How three institutions are championing collaboration through interactive and streaming video across the academic world.

video-universities-onlineIntegrate with your LMS, go mobile-friendly and, above all, make sure it’s user-friendly.

These were just three common must-haves when implementing a video platform across campus, cited by three massive universities during Internet2’s 2015 Global Summit on the topic “Collaboration through interactive and streaming video across the academic world.”

Purdue University, Arizona State University, and University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill all utilize different video platforms, but their basic requirements are the same: integrate with the university LMS, allow for all device, have a user-friendly structure, and allow for collaboration on campus and off-campus.

“We knew that it had to be easy to use,” emphasized Adam Hagen, educational technologist for Purdue University, main campus. “If you give somebody a complicated, convoluted product, your chances for successful adoption are going to be slim-to-none. We also had a need for integration with multiple platforms. Primarily, it had to work with our central LMS, which is Blackboard Learn, but also with the other systems on campus that are being used, including mobile devices. And we wanted to be able to have analytics and reporting so we could see what is going on.”

(Next page: Choices made and reasons why by the 3 universities)