Streaming is the process of delivering large media files online without waiting for the entire file to download before viewing. While applications or packages typically require that they be downloaded in their entirety before using them, streaming allows you to play the video as the data stream arrives. Streaming media is transmitted by a server and displayed through a media player.
Learning Technology Solutions offers three ways to stream video and audio for your teaching needs. The best tool for you will depend on the situation and the other learning tools you are using. Echo360 is primarily used to stream classroom-based recorded lectures, while Panopto is used for instruction supported by Blackboard Learn. Google Drive is convenient if used as independent software or just to store media.