educast.nrw is a project that aims to enable and support digital video-based e-learning for public higher education institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia and is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the “Digitale Hochschule NRW” program. The educast.nrw video service cooperates with ORCA.nrw and supports the production and exchange of OER video content for participating institutions.
By sharing project resources with the participating institutions and the use of open source software, educast.nrw offers an effective, barrier-free, and privacy-oriented solution for digital video-based education.
Video-on-Demand and Livestreaming
educast.nrw offers your university different ways to deliver learning videos to students – from regular streaming of pre-produced videos to livestreams from your university's lecture rooms.
Seamless LMS Integration
You don't need an additional online platform for uploading or watching learning videos with educast.nrw. With the plug-ins for the Moodle and ILIAS LMSs, you can integrate your videos in your online courses easily. Just use our services right out of your university's online learning system that is familiar to you and your students.
Simple Yet Flexible Video Recordings
educast.nrw supports your learning video recording and production workflow. As we support all the most common video formats, we make sure that you can create and distribute your learning videos the way you are used to. And if you need a simple way to create learning videos for your students, you can use our educast.nrw Studio that runs in your browser.
Lecture Room Recordings
Hybrid learning settings that use learning videos and lecture recordings are more important than ever. With educast.nrw you can use automatic lecture recordings by connecting to the cameras and capture agents in your university's lecture rooms.
Focused on Privacy
educast.nrw is a privacy-focused video service. The administration is completely run by state universities in North Rhine-Westphalia that also host the educast.nrw servers. We also use and support open-source software projects that respect the privacy of your data.