Information Technology Services

Media & Video

Many services are available to assist you with building more media-rich content for the classroom, web site or other marketing needs.

Conferencing and Sharing

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is Minnesota State's online web conferencing system and collaboration tool open to students, faculty and staff. It provides multimedia capabilities that can be used for many activities such as interactive classes, group work, online office hours and meetings.

For additional questions, meeting help or a computer system check, see Web Conferencing Powered by Adobe Connect.

A short video on accessing Minnesota State’s web conferencing system is available for viewing.

Digital signage

Login to Digital Signage

(Users must have an assigned account in order to login.)

Digital Signage at St. Cloud State University is a system that replaces traditional signs with electronic signs such as LCD or plasma panels located on and off campus.

  • It allows for targeted programming in various locations to various audiences.
  • Content can range from campus related information, announcements, entertainment, to upcoming events.
  • Content can be scheduled and quickly updated.

Locations of screens

  • 5th Ave Live Welcome Center
  • Administrative Services
  • Atwood Memorial Center
  • Cable TV Channel 8
  • Campus Recreation Fieldhouse
  • Centennial Hall
  • Education Building
  • Halenbeck Hall
  • Health Services- Case-Hill
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Residential Life - Case-Hill, Mitchell, Sherburne, Shoemaker
  • St. Cloud State at Plymouth
  • Stewart Hall
  • Wick Science Building

Guidelines and best practices on content

  • Advertised events must be open to all of the SCSU community.
  • Content must be directed to the St. Cloud State University community and have a named campus sponsor.
  • Due to space/time limitations, messages promoting weekly or monthly meetings are not permitted.
  • One slide per event or notification displayed at a time.
  • Messages promoting events at bars or promoting alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • The system is not a storage area; remove all files and links after the end date.

Specifications

  • Use a minimum of text/information as the slide is displayed for only 10 seconds.
  • Signage design must be:
    • Proportions of 781 x 541 pixels
    • JPG file type
    • LANDSCAPE orientation
    • Properly named file: Name the file to be uploaded to the system with reference to the category folder and the end date for when the slide is no longer to be displayed. Example: “honors-promotion-10may2017.jpg”. Slides displayed without an ending date, may be removed.

For assistance, contact web@stcloudstate.edu.

MediaSpace

MediaSpace by Kaltura is a cloud-based web service that converts and distributes video, audio, and other media formats. MediaSpace can also provide machine-based captioning for your media.

Think of it as St. Cloud State's "YouTube." 

For assistance, contact d2l@stcloudstate.edu

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is a web conferencing tool available through Microsoft Office to faculty, staff and students. It supports collaboration between up to 250 people for IM, voice, or video calls on a variety of computing devices. You can present your screen or give control to others to share their screen.

For more information, see Microsoft’s online Skype for Business training.

Production Support

Graphic design/multimedia

Designers work with faculty and staff to create graphics for courses, publications, presentations and poster sessions along with developing electronic presentations and PowerPoint.

For assistance, contact web@stcloudstate.edu.

Video and media production

The Media Systems team provides technical and production support for instructional applications of video and graphic needs for faculty and staff.

Requests are subject to availability of personnel and equipment and require lead time before the event:

  • Single-camera recordings: 3 working days
  • Multi-camera recordings: 10 working days

Signed release forms are required for all presenters and speakers that will be recorded.

Contact bertram@stcloudstate.edu for video project requests and release forms.