May 2018 Mediasite Administrators Update

System maintenance, including Mediasite, is Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Please visit https://sysnews.ncsu.edu/ for more information and updates.

Mediasite server, recorder disc image and software versions

Production

  • Server version: 7.0.30, Build 3791.
  • Recorder disc image 7.1.14.
  • Most current recorder build 7.1.14, Build 5015

Testing (7.2)

  • Test server: 7.2.1, Build 1703
  • Recorder disc image 7.1.14
  • Recorder version: 7.1.14 Build 5015

Upgrading Mediasite Recorders

In the Mediasite Management Portal, Under “Recorders” > “Recorder updates”, you’ll see the Mediasite Recorder Restore Image dated March 19, 2018. That is the 7.1.14 disc image.

  • The 7.1.14 image has the 4995 recorder build.
  • But the most recent build is 5015
  • To get the 5015 build, you’ll need to push the separate recorder version after re-imaging the recorder.
  • The 5015 recorder build will work with the 7.1.13 image, so upgrading the recorder image is not required.

MSX Conference in Madison, WI, October

What we used to know as “Unleash” has been renamed to “The Mediasite Experience” and has moved from May to this coming October 15–16, in Madison, WI. It’s in a different hotel, too. Details are here: http://www.mediasiteexperience.com/

If you plan on going, use this discount code when you register:  TM250. This provides $250 off of the MSX rate.

April 27 Mediasite Users Group Meeting

Thanks to those of who attended the Mediasite Users Group meeting on April 27. For those of you who could not attend, here is the recording:

https://delta.online.ncsu.edu/online/Play/1fd6a988a33d4c388e66b0ef0c1e0f151d

Two Sonic Foundry links are below.

This is the Mediasite YouTube channel, with informational and training videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaT_6DFilf_nwBijX9pGJLw/videos

The Sonic Foundry link below has two Moodle/Mediasite videos, one from the instructor perspective and another from the student perspective:

https://training.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Showcase/mediasitetraining/Channel/moodle

7.2 Server Upgrade Path

As discussed in our April 27 MUG meeting:

  • Our plan is to move DELTA managed instances to the mediasite.wolfware single instance in August, prior to the Fall 2018 semester.

Testing Your Production Workflow

The Mediasite testing environment is available 24/7.

  • Test server: 7.2.1, Build 1703
  • Recorder disc image 7.1.14
  • Recorder version: 7.1.14 Build 5015
  • Every Mediasite Instance is on the test server.
  • You have access to your test Instance, 24/7.
  • The URL is identical to your production instance URL except “-testing” is inserted after the college/department name, such as delta-testing, coe-testing, textiles-testing, etc.  
  • If you experience any difficulties, email mediasite-help@ncsu.edu.

All Sonic Foundry Release Notes, bug fixes and known issues are available on the Sonic Foundry Support website.

Closed Captioning

When working with a captioning provider, always reference the NC State Convenience Contract 298479 to ensure you receive the discounted rate. Information about NC State closed captioning is on the OIT Accessibility website:

https://accessibility.oit.ncsu.edu/choosing-a-captioning-company/

More Information

For any Mediasite information or to send Mediasite help requests, email

mediasite-help@ncsu.edu.

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DELTA Updates and Maintenance Schedule: https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/updates-maintenance/

Sonic Foundry

As always, For any NC State Mediasite information or help requests, email mediasite-help@ncsu.edu.