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.
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
- Create Studio - self service recording studio
- Green Screen recording studios using Camtasia Studio [Vendor]
- Adobe Premiere for advanced users [Vendor]
- Windows Movie Maker [Vendor]
- Best Practice: Introductory Videos
- Video use and higher education: Options for the future [Intelligent Television, (2009), New York University]
- Using Audio and Video in Higher Education, [JISC, 2010]
- Educause Review: What makes an online instructional video compelling?