Welcome to JMUtube
Over on the right, you'll see the main navigation with your options. If you're a faculty or staff member at JMU, you already have an account. Just click on My Files and you'll see any files that have been uploaded to your account, or you can start uploading your own files.
Relay Upgraded Over Spring Break • Mar 12th, 2012
Holy Moley! Based solely on this front page, you'd assume we've done nothing in the past eighteen months. There's actually been a whole stack of JMUtube-related updates since the last time I posted though, mostly related to CRASS and Relay. Relay got updated to version 4 over Spring Break, which adds webcam support. You'll need to download the latest version of the recorder in order to take advantage of this feature (probably worth doing anyway if you've got some time). Just like always, you'll find the recorder downloads under the Relay tab once you log in to JMUtube. It may also be worth mentioning the speech-to-text features (they've been around for about a year, but we just failed to post about them here). They come in two flavors: 1) automatic, searchable transcriptions that won't be displayed, but can be searched to find a particular point in the presentation and 2) displayed captions that are automatically generated, but must be confirmed by a real-live human being before they're displayed. If you're interested in the latter, there's a little bit of setup work that needs to be done, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
JMUtube Back to Fighting Weight • Nov 16th, 2010
After giving it two aspirin and calling us in the morning, we are ready to give JMUtube a clean bill of health. It's actually been running smoothly for some time now since upgrading to the latest version of Flash Media Server, so hopefully you've forgotten there was an issue at all. But since the issues were so sporadic, we've been reluctant to give the official thumbs up until it proved itself worthy.
Streaming Services Down This Friday • October 27th, 2010
In order to implement the fix for the aforementioned problem with streaming video files, streaming will be entirely unavailable for a couple hours as of 1:00PM on Friday Oct 29th. This will not impact the availability of the website itself, or any files delivered via Progressive Download (which is the default delivery type in JMUtube). Once restored, all streaming services should be restored to consistent operation.
Streaming Videos Sporadically Unavailable • October 20th, 2010
From time to time, you may find that videos delivered from JMUtube via streaming are not available lately. We are aware of the issue, and have a resolution planned, but it will take a few days to implement. If you find that a video from JMUtube is not working, try back again later and you will likely find it working.
We do sincerely apologize for the irritation this must surely cause.
A New Year, A New JMUtube • January 8th, 2010
All has been quiet on the front page for most of the Fall '09 semester. But we were not, in fact, resting on our laurels (we don't even know exactly what laurels are, or how one would rest on them). While it may not look like it, JMUtube actually just went through its biggest upgrade yet, and now runs on the foundation of the MDID 3 framework.
What does this mean for you, the user? Well, not much at first. While there have been some new features since the last post here, JMUtube is largely unchanged by this transition at present. What it does is set the foundation for some truly advanced fuctionality, especially where security and interoperability are concened. In other words, your content will be better protected and you'll be able to get to it from more places.
Having said all that, if you've been away awhile, you might notice a few new features.
- Official Support for .mp3 and .m4a Audio Files
- Thumbnails for Video and Audio Files
- Updated CRASS Encoder to improve both speed and quality of encoding
This semester also marks final phaseout of the old Faculty Streaming website. If you still have content hosted there, it will still be available from existing links until the end of the Spring 2010 semester, but the site itself has been removed along with all ability to manage or deploy content. If you have any questions about this, don't hesitate to contact the CIT at 8-7061, 8-4836 or by email at email@example.com
YAPANF! • July 21st, 2009
That's "Yet Another Post About New Features!" if you were wondering. We've added a ton of new stuff to JMUtube over the summer, so let's take a look at a few highlights
If you're using one of the CRASS recorders in Harrison Hall, you can now schedule and claim your recordings with JMUtube instead of the older streaming site. The two will run in parallel for the rest of the summer (if you schedule a recording in both, the older site gets preference). The new scheduler offers a number of small tweaks and improvements, but the the most significant change is the ability to schedule recordings retroactively. So you can make recordings on Tuesday, but then schedule the recordings three days later on Friday when you realize you forgot.
Relay is a new software offering that allows you to very easily make live recordings of your classroom lectures and have them appear in JMUtube a few hours later ready to be viewed on the web. CIT will be offering workshops on Relay in the Fall, but you can get started right now by clicking the Relay tab and downloading the recording software. You will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an account before you can log in and upload though.
Improved Tag SortingWhile we introduced tagging back in April, the feature has been refined significantly. Now, when you click on a tag in the tag bar at the top, you'll only see tags which would further refine your selection, similar to a faceted search. We'll be posting a screencast for tagging soon that will go into more detail, but you'll likely get a good feel for it just by playing around for a bit.
As always, we're interested in your feedback, so let us know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions for the future of JMUtube.
Tagging, Impersonation, and Org Accounts. Oh My! • April 21st, 2009
Okay, that title is a stretch, but we have indeed added three big new features to JMUTube this week.
You can now add tags to both videos and presentations. You'll notice a new tagging bar at the top of your files list and checkboxes next to each title. Choosing a tag (or new tag) from the drop-down menu will add that tag to any files with a check next to it. You can then use these tags to filter your view, as each tag appears in the "Show Only" list. Clicking on the green underlined SMAD202 in the image below for example would show only titles with the SMAD202 tag.
It's common for instructors to have GAs do some of the work within JMUtube, but until now the only way to handle this was to give the GA your e-ID, which you really shouldn't do. So we've added a feature that allows a user to pretend to be you within JMUtube (with your permission of course). You'll need to contact Grover Saunders at email@example.com to connect the two accounts, but once your accounts have been configured, the other user can log into JMUtube using their account, click the new Options menu, pick your name out of the list, and start uploading and deploying content from your account.
It's worth noting that the Options page won't appear unless impersonation has been set up for your account.
If you're using JMUtube on behalf of your department, you may be in a situation where you're putting departmental content into a personal account. This could create problems if that responsibility moves to someone else or you move on to another position. Along with the impersonation feature comes the ability to create accounts for departments and organizations. Then, you can simply impersonate that departmental account just as you would any other user.
We hope you find these new features useful. Please let us know if you have any trouble with them, and if there are other features you'd like to see in the future.