Ensemble Video version 5.4 includes several new features, enhancements, and a continuation of system improvements from previous versions.
New Playlist Templates
Ensemble Video 5.4 offers a set of new polished video playlist templates that are very easy to customize and embed based on a user’s needs. They are HTML5 and responsive, providing a mobile-friendly experience. They can be set up from within Ensemble of through the Blackboard integration. Also, Ensemble Video’s Visual un-publish feature allow users to preview playlists and easily remove videos in the same interface.
Video Quizzes and Dropboxes Integrated into the Blackboard Grade Center
Video Dropboxes and Quizzes added through the Ensemble Video mashup tool in Blackboard automatically create a gradebook column directly in Blackboard where instructors can view and grade them. Learn more about Integrating:
- Video Quizzes in the Blackboard Grade Center
- Ensemble Video Dropboxes with the Blackboard Grade Center
The Ensemble Video Dropbox has new and enhanced functionality. When creating a Dropbox, there are several new fields and options that can be configured. Also, after creating a Dropbox there are a number of new Dropbox Options including sharing, publishing, securing and editing capabilities! Finally, users will have the advantage of using a new uploader and Dropbox creators can now access all the Dropbox submissions in the Submissions tab.
Ensemble Video now supports web and email notifications. Notifications are updates about specific Ensemble Video activity. There are several types of notifications and notification preferences for Ensemble Video Users. Learn more about Notifications!
- Web notifications are displayed in the web application user interface when a user logs into Ensemble Video.
- Email notifications are Ensemble Video updates that you receive via email.
Interactive Transcript Language Link/Unlink
Ensemble Video expanded its Interactive Transcript viewing interface and now enables linking and unlinking of the Interactive Transcript and Closed Caption Display. This is a great feature for viewers interested in reading the transcript in one language while reading the Closed Captions in another language. For example, when linked the Interactive Transcript and Closed Captions are display the same language. If the user clicks on the CC icon and changes the Closed Caption language to Spanish and then clicks on the Link icon it will unlink the Interactive Transcript and Closed Captions, resulting in the Interactive Transcript displaying in English and the Closed Captions displaying in Spanish.
Video Quiz Options Added
Ensemble Video has new quiz options. An Anonymous user option is available in the User tracking dropdown so users can submit video quizzes anonymously (similar to an anonymous survey submission). Also, the new Post-Submission Call-to-Action panel in the quiz creator allows a user to add to a post-submission call-to-action button that shows up immediately after the quiz has been submitted. The button’s text and launch Url are customizable. The quiz creator has the ability to open the Url in a new window. After adding the button text and button Url, the post-submission call-to-action button will show up immediately after the quiz has been submitted.