Mac Video Editing (Screenflow)

Learn how to efficiently edit your DIY videos using a Mac device and the Screenflow media editing tool. Media Studio Production Designer Eric Lonn and Instructional Designer Sean Hollard will teach you how to edit out clips, add intro and closing slides, and...

PC Video Editing (Camtasia)

Learn how to efficiently edit your DIY videos using a PC device and the Camtasia media editing tool. Media Studio Production Designer Eric Lonn will teach you how to edit out clips, add intro and closing slides, and experiment with music and other audio...

Video Editing and Publication

Make your DIY videos more professional in post-production using media editing tools. Learn more about your options for editing and publication from Media Studio Production Designer Eric Lonn. 

DIY Video

DIY Video: A Workshop Series In Fall 2020, UAF eCampus is hosting a 6-part workshop series on do-it-yourself video creation, editing, and publishing for UAF faculty. Below, we share recordings of each session as well as links to resources mentioned. Questions? Contact...

A Swiss Army knife for video

Kaltura MediaSpace provides a rich set of tools and features for staff, instructors and students to create video. Learn how to make the most out of what it offers.

Use Zoom videoconferencing in your courses

Many UAF instructors rely on Google Hangouts or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to facilitate synchronous sessions in their courses. There’s a new tool on the block: Zoom Meetings. Let’s run through what can be accomplished by meeting in Zoom, the new videoconferencing...

Creating your own course videos

While instructor-created video can greatly enhance the quality of a course, it can be intimidating to take the leap. Here are some tips from an experienced faculty member and media professional to help you get started.

Make your videos interactive with PlayPosit

Adding interactivity has the potential to allow students to better understand your video content. PlayPosit is a tool that allows instructors and students to add quizzes, polls, discussions and extra information to an existing video.

Accurate video captions in minutes

UAF eCampus, in collaboration with OIT, is excited to announce the launch of a new auto-captioning service in Kaltura. It is faster and more accurate than Kaltura’s previous service and makes it easy to edit your captions once they’ve been created. Captions and searchable transcripts have big benefits for all your students, so if you use video content in your course, now is a great time to learn how it works.

Use streaming video with Kanopy

The UAF Rasmuson Library has made 20,000 films available through Kanopy, a deep well of curated, high-quality content. It has a friendly interface with a watchlist and recommendations to help instructors find films that align with course content.

Simplify video with Kaltura MediaSpace Go

Student-created video is a great way to increase engagement and presentation skills. However, recording and upload options could be simpler. The mobile app Kaltura MediaSpace Go solves this by letting students and instructors upload, view and download video using their mobile devices.

Turn your videos into video quizzes

Creating a video for your course is a great way to engage students and clearly explain content. But how do you keep students watching, and how do you make sure they are grasping the concepts you’re explaining? Kaltura’s Video Quiz feature is a low-stakes and easy way to interactively enhance and further break down a video for student understanding.

Encourage student video creation in Kaltura Mediaspace

Your students have options for demonstrating their knowledge and expertise via video. Kaltura MediaSpace, conveniently integrated with Blackboard, offers a way for students to record, share and store their video demonstrations of content mastery.

What the research says: Assessing video

Virtual iTeach+: What the research says: assessing video What makes effective instructional videos? Which elements contribute to successful learning objectives and retained knowledge? Join us as we see what the research has to say.   Resources and links to...

Crafting Video for Instruction

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Crafting Video for Instruction & Feedback Solidify understanding and increase your presence What is It? Video is a medium that allows you...

Downloading web video

Elearning classes sometimes require students to watch a prohibitive amount of web video in terms of bandwidth availability, yet it’s no secret that access to inexpensive broadband internet access is almost unheard of here in Alaska. The reality is that the majority of us pay high fees for very limited bandwidth. With these constraints in mind, there are a few strategies you may be able to employ to watch web video economically.

Exploring interactive video

When streaming video was a new technology the capabilities to control volume, speed and resolution were novel. Could you imagine not being able to rewind and replay a video today now that these sorts of interactive features are standard? Video interactivity has come a long way since the early days.

Read from a script to make videos accessible

It’s always a good idea to use a script or an outline when shooting a video for your online course. Your speech is more deliberate, and the script ensures that you are on message and do not repeat yourself or wander off topic. But there is another excellent reason to use a script when creating a video. The script can accompany your video as a transcript, and thanks to YouTube’s auto-timing caption feature, it can also serve as closed captions.

Use video to capture students’ attention

Engage your students via voice over visuals. You can do it with tools you already have. Sure, you can make a video and incorporate it, but if you’re not quite ready, don’t despair. Put your voice into your course today. Use Keynote (or PowerPoint) and Quicktime to bring your materials to life.

Interactive video

PopcornMaker is a free to use, drag and drop video editor that makes mashup-making easy, even with multiple types of media. This is no ordinary video editor. It goes beyond basic edits, enabling creators to augment video and audio files by layering media resources on top of the timeline.

Video in the Classroom

Recently, I presented (from the studio where I regularly record Digital Beards) on assigning video activities to students over Hangouts on Air, with the assistance of Rob Prince, Dan LaSota and Owen Guthrie. Dan and Owen […]

Using video in your course

One way to ensure good instructor presence in an online course and present your lecture is by incorporating short lecture videos into your online course materials.