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. 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 embedding 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 Stream.
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, upload the video to your Stream library to share it within Moodle. Stream is the new video library system offered through Office365. It is fast and easy to upload directly to Stream if you are using PowerPoint Recording. Watch the video below for an introduction to Stream. Additional written resources can be found below in the Additional Resources section, including how to make your Stream videos accessible with closed captioning.
If you want to take your video content a step further with editing, check out this handout on Video Editing Software options. Some are free to use while others may require payment to access the full program. We also present more information on these tools in the Video Editing Workshop.
For more information on using video resources, including video best practices and finding online resources, see the upcoming ECE Professional Development Schedule.