Opencast News

Opencast 12 Release Schedule

April 28, 2022
We are happy to announce the dates of the milestones for the next Opencast release: Cutting the release branch: May 18, 2022 Translation Week: May 23, 2022 Public QA phase: May 30, 2022 Release date:  June 15, 2022 Looking forward to a successful release!

Opencast 11.6

April 28, 2022
It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.6 has been released.

Opencast 10.12

April 28, 2022

Opencast 11.5

April 28, 2022
It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.5 has been released.

Opencast 10.11

April 28, 2022

New Editor now part of Opencast

February 18, 2022
Opencast started including a new stand-alone video editor meant for inclusion via learning management systems, portals and other integrations. While we started its development as a project separate from Opencast to kick-start development and get it off the ground quickly, we feel like it’s now mature enough to bring it in again and put it under the umbrella of the Opencast organization.

Opencast 10.10

February 18, 2022
Opencast 10.10 has been released. This is a maintenance release containing important bug fixes, and is a drop-in upgrade to Opencast 10.x.

Opencast 11.3

January 27, 2022
January 19, 2022.

Call for Proposals: Opencast Summit 2022

January 27, 2022
The Opencast Summit is dedicated to the use and management of educational videos with Opencast. While the focus of the event will be on Opencast, the community seeks participation from related domains and projects. We are therefore inviting educational designers, service providers and others working with video in academic settings to share expertise and experience across the field and explore opportunities to collaborate in related projects.

Save the Date: Opencast Summit 2022

January 27, 2022
The Opencast Summit 2022 will take place from March 8-10, 2022. Due to the current situation, the Summit will take place online. The event will be hosted by Osnabrück University.

2021/2022 Crowd Funding: Thanks, Austria!

December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021

2021 Opencast Board Elections

November 23, 2021
Opencast is pleased to announce the election of three new board members.

Recordings of the 2021 Meeting of the German-speaking Community

November 23, 2021
2021 Meeting of the German-speaking community met Sept. 27-29.

Opencast 10.4 released

October 21, 2021
Announced October 19, 2021

2021 Opencast Summit Online at TU Graz

May 3, 2021
Review of the 2021 Opencast summit which was held using BigBlueButton integrated with Opencast.

Opencast.org gets redesign

May 3, 2021
New system, new design, happy editors: https://opencast.org/

Conclusion of the 2019/2020 Crowdfunding Campaign

May 3, 2021
Collective funding will provide Opencast with a stand-alone video editor early in 2021.  

2021 Opencast Board Elections

May 3, 2021
Opencast elects three new board members.

Opencast 9 Release on December 15

December 21, 2020
Opencast 9 is planned for release on December 15.  It brings a number of new features and stability improvements. 

Opencast 8.9 and 7.9 Released

December 21, 2020

Opencast Chapter Editor

October 26, 2020
Now a new chapter editor allows for manual creation and editing of chapter markers and titles.

Opencast 8.7 Released

October 26, 2020

Opencast 9 Feature Freeze

October 26, 2020
Originally planned to be released on June 15th, Opencast 9 was unfortunately delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting of the German-speaking Community

October 26, 2020
Instead of gathering in lovely Innsbruck, Austria, the German-speaking community used BigBlueButton to hold their annual meeting this year.

Tobira: A Video Portal for Higher Education Institutions

October 26, 2020
Development on Tobia, a new video portal for Opencast, has begun.

BigBlueButton Integration

October 26, 2020
The ELAN e.V. has developed an integration between both tools, allowing recorded BigBlueButton events to be processed in Opencast.

Zoom Integration

October 26, 2020

Opencast Studio

October 26, 2020
Web-based Self-recording Studio

Opencast Webinars in Review

October 26, 2020
The community organized and hosted a number of technical webinars for both entry level and advanced technical people, with a wide range of topics (Opencast Studio, GPU encoding, LDAP etc.) covered.

Opencast 8.0 Released

February 5, 2020
With Opencast 8, the community has seen a new major release bringing several improvements to usability and features. For more information, take a look at the release notes.

December 2019: Opencast crowdfunding campaign 2019/2020

December 18, 2019
December 2019 update.

November 2019 Update to Opencast Crowdfunding Campaign 2019/2020

December 18, 2019
Phase one of the crowdfunding campaign has ended with the community identifying its favourite projects.

Opencast 7.5 and 6.7 Released

December 18, 2019
The maintenance releases Opencast 6.7 and Opencast 7.5 have been released.

Opencast crowdfunding campaign 2019/2020

December 18, 2019
The Opencast board is organising a crowdfunding effort to further develop Opencast.

2020 Opencast Summit

October 17, 2019
Join us February 5-7 at Ghent University, Belgium for the 11th Opencast summit. Call for Proposals now open! https://oc2020.ugent.be/

Opencast 7.1 Released

October 17, 2019
Opencast 7.1 has been released.

Opencast 8 Feature Freeze

October 17, 2019
The release branch for Opencast 8 has been cut on Oct 1, 2019.

Opencast 7.4 Released

October 17, 2019
If you are running Opencast 7 in production please upgrade.  

Opencast 7.2 and 6.5 released

October 14, 2019
Opencast has released updates for both Opencast 6 and 7.

Opencast 8 release managers

July 15, 2019
Dolan and Rolf elected to be release managers for Opencast 8!

Opencast 7.0 Release

June 20, 2019
Opencast 7.0 is scheduled for release on June 13th, 2019.

Opencast Summit 2020: Save the date

April 10, 2019
The next international Opencast summit will be on Feb 5-7, 2020 at Ghent University, Belgium.

Opencast 7 Feature Freeze

April 10, 2019

Opencast Architecture Working Group

April 10, 2019
Please watch the list for announcements of a particular sub-group meeting.

Opencast Adoption Map

March 13, 2019

Opencast 6.3 Release

March 13, 2019
Opencast 6.3, released on March 5, is the latest maintenance release in the 6.x series of stable releases. It contains bugfixes and a few major performance improvements over previous versions.