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Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by cjames7

Panopto will replace Kaltura

Information Technology Services (ITS) is transitioning from Kaltura (Loyola Media) to Panopto for video repository and video streaming services beginning in January 2018 and completing the transition by June 2018. Panopto provides all the functionality of Kaltura while offering additional services such as classroom capture and integration with the Sakai system.

There will be a 3-month period of overlap where videos will be located in both systems allowing time to update the links to the videos (April-May).

Zoom will replace Adobe Connect

ITS is transitioning from Adobe Connect to Zoom for web conferencing and online synchronous classroom services beginning in January 2018 and completing the transition by May 2018. Zoom has been in use for online meetings and webinars at Loyola since 2016. It provides full online meeting capabilities including the use on microphones, webcams, chat, breakout rooms, file sharing, and recording.

Sakai Course Retention

ITS will be increasing the course retention practice from 18-months to 2-years for all course sites in the Sakai learning management system. Sakai course sites greater than two years old will be deleted, and a regular practice of deleting course sites greater than two years old will occur in May 2018 and continue on a regular basis in May of subsequent years to avoid incremental costs for content that is no longer used.

Sakai project sites will also be reviewed for usage, and those not accessed in two years will be candidates for deletion. Sakai project site owners will be contacted via e-mail during the Fall 2018 semester to coordinate the deletion of affected project sites. The deletion of Sakai project sites greater than two years old will occur in December 2018 and continue on a regular basis in December of subsequent years.

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