Press Release 8/12/09
West Virginia University (HSC) Selects TechSmith’s Camtasia Relay To Meet Student Demand for Lecture Capture
Top Decision Factors for Adoption Include Ease-of-Use and Simple Integration with other Technology
OKEMOS, Mich – August 12, 2009 – TechSmith Corporation, the world’s leading provider of screen capture and recording solutions, announced today that West Virginia University has selected Camtasia Relay, the company’s newest lecture capture and presentation solution, for its Health Sciences Center (HSC). The West Virginia University HSC includes four campuses and serves the university’s medical, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry departments. By integrating with an academic institution, business or conference organizer’s existing media servers and learning management systems, Camtasia Relay is an affordable solution for organizations looking to share knowledge in a multimedia format with students, customers and colleagues department-wide or campus-wide.
“Its incredible time savings and ease-of-use makes Camtasia Relay the single greatest find for our IT department this year,” said Eric Coffman, network manager at West Virginia University HSC. “There is a high student demand for lecture capture and Camtasia Relay has allowed us to meet those demands without putting a great burden on our IT department. With Camtasia Relay we have found a lecture capture solution that empowers the individual instructors to record and share lectures with no IT support and gives students the ability to view their lectures anytime and anywhere - including on their favorite portable media device.”
West Virginia University (HSC) has deployed Camtasia Relay as an enterprise-wide solution that will enable the more than 500 faculty and administrators to streamline their lecture recording and sharing processes and give the 5,000 student body access to the many learning benefits of Camtasia Relay.
“West Virginia University has an incredible reputation of preparing students for careers in the medical and sciences and we’re proud to provide them with Camtasia Relay,” said Camtasia Relay product manager Rich Boys. “While lecture capture has proven effective for any student, those in the health sciences really benefit by having all the verbal and written content as well as the processes captured and available on-demand for review and to help students gain a greater depth of understanding on complex issues.” Camtasia Relay is designed so instructors and presenters can easily record live lectures, learning objects, or presentations and publish them automatically so the videos are available in the highest-quality formats for a broad audience. Users can also edit their captured lectures and presentations with Camtasia Studio, which is already used by thousands in the education community.
With Camtasia Relay, instructors and presenters can use any PC or Mac in the classroom or conference room, at their desk, or at home. Audiences can view and listen to the recorded lectures and presentations online, via learning management systems like Blackboard, via iTunes U, or on mobile devices such as the iPod or iPhone. And with LDAP integration, IT staff can quickly and easily set up and assign recording profiles for their organizations based on the needs of the presenter and their audience.
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