The University System of Georgia will end its podcasting service June 30, including podcast links that may have been provided to other people. Podcasts cannot be downloaded after June 30.
Instructions for downloading content from the podcasting server are available at http://t.uga.edu/1A1.
Kaltura will be available for UGA faculty and units interested in a replacement for podcasting and video hosting services. Kaltura is a media tool that allows users to create, upload and publish videos such as webcam recordings and screencasts.
Kaltura allows users to include closed-captioning, which is required to meet Section 508 accessibility standards for those with disabilities. In addition, media in Kaltura can be played directly in a Web browser without installing a separate plug-in.
Kaltura is being made available campus-wide thanks to a shared agreement with several units and colleges.
Instructions for Kaltura will be posted at http://ctl.uga.edu/kaltura when the service is ready for campus-wide usage
Staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning are moving as quickly as they can to avoid a gap in service, but there is a possibility that Kaltura will not be ready for campus-wide usage before June 30.
Units or faculty who need assistance addressing this potential gap in service should contact Sherry Clouser, CTL’s assistant director of learning technologies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about Kaltura’s use in online programs or online courses, contact James Castle, an instructional designer in the Office of Online Learning, at email@example.com.