Month: September 2017

Digital Signage

About Digital Signage

Digital Signage helps departments distribute information in an engaging, interactive manner using large format displays. The target audience primarily are visitors to the campus, including prospective students and parents. Current students, faculty, and staff can also benefit from having easy access to campus events and news. Digital signs can have touch interactivity or be non-interactive, but still display dynamic content.

UConn is leveraging Carousel digital signage management software from Tightrope. This management suite allows departments to control all of their distributed signs from a central location. It also allows departments to share their content with others, if they choose to do so. The UConn digital signage implementation includes campus templates designed by University Communications and includes integration with Office 365, Astra classroom scheduling, Everbridge emergency notifications, and EMS event scheduling.

Participating in the Partnership

If your department is interested in participating in the UConn digital signage initiative, please review the How To Guide for information on getting started.

Kaltura

Overview

Kaltura Lecture Capture (KLC) is a cloud-based media capture and storage application that facilitates the integration of multi-media content into the UConn learning management system, HuskyCT.  ITS announced in October 2016 that a KLC pilot version was available.  We have used this past year to gauge its alignment with community needs and to evaluate its potential as an alternative to Mediasite.  Feedback was overwhelmingly favorable.  In particular, instructors found the improved student access to content creation, integration of quizzing and grade book, and enhanced captioning process extremely helpful.

ITS has officially added KLC to our service catalog and have scheduled the phase out of Mediasite for the end of the spring 2018 semester.  We will send out additional information about any transition as the academic year unfolds. If you would like to share feedback about your experience with this service, please take a moment to complete our survey or email us at kaltura@uconn.edu.

Tutorials

What software is available on the classroom computer?

The software listed below is installed on all classroom computers. If you require specific software, please visit software.uconn.edu to see options for accessing software online.

Available Programs Adobe Reader Adobe Flash Player Adobe Air Adobe Shockwave
Citrix Reciever Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox 7-Zip
Microsoft Office 2013 Microsoft Publisher 2013 Skype for Business SMART Notebook 17
SMART Ink Google Chrome Java Filezilla FTP
UConn Anywhere i>Clicker2 CRS VLC Media Player Silverlight

*NOTE: Only rooms equipped with an annotation tablet or SMART Board will be able to utilize the SMART Notebook features.