More OAKS Integrations Please

OAKS has had some exciting new integrations added in the past six months that you may not know about.

Kaltura

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What is it?

Kaltura is like a private, CofC YouTube.  It allows faculty and students to upload video to share in multiple OAKS tools.  Users can select videos they have already uploaded, upload a new video, or record and upload screencasts (available now in Firefox only) all while in OAKS.  In the future users will be able to record and up webcam videos.

How does one access it?

Kaltura can be access in any OAKS tool that has the HTML editor (Discussion, Dropbox, Content > New File (faculty only), and News).  In the text box area click on the Insert Stuff icon and choose My Media.   From here you can upload, record, or select existing videos.  Again, Kaltura is available to faculty and students.

VoiceThread

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What is it?

VoiceThread enables users to add images, documents, and videos, to create a presentation and to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments.  It’s great for faculty or students to record lectures, present material, and conduct discussions.  It’s much more interactive than posting a static PowerPoint presentation.

How does one access it?

From your OAKS Course Home locate the Multimedia Resources widget and click on Access VoiceThread for this Course.  This will create a space for your class on the left.  This will allow faculty and students to create VoiceThreads (VT) and share them with the class by simply dragging the VT onto the class name.

NBC Learn

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What is it?

NBC Learn is a digital media library created by NBC to which the College now subscribes.  “NBC Learn has already digitized more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives — one of the largest news archives in the world, dating back to the 1920s.  In addition, collections are updated with current events every day, Monday through Friday, with stories from such celebrated programs as NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, as well as the networks of MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo.”

How does one access it?

From your OAKS Course Home locate the Multimedia Resources widget and click on the appropriate Access NBC Learn link.  Once in NBC Learn search for the video you want then grab the embed code to embed it into OAKS.

We encourage you to check out these integrations to see how they can work for you.  If you have any questions please contact your TLT Instructional Technologist.