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Multimedia options are beneficial to faculty, staff, and students, for instruction, productivity, and student projects. LAIC employees are available to assist you in getting started.
- The Whisper Room FAQs is an acoustically treated sound booth perfect for recording your podcasts, lecture, presentations, and general voice-over work. It is available on a walk-in basis in the LAIC lab room QBB 150C.
- 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 the temporary storage of your created videos.
- VoiceThread is integrated with Blackboard Learn Original and works like an online discussion board where participants can respond with video, audio, and text comments. VoiceThread assignments can be created, which connect with Blackboard Learn's Original grade center.
- Camtasia is a beginner-friendly video editing software that can be used for voiceovers or screen recording. All computers in lab room QBB 150C have Camtasia software installed.
- Getting started will vary by the product selected. Review specific products as a starting point.
- When using a multimedia solution consider capturing the instructors' faces for more engagement and intimate learning.
- Recordings can also use closed captions (be sure to refer to each product set 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
- How To's will vary by the product selected. Review specific products as a starting point.
FAQs will vary by the product selected. Review specific products as a starting point.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fair Use and Videos - Google
- Video Length in Online Courses: What Research Says - Quality Matters