Mediasite represents a drastic change to how media is handle at JCU. Below are a list of common Mediasite Myths which will help explain a few things about the system and its use.
Truth: Unless the creator of a video adjusts the default security settings on a video it cannot be viewed without an active LearnJCU account
Truth: Unless the red 'recording' light is lit the devices are not capturing anything
Truth: As changes and demands on storage grows it becomes unreasonable to store captured lectures for more than two years. In fact, as storage demands continue to grow it may be necessary to shorten this time period even further to the 6 month minimum required by Queensland Governments University Sector Retention and Disposal Schedule
Truth: They are and it is the responsibility of the lecturer to ensure all presentations recorded in Mediasite complies with JCU copyright policy and guidelines. Check here for a further break down of copyright obligations
Truth: All images, text excerpts, website links, etc. need to be attributed so clearly identify and include the source information.
Truth: If you lecture hasn’t been scheduled in the timetabling system and you choose to do an AD-HOC recording by pressing the red button you will need to notify the Learning and Teaching Systems team of this. This is done by completing the AD-HOC recording form at jcu.edu.au/mediasite
Truth: Only JCU staff are able to search 'viewable' videos and only lecturers are able to publish them and then only into LearnJCU subject sites. No one but the owner of a video can edit or make adjustments to a video
Truth: Like any system of sufficient complexity it is not perfect and although everything will be done to ensure lectures are captured correctly it is not guaranteed
Truth: Research shows that students use videoed lectures for review purposes. Although lectures can be viewed online, normally on the same day they are presented, students should be encouraged to attend and enjoy the learning experience. There is much more to learning than watching a video online and it is up to the lecturer to promote attendance and engagement with all learning activities.
Truth: The University owns all intellectual property created by a staff member for the purposes of research, teaching and administration in the course of the staff member’s employment at the University. There are some exceptions to this so it is important that you Read JCU’s Intellectual Property Policy for more detail including clause 3.4
The University does not assert ownership of copyright in teaching materials written by a staff member. However, by entering employment with the University staff members grant to the University a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use and adapt their teaching materials. This licence includes the right to sub-license and to commercially exploit. The University reserves the right to reach an agreement with a staff member in relation to copyright in teaching materials which varies the terms of this sub-section.