There is a series of video resources now available to provide guidance around using videos in teaching.
The videos are located in the FLO staff support site (eLearning Gateway) and complement the instructional information already available. Each video introduces users to a concept, a piece of video equipment, a recording method, a technique, and shows some examples of what is possible and achievable. The intention of the videos is to inspire and encourage staff to pursue their own multimedia content creation using tools that are readily available.
The initial series of videos cover:
- shooting video with your mobile phone (tips on preparation, shooting, lighting and storage)
- creating content using the Multimedia Recording Studio (finding the studio, examples of types of videos possible)
- using the Kaltura desktop recorder (getting video of your computer screen while you narrate)
- editing your video material using Camtasia (trimming your videos, adding dissolves, adding music and titles).
Further resources will include topics such as:
- recording sound effectively in your videos (correct sound levels, avoiding unwanted ambient sounds, using music, sound mixing)
- uploading your videos to My Media
- tagging your videos
- publishing your videos to your FLO topics
- using analytics to monitor use of your videos.