(Part of an ongoing series featuring Enterprise Video Award finalists)

A desktop capture tool allows faculty, staff and students at University of Florida to create and share videos, lectures and assignments wherever they are.

In 2013, the university deployed My Mediasite by Sonic Foundry campus wide, giving users access to record, upload, manage and publish their own videos using their laptop’s built-in camera.

The university has used Mediasite since 2004 to capture what’s happening in lecture halls, classrooms and special events on for students to watch live or on-demand. Brian Smith, UF’s IT specialist, says he’s seen steady increase in Mediasite usage annually, with 2013 being the biggest yet.

“In 2013 we shot the moon. We saw increased viewership of 215 percent with over 1.3 million views in the calendar year. And we do not anticipate our growth to slow down at all. With last year’s rollout of My Mediasite we look forward to opening the door to more users creating more content than ever before.”