There is a demo instance of Opencast available. If you want to get an impression on how Opencast is working try this system. You can try whatever you want, as the system gets cleaned up every 24 hours. The credentials for an admin user are admin/opencast.
Opencast runs on Linux or MacOS servers. There are repositories with binaries available for CentOS (RPM) and Debian (DEB) like distributions. There are also Docker images available. If none of this works for you, you also find a detailed guide on how to build Opencast yourself.
The Opencast documentation consist of three documents for each release:
- The Admin documentation provides information on how to install, setup and configure Opencast.
- The User documentation explains the UI and processes of Opencast.
- The Developer UI contains information on the general development process and the technologies used in Opencast.