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Welcome to our website! Campus Automated Rich Media Archiving (CARMA) is not currently recording new material, but we encourage you to browse our video collection.

We also have a number of resources for recording presentations that you might find useful. Find "Links & Resources" in the sidebar or click here.

FAQ

What is CARMA and what does it stand for?
Can you store or distribute my church group/boy scout troop/service club?
Do I need any special hardware or software to watch a lecture?
Can someone off campus view the lectures?
How long will my lecture be available online?
Can my lectures be downloaded for offline viewing?
Can I limit the access to my recorded lecture?
Who owns the recording of the lecture?
Can you make a DVD/tape/CD?
What is a “Lecture Object”?

Q: What is CARMA and what does it stand for?
A:
CARMA (Campus Automated Rich Media Archiving) is a multimedia archiving and web-presentation service available to all units of the university that preserves and distributes presentations over the web. The technology we use was originally developed by the ATLAS Collaboratory Project for physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland and around the world. (See the ATLAS Collaboratory Project, the Atlas Project, and the Large Hadron Collider websites for more information.)

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Q: Can you store or distribute my church group/boy scout troop/service club?
A:
No, CARMA only provides services to University-affiliated organizations.

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Q: Do I need any special hardware or software to watch a lecture?
A:
No. All you need to view lectures is a free copy of RealPlayer or Flash player, a web browser, and a computer with audio output connected to the Internet.

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Q: Can someone off campus view the lectures?
A:
The lectures can be made available to anyone who has online access.

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Q: How long will my lecture be available online?
A:
CARMA will be archiving lectures through 2013, after which time the data will be transferred to the Deep Blue archive service.

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Q: Can my lectures be downloaded for offline viewing?
A:
Yes, if the instructor or presenter wants to make them available.

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Q: Can I limit the access to my recorded lecture?
A:
Access to the recorded lectures can be limited to only the students in a specific class or to only people with a U-M uniqname login account.

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Q: Who owns the recording of the lecture?
A:
All recordings are owned by the client or the presenter per standard University of Michigan copyright policies.

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Q: What is a “Lecture Object”?
A:
A Lecture Object is composed of the high-quality audio and video recording, along with presentation slides and other visual aids displayed on an LCD projector, with the timing information to automatically synchronize these items.

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Have questions not answered here? Call us at 7-5462 or send a message to carma-service@umich.edu.

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