Kaltura Shared Service expands

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The provincial Kaltura Shared Service is expanding from 5 to 8 institutions as the project moves out of the pilot phase. Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University join existing Kaltura Shared Service institutions Langara College, University of Northern British Columbia Douglas College, University of the Fraser Valley, and College of the Rockies in the Kaltura Shared Service as the service officially comes… Read more »


In the BCcampus Sandbox: Guide on the Side

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This fall, BCcampus launched a sandbox project to test a tool called Guide on the Side. Guide on the Side, developed at the University of Arizona, is a tool designed to allow users to create interactive tutorials and walkthroughs of websites. Debra Flewelling first read about this tool via a listserve and was interested in bringing it to the Douglas College campus, where she works… Read more »


BCcampus and BCNet agree to transfer Blackboard Collaborate shared service

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First there was a Memorandum of Understanding, now there is a master agreement between BCNET and Blackboard Collaborate. For the past several months, BCcampus has been working in partnership with BCNET to transition learning and technology licensing agreements to BCNET. The 2014-2015 Blackboard Collaborate Master Agreement is the first of these agreements that will be transitioned to BCNET. “This agreement is an administrative transfer,” said… Read more »


Kaltura Brings New Possibilities for Student Engagement

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Withree post secondary institutions launching a limited pilot of Kaltura this September, project managers are getting excited about the possibilities it opens up to communicate with students. In May, we announced [Wrangling videos in one location just got a lot easier with Kaltura, May 2013.] work was underway with a large system partner, UBC, to facilitate a collaboration with several post secondary institutions to offer… Read more »


Wrangling videos in one location just got a lot easier with Kaltura

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Imagine being able to gather video assets – lectures, presentations, seminars, and homework assignments – in one location so users can upload, view and share them easily. BCcampus has been working to facilitate a collaboration with interested post secondary institutions for Kaltura, a leading video enterprise platform that does just that and more. After an extensive pilot and evaluation phase, BCcampus expects to offer Kaltura… Read more »


Collaborative Educational Services Update

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We’re in the process of adopting the name Collaborative Educational Services to be inclusive of both educational technology shared services (e.g., Moodle) as well as collaborative programs (e.g., Applied Business Technology) and services (e.g. eTutoring). (Note: we currently refer to these areas as Collaborative Programs and Shared Services.) This note is concerned specifically with the educational technology shared service area though – BCcampus now has 13 collaborative… Read more »


Three ways to promote a collaborative future in BC higher education

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BCcampus Executive Director David Porter met with B.C. College Presidents and was asked the question: “What advice could I give to institutional Presidents to advance a more collaborative future in BC higher education?” Here were his answers: Encourage opening data as a standard practice, including asking registrars and senior administrative staff to work with BCcampus to make systemic data more accessible for mashups by students,… Read more »


General Shared Service Meeting November 3

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BCcampus has scheduled a Fall General Shared Service Meeting for November 3, 2011 at the Kwantlen Richmond Campus. Purpose: The annual Fall general shared service meeting provides a forum for general updates, input and feedback on BCcampus shared services. In addition, it is an opportunity to bring forward and discuss requests for new shared services. Usually, the general meeting precedes the individual user group meetings (the individual… Read more »


Shared Service user group meetings

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The first of four BCcampus shared service user group meetings starts today (Friday, September 30) at Room 272 at the BCIT Downtown campus. Kaltura – September 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Adobe Connect – October 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Moodle – October 6, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm D2L – October 14, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Videoconferencing to various sites is available… Read more »


Shared Services Update August 2011

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I wanted to take an opportunity during this ‘relatively’ quiet period to provide you an update on BCcampus shared services. It has been almost a year that I have been working with institutions on BCcampus shared service initiatives. In that time, the BCcampus team supporting shared service initiatives has worked to: continue to raise awareness of educational shared services as a means to meet enterprise… Read more »