Yes. Panopto acquired Ensemble in 2021 and decided they would not continue to support Ensemble. With this news, Clemson Online and CCIT completed a procurement process in which several vendors submitted proposals explaining how their solution would make for an excellent replacement. At the end of this process, Kaltura was chosen.
Kaltura offers several features that Ensemble did not have, including advanced video editing, multi-stream playback (i.e. audiences can choose whether the PowerPoint or the speaker should occupy the largest part of their screen at any moment), built-in recording capabilities, video library organization, and smarter search features. We are excited to see how these new features will enhance the learning experience.
Ensemble videos will be available at Clemson through Fall 2022. However, after August 4th, 2022, it will not be possible to upload videos to Ensemble.