Re/Play upgrade Thursday 12 October – delay in publishing of some lectures

Re/Play was upgraded yesterday morning (12 October).  While the upgrade has improved playback performance, it unfortunately resulted in a delay in the automatic publishing of  lectures recorded from 5 pm on Monday until 6 pm Tuesday.

We have rectified this and made the materials visible.  Many apologies for the inconvenience caused.

To make a recording private:

  1. Go to the My Re/Play tab in Blackboard
  2. Find the recording
  3. Change the setting from ‘Viewable’ to ‘Private’.

 

 

 

Re/Play extension activity and maintenance this week (midnight – 4:00 am on both Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 October)

This is a reminder that there will be two disruptions to service this week as we  maintain and enhance the service:

  • The Re/Play service will have limited availability on Tuesday 10 October between midnight and 4:00 am. There will be several short outages of 5 minutes during these hours as essential data centre work is carried out.
  • The Re/Play service will be unavailable for up to four hours between midnight and 4:00 am on Thursday 12 October. This work will improve playback for staff and students.

We are working to enhance and extend the service through a new program of investment, aiming to:

  • Simplify, standardise and complete recording equipment provision in centrally managed, large teaching spaces
  • Extend the scope of the service to better accommodate disciplinary requirements (eg record chalkboards and whiteboards, recording in smaller teaching spaces)
  • Develop, implement and evaluate case studies of media to enhance teaching and differentiate assessment.

Please see our project page to find out more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited availability of the Re/Play service (formerly Mediasite) – midnight to 4:00 am – Tuesday 10 October

Sonic Foundry who provide the Re/Play service (formerly Mediasite) have informed us that there will be potential outages on Tuesday 10 October between midnight and 4:00 am. There will be several periods of 5 minutes when the service will be  unavailable during these hours. The outage is necessary  for essential maintenance by the data centre provider. Sonic Foundry apologise for the inconvenience caused.

 

Re/Play (formerly Mediasite) will be unavailable between midnight and 4:00 am on Thursday 12 October

The Re/Play service (formerly Mediasite) will be at risk of being unavailable for up to four hours between midnight and 4:00 am on Thursday 12 October. Sonic Foundry (the company that host the service) need to undertake work to improve the playback experience for staff and students.

During the period of the upgrade, users will not be able to play recordings. The upgrade is out of hours to minimise impact. Nevertheless, we apologise for the inconvenience caused.

 

 

Mediasite renaming as Re/Play

As part of a program of investment by the University in the Mediasite technology the service will be renamed Re/Play from September onward.

Managed by the Digital Education Team in partnership with IT services and Learning Facilities Management over the coming year we will see investment in to the service under four themes

  • Increased room coverage
  • Increased coverage of Cameras for recording of chalkboards and whiteboards
  • An innovation fund to allow for creation of Media using the Re/Play service outside of the equipped rooms
  • Pilot of software solution for smaller teaching spaces

Re/Play provides the automated recording of audio and projected content of lectures, accessed via Blackboard. The means of recording, editing and accessing lectures will remain the same. Please bear with us whilst we revise the support pages. If you’re new to the university and require technical support, please contact service-desk@bristol.ac.uk

More information will follow on this blog and on our projects pages – if you have any questions please contact the Digital Education Office.

 

Mediasite Lectures delay in publishing to Blackboard – 8th May (updated)

Update – 11.00am 8th May – All Mediasite recordings should now be visible in the associated course areas in Blackboard.

We are still experiencing delays with recordings not appearing in the links for students in Blackboard courses.

Mediasite are aware of the problem and are working to fix this. All of the recordings are still present on the Mediasite server so no lectures will be lost.

Update – 11.00am The adding of recordings to Blackboard courses is now catching up and we are seeing content from the 2nd May be adding to the links in Blackboard.

Any questions please email tel-help@bristol.ac.uk

 

 

Mediasite lectures not being visible – 2nd May 2017 (updated)

We are currently investigating missing recordings from the catalogs in Blackboard from the Mediasite Service. TELED are working with our colleagues in IT Services and the supplier to understand why the problem has occurred and to resolve this issue.

Update 13.00- we have identified where the problem is occurring and have established that is a percentage of the recordings not everything recorded last week. This has been escalated with the supplier and is being looked in to by the Engineers. Please note that no recordings have been lost it is just the link in to Blackboard that has encountered problems.

Update 3rd May 10am – The problem with the links in Blackboard from Mediasite has now been resolved. If your students are still reporting  missing recordings please can you email tel-help@bristol.ac.uk.

 

Mediasite playback problems – 08/01/2017

We have received reports that there were problems with playback of lecture recordings around midday on 08th January. These problems were only for a short period of time and normal service was resumed shortly afterwards.

We are currently working with Sonic Foundry to establish the reason for the problems and will update this post when we have a response.

If you or your students are still experiencing problems please email service-desk@bristol.ac.uk