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University to seek faculty input in lecture capture technology selection process


Ohio University will seek faculty participation in the selection process of a lecture capture solution.

Lecture capture is the technology used to record live lectures, performances and activities, save the content to a server and make that content easily accessible to students and others.

Faculty input will be gathered before making a decision on which vendor to use, so participation is critical.

The Lecture Capture Selection Committee has selected three of the five prospective vendors who replied to the RFP to present their technologies to the University community in the form of a technology bake-off on the following days:

Monday, August 13 – (Dell) Echo360
Wednesday, August 15 –Panopto
Friday, August 17 – (McGraw Hill) Tegrity

Proposed Agenda for each technology bake-off:
8–10 a.m. Vendor set-up
10:30–noon Product demonstration and Q&A
noon–1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1–2:30 p.m. Gene Geist (faculty demonstration)
1–1:30 p.m.  Set-up & record
1:30 –2 p.m. Edit & publish
2 –2:30 p.m. Access & view
2:30–3:30 p.m. Faculty Q&A
3:30–4:30 p.m. Technical/operational presentation and Q&A
4:30 p.m.      Clean-up/tear down

All events will take place in Alden 319 (Friends of the Library Room).

After the last technology bake-off session, the committee will tally completed evaluations from each event and reconvene to recommend their top choice. The goal is to pilot the top product fall semester with several faculty members who have been identified from various colleges and from a regional campus.

Members of the Lecture Capture RFP Selection Committee include: Michael Lafreniere, David Underwood, Jack Stewart, Timothy Cain, Frank Carano, David Jones, Hugh Woods, Mike Snavely, Paul Deering, Eugene Geist, Larry Tumblin, David Nichols, Al Reed, Thomas Scanlan, Kamile Geist, and Jessica Makosky.

Meetings will be organized and facilitated by Sarah Rist and Lisa Mulloney.

Finance and OIT staff members who will be providing procurement and technology guidance and leadership include Renee Perry, Aaron Leatherwood, Laura Nowicki, Chad Burkett, Brice Bible, Charles Cooper, Sean O'Malley, and Cory Councilman.

For more information on lecture capture and other similar initiatives, visit www.ohio.edu/oit/emtech/c3t and follow the instructions for enrolling in the C3T Blackboard Organization.

For more information about the process, email C3T@ohio.edu or contact Sarah Rist at rists@ohio.edu or Lisa Mulloney at mulloney@ohio.edu.