4:00 - 4:05 p.m. - Announcements (5 minutes)
Evan Levine announces another small merger. Three staff from the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) have joined OIT: Josh Smith, who will continue in a management position, Carlos Fernandez, and Stephen Sample.
John Board announces that Robert Wolpert is now an emeritus professor. Robert Wolpert has been very active in providing IT direction for Duke University and was instrumental in bringing Tracy Futhey to Duke.
4:05 - 4:35 p.m. - Panopto Update, Todd Stabley, Evan Levine (20 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)
What it is: In February, Media Technologies shared our plans with ITAC to move Panopto, Duke's enterprise platform for recording and sharing video, to the cloud. We met our goal to be live in the cloud by July 2, and we would like to update ITAC on how the project went, underscoring the new directions for the service and capabilities this migration makes possible for Panopto users at Duke.
Why it's relevant: Todd will provide an overview of the migration project, the work involved by the extended project team, and the impact on our customers at Duke.
Evan Levine introduces Todd Stabley who has recently completed the huge project of migrating Panopto to the cloud.
Todd talked to ITAC about this upcoming project back in February and he is happy to announce that the project has been completed successfully. On July 2, 2021, Duke switched to the new Panopto cloud site. The project took about a year:
6/2020: Began testing on Panopto Cloud
9/2020: Invite Panopto site administrators to test
2/2021: Production site made available
2/2021: 5/2021: Pre-migration cleanup
3/2021: Began content migration
7/2021: Went live
Key Components of the project included:
1. Media migration
2. Metadata migration
3. Shibboleth/Grouper integration
4. Sakai LTI
5. Kits integration
6. Recorder upgrades
7. Vendor security assessment
8. Contract approval
9. DNS redirects
10. Zoom integration
527.87 TB of data and 71,997 total recordings were migrated. They included over one hundred million files as there are several thousand files per recording.
Todd compares the previous on-prem Panopto environment with the current cloud version of Panopto. When Panopto was on-prem, Panopto was primarily room-based and involved scheduled recordings. Now, Panopto includes both classroom and browser-based recordings and content from Warpwire, Zoom, and other sources. When Panopto was on-prem, a defined set of admins acted as gatekeepers. Now, there are many new self-provisioning options for anyone with a netid. Finally, Panopto was a start-up when Duke began using their product. Now, Panopto leads the industry.
Todd enumerates the following benefits of Panopto Cloud:
1. Automated creation of course folders in Sakai
2. Eliminates cloud/on-prem feature gap; new features include:
a. Zoom integration
b. new browser-based recording tool (up to 4k)
c. mobile playback includes rich media
d. new feature set around speech recognition and OCR
e. improved editor