Streaming Media

Streaming media is a technology for delivering multimedia over the Internet. The media can consist of video, audio, and/or animation or screen capture and is delivered, or streamed, to the end-user's computer.

ITS manages an Ensemble Video streaming service to provide streaming media to the USF community. Media files hosted on Ensemble are viewable on mobile devices and web browsers on desktop and laptop computers. Media can also be posted to Canvas courses, or shared via weblinks for your preferred audience.

Many common uses for streaming media might include: student speeches, interviews, presentations, lectures, demonstrations, edited videos and virtually any event or recorded media for which you possess the copyright, appropriate permissions or use according to fair-use guidelines.

It is strongly recommended that you possess the copyright, appropriate permissions, or use according to Fair Use guidelines. USF requires that we adhere to ADA guidelines for accessibility.  To learn more, please visit USF ADA guidelines.

Contact the ITS Help Desk for requests to stream video. Questions regarding streaming media at USF can be directed to

Getting Started with Streaming Media

Produce and post media online

Submit a request to record your class lecture, or record your own video, then provide the file to Media Services (x2003) to upload it to the streaming server to share.

Attend Training Workshops

ETS provides training in video and audio editing and production. Attend either an iMovie (Mac) or Audacity (PC and Mac) training to help you get started developing and streaming your multimedia content.

Permission to record

Please obtain written permission to record subjects using the Permission to use Voice, Likeness form.

Contacting Media Services

Media Services can be reached at, and at (415)422-2003.