How to capture audio using your computer or smartphone

    Capturing good audio for your video project is very important. Poor audio quality will make your video difficult to watch. Here are some techniques to capture better audio using space and equipment that you may already have. Record your presentation in a super quiet room: The DU Library study rooms are a great place to […]

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    Introducing DU VideoManager

    Videos have become a popular tool in education. Although video is easily captured with video cameras, flip cameras and cell phones, tasks such as encoding, presenting and managing video files can be daunting. Additionally, the ability to provide feedback to students within those videos is beyond the capabilities of most software programs. The OTL has […]

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    DU VideoManager Overview

    Who can use DU VideoManger? Any staff or faculty members with an active DU ID number can use DU VideoManager. Students can enter DU VideoManger if they are part of a “Group” created by their instructor or staff member. What are some video class activities? Digital Storytelling Language Exercise Skits Speech and Group Presentations Persuasive […]

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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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    How can I import a video into Canvas?

    Most video delivery systems (YouTube, Vimeo, DU VideoManager, DU CourseMedia and DU Relay Wrangler) provide video embed code. The video itself should not be uploaded into Canvas but instead uploaded to some video delivery system.  If you directly upload video files into Canvas, several issues could occur: You will quickly exceed your storage quota for […]

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    How do I share my video with others?

    You have a few options for sharing your video. The most common are “Embed Code” and “Private Review Link”. You must first complete the required fields on the video page in order to get these two sharing options. Make sure to uncheck the “Disable All Sharing Option” before you press the “Update” button. Embed Code: Copy […]

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    How to create a private video group

    A “Video Group” in DU VideoManager allows faculty members to create private video collections that are course or research-related. For instance, an instructor might create a video group to allow their students to upload and share their videos for review and commenting. Our video “comment / bookmark” feature allows video group members to add comments on […]

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    Video recording and uploading Instructions

    How do students upload their course related videos? Use DU VideoManager (http://videomanager.du.edu) it’s a free DU resource for students and instructors to upload video content. VideoManager allows instructors to create a private video group for their students. An instructor can add a Course Registration Number (CRN) to quickly add students into a video group. How […]

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    What are some examples of video activities?

    Digital Storytelling   7 Things you need to know about digital storytelling Role Playing / Skits   Spanish Student Skit Student Presentations   Business Students Doing Their Final Class Project Presentation Experienced students teaching new students difficult concepts   Daniels College of Business: Gateway video project Interviews with Guest Speakers   Business Interviews with Joshua […]

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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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    How do I publish a 720 HD Quality Video?

    Export Settings For 720 HD Quality If you wish to have HD 720p version available through DU VideoManager, you must encode and upload your video with the following specifications: Height: 720 Width: 1280 Bitrate: 1400 – 2200 kbps H.264 codec in an mp4 container If the video file does not fit these specifications, it will […]

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    How do I design meaningful educational videos?

    Ideas and research for instructional videos: Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom – The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 2015) What are some examples of video activities happening at DU? What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling? – Educause (April 2014) Confuse Students to Help Them Learn. – Chronicle of Higher Education […]

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    How to create interactive video by adding video bookmarks

    The problem: Do you have long video that would benefit from having bookmarks to help viewers easily navigate your video content? Long videos are difficult to watch by most viewers. DU VideoManager allows you to create video bookmarks for private or public videos. The solution: Upload your video into DU VideoManager – http://videomanager.du.edu Wait a […]

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    Webcam Recorder Tool

    What is this? We built this tool to make it easy for instructors and students to record video using their computer webcam.  This tool works for students enrolled in a video group and for instructors via the I Want menu option -> WebCam Recorder. Comments can be added to group videos to provide student feedback. […]

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    What equipment do I need to video record my students?

    You have a few equipment options to video record your students: Checkout a video camera from the library: The AAC library has several Flip Cameras that are easy to use. Use your built-in laptop webcam: Most newer laptops have built-in video webcams that record video and audio. Use the DU VideoManager Webcam Recorder:  If you […]

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    I got an error message with my uploaded video

    Common questions and tips for uploading your video into DU VideoManager. Test your video before uploading it into DU VideoManager.  Make sure the audio and video are good before you upload. If you are using some type of video software program (iMovie or Windows Movie Maker), make sure you export the video to your computer […]

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