By on November 18, 2013


Welcome to the Ensemble Video Beat, our bi-annual e-newsletter. This newsletter is a great way to stay informed about Ensemble product updates, company news, and customer activities. Also, each edition includes valuable learning resources related to online media workflows and/or tools. Enjoy!



Need-to-know information for customers interested in new versions, features, and tools.


We know you’re waiting for 3.6 to hit the shelves — as are we! This is a powerful, feature-packed version, and the more we dug in, the more we saw that we wanted to accomplish. The process has been longer than originally expected. But as always, we’re committed to quality over quantity, and guarantee the final product will be worth the wait.

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Our development team is putting the final touches on 3.6, and we’re stoked to share it with you very soon! Here are some version highlights, to tide you over:


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We know you use Ensemble in concert with many complementary tools and technologies. That’s why we work hard to build partnerships and integrations that make the user experience as seamless as possible.

We have some exciting new partners and upcoming integrations to share with you, in LMS and lecture capture:




Customer headlines, Ensemble Video “insider” news, and positive online press.

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A warm welcome to our new customers — across North America, and across the pond!

This has been a record-breaking year for Ensemble Video. Cranfield University is our first UK adopter, and a steady influx of US and Canadian customers means more input, more relationships with savvy professionals, and increased resources to improve the platform.

Our newest customers include:

  • Empire State College
  • TRITECH Communications
  • Syntax Communications
  • Cranfield University (UK)
  • University of Ottawa
  • Colorado Film School
  • Syracuse City School District
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Suffolk University
  • Viterbo University
  • Alfred State
  • Plainedge School District
  • Norwich University
  • Washburn University
  • American University of Antigua Medical School
  • DCMO B.O.C.E.S
  • Brandeis University
  • Prevention Network Onondaga
  • Anitoch College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Messiah College
  • Augsburg College
  • Palantir Technologies
  • New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium
  • Gwynned Mercy College
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Memphis
  • University of the Sciences
  • Eastern Suffolk B.O.C.E.S.
  • Lower Kuskokwim School District
  • University of Northern Colorado


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The industry has spoken. Ensemble Video is a top-three finalist in the 2013 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards! (Read more)

We are grateful to you for this honor. And we’re more committed than ever to continue improving the only video platform specifically built for educators, by educators.

It’s a Big Deal

Forward-thinking educators know sharing tools and services is a great way to increase impact, while reducing duplicate costs and efforts. .

2 New Multi-Tenant Deals Demonstrate Cross-Campus Media Sharing Trend:

Industry Expert Paul Riismandel for Weighs In:

stream3 125“New York Schools Choose Ensemble for Media Sharing and Delivery”

Follow Paul on Twitter at @mediageek

Education Talk Radio

When we think of leaders in instructional technology,we don’t necessarily think of cows. Distance learning coordinator John Goodman tells Education Talk Radio how he uses Ensemble Video to to support 40 rural Wisconsin school districts:


Click to listen.


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CASE STUDIESOur communications team has been busy building a diverse library of case studies to provide you with an opportunity to see some of the things other customers are doing with Ensemble Video.

Check them out:


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This has been a pivotal year for video in education. Mobile learning, MOOCs, and flipped learning are transforming the way we connect with knowledge, and with each other.

Read: “EDUCAUSE 2013 Roundup: Six Videosphere Observations from Anaheim”



3.5.4 Update and YouTube Feed

As many of you know, a change in the YouTube API over the summer prevented Ensemble users from adding new YouTube accounts in the Web Publishing Tab. There was also an issue on our end, which caused the Ensemble Video service to crash during large file transfers (more than 2GB) to YouTube.

While a fix was initially in the works for Version 3.6, we know how important this feature is to many of our customers, and applied a 3.5.4 update to the cloud service last week that takes care of these issues.

IMPORTANT: You will need to update your YouTube feed(s) in the Ensemble Video Web Publishing Tab. Old feeds will not work.

This is because YouTube now requires you to login with your Google account, instead of your YouTube username. We updated our support materials to help you out: View the Setup and Use the YouTube Feed How-To Video and PDF.



Helpful information and learning resources, from Ensemble Video and beyond.

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For all you content-creators, our partners at TechSmith have some fantastic blog content, to help you get maximum impact out of your screencasts and instructional videos. Check out TechSmith Blogs. Here are some of our favorites:


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We are always adding new how-to articles and videos on our Support Portal, to help you get the most out of Ensemble Video. Check out some of our most recent additions. Also, contact us if there’s something you would like to see on the Support Portal. We take requests!




Ensemble Video offers many ways to stay informed and engaged with us. Join our community to receive relevant up-to-date information, as soon as it is available. While we welcome your comments through our social media channels, not everything is meant for twitter. Please submit any questions about your specific needs or account via our contact us page, or call us at 1-315-753-0094.

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