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One Button Studio 2.0 launches at Penn State

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Since spring 2012, tens of thousands of Penn Staters have used Teaching and Learning with Technology’s (TLT) One Button Studio for professional-quality video production. This fall marks the debut of One Button Studio 2.0, with new features that improve on recording, saving, and sharing video projects.  

"As with the original One Button Studio, version 2.0 provides lighting, audio and camera pre-sets in a dedicated studio to simplify the recording process,” said Bart Pursel, director of innovation for Teaching and Learning with Technology. “Now, the new in-studio controls and ability to upload finished videos directly to the cloud lower the barrier of entry even farther.” 

Visitors to the upgraded One Button Studios at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses will operate the studio’s controls with a stand-mounted iPad. This method allows for step-by-step visual confirmation throughout the recording process, including the “start” button to begin a session. 

Completed recordings can then be uploaded directly to Penn State’s cloud-based media management system, Kaltura. Thanks to Kaltura’s integration with Canvas, faculty and students can seamlessly integrate their One Button Studio videos into course materials and classwork.  

Since its debut, One Button Studio has received awards from Campus Technology and the American Library Association

One Button Studio is a part of Media Commons, a University-wide initiative to enrich teaching and learning through multimedia content, classroom training and direct support. Faculty and students can use One Button Studio to enhance a wide range of coursework from language practice, sit-down interviews, pitch videos and more. The Media Commons staff offers workshops to help the University community get the most out of One Button Studio. 

Last Updated November 18, 2021