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NIH VideoCasting

CIT can broadcast your seminar, conference or meeting live to a world-wide audience over the Internet as a real-time streaming video. The event can be recorded and made available for viewers to watch at their convenience as an on-demand video or a downloadable file. CIT can also broadcast NIH-only or HHS-only content.

Frequently asked questions for VideoCast

Categories on this page: General FAQ Creating a VideoCast


General FAQ


Who do I call if there is a problem?

Call the NIH IT Service Desk at (301) 496-4357, toll free (866) 319-4357 or use NIH IT Service Desk.

I'm not getting sound

Check your speaker volume and mixer settings. Make sure sound is not set to mute. Check to see if the VideoCast is on a break and wait for the event to resume.

NIH-only and HHS-only Events

All VideoCasts are world-accessible except for NIH-only and HHS-only which can only be seen from computers on NIH and HHS networks. Teleworking staff must use VPN to access NIH-only and HHS-only VideoCasts.

Can I download a VideoCast?

All world accessible VideoCast files can be saved to disk. CIT also attaches caption text to VideoCasts for download.

Are all VideoCasts added to Past Events?

All VideoCasts are added as quickly as possible, usually within a few days after the broadcast. All-day conferences can take longer. On occasion the archive copies are made from backup recordings, which will delay this process.

Can I get CME credits watching a VideoCast?

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is the accredited provider for NIH CME activities. For more information, please visit https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com and contact CME tech support directly from this page.



Creating a VideoCast FAQ


How do I setup a VideoCast?

ORS - Contact NIH Events Management (301-435-2208) for an estimate and work order number so they can provide room support and send CIT live video and captions for the VideoCast.

CIT - Schedule at https://videocast.nih.gov/info and provide event details. There is no CIT fee for NIH customers requesting live and archived VideoCasts. HHS clients ask NIH Events Management staff to schedule upcoming VideoCasts.

Can viewers send comments during a live VideoCast?

CIT has developed a live event feedback form that can forward requests to a specified email address. Messages can be retrieved in real time at your event with your notebook or wireless handheld.

Image of Live Feedback form

Do I need captions?

VideoCasts require captions for Section 508 compliance.

ยง 1194.24 Video and multimedia products.
All training and informational video and multimedia productions which support the agency's mission, regardless of format, that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned.