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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 Configure Adobe Flash

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 and contact CME tech support directly from this page.

Creating a VideoCast FAQ

How do I setup a VideoCast?

Please work with both NIH Events Management (ORS) and CIT Video to schedule a VideoCast

ORS - Contact NIH Events Management for an estimate and work order number so they can provide event support, send CIT live captioned video and make arrangements for sign language interpreter services.

CIT - Schedule at 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.

Configuring Adobe Flash Player


To the left of the web address, click Lock or Info View site information.
At the bottom, click Site Settings.
In the new tab, to the right of "Flash," click the Down arrow Down arrow and then Allow.
Go back to the site and reload the page.


Click to run Adobe Flash plugin toward the left end of the address bar.
Click the message or the notification icon to activate the plugin.


Open Safari Preferences.
Click the Websites tab and scroll down to the Plug-ins section.
Locate the Adobe Flash Player entry.
Click the check box to enable Flash Player.
Allowing websites to use the plug-in.

Internet Explorer

Click the Tools icon in the upper-right corner, click Manage Add-ons.
Select Toolbars and Extensions, Shockwave Flash Object, click Enable.

Microsoft Edge

Go to Settings.
Select Site permissions.
In Site permissions, select Adobe Flash.
Select to toggle the Ask before running Flash option.