Video + Screencasting

COVID-19 Resources for Making Videos

There's a large number of options for creating videos, but the TLT team has identified Echo360 Universal Capture and Zoom as the best solutions to get started with quickly.

Using Echo360's Universal Capture - a step-by-step guide for how to access and use Universal Capture. Universal Capture lets you record your screen and mic, creating videos right on your computer! 

Recording a Video Featuring You Remotely - this video explains how you can record a video with you as the focus.

Recording a Digital Whiteboard or Simulated Document Camera Video Remotely - this video walks you through how to capture written content in a video you can share with your class.

Recording a Voice Over Slides Video Remotely - this video shows you how to record your presentations and voice, creating a final video you can use for teaching remotely.

Students: Submitting Video Assignments using Zoom and YouTube - info for students on options available to create videos for classes.

About Video + Screencasting

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Teaching + Learning Technologies can help you learn how to create videos or screencasts for classes and presentations. Aimed at the do-it-yourself crowd, we provide guidance for what to consider before getting started, available software and editing options, and where to host finished videos. We can also help you evaluate the role of video in your course and offer advice for how to best utilize video content for learners. If you require professional audio/video or want a tailored experience from start-to-finish, MediaVision offers top-notch audio and video production.

There are many reasons to create your own videos! Here are some of the ways videos are used at CWRU: ‌

  • Introducing yourself
  • Flipping the classroom
  • Demonstrating how to do something
  • Recording a lecture
  • Answering frequently asked questions
  • Engaging your students outside the classroom
  • Presenting ideas in a new format
  • Creating an approachable image for yourself
  • Interviewing guest speakers

Videos can take on many different formats as well! You can record yourself or others, show just your computer or tablet screen, walk through problems using software you use in class, or narrate a PowerPoint presentation.

There are four main steps of creating video content:

  1. Equipment - what equipment do you need to make a video?
  2. Production - do you have a plan and know what you're going to record?
  3. Editing - do you need to correct mistakes, add annotations, or clean-up audio?
  4. Sharing - how are you going to share your video with your audience?

Teaching + Learning Technologies can help you through all steps of your video project. With a bit of guidance, you can easily begin creating your own videos to share both in and out of the classroom!

See Our Detailed Breakdown for Each of the Four Steps

We can offer plenty of tips and tricks for creating great videos! Take a look at our detailed Video + Screencasting Tools page for tips for all four steps of video production. In general, here are some suggestions to think about before you get started:

  • What is the purpose of your video? What are you trying to accomplish with this video? Video takes a lot of work and may not be the best fit for what you're looking to do. TLT can help you make this decision!
  • Do you have any examples that you want to replicate? This can help guide you and make your vision a reality.