The K-12 Open Interoperable Platform

CreationStation

Upload, Meta-tag, Align to Common Core and State Standards and Apply Digital Rights Management to All User-Created and District-Licensed Content

SAFARI Montage CreationStation® is an easy-to-use integrated module that enables schools and districts to upload user-created digital content and licensed media to the SAFARI Montage® system (item by item or in bulk). Once uploaded, the content can be meta-tagged with grade ranges, segment descriptions, correlated to curriculum standards and designated for home access. Flexible Digital Rights Management provides control over the content to ensure that the correct users have access to it in the proper ways.

When used in conjunction with SAFARI Montage® WAN Manager, districts can upload and distribute digital content to all schools with ease, thereby supporting critical initiatives like Professional Development.

Automatically convert your video files with the new SAFARI Montage Multi-Format Auto-Converter!

IMS Global Certified

Import lessons and learning objects from your LMS into CreationStation via IMS Common Cartridge Standards

Create & Meta-tag Segments

Segment user-uploaded content with thumbnails into chapters and key concepts. Add metadata for easy searching within the system.

Segmenting

Media Upload Supporting Over 50 File Types

on a district-hosted server to avoid Internet bandwidth issues.

NEW 5.7 Users can now upload:

  • Video with Spanish language and other languages!
  • Closed-captioning! (QTText and SAMI formats supported)
  • Photos, videos and other media files directly from their mobile devices!
  • Plus: Districts can now create their own publishers with logos to associate with uploaded content.

Audio

  • MP3
  • M4A

Document

  • Adobe® Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Apple® iWork® Keynote® (.key)
  • Apple iWork Numbers® (.numbers)
  • Apple iWork Pages® (.pages)
  • Examview Quest Bank (.bnk) and Test (.tst)
  • Microsoft® Excel® (.xls, .xlsx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® (.ppt, .pptx)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • OpenOffice.org® (.odt, .ods, .odg, .odf, .odp)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • StarOffice® (.sdw, .sdc, .sdd, .sdp)
  • Text (.txt)

eBook

  • Apple iBook (.ibooks)
  • EPUB® (epub)
  • Microsoft Reader (.lit)
  • Mobipocket (.mobi, Kindle-compatible format)

NEW 6.1 Multiple eBook formats can be associated with the same learning object, and users can select a preferred default format.

Image

  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • Bitmap

Interactive

  • Adobe Flash® (.swf)
  • Cyber-Science Animation (.nmo, .csp, .cssession)
  • Google Earth (.kmz, .kml)

Interactive Whiteboard Files

  • eInstruction® Workspace™ (.gwb)
  • Hitachi® StarBoard ® (.yar)
  • Promethean® Flipchart (.flp, .flipchart)
  • SMART Notebook (.xbk, .notebook)
  • NEW 5.9 Teamboard Draw! (.tmb)
  • NEW 6.1 Boardmaker® (.bm2)
  • Common File Format (.iwb)

Video

  • Adobe Flash Video (.flv, .f4v)
  • H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10/AVC)
  • M4V without DRM (.m4v)
  • MPEG-1 Video File (.mpg)
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 (.mp4)
  • QuickTime® Movie (.mov)
  • Windows Media® Video (.wmv)

Web Links


  • Any URL Addresses

NEW 6.3

Google Drive Integration

Upload files from the Google Drive online storage service in any of the 50+ supported file formats plus the Google Drive file formats!

Google Docs

Google Docs (.gdoc)
auto-converts to Microsoft Word (.docx)

Google Docs

Google Sheets (.gsheet)
auto-converts to Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)

Google Docs

Google Slides (.gslides)
auto-converts to Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)

Google Docs

Google Drawings (.gdraw)
auto-converts to JPEG (.jpg)

Users can now upload files directly from Google Drive online storage service, including from the Google Docs web-based word processing program, the Google Sheets web-based spreadsheet program, the Google Slides web-based slide program and the Google Drawings web-based drawing program. Drive file formats are auto-converted to a compatible MS Office format or JPEG in the case of the Google Drawings web-based drawing program as well as PDF.


Upload, Manage and Share Interactive Whiteboard Files

Incorporate these files into your playlists, and save and share with all teachers in the school district.
NEW 5.7 Interactive Whiteboard files or other documents can now be converted to and associated with PDFs for use on mobile devices.
Plus: Common File Format (.iwb)

Whiteboard Products

Customer is responsible for the use of content on SAFARI Montage CreationStation®, including original and third-party content. Third-party content may be copyrighted material of the third party that supplies it and may not be used without the written permission of the copyright holder. SAFARI Montage is not responsible for the performance, distribution or any other use of Customer's or any other third-party content.


Meta-tag and Manage Your Media

Attachment and Correlation

Attachments

Add student- and teacher-generated file attachments.

Correlations

Correlate titles to state and national standards, assign subjects and generate custom quizzes.

NEW 5.7 Uploaded content can now be easily correlated to multiple standards, including Common Core and State Standards, ISTE NETS, AASL, Next Generation Science and Partnership for 21st Century Skills in a single step.

NEW 6.3 Content can now be correlated to WIDA English Language Development Standards.

Descriptive Information

Enter essential and comprehensive metadata, complete with 3,500 subject headings for assignment. Assign title, description, grade range and copyright date.

NEW 5.7 Custom, Searchable Metadata Fields Now Supported

Attribution

NEW 6.1 Users can now assign a Creative Commons license to and identify the owners of all uploaded media.

Digital Rights Management

Manage files and optimize bit rate playback by user type, location and device type. Admins can easily control permissions to view, share and download content, and track and manage rights to licensed media.

Descriptive Information

License Management

Tracks and manages licensed media expiration dates, and facilitates copyright adherence.

License Management screenshot

SAFARI Montage Multi-Format Auto-Converter

Now with the SAFARI Montage® Multi-Format Auto-Converter, school districts can automatically convert both the format and bit rate of their self-created video files uploaded via SAFARI Montage CreationStation®. Uploaded videos are converted automatically in the background to standard bit rates (300, 800 and 1,600 kbps) in the mobile device-friendly H.264 format. With this powerful Auto-Converter, SAFARI Montage® saves districts significant time, effort and money in converting source video to the cross-platform H.264 format.

Expanded Multi-Format Auto-Converter

NEW 5.1 Users can now control which bit rates are available by user type
NEW 5.3 Simultaneously converts videos to multiple bitrates (300, 800 and 1,600 kbps)
NEW 6.2 Converts to 300K HLS and MPEG-DASH formats to support ChromeBooks® and other mobile devices*.

Uploaders no longer have to create multiple formats/files!
Upload full-size video, it automatically converts to smaller sizes in H.264 Format.
Upload video and automatically convert to smaller sizes
System Requirements
  • SAFARI Montage® v4.3.7 or later
  • SAFARI Montage CreationStation®
  • Formats supported for conversion: WMV – Windows Media Video, MPG – MPEG-1, MP4 – H.264, F4V – H.264, plus 300K HLS - HTTP Live Streaming and MPEG-DASH*

*Requires SAFARI Montage V. 6.2 or later. Upgrade may require the purchase of new content drives.

SAFARI Montage CreationStation® Purchase Information:
For pricing and more information, call 800-843-4549 or email cs@safarimontage.com.