GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(Video Platform for Education, announced today the availability of a new version of ShareStream’s video extension for teaching and learning that seamlessly interoperates with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.)--ShareStream, developer of the ShareStream
“The use of online media for learning and collaboration is at an inflection point”
Utilizing ShareStream’s new video solution for the Desire2Learn Learning Environment, instructors, staff and students (if granted the required privileges) are able to:
- easily upload and transcode video and audio content
- create clips
- tag media assets with metadata
- submit video assignments for assessment and share other types of user-generated content
- search and browse course media collections for the classes in which they are enrolled
- deliver digital content securely via ShareStream’s streaming-media services.
ShareStream’s integration with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment is already deployed at multiple educational institutions around the world.
“The use of online media for learning and collaboration is at an inflection point,” stated David Weinstein, ShareStream’s CEO. “ShareStream’s integration with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment allows Desire2Learn and ShareStream to better serve our mutual clients who seek to capitalize on the educational potential of online media.”
“Desire2Learn is pleased that ShareStream has integrated its product with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment, and that our clients now have the option of accessing the ShareStream Online Video Platform directly within Desire2Learn,” stated Jeff McDowell, Desire2Learn’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
The use of streaming video, mobile media and other forms of online digital content (such as eBooks, audio, podcasts, RSS feeds, images, presentations and lectures), particularly for teaching and learning, has skyrocketed at educational institutions over recent years.
The ShareStream Video Platform is an end-to-end system for the full lifecycle of media, complete with digital rights management (DRM). It is designed specifically to address the unique challenges educational institutions face in establishing an institution-wide media system that services a wide variety of user groups and departments across campuses.
ShareStream and its video extension for the Desire2Learn Learning Environment is offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, which includes video hosting, offsite media storage, and streaming-media services, or as an on-premises solution that can be installed on a campus server or virtualized environment.
Integration points between the ShareStream and the Desire2Learn Learning Environment include:
Pick-n-Play™, the faculty and student-facing application of the ShareStream Video Platform for Education:
ShareStream Pick-n-Play provides nontechnical end-users with an easy-to-use video solution for uploading, tagging, browsing, playing and searching for media. Pick-n-Play, which is available directly from the Desire2Learn Learning Environment, includes ShareStream’s Media Dropbox for User-Generated Content and the “My Workspace” Media Page, a personal media gallery and video repository for faculty and, if assigned the required privileges, for students and administrators.
MediaManager, ShareStream’s administrative video content management system (CMS):
MediaManager provides staff and faculty with a sophisticated, yet intuitive, video CMS that provides:
- Collection Management
- Metadata and Cataloging
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Fine-Grained Permissions
- User Management
- Media Publishing and Syndication Functionality (Podcasts, RSS Feeds, Embed Code, Hyperlink, etc.)
- Metadata-Driven Advanced Search
- Reporting and Analytics
and other capabilities. MediaManager is also easily accessible from the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.
About ShareStream Education:
ShareStream provides secure, enterprise-wide rich-media management platforms and online video solutions designed specifically for the unique needs of educational institutions. The ShareStream Media Platform for Education, developed in collaboration with higher education at Georgetown University, provides educational institutions with the technological tools specific to their workflow to allow them to operate as state-of-the-art educational media organizations to achieve the maximum benefit from their content, on campus and beyond. For more information, please visit www.sharestream.com or follow ShareStream on Twitter at @ShareStreamVid to receive the latest company updates.