By on September 9, 2014


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 would like to make decisions based on real data, and leave speculation behind. Ensemble Video 3.7 includes built-in analytics and reports that provide you with the information and insight you need, to successfully manage your video content. Our new Reporting area enables you to view a snapshot of high-level data, or drill down to user-specific and video-specific information.

New Blackboard Building Block

Ensemble Video 3.7 also includes a new Blackboard Building Block, making it even easier for educators to use video in their Blackboard courses. The new building block enables users to upload audio and video files into Ensemble Video without ever leaving the Blackboard interface. Additionally, the Blackboard Building Block provides access to instructors’ existing Ensemble Video media libraries, so they can publish single videos and video playlists into their course.


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NEW Analytics Features


IMPROVED Reporting area focuses on:

  • Geographical Popularity
  • Browser
  • Platform
  • Content Popularity
  • Percentage Viewed
  • User Viewing Details
  • Watch the Preview Video


NEW Blackboard Building Block


NEW Blackboard Building Block features:


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We want your input!


In order for us to continue developing the strongest possible feature set, providing customer-focused solutions, we need all hands on deck. That’s why we are asking for your input! Your answers to the survey questions will be used to shape future Ensemble Video versions, features, and functionality. Start the survey!


New Screen Capture Integration!


The Ensemble Video platform and Collaaj, Inc. recently unveiled a brand new integration, which combines Collaaj’s versatile, low-cost video content creation app with Ensemble’s powerful management and publishing capabilities, in one seamless experience. Users will be able to capture and edit video in a variety of different ways with the Collaaj app, and upload directly to Ensemble.




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 another excellent  year for Ensemble Video. We’ve added customers in Australia, Canada and of course the good old USA! New customers mean more input, more relationships with savvy professionals, and increased resources to improve the platform.

Our newest customers include:

  • Ambrose University College (Canada)
  • Bellvue School District
  • Bowdoin College
  • Cayuga Onondaga BOCES
  • Centre College
  • College of New Caledonia (Canada)
  • Gettysburg College
  • Kingsway Public Schools
  • LaTrobe University (Australia)
  • Monroe 1 BOCES
  • Otsego BOCES
  • Reed College
  • Reid Hospital
  • Roosevelt University
  • Sewanhaka Schools
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Summit Public School
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Broome
  • SUNY Farmingdale State College
  • SUNY Finger Lakes Community College
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Swarthmore College
  • Texas State University
  • Traverse Bay REMC
  • UMASS Lowell
  • University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
  • University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Van Alden Institute
  • Wheaton College
  • Worster Polytechnic Institute


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Nominate Ensemble Video in the Education Video Platform Category

Streaming Media is accepting nominations for the 2014 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards until September 12. We are grateful to you for your willingness to help. As you know, we’re more committed than ever to continue improving the only video platform specifically built for educators, by educators.

If we get nominated, we will send you information on completing the next step. That means one more voting cycle to get Ensemble Video to #1 in the Education Video Platform Category. Nominate Ensemble Video Now!

Still New to 3.6?

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TechFaster & Bam!Radio Highlight Ensemble Video

Our friends from Bam!Radio and TechFaster recently highlighted Ensemble Video. You can check out their content here:


What to Look for in a Video Platform



An Educational, Private YouTube-esque Video Platform

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CASE STUDIESOur communications team has been busy building a diverse library of case studies

Check out our Jasper Fox Case Study and view our video interviews with this K-12 video superstar. This new Amplified Case Study includes an infographic, and an inside look at Jasper’s Ensemble Video Playlist.


Guest Blogs

We’re always impressed with the cool things our customers are doing with media on a daily basis. Contact us to share your story. Using video to prevent bullying? We would like to feature you in October, for Bullying Prevention Month.

Check out our newest customer guest blogs:

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This has been a pivotal year for Ensemble Video, full of news and exciting developments. Read the news here:


Speak Truth To Power: Student Video Contest

The Speak Truth To Power Contest challenges middle and high school students across the nation to create short films educating others about human rights issues. The contest is co-sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, Tribeca Film Institute, Ensemble Video, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.



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

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  1. Introduction
  2. VHS
  3. Prosumer HD Digital Video Camera
  4. DVD
  5. Screen Recording Software
  6. Video Editing Programs
  7. Wrap-Up


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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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