Wright State Faculty and Staff:
As some of you already know, Panopto was recently recommended to be the university’s new media management tool. Along with a number of new features and benefits, Panopto also offers lecture capture capabilities currently provided by the Tegrity lecture capture system.
Panopto has been extensively evaluated (in use on campus since Fall 2015) and is now being recommended as the best choice for a media management tool, and one that could replace Tegrity for lecture capture capabilities.
The Information Technology committee of the Faculty Senate has presented this solution for final consideration to the Faculty Senate, who will vote on it next month. If approved, the Tegrity contract will be allowed to expire on June 30, 2017, and moving forward Panopto will be used for lecture capture. If you have concerns regarding this recommendation, please contact Terri Klaus (CTL), Dr. T. Wishgoll (Chair of the IT committee of the Faculty Senate), and/or a Faculty Senator so that your concern can be addressed before action by the Faculty Senate in March.
If this solution is approved, all Tegrity recordings through April 30, 2017 will be saved, and CTL staff can work with you to import any Tegrity video you would like to keep into Panopto. If you would like to convert any of your Tegrity recordings into Panopto now, please refer to the Tegrity Do-It-Yourself conversion documentation on the CTL website:
The Center for Teaching and Learning is also offering the following workshops/tutorials to help make the conversion from Tegrity to Panopto as easy as possible.
WHY THIS CHANGE IS HAPPENING
Since 2015, faculty and staff members (including those of the Faculty Senate IT committee, the Faculty Advisory Board of CTL, and CTL instructional designers) were invited to engage in a process of evaluating several potential new media management solutions. As a result of this evaluation, Panopto was chosen to be the best solution to serve instructional needs.
Along with having built-in lecture capture capabilities, Panopto offers the following benefits that faculty involved in the evaluation process found useful:
- Integrated with Pilot
- Streaming video playback directly in browser
- Multiple publishing options
- Detailed analytics
- Video editing (a significant update from editing options in Tegrity)
- Variable speed playback
- Upload capabilities for students
Although this was not a primary consideration, using Panopto for lecture capture instead of Tegrity also saves the university $50,000 per year. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact Terri Klaus in CTL at (937) 775-4965, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.