Audio and Video Streaming

What is audio and video streaming?

Audio and Video streaming refers to the process of transmitting audiovisual content, where content is being delivered in a steady stream to viewers. Content can be prerecorded and then streamed, or it can be delivered live in a process called live streaming.

What is the purpose of audio and video streaming? 

Audio and video streaming is a convenient way to deliver audio-visual content without having to download large files, which can take up computer space and may take a long time to download.

How to use audio and video streaming

To create and use streaming content for your eLearning course: If you have a video on your computer you would like to use, you may upload the file to OWL and then embed the file in a Lessons tool so students can stream the file.  You may also find a video you wish to use from a video-streaming site, such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can then embed the link for the video in the Lessons tool. You also have the option of uploading your own content to these sites and then embedding the link for your own videos. To stream audiovisual content live: Use webcasting software or applications. One such application is Blackboard Collaborate.

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