As an open-source project, it is hard to tell how many institutions are using Opencast. The software does not have to be licensed and the users do not need to register.But from registrations to the repositories we can say that hundreds of different institutions worldwide have downloaded Opencast. Here, we would like to highlight some of the institutions that use Opencast in production.

Opencast success stories

Some adopters of Opencast were able to provide some feedback on how they use Opencast and what they have contributed back to the project.

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University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university. Founded in 1829, it is the oldest higher education institute in South Africa. In 2018, 28 600 students were enrolled - with 17 552 undergraduate and 11 048 postgraduate students.

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Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of Germanys largest universities and has a long tradition in lecture recordings.

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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

With about 45.000 students the University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany. Organized in 15 faculties, the scientific portfolio of the university contains a wide range of professions. Initially founded on April 16, 1780 it was later demoted to an academy in the 19, century. On July 1, 1902 Emperor Wilhelm II. reenacted Münster to a university, which became known under its present name five years later.

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University of Vigo/Campus do Mar

An excellent example on how Opencast can be used in educational projects and how the software can be integrated with other portals.

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University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has brought lecture capture to a new level. With an opt-out policy for lecturers and more than 300 equipped venues by the end of 2015.

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Universitat Politécnica de Valencia

The Universitat Politécnica de Valencia is the main developer behind Paella Player, the default video player for Opencast. They are also initiated the Capture Agent Dashboard software.

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Universität zu Köln

Opencast is a central media service at the University of Cologne that unifies the management of automatic recorded lectures, educational media and blended learning material.

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Universität Osnabrück

Osnabrück was the first university to run an Opencast installation in production. They are leading the Opencast Player development. Opencast is extensively integrated into their LMS Stud.IP.

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Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium counting over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences.

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ETH Zürich

The ETH Zürich has always been one of the driving forces of the Opencast project. A high degree on integration into their campus infrastructure is important to them.

Opencast was the only solution that was fully automated and flexible enough to work with our existing audiovisual technology.

Stuart Phillipson, University of Manchester

Opencast drastically reduces the time it takes to get educational resources online so end users can interact with content in real-time.

Rüdiger Rolf, Osnabrück University

Opencast adopters

These are some of the institutions using Opencast. Drop us a line if you want to know more about any of these. A map of registered users to our repository is also available


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Registered Users