Video is a powerful medium, radically changing how we teach, learn and preserve academic information. Successful institutions, large and small, rely on lecture capture to support their academic missions, broaden reach, cater to individual student needs and maintain an attractive campus environment that keeps the university’s competitive edge.

But what makes a good lecture capture system? One that improves the experience of learning for everyone involved. It’s non-disruptive, working behind the scenes, managing recording schedules, equipment, cataloging and publication. It allows students to watch lectures whenever and wherever they want and access all the supplemental materials, peer insights and other tools. And in class, they’ll lift up their heads from their note taking and increase their engagement and participation.

For technologists and instructional designers, new technology can stretch an already thin set of resources. A good lecture capture system does the opposite. It’s simple to set up, effortless to maintain and easy to adopt. It involves virtually no system administration, no training and no user support load. Find out why more than 1,300 colleges and universities trust Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform for lecture capture and video content management.

I’m excited to be included in a HigherEd Tech Decisions article, “5 Features a Good Lecture Capture System Needs to Deliver Content to Students,” published on July 13. Read the article to learn what to look for in a lecture capture system, and don’t miss the slideshow.