link you need to place in your Blackboard course.
How do I place
the Media link in my Blackboard Course?
1. Go to your Blackboard course:
2. Go to the
Control Panel and click on the link where you
want to place the URL. (Assignments, Course Doc etc.)
3. Give it a name in the "Name box".
4. In the "text box" type out the name of the media file using the
course naming convention shown below.
(Year/semester-Course prefix-Section-Year/Date created)
If there is more than one media file you would name the next file
If there are any other instructions you want to include type
them in the text box. It might be helpful to type a description of
what the media file contains for later reference.
4. In the text
box, highlight the course media filename that you typed and click on
the link button for audio or video in the "text box toolbar" and
enter the URL supplied to you from the webmaster. Select the "Open
in New Window" option and then click submit. Your link will show up
5. When a student
clicks on the link they will be taken to the Media Server page and
they will need to locate and click on the desired link to view or
listen to your course material.
material be streamed? If you or the college do not hold the
copyright for the material, you must provide evidence of permission
to encode/stream material from the copyright holder. See
BCCC Copyright Guidelines. The videos that are accompanied by
the text book are copyrighted unless otherwise noted. Therefore, an
formal letter must be sent to the publisher to request to stream the
media. The publisher will mail a letter back with an approval or
denial of your request. If an approval letter is provided, then you
may stream the media content.
How can I place
a Creative Commons license on my work?
Creative Commons is a nonprofit
corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and
build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of
copyright.They provide free
licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the
freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix,
use commercially, or any combination thereof.
for technical problems at 252-940-6312.
Media Center, Bldg. 5, Lower level, Room 6