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Video/Media Solutions

The LAIC has a variety of multimedia resources available to faculty, staff, and students. Staff are available to assist you in getting started.


Multimedia options are beneficial to both faculty and students, for course and student projects. NDSU offers both production quality and desk-top recording to achieve your goal. 


The WhisperRoom is an acoustically treated sound booth perfect for recording your podcasts, lecture, presentations, and general voice-over work. It can be reserved for appointments and is available on a walk-in basis when not scheduled. 


YouTube is a part of Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals. It is a video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others. 


YuJa is a video management platform that includes video recording and editing software to create, manage, and stream. It is used for temporary storage for your created videos. 


VoiceThread is integrated with Blackboard and works like an online discussion board where participants can respond with video, audio, and text comments. VoiceThread assignments can be created, which connects with Blackboard's grade center.

Help, consultation, training

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Must be a campus supported product.

Getting Started

Best Practices

  • When using a multimedia solution consider capturing the instructors' face for more engagement and intimate learning. 
  • Recordings can also use closed captions (be sure to refer to each product setting to ensure CC is enabled) 
  • Students can vary the speed of the recording for clarification or review. 
  • Provides options for faculty to offer content in alternative formats connecting with a diverse group of students 
  • Create assignments that allow students to use audio, video, text or a web camera to engage with the content and each other. 
  • Using videos to effectively engage students, keep the length short. Research recommends less than six minutes, reported by Quality Matters.

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

  • Videos create a more engaging sensory experience. Learners can see and hear the concept being taught, and they can process it in the same way they process their everyday interactions. 
  • They provide a go-to resource that can be watched from anywhere on any mobile device with an internet connection. This allows for viewing at the student’s convenience and from wherever they are. 
  • Videos can help to increase knowledge retention, since they can be stopped and replayed as many times as needed. 
  • Video content can increase understanding of topics that are complex and/or highly visual, such as step-by-step procedures, problem-solving, or science and math formulas. 
  • Videos can increase proficiency in digital literacy and communication, which are important 21st-century skills.

Universal Design/Accessibility

Ensure all videos used in courses are closed captioned for accessibility to all students. Provide transcripts for recordings, if available (YuJa and Zoom both provide transcripts). Consider adding descriptive text for videos to provide a richer learning experience for all students. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching and learning approach that provides all students with an equitable opportunity to succeed by creating varied media solutions to improve and optimize teaching and learning.

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Created:2021-10-20 15:23 CSTUpdated:2022-06-20 09:51 CST
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