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How to use the Live Streaming tool to add streaming video to your site



One of the most popular tools now offered by iHigh.com is the ability to do live broadcasts of games and activities on the internet directly from your iHigh.com website. Every day new schools are taking advantage of this opportunity to share their school’s talents with the world. The following pages provide a step by step process to live streaming from your site.

Step by Step Process

  1. Obtain User Name & Password from iHigh.com
  2. Download and install software
  3. Prepare camera and computer equipment
  4. Go online and broadcast


Step 1 – Obtaining a User Name & Password



iHigh.com has partnered with EZStream to provide the ability to do Live Streaming Broadcasts. As such, we require a separate registration process. As an Administrator on the website, you may contact your iHigh.com representative to request a User Name and Password to utilize the iHigh.TV software and broadcast live. Once you acquire this password and this tutorial, you are well on your way to creating a Live Broadcast from your iHigh.com website.

Step 2 – Downloading the iHigh.TV software





After logging into your iHigh.com account, a screen will appear with “Your Website Tools”. Click on the “iHigh.tv LiveStream” link and you will download the software needed to do a live stream.

Step 3 – Installing the software



When the install screen appears (shown below), click Next and follow all of the prompts on each screen. Click Finish on last screen.





Step 4 – Prepare camera equipment



Attach the video camera to the laptop with a firewire cable. Also make sure you have a live connection to the internet at the location you plan to stream from. (Newer cameras may need other connectors)



Step 5 – Opening the iHigh.TV software



The install program automatically creates a shortcut on your desktop. Click on the desktop icon to open the program to start streaming.



Step 6 – Going Online



When the iHigh.TV Live Stream software opens, click on the “Go Online” button to prepare to broadcast.



Step 7 – Select Live Broadcast





Live Broadcast button

Step 8 – Select Live Broadcast



Login with your Username and Password provided you by iHigh and then click the “Login” button



After logging in you may get a window such as the one below. Click OK to proceed.



Step 9 – Using the Event Scheduler



After clicking OK, the Event Scheduler screen will popup (unless you already have other broadcasts scheduled for the day).



Step 10 – Creating a new Broadcast event



You will create the new event by giving it a title and a description. In the "Event Title" field, try to include the schools involved and the sport if possible (e.g., Springfield at Mayfield Boys Soccer). You can provide extra information about the game in the "Description" field (e.g., "Watch live as the Generals take on their crosstown rival Tigers in the season opener for both teams!").

Next you will select the Broadcast Type. For streaming video of a live game/performance, you will select Video Broadcast XXX, depending on your internet connection. (AirCard = 200, WiFi=300 range, Wired Connection = 500 range). Then you will select “Create Event”.



If you get an error message



At this stage, if the camera is not connected properly or some other error occurs, you may get an error message. If you click OK, the program will close and you will have to begin the process all over again. In some instances you may need to contact support to determine the cause of the error message.



Step 11 – Completing the project



After creating the new event, the Camera Setup screen pops up. At this point you will need to double check to make sure your camera is connected and turned on. Click OK when you are ready to proceed.



Step 12 – Selecting Audio/Video Devices



After selecting OK, the Device Selection screen comes up. Select your Audio and Video Devices. Combinations may differ depending on your setup, camera type, etc. After selecting, click on Save and Exit.



Step 13 – Starting the Broadcast



The next screen to appear will be the Broadcast Screen. It will indicate the Title, Your Name, the AV Device(s). With the Video Camera turned on in “Stand By” mode (unless you also plan to record), click on “Start Broadcast” to begin the streaming. Continue until you are ready to stop the broadcast. Press “Stop Broadcast” to end.



Step 14 – Archiving the Broadcast



After stopping the broadcast, a popup will come up reminding you that the event will not be archived until you hit Exit. Press OK.



Step 15 – Archiving the Broadcast



Once you click OK, you will see the screen below. Press “Exit” to archive the broadcast on iHigh.com. If “Exit” is not pressed, the broadcast will remain “Live”, but nobody will be able to see it. It will need to be closed manually through the Broadcast Manager.



Step 16 – Select location for content



To check on the Archived Broadcast, click on “Live Broadcasts” and then find your broadcast in the “Completed” tab based on the title you gave it.



Step 17– Watch archived broadcast



You can now bring up your broadcast and anyone will be able to view it.



Step 18– Hiding an Archived Broadcast



You may decide that you would like to have the Archived broadcast hidden. To do so, return to your iHigh.com website and login as administrator. In Web tools select “Schedule a Video Broadcast”. The will log you into the Broadcast Manager.



Step 19– Login to Broadcast Manager



Login with the User Name and Password provided to you by iHigh.com and then click Submit.



Step 20 – Select Broadcast to Hide



Select the Broadcast you would like to hide by clicking EDIT to the left of the Broadcast link. In the EDIT screen you can select Hide or Show Broadcast.



New iHigh Tutorials

Tutorial Name Date Posted/Updated
AdScore 04-10-2012
Online Forms 08-17-2011
Tagging 08-04-2011
Mobile Video 06-27-2011
Offline Recording 06-27-2011
Streaming Quick Start Guide 06-27-2011
Automatic Updates on Content 12-05-2010
Calendar/Schedule Usage 11-15-2010
iHigh Live Broadcasting with Ad Insertion 11-15-2010
Mailer/Email Lists 10-20-2010
iHigh Widget 12-05-2010
Registration Process 10-15-2010
Dual Audio/Video Broadcast 10-15-2010
Document Upload 10-15-2010
Photo Upload 08-25-2010
Create Sponsors' Ads 08-16-2010
Countdown Widget 08-16-2010
Live Streaming Tool 08-16-2010
Mascot/Banner 08-16-2010
NVU 08-16-2010
Offline Broadcast 08-16-2010
Prism 08-16-2010
Site Quick Start Guide 08-16-2010
School Settings 08-16-2010
Upper Links 08-16-2010

Old iHigh Tutorials

Tutorial Name Date Posted
Mascot/Banner Tutorial 10-16-2009
iHigh Website Overview 10-16-2009
Live Broadcast Quick Start Guide 02-17-2010
Offline Recording Tutorial 02-17-2010
Ad Creation Tutorial 10-15-2009
Live Broadcast Tutorial 10-15-2009
Offline Broadcast Tutorial 10-15-2009
NVU Tutorial 10-16-2009
Prism Tutorial 10-16-2009