The New CourseStream

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017

The CourseStream lecture capture service is getting an update! The new system, powered by the Mediasite video platform, provides the same ability for students to view and listen to class-related recordings and gives a more seamless experience for instructors producing, managing, and sharing videos.

Lecture capture shown on a laptop and a mobile phone

Take a look at the CourseStream website for more information on our updated service.

The new CourseStream, powered by the Mediasite lecture capture platform, provides a seamless experience for capturing, producing, managing, and sharing videos.  CourseStream continues to enable instructors to do live recordings from the classroom or pre-record lectures from their desktopproviding students the opportunity to review class-related recordings at their convenience.  New features improve the experience, including the following:  

  • Easy-to-use interface with increased functionality  

  • Common interface across PC and Mac devices  

  • Consistent playback experience on computer, phone or tablet   

  • Increased software stability    

The updated CourseStream will launch before Fall 2017 classes.  Instructors teaching in CourseStream over the summer will be contacted directly. 

Class lecture captures include audio, video, and anything shown during the live class session or recorded in advance by the instructor, such as PowerPoint presentations, software demonstrations, digital video clips, and document camera recordings.

Recorded class lectures are made available to students within 24 hours inside their respective iLearn course. Students looking for CourseStream materials for their class can find them in their instructor's iLearn course.

Requests and Resources

Semester-based CourseStream Requests (faculty): 

  • Requests for semester-based CourseStream-enabled classrooms must be made through the respective department’s administrative coordinator as part of the schedule building process.
  • The deadline for requesting a coursestream room is approximately 7 months before the semester begins

For a list of CourseStream-enabled classrooms, see here.