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Updated Version of Mediathread Released

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CCNMTL has released an updated version of Mediathread, the Center’s innovative, open-source platform for exploration, analysis, and organization of multimedia content.

Improvements in this release include:

  • Direct video uploading: Columbia University students, instructors, and staff can now upload video to Mediathread directly from their personal computer.
  • Bookmarklet compatibility with Vimeo and Kaltura: The Mediathread bookmarklet, which allows users to easily import media from online collections into Mediathread for analysis, is now compatible with Vimeo and Kaltura video collections.
  • Improved design: The Instructor Dashboard has a more organized look and simplifies course configuration. In addition, instructors can now select which sites or archives - such as YouTube or ARTstor - to set as sources.
  • Improved multi-course functionality: It’s now easier for users in more than one Mediathread course to switch between courses.
  • Help when you need it: Features in the site are accompanied by information that can be hidden and revealed as needed. In addition, Mediathread’s Help page is now connected to CCNMTL’s growing Knowledge Base.

The code for Mediathread is publicly available, and the platform is being installed at higher education institutions such as MIT, Wellesley College, The New School, and Georgia Tech.

Columbia University instructors can get started with Mediathread by sending an email to

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Aug-29-2014: Fall 2014 Release of Mediathread Supports Secure Collections
Mar-11-2014: CCNMTL Joins Silicon Alley at NYEdTech Startup Showcase 2014
Jan-28-2014: The Spring 2014 Release of Mediathread is Live at Columbia
Jun-28-2013: Mediathread Presented at Digital Content Workshop in Philadelphia
Jun-25-2013: CCNMTL Presents Mediathread Data at Columbia Libraries Assessment Forum
May-28-2013: Get Ready to Dive In! Mediathread Summer 2013 Release is Here
Feb-19-2013: Spring Release of Mediathread Includes New Look, Course Migration Feature
Feb-13-2013: CCNMTL Staff Present Mediathread at THATCamp CAA “Unconference”
Sep-10-2012: New Privacy Options, Remodeled Collections In Fall Mediathread Release
Jun-26-2012: NMC Conference Attendees Get Hands-on with Mediathread
May-31-2012: New Mediathread Release Features “Sliding” Panels Interface
Sep-20-2011: Fall 2011 Version of Mediathread Released
Apr-15-2011: Anthology Features Chapter on Video Annotations
Apr-08-2011: Toward Open Standards for Digital Annotations
Mar-08-2011: New Features Added to Mediathread
Sep-30-2010: CCNMTL Presents at the Open Video Conference on October 2