Making Video and Audio Content Accessible

    This is an internal University of Denver document created to help faculty and staff members add video captions or to obtain text transcripts from audio files. The following are some media systems and instructions on how to process them. By law, the University must accommodate students that have officially requested course materials to be accessible. […]

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    How can students get access to Lynda.com video tutorials?

    If you are a DU faculty or staff member, login to Lynda.com at: http://www.du.edu/uts/training/software/lynda/index.html Students:  The Denver Public Library is now offering Lynda.com access to anyone with a DPL library card, or who registers for an account online. They offer registration to any resident of Colorado, or anyone attending a university in Colorado. University of […]

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    How to use copyrighted materials in Canvas

    The University of Denver is committed to providing access to educational resources with as few restrictions as possible, while recognizing the need to respect the intellectual property rights of content creators. Unfortunately, it may be difficult at times to know how to accomplish both of these aims and to feel confident that we’re abiding by […]

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    How do I obtain student permission for sharing student work?

    Download MS Word Sample Student Work Sharing Permission Form About This Form There are many situations where it can be helpful to provide examples of student work (videos, papers, projects, etc.) in courses, workshops, and presentations. You are under no obligation to provide permission to use your work, and your decision will have no influence […]

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    Using Images for Instruction

    While copyright law protects the rights of creators and users of works, the doctrine of Fair Use provides us with the ability to share and advance information, ideas, and images with fewer restrictions. Some common practices for acting in good faith under copyright and Fair Use when using images include: Notifying students that the images […]

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    Video class assignment tips for instructors and students

    Video assignments can be a research intensive, collaborative and highly engaging student activity. The video can demonstrate skills, knowledge and communication strategies. You can find some DU student examples at http://otl.du.edu/knowledgebase/what-are-some-examples-of-video-activities/ For Instructors Final videos should be between 2-5 minutes. A high quality 5 minute video can take about 5-10 hours to produce. Ensure that […]

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    FERPA and Video in the Classroom

    The use of video collaboration tools like Adobe Connect, Skype for Business, and Zoom in the classroom can improve accessibility of course materials and engage students on a new level. However, video recordings and video streaming require considerations as they may be considered a student record if any student can be identified in the recording/stream […]

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    Webcam Video Recording Tips

    What are some tips when recording webcam videos? Camera angle: The camera should point to the top of your eyes. Avoid the “up the nose” camera angle, that’s very distracting. Audio quality: Find a quiet room with minimal distracting background noise. Lighting: Don’t record in a dark room, it will create a spooky Halloween effect. […]

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