DukeCapture FAQ and User Guide


How much does it cost for Duke schools and departments to use DukeCapture?
What are my options for using DukeCapture content in Sakai?
Publishing the link to a folder
Publishing the link to a single session (recording)
Publishing an RSS feed
Publishing Panopto Videos in Sakai Using the Sakai “Lessons” Tool
Publishing Panopto Videos in Sakai Using the Insert/Edit Movie Widget in the Sakai Editor Box (WYSIWYG Editor)
What is a DukeCapture Site Administrator?
What is the Retention Policy for DukeCapture?
Where do I go for support for DukeCapture?
What is OIT’s role in the support of DukeCapture?


How much does it cost for Duke schools and departments to use DukeCapture?

There are no charges to schools and departments to use DukeCapture software.  For automated recordings, OIT supports the use of standard PC appliances, and the cost of purchasing those is borne by individual schools and departments.  These appliances can be ordered directly via the Duke Technology Center.  For current pricing information view the following link: http://epos1.sequoiars.com/ePOS?this_category=287&store=709&form=shared3/gm/main%2ehtml&design=deptcomputers

In addition to the costs of the appliances, you may incur installation charges from your A/V integrator, and charges for equipment such as video cameras, microphones, Crestron control panels, and other devices that may be needed in the room.

For those who don’t wish to purchase appliances, DukeCapture Mobile software is free and can be installed on Windows and Mac computers.  DukeCapture Mobile has similar features, but you cannot schedule recordings, and typically utilize consumer (i.e., USB) cameras and microphones instead of hardware installed in classrooms.

The only requirement for either DukeCapture Mobile or our scheduled service is that you have an identified IT professional in your organization that will act as technical administrator assigned to support the users in your area. OIT does not offer any direct user support at this time – we will only support IT professionals in their support of their customers.

There are currently no charges for storage for DukeCapture; however, OIT reserves the right in the future to implement a chargeback policy.  Notice would be provided well in advance of any decision to begin charging for storage.

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What are my options for using DukeCapture content in Sakai?

You have several options for adding recordings created in DukeCapture-Panopto to Sakai:

  1. Publishing the link to a folder. If you use this option, Sakai users will click on the link to open a listing of all the Panopto sessions (recordings) in the folder. They can then click to play any individual session in the list.
  2. Publishing the link to a single session (recording). If you use this option, Sakai users will click on the link to open the full Rich Media version of a single Panopto recording.
  3. Publishing an RSS feed (vodcast only) for your Panopto course as an “External Link” into Sakai. If you use this option, your users will see a listing of all the Panopto vodcasts for a particular folder.  You would only need to do this once, and content will be automatically updated as new recordings are made.  Presentations will be playable from right within Sakai.
  4. Publishing Panopto Videos in Sakai Using the Insert/Edit Movie Widget in the Sakai Editor Box (WYSIWYG Editor). If you use this option, Sakai users will see the Panopto vodcast embedded in any area you choose where the Sakai Editor Box is available.

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Publishing the link to a folder

  1. Log into Panopto and click on your folder (course) in the left menu.
  2. Click on Folder Settings (gear icon)
  3. Click the Share tab
  4. Click “Make Public” (you’ll change this back to private shortly) to expose the Folder URL.
  5. Copy the Folder URL.
  6. Log into Sakai and navigate to the course you want to associate with your Panopto folder. Go to any of the pages in Sakai that allow you to add content via the built in editor (i.e., Announcements, Assignments, Syllabus).
  7. Enter the text you would like users to click on to link to your Panopto folder (i.e., “Panopto recordings for Econ 255”).
  8. Select the text you just typed and click the hyperlink icon in the editor.
  9. Paste the URL into the URL text field that appears.
  10. Click “Post” at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

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Publishing the link to a single session (recording)

  1. Log into Panopto and browse to the session you wish to add as a link in Sakai.
  2. Click on Settings (gear icon) for the session.
  3. Under Session Information and next to Viewer Link, find the URL for the session and copy it.
  4. Log into Sakai and navigate to the course you want to associate with your Panopto session. Go to any of the pages in Sakai that allow you to add content via the built in editor (i.e., Announcements, Assignments, Syllabus).
  5. Enter the text you would like to link to your Panopto folder (i.e., “Panopto recordings for Econ 255”).
  6. Select the text you just typed and click the hyperlink icon in the editor.
  7. Paste the URL into the URL text field that appears.
  8. Click “Post” at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

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Publishing an RSS feed 

  1. Log into Panopto and click on the RSS feed icon for a folder (course).
  2. Select “Subscribe to RSS” in the menu that appears.
  3. Copy the RSS URL in the browser window that pops up (or right-click on “Subscribe to RSS” and choose “Copy Link Address”.
  4. Log into Sakai and navigate to the course you want to associate with your Panopto folder. Go to any of the pages in Sakai that allow you to add content via the built in editor (i.e., Announcements, Assignments, Syllabus).
  5. Enter the text you would like to link to your Panopto folder (i.e., “Panopto recordings for Econ 255”).
  6. Select the text you just typed and click the hyperlink icon in the editor.
  7. Paste the RSS URL into the URL text field that appears.
  8. Click “Post” at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

Note about RSS: users will need to use Firefox, IE, or Safari in order for the files to be playable from right within the browser. Other browsers such as Chrome may not display the video files as links.

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Publishing Panopto Videos in Sakai Using the Insert/Edit Movie Widget in the Sakai Editor Box (WYSIWYG Editor)

 

What is a DukeCapture Site Administrator?

DukeCapture Site Administrators are the support contacts for faculty and end users.  They must be IT professionals with affiliation to an official Duke University sanctioned IT department and are charged with all account setup, scheduling, A/V integration, and first level faculty and student support for DukeCapture users in their schools or departments. OIT Interactive Techology Services provides training for Site Administrators and provides 2nd level support when Site Administrators are unable to resolve an issue on their own.

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What is the Retention Policy for DukeCapture?

DukeCapture content is retained for Four (4) years.  DukeCapture follows the policy currently utilized for Sakai courses at Duke.

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Where do I go for support for DukeCapture?

Contact your Site Administrator for support.

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What is OIT’s role in the support of DukeCapture?

OIT designed and maintains the servers and infrastructure used for DukeCapture.  OIT also provides support to DukeCapture Site Administrators.

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