Driven by innovators. Sustained by a community
Opencast is closely linked with UC Berkeley and ETH Zurich as its founding institutions. But many other institutions have joined their effort and broadened the profile of Opencast: The University of Osnabruck with its focus on the engage end, providing for the standard video player. The University of Valencia offering the Paella Player as an alternative. Harvard DCE using that player to support their distance education programme with an emphasis on robustness, reliability, and performance in global distribution. Plus the University of Manchester, taking Opencast to another level with 300 plus lecture halls producing hundreds of video assets each day. The Swiss academic network provider SWITCH is offering Opencast-based video management services to its member universities. And there is community of institutions and individuals using the system, supporting its further development not only with feedback, but with initiatives to (collectively) build additional features.