Media and Video Services

We believe in the power of education through example and experience. To help immerse the learner, we offer several options video options including lecture capture to help you illustrate a point, develop ideas, and ask questions.

Whether you need something as simple as your class captured for future streaming, or as complex as a full multi-camera production and live stream of an important event, we’re here for you. Our staff has experience ranging from cutting edge streaming technology via livestream, lecture capture with Techsmith Relay or Ensemble. We produce videos that are view able across all the leading platforms including mobile devices. We can help integrate your projects into Blackboard or help you distribute them to colleagues around the world.

Media and Video Technologies
Example Scenerios

Audio Conferencing
An audio only conference call among multiple locations

  • Skype for Business
    Skype for business meetings include an audio conference number and can be scheduled via Outlook. You can dial into the meeting from any phone by dialing the Join by Phone numbers listed in the meeting request. The dial-in phone number is listed towards the bottom of the request.

Cost: Included as a base service at Marshall University

  • Zoom Web and  Video Conferencing
    Similar to Skype for Business, Zoom allows for audio only meetings via telephone. Every Marshall user has access to a basic Zoom account that allows 40 minute conferences. Longer conferences can be coordinated through IT.

Cost: Basic account is free with MUNet credentials. Basic accounts are limited to 40 minutes. Longer conferences can be coordinated through IT.

Web Conferencing
Interact with people from your computer or mobile device.

  • Skype for Business
    Skype for Business, formerly known as Microsoft Lync, is a unified communications platform that integrates common channels of communication including instant messaging, VoIP (voice over IP), file transfer, Web conferencing, voice mail and email. Collaboration can occur with non-Skype for Business users via a web browser. A Skype for Business meeting can accommodate 25-30 users in one meeting. Meetings can be recorded to the local computer for archiving. Skype for Business integrates with the Microsoft Office suite

Cost: Included as a base service at Marshall University

Skype for Business Bandwidth Recommendations

Call type Minimum download
/ upload speed
Recommended download
/ upload speed
Calling 30kbps / 30kbps 100kbps / 100kbps
Video calling /
Screen sharing
128kbps / 128kbps 300kbps / 300kbps
Video calling
(high-quality)
400kbps / 400kbps 500kbps / 500kbps
Video calling
(HD)
1.2Mbps / 1.2Mbps 1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps
Group video
(3 people)
512kbps / 128kbps 2Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(5 people)
2Mbps / 128kbps 4Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(7+ people)
4Mbps / 128kbps 8Mbps / 512kbps
  • Zoom Web and  Video Conferencing
    Zoom is a cloud web and video conferencing solution with features similar to Skype for Business. Zoom meetings can accommodate up to 50 participants in the same meeting.  Meetings can be recorded to the local computer for archiving.
    Marshall users have access to a basic Zoom account with their MUNet credentials that allows 40 minute conferences. Longer conferences can be coordinated through IT.

Cost: Basic account is free with MUNet credentials. Basic accounts are limited to 40 minutes. Longer conferences can be coordinated through IT.

  • Blackboard Collaborate
    Blackboard Collaborate™ gives you the functionality you need in a 21st century teaching and learning environment, such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording. Educators and students can engage as if they were in a traditional classroom, with as good as, or even better, outcomes.
    Learn More

Room Videoconferencing
Interact with people using a designated room equipped with cameras, audio systems, and technology to display documents.

  • Skype for Business
    Skype for Business can be used in conference rooms and classrooms equipped with microphones and USB cameras systems. A Skype for Business meeting can accommodate 25-30 users in one meeting. Meetings can be recorded to the local computer for archiving. Skype for Business integrates with the Microsoft Office suite.

Cost: Included as a base service at Marshall University

Skype for Business Bandwidth Recommendations

Call type Minimum download
/ upload speed
Recommended download
/ upload speed
Calling 30kbps / 30kbps 100kbps / 100kbps
Video calling /
Screen sharing
128kbps / 128kbps 300kbps / 300kbps
Video calling
(high-quality)
400kbps / 400kbps 500kbps / 500kbps
Video calling
(HD)
1.2Mbps / 1.2Mbps 1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps
Group video
(3 people)
512kbps / 128kbps 2Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(5 people)
2Mbps / 128kbps 4Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(7+ people)
4Mbps / 128kbps 8Mbps / 512kbps
  • Zoom Web and  Video Conferencing
    Zoom allows the use of conference rooms or classrooms equipped with traditional video conferencing units, such as Polycom or Lifesize units, as well as USB based cameras. The video conferencing units can be located anywhere in the world and join a Zoom meeting. Zoom meetings can accommodate up to 50 participants in the same meeting. Meetings can be recorded to the local computer for archiving.

Cost: Integration with traditional video conferencing units can be coordinated through IT.

Streaming
A live or recorded audio and video feed of a meeting or an event.

  • Livestream
    Livestream.com is the service Marshall University uses to provide live streaming video of events. Livestream is a one way streaming video platform. Interaction with viewers is provided by a live chat and post to the event. Live and on-demand archives of an event can be embedded within a web site. Livestream is a globally distributed network capable of handling large number of viewers worldwide.
    All streams are compatible with computers and mobile devices.

Cost: The service is coordinated by IT. Please contact Digital Media Services dms@marshall.edu ot 304-696-2974 to discuss your event’s streaming needs.

  • YouTube Live
    Every YouTube user has the ability to steam live and on demand from their YouTube account. Additionally, Marshall University has a University account with YouTube that is available to stream University events. All streams are compatible with computers and mobile devices.

Cost: Streaming under the university’s YouTube account is coordinated by IT and University Communications. Please contact Digital Media Services – dms@marshall.edu ot 304-696-2974 to discuss your event’s streaming needs.

  • Ensemble
    Ensemble is Marshall University’s media content management system that enables efficient, coordinated, and collaborative rich media management. Ensemble allows for on-demand streaming of videos with enterprise level security and control. Videos can be embedded in any web site as well as integrated with Blackboard Learn.

Cost: All Faculty and staff have an Ensemble account using their MUNet credentials.

Lecture-Capture
Recordings of classroom-based activities.

  • Techsmith Relay
    A presentation capture tool designed to streamline the recording process. Techsmith Relay records what is on the computer screen with audio and optional video to provide lectures and learning objects to students.
    To learn more contact the MUOnline Design Center.

Cost: All faculty, staff, and students have an Techsmith Relay account using their MUNet credentials

  • Ensemble
    Ensemble is Marshall University’s media content management system that enables efficient, coordinated, and collaborative rich media management. Ensemble allows for on-demand streaming of videos with enterprise level security and control. Videos can be embedded in any web site as well as integrated with Blackboard Learn.

Cost: All Faculty and staff have an Ensemble account using their MUNet credentials.



I want to… TechSmith Relay Ensemble Skype for Business Zoom Blackboard Collaborate LiveStream.com YouTube Live
Record my audio and PowerPoint slides. x
Record my audio and images on my computer screen. x
Record my audio & video and images on my computer screen. x
Record lectures before an audience of students. x
Record lectures and post to YouTube x
My students need to record and or submit video assignments. x
Use videos in my Blackboard course. x
I want to use a shorter segment of a longer video. x
Share my recordings with students. x
Conference with more than one remote location using video x x
Conference with more than one remote location using phone only x x
Bring in subject matter experts from around the globe with video x x x
Connect to remote location using traditional video conferencing hardware x
Conference with students in class with interactive whiteboard, breakout rooms, and/or polling.  x
Live video stream of an event being hosted on campus x x
Live video stream of an event being hosted off campus x x