Roskilde University consolidates video with Kaltura

Michael Pedersen, Roskilde University

Roskilde University is moving all its video productions into the Kaltura media management system from Danish NREN DeIC. This is expected to lead to increased security, stability, and control of copyright issues. DeIC delivers Kaltura as a service hosted by NORDUnet. The combination of DeIC and NORDUnet was a deciding factor when the Danish university chose Kaltura. Consultant Michael Pedersen from the Academic IT function at Roskilde University explains:

“I recommended to the steering committee that we choose DeIC and NORDUnet. An important reason was that they belong in the world of academia. We are familiar with DeIC as the provider of our network connection, Adobe Connect, WAYF (Where Are You From), and other services.”

Kaltura is a video management system where Roskilde University may store videos and describe them using metadata, allowing video to be accessed at a portal and embedded in web pages or integrated with the Moodle LMS (Learning Management System), and control access with the federated indentity service offered by WAYF.

“Moodle integration is very important for us. It makes it easy for our educators to embed video in their courses,” said Michael Pedersen.

Using the DeIC Kaltura service lowers the cost of using video for Roskilde University. This is essential, as the uiversity exptects the use of video to grow significantly.

Read more about the Roskilde University use of Kaltura video, and about the NORDUnet Kaltura service