Video Streaming

​What is it?

Video plays a prominent role in the School of Medicine’s curricular and extra-curricular resources. These recordings provide preparatory material in advance of an active learning class session, or they capture in-class presentations for later viewing. The Mediasite video platform is our primary video streaming tool.

What do I need to know or do?

The Mediasite video player provides video of the presenter (when available), audio and synchronized slide content.

Where can I find videos relevant to me?

Videos can be access from your Canvas sites, clerkship web sites, other web sites or email messages from event organizers. Sometimes the video will appear embedded on a web page, as part of a catalog of related videos, or as an external link that opens its own page.

What kind of browser or plugin do I need to view videos on a computer? What about mobile devices?

Mediasite videos can be viewed on a MacOS or Windows computer using Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Edge. Some browsers may prompt you to activate the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. If you have trouble using Chrome, there are additional instructions on how to activate the plugin.

Tablet devices and Android phones should play from within the web browser directly. Playing videos on an iPhone or iPod Touch requries the Mediasite Mobile App for iOS. Note: Viewing a live stream is not supported on mobile devices.

What do I need to know about in-class recordings?

In general, large-group class sessions in Seattle are recorded for on-demand viewing. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Not all class sessions will be recorded. Some blocks or faculty may choose not to record their sessions.
  • Viewing a recording of an in-class session is not a substitute for attendance.
  • Recordings will be posted within 24 hours after the end of a class session. Often they will be available on the same day.

Where can I go for help?

SOM Academic & Learning Technologies: somalt@uw.edu