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Web Streaming

Web streaming is a one-way technology that allows users to broadcast live or on-demand streams over the Internet to many users at once.

Ryerson Media Platform Services use Desire2learn Capture technology to offer this service where a single content source can be distributed to many simultaneous listeners/viewers.

How Does Web Streaming Work?

 

To setup a webstream, you need to have the following: a capture station, camera, microphone, a computer, and a network connection. The camera and microphone are connected to the capture station to capture the image and sound at the event location. The capture station also captures the computer's desktop images and synchronizes that with the video. Then, the video, audio, and desktop captures are encoded and streamed to a Flash media server. The stream can then be viewed live online on the Ryecast presentation portal, or be available for on-demand viewing.

 

Web Streaming Facilities, Equipment and Service

 

Portable web streaming equipment can be used in any network enabled facility around the campus to hold an event capture or live streaming. The portable cart will sit a Desire2Learn capture station, microphones, an audio mixer along with necessary cables and accessories.

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Requesting Web Streaming Service and Getting Support

 

To request videoconferencing service and/or support, please contact Media Services at help@ryerson.ca.

Things to know before booking web streaming equipment:

  • Booking is based on a first come first serve basis
  • Book in advance. An advanced notice of about 10 working days is required to ensure staff availability
  • If you require a display device (monitor/projector/tv) and speakers for sound and/or if you are requesting portable equipment
  • If the support is required after Media Services regular business hours, overtime charges will apply
  • CCS requires 24 hours notice of any cancellations; otherwise, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged to your account

 

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Web Streaming Service Charges

 

Web streaming services charge the clients based on their status with Ryerson University.

Internal Clients (Ryerson's Faculty and Staff) - Academic & Administration purposes

Web streaming services to the Ryerson's internal clients using equipment for any academic and administration purposes will have $0 rental and setup charge, and a $50 delivery & pickup charge . If support is required during the webcasting session, support charges will apply with a minimum of 1/2 hour service charge

Table 1: Web Streaming Charges - Ryerson's Internal Clients (Academic & Administration purposes)
Web Streaming Delivery and Pickup Charges for Academic and Administration purposes
Delivery & Pickup Charges Equipment Rental & Set-up Charges Support Charges (optional)*
$50 $0 $50/hr

 

For the purposes of Ryerson's academic courses, this fee will be waived (depending upon the availability of equipment)

* A minimum HALF hour support charges apply with hourly increments


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Internal Clients (Ryerson's Faculty and Staff) - Non-Academic & Non-Administration purposes

Web streaming services to the Ryerson's internal clients using equipment for any non-academic and non-administration purposes will have $60 delivery and pickup charge, $50/hr equipment rental and setup charge, and $50/hr support charge.

Table 2: Web Streaming Charges - Ryerson's Internal Clients (Non-Academic & Non-Administration purposes)
Web Streaming Delivery and Pickup Charges for Non-Academic and Non-Administration purposes
Delivery & Pickup Charges Equipment Rental & Set-up Charges Support Charges (optional)*
$60 $50/hr $50/hr

 

* A minimum ONE hour support charges apply with hourly increments.

External Events, External Clients

Web streaming services for external events and clients will have $60 delivery and pickup charge, $150/hr equipment rental and setup charge, and $60/hr support charge.

TABLE 3: Web Streaming Charges - External Events and Clients
Web Streaming Delivery and Pickup Charges for the External Events and Clients
Delivery & Pickup Charges Equipment Rental & Set-up Charges Support Charges (optional)*
$60 $50/hr $60/hr

 

A minimum ONE hour support charges apply with hourly increments

 

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CONTACT THE HELP DESK

Students

Phone icon416-979-5000 x6840

Email iconhelp@ryerson.ca

Maps iconKerr Hall West, Room 71

Faculty/Staff

Phone iconx6806

Email iconhelp@ryerson.ca


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