Panopto Lecture Capture Suite Hooks Into Blackboard

Panopto this week announced that it's beefing up support for the Blackboard electronic learning platform. The company is currently developing a new Blackboard Building Block for its CourseCast lecture capture system, which will be released this summer.

Through the integration, CourseCast users will be able to automatically generates folders for content within Blackboard Learn course pages. It also populates student access lists, publishes streaming content to the Blackboard Learn on the fly (recorded or live), and provides direct access to recordings though Blackboard Learn using single sign-on.

Panopto CourseCast is a lecture capture platform designed for capturing, editing, and streaming audio and video from presentations to the Web. Captured materials can be searched, linked, and annotated through the software, and recorded materials can be embedded in popular course management systems.

Through Panopto's Socrates program, CourseCast is available to academic institutions for free in exchange for those institutions participating in beta programs aimed at further enhancing the software.

"CourseCast's new Blackboard Building Block helps make campus-wide adoption of CourseCast a snap," said Eric Burns, co-founder and chief technology officer of Panopto. "With CourseCast, faculty and administrators no longer have to waste hours on manual data entry or file publishing. Instead, they can focus on delivering lessons that really engage their students – both in and out of the classroom."

Panopto's Blackboard Building Block is expected to be available in August. Further information can be found here.

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