Student video activities

There are many types of video activities to help students demonstrate their knowledge, skills, creativity, and teamwork. Here are some examples along with rubrics and support resources. Digital Storytelling Creating a digital storytelling project Digital Storytelling Rubric Pecha Kucha Pecha Kucha Rubric (PDF) Assignment Instructions (PDF) PowerPoint Instructions (Video) Role Playing / Skits Student ZOOM […]

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Tips for managing multiple student ZOOM presentations

Are you planning to have several student groups present their final projects via ZOOM or Kaltura? If yes, here are a few tips for students and instructors. Using ZOOM to host several student presentations General Tips Define the total time that each group has for their presentation. Create a group presentation schedule. Inform students to […]

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Creating Instructional Videos

These videos will help you design and produce instructional videos using Kaltura and ZOOM. Creating instructional videos – Overview Creating instructional videos using Kaltura Capture ZOOM Bootcamp: technical tips ZOOM Bootcamp: presentation tips How to create math videos Shashank Kanade – Department of Mathematics Materials used: Smartphone, Smartphone camera holder, paper and markers. Example 2 […]

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Creating a Digital Storytelling Project

On this page, we demonstrate how to create a video digital story using Animoto and Apple iMovie. Creating a Digital Story using Animoto.com How I used Animoto to create the video above. This video was created using https://animoto.com/. They have a month-to-month plan for $9/month. Add images into your project and don’t forget to cite […]

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Webcam Video Recording Tips

What are some tips when recording webcam videos? Camera angle: The camera should be straight and aligned with your eyes. Look at the small camera to establish eye contact with your viewers. Avoid the “up the nose” camera angle. Audio quality: Find a quiet room with minimal distracting background noise. Invest in a good quality […]

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Where can I find films for my class?

Feature Films and Documentaries If you are looking for films for your course, please checkout these popular library subscription services for streaming films. Kanopy: On-demand streaming service with more than 30,000 classic films, documentaries, and instructional videos. Marketed as “Netflix for colleges.” Many titles are accompanied by searchable, self-scrolling transcripts. Supports playlist and clip creation. […]

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Podcast production tools and instructional resources

Online recording tools Zencastr: https://zencastr.com/ This online tool allows you to record an audio conference and then provides separate files of you and your guests. It can automatically merge all of those files into a single file (though you may have to pay extra for that feature when using the free license), or you can […]

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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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Making Video and Audio Content Accessible

This document was created to help faculty and staff members create closed captions or text transcripts for video or audio files.  By law, we must accommodate students that have officially requested course materials to be accessible. In general, designing all course materials to be accessible by all people is best practice. Does DU have a […]

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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. View some student video projects to give you ideas for your next class assignment. For Instructors Final videos should be between 2-5 minutes. A high quality 5-minute video can take about 5-10 hours […]

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FERPA and Video in the Classroom

The use of video collaboration tools like ZOOM or other video recording technologies 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 and […]

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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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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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How Can I Reduce My Video File Size?

Are you having trouble uploading your video from home Canvas or DU VideoManager? We recommend you do two things: Compress your video down to a smaller file size and, Gain access to a faster Internet connection. 1. Compress your video file size by using a free software called “HandBrake” for PC and Mac. The following […]

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Can I convert my PowerPoint file into a video?

Yes, follow these instructions: Click the Transitions tab Unclick the “On Mouse Click”, click “After” and set your seconds. Seven seconds for auto slide transitions seems to work in most cases. Apply to all slides Save as Movie Once you are done, you can then upload your video to DU VideoManager or YouTube. Additional Resource: […]

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What type of software can I use to record video?

Mac: Quick Time Player : http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5882?viewlocale=en_US (free – webcam and screen recording software) iMovie (for editing) : http://www.apple.com/findouthow/movies/ (good for video editing) Camtasia Studio: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html  (free 30-day copy – great for screen recording and editing ) Windows PC: oCam: http://download.cnet.com/oCam/3000-13633_4-75758209.html (good for screen recording and editing) Camtasia Studio: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html  (free 30-day copy – great for screen recording and editing ) Logitech webcam: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/webcams (Logitech […]

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How do I rotate my video?

If you are using an iPad or smart phone video camera, sometimes the video will not display correctly. Here are a few solutions to rotating your recorded video: DU students can visit the new digital media lab in the Anderson Academic Commons. Purchase QuickTime Pro and use the Video Properties > Visual Settings feature to […]

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