60 Matching Annotations
  1. Nov 2017
    1. embedSkins

      The embedSkins functionality allows admins to add multiple players that their users can choose from.

    1. UploadingaVideofromYouTube

      Kaltura does not actual upload YouTube videos. This might be better described as "Embedding YouTube in Kaltura".

  2. Oct 2017
    1. Embed
    2. Usesecureembed.MediaSpaceentitlementsareenforcedonmediathatisembeddedinexternalsites.Whenembeddingrestrictedorprivatemediatoyoursitesandblogs,youwillbepromptedtoauthenticate(ifnotalreadyauthenticated).IfauserisauthorizedtowatchthemediaaccordingtotheentitlementsdefinedinMediaSpace,themediawillplay.Otherwise,amessagewillbedisplayedthattheyarenotauthorizedtowatchthemedia.

      Description of secureEmbed

    1. User authentication and credentials validation through direct access to the organizational LDAP or Active Directory server

      Active Directory support

    1. Transcription is supported in the following languages for MECHANICAL fidelity jobs:

      List of supported languages for ASR or Mechanical captions.

    1. The best short form videos adhere to dual coding theory in that they combine visuals with just the right audio for immediate impact. Also, the brevity and repetition of short form videos require little demand on working memory.

      What are different ways we can continue to experiment with this modality? In what other contexts could micro videos work well?

    2. As information literacy instruction is also a form of storytelling, animated GIFs might be a good format for library tutorials. Suhr’s reasons included: A group of pictures gives immediate feedback as to how much information is being conveyed. A screencast, on the other hand, doesn’t give much of a clue as to what the user is committing to. Pictures have natural break points between steps. A series of images enhances closure, which is the phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole. Comics artists employ closure by carefully sequencing panels and knowing what to keep “off-screen.” A series of animated GIFs combines closure with the dynamic element of video.

      GIFs (and their resurgence) are an interesting hybrid approach falling somewhere between videos and images. One can see how modelling videos after animated GIFs could be a good way to provide quick, just-in-time information.

    3. Even better is to pair audio narration with moving images, since only using visual elements can still overwhelm working memory.
    4. He recommends decreasing cognitive load by putting smaller bits of information together into chunks.
    5. Another, and perhaps more significant, issue is: are students actually using online tutorials? In one survey of undergraduates by Colosimo and Kasuto (2012), one third reported they would not watch screencast tutorials for a variety of reasons, among them “no need,” “no time,” and “no interest.”

      I like the qualitative nature of this statement. It connects the numbers we can gather with the why. It also speaks to a good reason why you should have transcripts with videos. Not everyone wants to sit through a video.some just want to read.

    6. Also, when a vendor decides to change a database platform a week before the new semester starts, your carefully made tutorial is instantly stale.

      The speaks to the need to make tutorials more modular.

    7. The advantage of video tutorials is their ability to provide library instruction around the clock. And with enrollment in online courses at an all-time high, online instruction is more important than ever.

      I agree. This is definitely one of the standard benefits of screencasts.

  3. Jun 2017
    1. No, Daylight cannot be turned on for only some courses. It is an org level config variable, so it can only be turned on or off for the entire organization.

      Important note that this cannot be done individually.

    2. What will happen with third party widgets, such as Kaltura? Third party widgets will still work. If you notice any problems with wrapping or colours, please let us know.

      Valuable info

  4. Apr 2017
    1. One obvious possibility would be providing first-hand virtual experiences for students; for example, allowing teachers in training to observe classrooms virtually, giving environmentalists a virtual view of the devastation of forested regions, or letting sociology students experience human and social poverty around the world.
    2. As educational theorist John Dewey established long ago, effective learning is experiential (Dewey, 1938) — and VR provides a direct method by which that can be realized.

      Whether or not the VR provides is fully experiential seems like a good topic for debate.

    1. Training: Last, but not least, user training is frequently an integral part of a successful deployment. A well-designed training package can “supercharge” users’ ability to begin effectively using the platform
    2. Customization: It’s common for clients to have specialized requirements that aren’t available through the out-of-the-box features of a product suite.
    3. Setting up all the integrations for a new service, though, can be a huge hassle. Professional Services makes sure your new installation plays nicely with all your existing platforms
    4. Migration: Whether through a homebrew system or another vendor, you may already be doing the thing you’re getting a new service to manage. If so, you’ll need some way of migrating your existing data and processes over to the new system
    5. In other words, buying Professional Services is the most cost-effective way for a large organization to get started with a new business application quickly and smoothly
    6. While internal IT knows its own structures very well, sometimes specialist knowledge is required to integrate the complex systems involved. This is where Professional Services group comes in.
    1. You may already provide students with your static PowerPoint presentations in the File section of your course. To make this content more engaging, you could take that same PowerPoint file and narrate the slides. It may be best to break up long slide decks into smaller files so you have shorter videos that are no longer than 10 minutes.

      This a great, little tutorial that is perfect for the Windows-using faculty who want to quickly do a narrated presentation.

    1. The $399 Yi 360 VR is another example of this overarching strategy. It can capture 360-degree video at 30 frames per second in 5.7K resolution, slightly edging out the 5.2K resolution of Fusion, the spherical camera GoPro announced last week. (That’s also higher resolution than other leading consumer 360-degree cameras like the Nikon KeyMission 360 or the Samsung Gear 360.)

