Producing and delivering video

Video is an increasingly common component for subjects and courses.

Whether teacher-created, licensed, or sourced from open repositories, video gives students flexibility in accessing resources and increases engagement and success.

Teacher-created video

Tips and strategies for teacher-created video

  • Balance video content with other learning resources and align with the learning outcomes and assessments
  • Ensure the video fits in well with the pedagogical design chosen (e.g. flipped classroom, 5E’s, case-based learning)
  • Examine the effectiveness of various presentation formats (narrated slides, talking head-style, location-based footage or combinations) and aim for short, sharp videos that convey key messages or summarise difficult or confusing concepts
  • Don’t aim for perfection – students appreciate enthusiasm and hearing authentic messages over a highly polished but robotic end product
  • Allow time for editing. Overlaying video with captions or graphics, using transitions appropriately and shifting between still images and video can add depth and interest to a presentation.

Licensed or open-source video

Tips and strategies for licensed or open-source video

  • Ensure video falls within fair use and copyright regulations
  • Incorporate accessibility measures, such as, captioning or transcripts where possible
  • Watch the selected video from start to finish to ensure it's appropriate
  • Provide students with plenty of guidance and instruction for any activities associated with the video.

Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) - Mediasite

Mediasite is the University's media capture system that enables (mainly) staff to create, edit and publish video to a variety of platforms.

If you require your students to capture video using Mediasite, first make your request via the support form to ensure this will be a suitable method for your class size.

Studios and video editing software

Further resources