We’ve upgraded our Kaltura tool in Bb Learn – read what’s new!

The Kaltura tool in Blackboard Learn has been making it much easier to add streaming videos to your course, whether you’re adding new high-definition videos or moving over your previous content from the Real Media Mole server. We’ve just upgraded the tool in Blackboard so that going forward, you can take advantage of these great features:

  • Mobile playback – videos now play on HTML5-capable devices like smart phones and tablets.
  • Simplified code in Kaltura Media tool items – easier to edit.
  • Screen capture tool – available in the My Media area, you can make screencast movies. (requires Java)
  • New 480p MP4 quality – better playback for Camtasia and other standard-definition videos.

If you haven’t started using Kaltura yet to post sounds or videos or enable your students to submit their own course media, contact TLP or check out the Knowledge Base.

The Chico State App for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android Devices Is Here!

Blackboard Learn at CSU Chico can now be accessed on mobile devices two ways:
Bb Learn is part of the free official “Chico State app” for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices. (The Android app is available on Feb. 8.)
“Blackboard Mobile Learn” is a free standalone app for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Additionally, CSU Chico has purchased the “Institutional License” for all campus users, so you do not need to purchase the “personal license” in the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. Usage is free for all Chico State students.

Why should you get the app?

Using Mobile Learn, instructors can:

Send announcements
Post and reply in discussion forums
Upload photos to discussions, blogs and journals
Comment on blogs and journals

Using Mobile Learn, students can:

Check grades
View announcements
Access course content and view documents
Post and reply to discussions
Upload photos to discussions, blogs and journals
Comment on blogs and journals
Attach documents to discussions and blogs from a connected Dropbox account (note Dropbox is not supported by ITSS)

To read more about the full features, please go to the Bb Mobile Learn page.