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DragonDrop

DragonDrop is scheduled to be decommissioned on June 30, 2015. As of that date, no content will be streamed from the server. In order to avoid losing any files, users should migrate any content they still need in to Kaltura (Drexel Streams), the new streaming service. Users can download their files from DragonDrop and upload them in to Kaltura (Drexel Streams). We strongly recommend that users locate the original media file for upload in to Kaltura to ensure the highest quiality video playback.

Migration

If there is a need for a migration of multiple files, please do the following:

  • Send a link to a playlist to itg@drexel.edu with the following information in a spreadsheet (example XLSX):
    • A single instance of each video with an appropriate title
    • List of associated course names and numbers, if course related content, like ENGL-101
  • Activate your account by following these steps
    • Log in to Drexel Learn at http://learn.drexel.edu/
    • Click on the Tech Support tab at the top of the screen
    • Click on the Kaltura - My Media sub-tab

Once the playlist and spreadsheet is sent and your account is activated, videos can be migrated from DragonDrop to Kaltura (Drexel Streams) and then linked to your account. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Instructional Technology Group at 215-895-1224 or itg@drexel.edu.

Zip Files

One of the features of DragonDrop was to allow users to package up content in a zip format, which would then expand on the DragonDrop side. The majority of these zip packages were created from Camtasia and, as such, there is a specific way to get at the video files contained within. If you have zip files that need to be migrated, please do the following to identify and download the video files within them:

  • Get the path to the index file by clicking on the link labled link from the playlist, which should look like this:

    http://broadcast.dcollege.net/drexel/published/999/999/Z9/yA/FolderName_Z7y/index.html
  • To get to the video file, you want to copy the text in bold from the link:

    http://broadcast.dcollege.net/drexel/published/999/999/Z9/yA/FolderName_Z7y/index.html
  • Copy that text and, after adding a .mp4 to it, use it to replace the index.html at the end of the link so that it looks like this:

    http://broadcast.dcollege.net/drexel/published/999/999/Z9/yA/FolderName_Z7y/FolderName.mp4

You can then use this link to directly access the mp4 file that was generated from Camtasia. If you generated a different type of video, like a swf, then use that as the file extension. If none of these options work, please contact the Instructional Technology Group for assistance in migrating these files.