Instructional Technologies staff members convert audio/visual material from MiniDV tapes, S-VHS tapes, VHS tapes, CDs, and limited other formats into either a Windows Media (default) or Real Media file. The file is then stored on the appropriate media server and may only be accessed from that server. The presentation (file) is streamed into a Blackboard course site. The files will not be placed on other external media such as a DVD.

Each presentation may be no longer than 2 hours in length.  Longer presentations will be cut into shorter sessions. An opening and trailing title slide will be placed within each presentation. Other editing of the presentation is severely limited.

The Windows or Real Media file will be created using the following settings:
Video: 320 x 240
Audio: 32 KHz
Default Profile: Video for Broadband NTSC (384 Kbps)

To request the conversion of a tape or CD, complete the form at

Instructional Technologies staff members need a minimum of 5 working days notice to fulfill a media conversion request.  Please contact us at either or call (816) 235-6700 if you have any additional questions or concerns.