Jenae Cohn, Academic Technology Specialist for PWR, Stanford University
Beth Seltzer, Academic Technology Specialist for Introductory Studies, Stanford University
Edited for McNeese faculty members: Dr. Wendi Prater, Director of eLearning, McNeese State University
- Keep videos short and lively. It is often harder to focus on a video than on a person! Check out some tips for creating lively short online videos from online educator Karen Costa.
- Test your microphone to make sure that you have good sound quality. Consider using a headset with an external microphone to capture better audio.
- Consider ADA compliance. Automatic closed-captioning is not perfect. Speak clearly and not too quickly to make the content as accurate as possible. If using a tool other than Microsoft Team or BigBlueButton for recording your lecture, consider uploading your videos to YouTube to take advantage of their automatic (though not perfect) closed-captioning. You can also create transcripts using Google Documents > New Google Docs > Tools > Voice Typing.
- Integrate interaction with the lecture material. You might consider setting up a Moodle discussion board with some specific questions, using a quiz, or setting up a chat session for a text-based live discussion.