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Organizations Fortify Coronavirus Contingency Plans with Mediasite

March 10, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread, public health officials around the world have responded by recommending social distancing and limited travel.

Here’s a look at some of the ways organizations are modifying, scaling up or even pivoting their use of Mediasite to meet their new communication needs. We’ll continue to update this list with new examples. If your organization should be on this list, kindly send an email to nicolew@sonicfoundry.com to be added.

  • University of Florida: A licensed psychologist and faculty members presented Managing Stress During a Pandemic. Watch here.
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: The DNR is urging participants to attend its March 23 stakeholder meeting remotely via Mediasite. Watch here.
  • University of Minnesota Health: A professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at University of Minnesota Health presented COVID-19: Quarantine, Containment and Mitigation. Watch here.
  • Arkansas Children’s: A doctor from the Arkansas Department of Health presented “Coronavirus: Where Are We Today” to staff at Arkansas Children’s. Watch here.
  • The City of Madison Wis.: The city did a news conference via Mediasite about a confirmed case of coronavirus. It’s county executive and major, along with Public Health Madison & Dane County staff, discussed precautionary proactive steps officials have taken. Watch here.
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: The healthcare organization hosted two townhalls Mediasite webcast for staff. Its chief medical health officer provided an update on the virus and answered questions about how to best support their clients, patients and residents if they come in for care. Watch Jan. 31 townhall. Watch March 5 townhall.
  • The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center: The division chief and an assistant professor, both from the university’s Division of Infectious Diseases, presented Covid-19 Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation and Prevention. Watch here.
  • University of Leeds: The United-Kingdom-based university, which is home to one of the world’s largest automated video learning programs with Mediasite, is working on a pandemic preparedness plan that includes the use of My Mediasite for video lectures in the event it must close its physical doors.
  • Xiamen University Malaysia: The university acted fast to keep its classes going in the face of the outbreak, quickly selecting Mediasite as its preferred blended learning solution for about 2,000 students unable to return to Malaysia from China. Its 200 professors are creating online lectures with My Mediasite from their home offices and streaming them to students. The videos are uploaded to Mediasite and streamed to Chinese students locally in China.
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU): The institution in China converted to an online campus in just days with Mediasite. XJTLU, which began using Mediasite in 2017, fast-tracked a Mediasite infrastructure and technology upgrade to keep virtual classroom doors open. The semester began as planned with 70 percent of the 450 courses available online with support from Mediasite. Professors from around the world are using My Mediasite to create lectures from home, and in the first two days alone faculty created nearly 3,000 lecture videos which students had viewed nearly 100,000 times in that two day period. Learn more.
  • Among many other institutions using Mediasite are China Europe International Business School, Neusoft Education and Zhejiang University International Campus.

Mediasite’s professional services team is well versed in helping organizations like Xiamen University Malaysia work through various options for streaming video into China, which is complicated by firewall restrictions. Organizations that need to reach students or employees quarantined in the country or that have campuses or offices there have the option of deploying on-premises Mediasite instances that can be scaled up as needed. Mediasite Video Cloud deployments are also strategically located to serve customers in the Americas, EMEA and Asia which are also tied into global content delivery networks (CDN’s) for efficient delivery.

Additional reading: Organizations are also turning to Mediasite Events to take their events virtual in the face of decreasing conference attendance. Read this blog post, The Show Can Go On Even with Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, for more information.

Learn how Mediasite can help at www.mediasite.com/services and in these webinars, Optimize Your Coronavirus Plan with Mediasite and How to Minimize Coronavirus’ Impact On Your Event.

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