Should I Use MediaSpace or Youtube?
Both platforms work great with Blackboard. Each service has their own strengths and weaknesses. Take a look at the list below to help choose the right service for your video project.
Kaltura Mediaspace - FSCJ's Enterprise Video Platform
Pros Internal Administration Privacy Easier Fair Use
Cons Less Intuitive Limited Tools (editing, captioning) Less Advance Features Not Easily Searchable Students can’t upload
Youtube - Video Sharing Website Owned by Google
Pros Easier to Use Advance Tools Extensive Documentation Easily Searchable Personally Administrated
Cons No College Administration Limited IT Support Copyright Restrictions
Always keep a copy of any video you upload!
What Are Some Copyright Guidelines?
In the classroom there is a lot of freedom with the fair use of copyrighted material. Using the same material online can be tricky. Here are two resources to help you decide how copyright restrictions may apply to what you post online.
How Do I Add Captions to My Videos?
Both Kaltura Mediaspace and Youtube support subtitles and captioning.
Captioning is not only helpful to many students, it is required by law.
Why Captions and Subtitles are Important
A quick web search will reveal many tools to begin creating captioning files for your videos. Here are a few tools to get you started. The software listed below has not been fully tested and reviewed.
Youtube Captioning Tool (free)