MediaCore’s Cloud Video Platform Now Available to All Higher Education Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—(June 1, 2015)—MediaCore today announced it has joined the Internet2 NET+ portfolio, enabling universities to rely on modern Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based products to deliver video learning content across campuses.
The Internet2 NET+ MediaCore service, tailored for higher education institutions, is now in the early adopter phase of the NET+ initiative and therefore available to all Internet2 higher education members. Due to increased demand for NET+ cloud services, MediaCore is the first NET+ service to be delivered to members via the new “QuickStart Process” — designed to give institutions a fast track to subscribe to NET+ services before or during the NET+ service validation phase.
Brown University is one of six campuses that will utilize NET+ MediaCore during the service validation process. The NET+ MediaCore Video Platform allows Brown — and any subscribing institution — to host and manage a growing library of high-definition video content and deliver it to a wide range of devices in students’ hands, both on and off campus.
“The use of video at Brown is exploding,” said Catherine Zabriskie, Brown’s director of academic technology. “Video is integral to teaching, learning, and connecting with prospective students and alumni, and sharing Brown’s academic work globally. A platform to organize and deliver video content was long overdue, and NET+ MediaCore is the welcome solution. MediaCore was a clear choice for Brown based on the clean user interface, deep integration with NET+ Canvas — Brown’s Learning Management System — and seamless connection with video sharing platforms currently used by the University.”
The university is using NET+ MediaCore to host all of their video content — from different types of learning content and captured videos of visiting speakers to public-facing, marketing videos. Notably, the platform has made it possible to easily share more than 2,000 university-licensed feature length movies with Liberal Arts students.
Brown authenticates and manages users with Internet2’s InCommon Single Sign-on and Grouper, which made fast and easy integration with MediaCore possible. And, seamless integration with NET+ Canvas makes it easy for instructors to make content available directly within course modules.
“Students and faculty can produce, view, and manage videos based on their roles,” said  Gillian Bell, project manager in Brown’s Computing and Information Services. “NET+ MediaCore roles easily map to roles in Canvas and Grouper. MediaCore’s compatibility with Shibboleth allows single sign-on for a one-stop gateway to course tools in support of teaching and learning at Brown.”
“MediaCore helps hundreds of institutions around the world embrace video by making it easy for students and professors to record and share media content across all platforms and mobile devices, while ensuring it is kept private and secure,” said Aidan Hornsby, MediaCore’s Marketing Manager. “We’re pleased to offer this supercharged video solution to Internet2 higher education members through the NET+ portfolio.”
Webinars profiling how MediaCore has helped students and faculty at Brown make better use of video learning, and detailing the process of becoming a NET+ MediaCore early adopter will be held June 23 at 2 p.m. EDT and June 25 at 11 a.m. EDT. To register, visit