More and more faculty members on our campus are adding media content to their courses. Many times, streaming audio and video to your students’ computers is the best solution to achieve your goals.
Streamed files are not downloaded to the user’s computer, therefore they do not clog the end user’s machine. They are being played on the server. Sound quality is excellent, especially if you are using external speakers on your computer or headphones, video quality is good for some purposes. Please click on the sample below to hear and view streamed files to judge the quality.
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The Faculty Development Center has all the necessary software and fast computers to do the job quickly and efficiently,and we are happy to assist you. To make an appointment please call 581.1925 or stop by our offices at 149 Memorial Union.
The Faculty Development Center also offers an automated video streaming service for certain media. Simply drop a video into a shared Google Drive folder from your @maine.edu account and receive a link to the streamed media in less than 24 hours. If you have questions, or want to take advantage of this service, send us an email and we will help you through the process.
If time permits we can offer digitizing services for faculty, just stop by our office in 149 Memorial Union and ask.
You might also want to get in touch with Audio Visual Services who offer professional video services for a small fee.
On request we can setup a podcasting service, although we do suggest you choose to go with our streaming media server unless you know why you would want to create a webcast.