This message contains important information about changes to QMplus Media (QMUL’s Media Server).
Following our earlier messages, there will shortly be changes to QMplus Media. The current QMplus Media solution will stop working on 31st August and a replacement solution is being implemented. We will ensure that your existing videos are migrated to the new service before the 31st August and this will include replacing any links for currently embedded videos within QMplus.
If you’ve added QMplus media videos outside of QMplus, such as external websites, or in QMplus Hub, etc. then you will have to re-add them. Please let us know the location of your non-QMplus videos or send us the title and links to those videos and we will help you to replace them. You can do this by raising a Helpdesk ticket (https://helpdesk.qmul.ac.uk).
In order to implement the new solution and migrate your existing videos we have to disable the current QMplus Media, and this will occur on Tuesday, 10th August 2016. The new QMplus Media service will be available on the 24th August 2016.
IMPORTANT: This means from the 10th August – 24th August you will not be able to upload new videos to QMplus Media or embed the existing ones. However, you and your students will be able to watch the existing videos in QMplus throughout this period.
From 24th of August you will be able to use QMplus Media again with several new features. Like the existing solution, the new solution will be integrated with QMplus, will be capable of operating as a standalone media service, will have a Desktop Capture and a Mobile App. You will also be able to utilise some new features such as
- Dedicated Video Assignments
- Ability to embed quizzes to your existing videos
- Ability to edit your videos
- 10th August – QMplusMedia plugin disabled.migration of video content
- 10th August – 24th August – view only access (upload functionality disabled)
- 23rd August - QMplus embed links updated - outage to QMplus
- 24th August – new QMplus Media service available, with new features
- 31st August – old service switched off
Please pass this information onto your colleagues as appropriate.
the E-Learning Unit
(Edited by Alysa Bramble - original submission Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 4:44 PM)