Just over two years ago, the University of Oxford were on the hunt for a solution that would offer them an “an on-campus space where lecturers, staff and students could create videos for internal and external purposes without any help for recording and editing” (Dominik Lukeš, Digital Learning Technologist, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).
Dominik recognised video’s potential as a learning medium, and it wasn’t until he discovered Rapidmooc that the university could start to employ it at scale and begin improving its online cross-curricular communication.
Rapidmooc is an all-in-one video studio that provides anyone with the tools to produce professional-quality learning videos at scale. The studios are all built with a variety of recording modes (green screen, picture in picture, augmented reality, live streaming), as well as post-production and inbuilt teleprompter technology, which offers seamless video production in minutes.
During the Autumn of 2018, the University of Oxford installed their first Rapidmooc studio at the Saïd Business School. This proved to be an immediate success for both staff and students, and it wasn’t long before over 1,500 video files were made, including an outreach video that now has over 15,000 hits on YouTube. Since then, over £100,000 has been saved through in-house video production and the university received the 2019 Academic Venue Award precisely for “Best In-house Technology”!
The studio was initially used for simple teaching and learning purposes, such as recording tutorials and improving presentation skills. Now, video has become one of the leading communication platforms at the university, with lecturers using the Rapidmooc studio to record feedback, live lectures, webinars, and updates about modules and courses at the university.
Last month, the university installed their fourth Rapidmooc studio! Staff and students across the entire campus have entered the new year with access to a video solution that will allow them to create a myriad of professional-quality videos, supporting the learning community at the university.
Read Oxford’s full case study here.