We have successfully pushed an update to all Enterprise Video Platform instances residing in Canada, Australia, and the European Union. This release provides our users with updates to delay a Video Platform release cycle, add non-video content to the EnterpriseTube, enable automatic human captioning, add custom resolutions to images, faster load times for the Media Library, the option to suspend users, download audit logs, disable speed controls for video quizzes, live caption usage, and over 200+ improvements and optimizations. This update will be released to US zones next Friday.
- “Blue-Green Version Self-Selection”: Ability to Delay a Video Platform Update by One Release Cycle
Originally dubbed our “Blue-Green Version Self-Selection” to complement our Continuous Update Architecture, institutions can now opt to delay their Video Platform by one release cycle. By providing the flexibility to align version updates to an institution’s academic calendar, admins may choose to remain on an older version of the Video Platform.
To learn more about this feature, please visit our guide on Delaying a Video Platform Release Cycle.
- EnterpriseTube Now Supports Non-Video Content
In expanding the content available for users to publish on EnterpriseTube, we have added support for documents such as PDFs, text files, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets. Future releases will focus on adding support for additional media content, such as images.
- Automatic Course-Level Human Caption Requests
Institutions that are required to provide a human-captioning accommodation for a particular set of student(s), may now setup their course to automatically send videos for human captioning. To learn how to request human captioning for your course, please visit our guide on Enabling Automatic Course-Level Human Captioning.
- Accelerated Image Loading with Support for Industry-Standard SRCSET Capability
Content Creators can now predefine resolutions for images using the industry-standard srcset. By using the srcset, users can create responsive images to help save bandwidth by only displaying the correct resolution for their screen. Whether that be on mobile or computer devices, Content Creators can let the browser decide which predefined resolution is best for the user’s viewing experience. To learn how to add custom sizes for images, please visit our support guide on Adding Custom Sizes for Images.
- New Design for My Media Enables Faster Load Times for Media Library
Users with large volumes of images in their Media Library will notice significantly faster response times when navigating their content.
- Suspend Users After a Specified Number of Days
Admins can automatically suspend users who have not accessed the Video Platform after a specified number of days. To learn how to use this feature, please visit our guide on Changing the Account Status of Users.
- Download Filtered Audit Logs
Admins can now download a filtered list of audit events for use in third-party analysis tools to gauge activity on particular events on their Video Platform instance.
- Disable Speed Controls for Video Quizzes
To ensure that students pay full attention to video quizzes, instructors can now disable video-speed options to prevent students from watching video quizzes at an increased speed.
- Video Ownership Changes Also Change Associated Video Quiz Owner
Content Creators who wish to change the ownership of a video will now have any associated video quizzes moved to the new owner as well.
- Video Quiz Sync Reports with Bulk LMS Gradebook Re-Send
In providing admins with greater insight into their video quiz integration, a report containing a list of completed video quizzes that still need to be synced to the Learning Management System grade book can be generated. Admins can then attempt to synchronize the grades to the LMS using our new Bulk Grade Book Sync option located within the interface.
The impetus of this feature was a customer situation where their Learning Management System had an outage and a large number of video quizzes could not be synced and were also hard to pinpoint which ones needed re-synchronization.
- Metadata Tags Copy Over to Newly Saved Videos and Duplicated Media
Content Creators who wish to duplicate or save their media as a new video using the Video Editor will also have their metadata tags copied.
- Enhanced Thumbnail Status for Browser Capture
The status of Browser Capture recordings is accurately updated in real-time allowing Content Creators to view whether their recording is in progress, uploading, or has been uploaded to the Video Platform.
- Optimized Handling for Sub-Admins of Devices Tab within Admin Panel
We have optimized handling to only allow sub-admins access to view and manage Device Schedules within their assigned sub-organization.
- View Live Caption Usage
Admins can now access an overview of live ASR caption usage. We also improved the look-and-feel of all captioning usage summary interfaces.
- Improved Permissions-Based Consistency for Actions in Search Results
Previously, users searching for media content would be presented with inconsistent actions they could perform for media within their search results (e.g., Play, Share, Publish, etc.). We have now improved upon this feature to allow admins, instructors, and students to receive consistent actions based on their roles and permissions for specific content.