Media Streaming Engine To Complete Your Blackboard LMS

For schools using Blackboard for their LMS, MediaCAST has a Building Block module that extends the capabilities of Blackboard to include the management, tracking, reporting, storage and on-demand delivery of digital media assets. This module allows institutions to enhance traditional text and image-based coursework to include rich multimedia, streaming video, live broadcasts, audio, podcasts, flash presentations, and electronic whiteboard files.   

 

MediaCAST's Digital Rights Management (DRM) allows content to be protected and helps organizations with their publisher licensing compliance as well as Copyright, Fair Use and TEACH act guidelines. 

 

With the addition of other MediaCAST modules, your Blackboard initiative can be enhanced with lecture capture or digital IPTV

How It Works

MediaEncoders can broadcast live streams or publish them through a Media Appliance. This is advantageous because the MediaEncoder will not require a public IP address when live broadcasting over the Internet or through a firewall. This also provides limitless scalability in concurrent viewing especially when unicast is needed for Internet broadcasting of live events. The MediaCAST system supports both unicast and multicast live streaming video delivery and unicast on-demand video delivery.

If your organization is required to meet the Federal mandate of Section 508 you must have a solution for capture and display of closed captioning information for the deaf and hearing impaired. MediaCAST MediaEncoders and peripheral equipment can be configured to achieve this in several ways. If the source media does not include closed-captioning (as in internally created content) MediaCAST Caption™ is a Web-enabled tool allowing clients to create a synchronized transcript of the video or audio media.