Instructional Technology Center Streaming Video Posting Service Policy & Procedure


Information Technology Services is committed to providing online access for audio and video materials necessary for academic and other campus needs.  The following policies and procedures have been established to assist with meeting the needs of all SVSU faculty, staff, and students.


This procedure does not preclude faculty, staff, and students from posting videos in their personal web space as they have done in the past subject to the SVSU Copyright Policy, and the SVSU Internet and Network Resources Acceptable Use Policy.


1.)  Contact the Instructional Technology Center at 989-964-7471 to initiate the posting process or if you have questions.

Academic streaming needs and applications take precedence over other requests.


Full compliance with Fair Use provisions of U.S. Copyright Laws, including the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 will be observed and enforced.


A determination of the copyright status of the audio and video materials will be made by ITS staff.  Materials should be submitted to the ITC (Curtiss 155) or ITD Lab (Curtiss 154) for review.  Faculty should not assume, however, that the materials will be posted until the Copyright Status has been determined by an ITS staff member.

Please note:  Due to space constraints and to ensure Copyright Compliance is observed, academic course videos are subject to removal 10 days after completion of each academic semester, consistent with other V-Space contents.

2.)      A minimum of two weeks (10 business days) for each 90 minutes of requested digitized audio or video is required from the time the material(s) are submitted to the date/time they are needed for student online access. Efforts will be made to post items in a more timely fashion, but the minimum listed above will be enforced when workloads necessitate.

3.)       You must clearly indicate how the media materials are to be used and accessed.  Several points must be addressed:

-- V-Space:  To be properly linked to the server, IT staff need to know the course title, section number, and instructor's  name.   Video files are placed on the web server and linked to them from VSpace.

-- Access: It is assumed students and faculty needing to view audio and video files will have access to a high-speed Internet Service Provider (ResNet, cable modem or DSL).  Students and faculty without such an ISP will likely encounter issues attempting to view these files.

>> Most files will need to be restricted to students registered for the course in which the video is being utilized.  Again, this will require faculty to submit a list of course section numbers to ITS

--   Size: Files will appear in a window no larger than 320 X 240 (approx. 4.25" X 3.5") window. 

-- Streamed Video: Files will be set up to be streamed as Flash files as the default option.   If other formats are desired, additional delays in the encoding and posting process may occur.  

-- Length of Posting:  Does the client wish for the video to be removed prior to the end of an Academic Semester?


-- Total number of video files: How many audio or video files does the user wish to make accessible?  Is there a better way to meet their instructional needs that will not consume server capacity and impact network bandwidth?   Is the request scalable given the amount of material they wish to make available?


4.)  Media should be delivered to the ITD Lab (Curtiss 154) in either VHS tape, DVD, or mini-DV tape formats.  Formats other than these may be possible but should be cleared first by a full-time IT staff member before assurances are granted.   Numerous variables impact the posting and access of media materials and special requests may be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Delivery of content in Flash format may speed up the posting/availablity of content.


5.)  SVSU reserves the right to remove any materials posted onto its servers.   If you believe an audio or video file residing on an SVSU server or network is an infringement of your copyrighted work, please contact the Instructional Technology Center (989-964-7475) or the Executive Director of Information Technology Services (989-964-2222).