Video has become a vital part of online education. Videos created by the instructor alongside third-party resources provide visual direction or explanation of a course, assignment, or specific topic. Finding the videos relevant to your course can be a challenge, but we have compiled a list of some reliable sources of third-party videos that you may find valuable. Watch the videos below to learn how to share third-party videos in your courses as well as how to create and manage your own video content.
ADDING THIRD-PARTY VIDEOS TO ONLINE CLASSES
There are two ways to share videos from an outside source: link the video using the URL or embed the video with the embed code. A possible third option is available if the creator of the video allows you to download the video. In that case, follow the instructions in the “Creating Your own Videos” section to link the video using VIC.
For more detailed instruction on how to share a third-party video with your students, watch the video below.
CREATING YOUR OWN VIDEOS
Creating videos for your courses adds a personal touch and ensures that the video content is relevant for your specific classes. Lectures, introductions, and explanatory videos are all engaging and valuable for online courses. We recommend using PowerPoint to record videos for your classes. It is already installed on your office computer and is simple to use. Follow the instructional videos below to enable the Recording Tab and to start recording audio and video.
Now that you have a video recorded, choose how you would like to share it within Moodle. There are two options currently offered through NSU: VIC or Stream. VIC may be more familiar to you if you have worked with videos in your courses before, but Stream is the new library offered through Office365. It is fast and easy to upload directly to Stream if you are using PowerPoint Recording. Watch these videos introducing both VIC and Stream.
Captioning can be done in VIC and Stream. To create accurate captions in Stream, follow the steps in the written instructions located in Additional Resources.
- VIC Tutorial: PDF
- PowerPoint Recording: PDF
- Using Stream: PDF
- Closed Captioning Videos with Stream: PDF
For more information on using video resources, including video best practices and finding online resources, see the upcoming ECE Professional Development Schedule.