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Overview

Video recordings allow instructors enhance their lessons with audio-visual support, while also adding flexibility for students. The recordings can also provide a medium through which instructors present a more personable ethos.


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Ideas and Applications

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"Video Welcome Announcements in the LMS" by Jason Snart [OLOR]

Using the free Logitech software included with my webcam, I record a short video of myself talking to students. I include these kinds of informal videos throughout a term, but the initial (one time) “Welcome” video I find particularly important. . . .
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"Screencast Feedback for Clear and Effective Revisions of High-stakes Process Assignments" by Jodi Whitehurst [OLOR]

A screencast is a digital video recording that captures actions taking place on a computer screen. It also can include audio and video of the presenter. Developing writers, especially English language learners, benefit from clear and specific feedback on assignments. . . .
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GSOLE Conference Praxis Post(er) Overview [GSOLE site]

Though intended to support the GSOLE annual conference, the guidelines for Praxis Post(er)s give a quick overview of options for recording and sharing short videos for any purpose.


Tools for Recording Videos

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Kaltura

Kaltura is a video management and creation tool that integrates with many LMSs allowing instructors and students to create, upload, manage, and publish videos. Kaltura has automated captioning and the ability to integrate quizzes into its videos. Your institution needs to subscribe to this resource.

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Panopto

Panopto allows instructors to record, live stream, manage, and share videos on LMSs. The platform also allows educators to insert interactive elements within their videos, like quizzes, polls, and bookmarks. Your institution needs to subscribe to this resource.
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Zoom

Zoom is a digital meeting platform that offers users audio, video, and phone options. It can additionally record meetings or be used to make videos. There is a limited free option that includes hosting up to 100 participants, unlimited one-to-one meetings, a limit to 40 minute meetings, and limited online features. However, some institutions have institutional plans with this company.

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VoiceThread

VoiceThread allows you to record yourself over a PowerPoint presentation with the additional ability for students to add text-based and audio-recorded questions. A free account allows for an instructor to create 5 voicethreads with a maximum of 50 slides per presentation.


Tools for Recording Onscreen Presentations

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Screencast-o-matic

Screencast-o-matic is a free screencasting platform that allows up to 15 minutes of recording and requires no special software for students (they just click on a link to listen). Some instructors use this to give students feedback or demonstrate a concept. 

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Screencastify

Screencastify offers a screen recording extension for Chrome that instructors may use to walk students through a difficult process, like submitting an assignment for the first time.


Tools for Editing Videos

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Apple iMovie

Apple iMovie can operate free of charge on any MacOS or iOS device, including iphones and ipads. iMovie allows for users to easily record, edit, and publish videos.

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DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve by Black Magic Design is a video editing software that includes mixing and visual effects. There is a free edition for macOS, Windows, and Linux users.

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HitFilm Express

FXHome's HitFilm Express is a free video editing software for macOS and Windows users. It works best with users who have some experience with video editing.

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Filmorago

Wondershare's  Filmorago is a free video editor for mobile devices (for iPhone and Android). It’s easy to use, allowing users to import video directly from their phone, and it has plenty of editing features (music, cropping, titles, timing,etc.) to create and publish videos. 

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WeVideo

WeVideo is a collaborative video editing platform. It does offer a free version, but if your institution subscribes to it, then your students can get all the functionality of the professional version. This is an ideal platform for team projects in virtual environments.


Tools for Captioning Videos

Your technology or accessibility offices might offer captioning free of charge. Be sure to check here first! It they don't offer of these services here are some other options.

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Google Slides

Google Slides has an autocaption feature that must be turned on. Once on, it will caption you as you present in live-time. You can screencast your presentation to easily create a captioned video. The captioning is done automatically, meaning that it is likely there will be minor errors as your words are transcribed. This feature is free, but you need a Google account to use it.

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YouTube

YouTube has the capability to autocaption videos that have been uploaded. If you select a language when you upload, you can have closed captions auto-generated and then correct errors, as needed. However, you can also manually close caption or upload subtitles with your video. This feature is free with a YouTube account.


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