When Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio had to shut its physical doors due to the pandemic, it was well-prepared to instantly convert to 100 percent remote course delivery.
The college has been a powerhouse user of Mediasite for several years, so it’s no surprise that since March 16, faculty already created nearly 3,000 lecture videos. They are also re-purposing the more than 18,100 videos created with Mediasite over the past few years.
“We’ve been engineering an online learning environment for four years now to create a more friendly and seamless way to offer virtual classes to students. With the college’s decision to switch to remote learning due to COVID-19, the structure was already there, the Mediasite technology was in place,” said Michelle Reed, Online Video Strategist, Tri-C Online Learning and Academic Technology.
Tri-C uses a successful combination of on-demand videos with Mediasite with real-time video conferencing to create the most engaging environment for students. Faculty create supplemental lectures using the personal video capture software, My Mediasite, that students watch on their own time. They break into small groups in WebEx to discuss what they learned, and all course content is available in its Blackboard Learn LMS.
The college has always been ahead of the curve with its faculty training program, with several training videos for faculty already created about how to leverage technology. In the midst of the crisis, it swiftly created more intensive virtual faculty training programs to ensure they are comfortable with teaching remotely. It even created videos for students about how to shift to learning from home and using Mediasite to create video assignments.
Read more about Tri-C’s successful pivot to remote learning in today’s press release, Cuyahoga Community College Sees Rapid Remote Learning Growth with Mediasite. Plus, learn how Mediasite’s professional services can help your school go virtual at www.mediasite.com/coronavirus.