Creating your own video resources: it’s not rocket science

Creating your own video resources is easier than it used to be. If you’re using a desktop PC, all you need to make a start is an external webcam and microphone, and Camtasia software from the IDS Support Portal on your desktop. If you’re working from a laptop, you’ll likely have an inbuilt webcam and microphone.

Camtasia is well supported across the campus. The online tutorial and resources are straightforward to use, and you can contact your local friendly eLearning team for some initial guidance. You’ll be recording videos like a pro in no time.

When you’re ready to produce something a bit more formal, such as a longer scripted video, the Multimedia Recording Studio (‘the Studio’) at Sturt may be the place to go. Your eLearning team can arrange familiarisation sessions to discuss requirements including a brief training session on how to use the Studio. Submit a Service One Flo Query to arrange a familiarisation and training session, and book the Studio using the Outlook calendar system (Room – U_STS_418_Multimedia_Recording_Studio). If on-the-day support is needed, please include a note with your booking. Tips and tricks are also available on the eLearning Gateway.

If you’re still looking for inspiration around creating and using video in a teaching context, this article provides something more, along with suggestions for additional tools and how to increase the quality of your video.

Contributed by David Bain
eLearning Project Manager

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