Resources to Present Content Online
- Introduction to Developing Online Instructional Content
- Fostering Fun: Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning
- Google Slides
Using Audio Well
Using Video Well
- Tips to Optimize a Video Recording
- Check what shows up in your background.
- Reduce ambient sounds.
- Cast yourself in a good light. Make sure you have adequate lighting. Keep the time of day in mind. You may want to use a warm soft light for your face coming from the direction of the camera.
- Set your camera to record you at eye level.
- Use a mic or headset, rather than the built-in mic from your computer/laptop/phone.
- Practice to get comfortable with the setup and the materials you will cover.
- Best Practices for Using Video in Online Learning– UCF TopKit
- Video Length in Online Courses: What the Research Says
- Record Effective Micro Lectures
- The Power of Lighting in a Virtual Classroom: Tips on Improving Webcam Lighting for Online Educators – Blog post
- Effective Educational Videos: Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing Student Learning from Video Content
- Make Super Simple Videos for Teaching Online – Michael Wesch, professor at Kansas State University via Educause.
- Putting Your Best Self Forward: 6 Keys For Filming Quality Videos – Educause
- Screencastomatic – Free screencasting tool. Record audio/video and upload to YouTube easily. Record your screen with Audio voice over.
- Open Broadcast Software (OBS) – OBS Studio is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Currently for Linux, Mac and Windows.