Media Development

We offer faculty and staff a range of support for the development of educational media.

Video Capture Service

In order to ensure availability, please email tedmedia@ualberta.ca for all Media and Communications requests at least 4 business days in advance.

Please note the following:

  • Requests will be confirmed within 1 business day
  • Any request under 4 business days will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Events that require Media Technician assistance outside of regular working hours will likely incur a cost to your department. We may not be able to support after hour requests.
  • We are unable to support student requests and events.
  • Delivery takes a minimum of 4 business days. Media requests include 2 change requests with your project. Any additional change requests will be considered a billable service.

Full Service

Full service means full support from beginning to end. In most cases this will mean A/V setup and equipment, Filming, and Post Production (editing and streaming/delivery of the final media product).

The media team has limited capacity for full service requirements.

Priority of acceptance of full service requests:

  • Capture and production of digital learning resources that will be used multiple times in a course(s) within the Faculty of Education.
  • Media that does not fall into the category of Educational Re-Use / for use in the classroom is considered billable (fee for service).

Full service examples (no fee):

  • Lecture capture of your class.
  • Live streaming of your class to remote students.
  • Video Recording training videos to support students in the classroom.
  • Two change requests to the final media are included. A fee for service will occur if you need further changes to the Final Production.

Full service examples (fee for service)

  • Capturing catered events of media for use outside the classroom.
  • Equipment or recording needs for non-classroom events.
  • Requests from clients outside of the Faculty of Education.

If your need is related to research, please contact us directly to discuss approach.

Full service media includes:

  • Video capture (and both Video Conferencing and Video Streaming Capture): Capture live events or create your own environment using our green screen. We provide professional grade cameras, lighting, and audio equipment along with a trained technician who will set up and run the equipment. We will supply you with release forms.
  • Video editing: Our multimedia technicians can trim raw footage, add other picture or video assets or annotations to the project and add titles and music. Production: We’ll save your project in the format you need.
  • Distribution: We can advise on the best way to distribute your media and assist you with uploading to the appropriate location if needed.
  • Hosting: We will host your video on Kaltura. Kaltura is a video streaming service much like YouTube.

Media Support Services (Self Service)

We provide media support services for educational media projects that you want to do yourself but need professional assistance with:

  • Consultation: We can provide advice on the tools and techniques needed for your audio, video, or graphic design project.
  • Equipment: Borrow video cameras, audio and video recording equipment and accessories.
  • Editing software: Use/instruction of our high powered video editing machines with our video (iMovie, MovieMaker, FinalCut Pro), audio (Garageband, Audacity) and image (Adobe CS6) editing software.
  • Screencapture, Narration, Annotation: Use/instruction of our equipment to record what you see on the screen along with your narrative.
  • Scanning & printing: Ask us for assistance on how to produce high quality results with these services found in the ELC.

Video Conferencing

Technologies in Education operates two video conference rooms on the third floor of Education North.

  • Requests will be confirmed within 1 business day
  • Any request under 4 business days will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed due to scheduling conflicts.
  • VC rooms are available for bookings from our own Faculty and Staff for Teaching and Learning purposes
  • We are able to use Traditional Video Conferencing (IP based calling)
  • We use a product called BlueJeans which allows for any device anywhere around the world. Up to 150 remote participants can dial into a meeting.
  • It is possible to use other collaboration programs such as SKYPE (however we recommend BlueJeans over Skype).
  • There are charges associated with any requests for service outside of regular business hours as well for use with some sites.
  • We have a Portable Video Conference System which allows us to come to your room

Our Rooms

Education North 3-105a
For groups of 10 or less
Equipped with:

  • Video projection
  • Central Computer for Screen Sharing
  • A telephone for audio conferencing
  • Full Video Conferencing capabilities.

Education North 3-119
For groups as large as 40 persons
Equipped with:

  • Ceiling mounted video projector
  • Full Video Conferencing capabilities.

Graphic Design

Need a brochure, poster, web banner, or other item that could use a graphic design solution? Our media team can work with you to find the best solution to meet your needs.

Please note:

  • When making a request please provide as much information as possible about the project regarding its description, audience, messaging, timing, goals and delivery.
  • The complexity of your request will determine the timeline for delivering the requested creative services.

Photography

Our media team provides photography services for faculty-wide events, professor profile portraits and stock photography.

Please note:

  • We ask that all requests be made at least 5 business days prior to the event.
  • Requesting photo services does not guarantee a photographer. Photo shoot requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on usage and need. After review of the request, our Media Team will contact you via email to finalize your request.
  • We will host photo sessions for Faculty Portraits every Fall and Winter semester. Please check back for our next session dates.