Melissa Thomas

Institutional Approaches for Student Video Projects

Discussion created by Melissa Thomas on Apr 15, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2016 by Melissa Thomas

Salisbury University is researching methods in which other universities are taking for student video projects for class assignments.  Beyond this need for our traditional classrooms, we have online programs with individuals in various locations who have to collaborate on a presentation or a role-playing video assignment which is then made available to the faculty member and/or shared with other students for a grade.


Currently, we are using both the Panopto lecture capture system and their student dropbox as well as Conferences (BigBlueButton) within Canvas to such recordings.  Conferences has been ideal for our student in the online programs as they can collaborate in different locations and record their activity.  However, the limitation of the recording for 14 days is where we are now seeing problems.  We have a need to retain the recordings for longer, at least a year.  We are looking into the Premium Tier for BigBlueButton but are concerned about the functionality of going beyond the set number of concurrent synchronous sessions. 


Can anyone share their strategies at their university?  Are their other tools people are using?  If you subscribed to the Premium Tier for BigBlueButton, what happens if you have are subscribed for 2 concurrent sessions and a 3 virtual meeting occurs?  Is there any adverse affect to the conferences?


- Melissa