Schulich's Video-On-Demand (VoD)

About

Schulich's Video-on-Demand (VOD) is a cloud-based video management system for instructors and learners wishing to create, consume, and share educational videos. Content can be uploaded into public or exclusive channels within Schulich's VoD. It can also be embedded into OWL and Elentra or shared via an external link. Utilizing Schulich's VoD can help expand the reach and impact of traditional, web-enhanced, online, and fully asynchronous courses.




Note: Important media should also be backed-up on a hard drive or cloud storage site. For more information, please see our Terms of Service and Content Retention Policy. 

Schulich's Vod Policies

Content Retention Policy

Our content retention policy is put in place to help manage the media assets and storage capacity of Schulich's VoD service. Doing so ensures that we can continue to provide service to content creators. By using Schulich's VoD, you are agreeing with the content retention policy.

The policy is as follows:

Any video entry that goes over a period of 3 years without a single play, will be reduced to the source-file only

Content owners will be notified if/when their content is reduced to a single source file

Content owners will have the choice of downloading the file for their records or deleting the file


To contextualize the policy, when a video is uploaded to the VoD service, it is transcoded into multiple "flavours".  Flavours are copies of an original source video with varying sizes and bitrates; they are created and stored to accommodate various devices and connection speeds. The content retention policy removes the additional flavours and returns video entries to source-file only after a period of 3 years of inactivity.

Terms of Service

Schulich uses Kaltura’s Education Video Platform Service (the “VOD Service”) to provide you with the ability to view videos relating to your course lectures and education.

As part of this service, your name and Western username have been provided to Kaltura. You can log on to the Schulich VOD site using your Western username and password.

Should you take part in any online discussion using Kaltura’s discussions boards, your views and opinions will be displayed to other users of the service. Western’s policies on the proper use of computing resources and non-discrimination and harassment, the student code of conduct, and Schulich’s expectations concerning professionalism apply to any discussions taking place on the VOD Service.

Kaltura also collects analytics containing the videos you have viewed, view counts, total minutes viewed per video, your average viewing time, etc., and this information is available to Schulich IT administrators and possibly Schulich Faculty.

This information is collected by the University of Western Ontario under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the delivery of Kaltura’s Education Video Platform Service. Should you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact Schulich’s Director of Information Services, Western University, Medical Sciences Building Room M165A, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7, 519.661.2111 ext 80986

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