ShareStream Releases v2.0 of its Video Management Tool for the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment

June 11, 2013


GAITHERSBURG, Md.–v2.0 of ShareStream’s Video-Streaming and Media Management Extension for the Sakai CLE includes Integration of ShareStream’s Features for Student-Generated Content with Sakai’s Assignment and Gradebook Features.


ShareStream, developer of the ShareStream Online Video Platform for Education and Video Extensions for Learning Management Systems (LMSs), has released v2.0 of its Video Tool for the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE).


ShareStream’s Video Tool for Sakai enables educational institutions to fulfill rising demand for convenient and secure access to online video and other forms of digital media content (including audio, images and lecture capture files) for teaching and learning.


Faculty, staff and students (if granted the required privileges) can utilize ShareStream’s solution for instructional media to:


  • easily upload and transcode video and audio files
  • create clips
  • tag content with metadata
  • search across and browse instructional-media collections for the courses in which they are enrolled
  • access online learning resources through streaming media to desktop computers and mobile devices or (if permitted) through podcasts and RSS feeds.


New integration points between the ShareStream Media Platform and the Sakai CLE include:


ShareStream Video Integration with the Rich Text Editor in Sakai:
Instructors and administrators are now able to search for, browse and add ShareStream media assets to Sakai course pages directly from the Rich Text WYSIWIG HTML Editor in the Sakai CLE. ShareStream’s integration with the Rich Text Editor in Sakai allows users with the required privileges to add media and metadata stored in ShareStream to all of the locations in Sakai where the Rich Text Editor is available, including:


  • Announcements
  • Messages
  • Forums
  • as well as from other features in the Sakai CLE.


Integration of ShareStream’s Functionality for Student-Generated Content with Sakai’s Assignment and Gradebook Features:
Instructors are now able to utilize ShareStream’s media capabilities to create video assignments in Sakai, and students are now able to easily upload and submit video assignments to instructors for assessment. ShareStream student-media submissions made through the Sakai assignment tool now populate directly within the Sakai Gradebook.


As with earlier releases of ShareStream’s video solution for Sakai, v2.0 of ShareStream’s extension for Sakai includes:


Sakai Tool Integration with ShareStream Pick-n-Play® Application:
Pick-n-Play provides faculty and students with an easy-to-use video solution for teaching and learning, available seamlessly within Sakai. Pick-n-Play includes ShareStream’s Media Dropbox for student-generated content.


Sakai Tool Integration with ShareStream MediaManager:
MediaManager provides instructional technologists, media-services staff and system administrators with a turnkey solution for campus-wide video content management, complete with digital rights management (DRM); streamlined media ingestion; collection management; metadata and cataloging; media publishing features; reporting and analytics, and more.


Availability and Demonstrations:
v2.0 of ShareStream’s Video Tool for Sakai is currently available.
ShareStream will demonstrate v2.0 of ShareStream’s Sakai integration during a live webinar on June 12th at 2 PM EDT. To register for this event, please visit


About ShareStream:


ShareStream provides secure, enterprise-wide rich-media management platforms and online video solutions designed specifically for the unique needs of educational institutions. The ShareStream Media Platform for Education provides educational institutions with the technological tools specific to their workflow to allow them to operate as state-of-the-art educational media organizations to achieve the maximum benefit from their content, on campus and beyond. For more information, please visit or follow ShareStream on Twitter at @ShareStreamVid to receive the latest company updates.


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