      This is a great little paragraph that summarizes the 360 market nicely.

    2. The Yi Halo is a $16,999 17-camera monster capable of shooting stereoscopic video in 8K resolution at 30 frames per second, or 5.8K at 60 frames per second. It was built to work with Jump, which is a high-end VR creation platform that Google launched in 2015.

      I like that it can do 5.8K!

    1. t is. We’ve just ascended the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian islands, Mauna Kea, to see the pair of 10-meter Keck Telescopes, the largest and most powerful optical telescopes in the world. Hawaii lies 4,000km away from the closest continent, North America, making this the most remote archipelago on Earth. With clear skies, there

      This is just a quick test annotation.

  5. Mar 2017
    1. The biggest benefit may be from substantially increasing the amount of physical memory in a server: 2 socket Xeon systems can hold up to 3TB of RAM, but 24TB of Optane, and 4 socket systems support up to 12TB RAM, but 48TB Optane. This could be a huge boost for applications that need truly enormous quantities of memory.
    2. Unlike flash, which physically wears out due to the stress placed by erases, 3D XPoint writes are non-destructive. This gives the drives much greater endurance than NAND of a comparable density, with Intel saying that Optane SSDs can safely be written 30 times per day, compared to a typical 0.5-10 whole drive writes per day.
    3. 3D XPoint is a new kind of persistent solid state memory devised by Intel and Micron. Details on how the memory actually works remain scarce—it's generally believed to use some kind of change in resistance to record data—but its performance characteristics and technical capabilities make it appealing for a wide range of applications
    1. Still, it was a reminder that as a woman in tech, she should be prepared to have her authority questioned at any moment, even by some guy trying to get a job at her company.
    1. we think analytics is just now trying to get past the trough of disillusionment.
    2. Analytics isn’t a thing. Analytics help solve problems like retention, student success, operational efficiency, or engagement.
    3. Analytics doesn’t solve a problem. Analytics provides data and insight that can be leveraged to solve problems.
    1. Furthermore, you don’t really need to keep the boxes for new but cheap products.
    2. Most return periods are anywhere from 14-90 days, and if there’s even the slightest inkling that you might return the item within that time window, you’ll want to keep the box and any paperwork that came with it. Most stores require that you include everything that came with the item when you return it, including the box, so be sure to check the store’s return policy before throwing everything away.
    3. depends on a number of different factors, including what the item is, how old it is, how much it’s worth, and whether or not you care about the resale value in the first place.
    1. Teams also allows the creation of small private groups. Unlike a channel, these aren't discoverable public places; they're more like a private e-mail chain or group direct message on Twitter.

      This might be handy in a classroom context.

    2. This means that, for example, there's no additional account sign up or onboarding process. You just sign in with your existing O365 credentials. Similarly, Teams knows who's in your organization, and it understands all your existing groups

      I think this is what may be a killer feature for Teams compared to Slack.

    1. truth is, there isn’t a better system – both flexbox and the CSS grid are good at different things and should be used together, not as alternatives to one another.

      This is a great post to keep as a reference.

    2. Now we have a new contender for the best-system-to-build-html-layouts trophy (trophy title is a work in progress). It is the mighty CSS Grid, and by the end of this month, it will be available natively in Firefox 52 and Chrome 57, with other browsers (hopefully) following soon.

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    1. <category>examples &gt; example1</category>

      This example is misleading! I'll try to make this clearer.

      1. ">" should never be used ">" should be used in its place.
      2. There should be no spaces between the category name and ">". If you put spaces in, category assigment via bulk XML upload will not work.
    1. Together, our goal is to complete a working integration of Hypothesis with both EPUB frameworks by Summer 2017. NYU plans to deploy the ReadiumJS implementation in the NYU Press Enhanced Networked Monographs site as a first use case. Based on lessons learned in the NYU deployment, we expect to see wider integration of annotation capabilities in eBooks as EPUB uptake continues to grow.

      Looking forward to it!

  6. Feb 2017
    1. Hanley doesn't see fear as the predominant emotion among faculty members faced with adopting open educational resources. Rather, he sees anxiety: about increased workload, about adopting materials they're unfamiliar with, and about what "open" means for accessibility.

      Change is hard.

    2. "Some of them are concerned about the copyright issues," said Hanley. "Do they actually have the permission? Is someone going to come after them and sue them because they're reusing other people's materials inappropriately?"

      Given how tricky copyright is, I don't blame them.

    1. “I mean, the perception of Arabs and Muslims in a racist and negative light is not shocking. But I’ve never seen this codification via executive orders the way we are now. It’s very scary and an awful feeling.”
    2. “I’m a U.S. citizen and people say to me, ‘Oh, well, you don’t have to worry,’” she says. “But it has a ripple effect beyond those seven countries. I have a lot of international friends here — from Italy to Vietnam to Turkey — and this hits home to everyone who is an immigrant. It’s heartbreaking. People are afraid for what the future holds for their families and for their children.”

      Who knows when Trump will stop.

  7. Jan 2017
    1. The satellite's primary camera, the Advanced Baseline Imager, produced the images released Monday. It can view the Earth with 16 different spectral bands, compared to five on the current generation of GOES satellites.

      This is just a test!