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Recording Your Content

What is it?

Whether you are recording a short demonstration for your students to watch before class or recording a brainstorming meeting so you can review it later - you have a lot of tools at your disposal. 


Tools like Zoom, Echo360, Screencast-O-Matic offer options for recording audio, shared screens, and video of the speaker. You can also utilize features as you share your screen to annotate or features or text or highlight your cursor


The video, audio, and transcript files can then be exported or shared or added to a learning management system (Canvas). You can also perform editing on your video recordings to add music or transitions, chop the videos into smaller “chunks”, or take out the “ums”. Just as there are options for where you record your video, you also have options for editing. For example, many PCs come enabled with software to edit pictures and video, and many macs have iMovie.

Examples and Implementation

Video recording can also be used throughout the teaching and learning process. We often think about it for lectures and pre-work, but you might also consider recording:

  • Clarifications after lecture that you send to the class
  • Feedback on assignments (hearing tone of voice and seeing body language can be beneficial to many people when giving/receiving feedback)
  • Students could record themselves practicing skills or giving presentations and submit to an instructor or peer for feedback
  • Video discussion boards via Flip or Canvas