Rasmuson Media Studio

The Rasmuson Media Studio, located at 375a Rasmuson Library, is an actively managed professional studio space.

To reserve time in the studio or receive assistance in producing media content for an eCampus-supported course, please fill out and submit the eCampus media request form to the right. A media designer will team reach out to identify your needs and developing a production plan.

UAF eCampus jointly manages this studio in cooperation with University Relations and the Department of Communication. Use of this studio is dependent on staffing availability.

Irving Media Studio

The Irving Media Studio, located in Irving 1, Room 303, is available to faculty to create their own Lightboard, AKA Learning Glass, productions in a “one button” DIY recording environment.

Faculty can request a training to use this space, and then will be given calendar and card swipe access to use the room at their own convenience. Please fill out the Irving Studio Interest Form to set up a training session.

The studio also hosts a “Whisper Room” recording booth that is ideal for recording audio voiceovers, podcasts and interviews.

UAF eCampus manages this space in cooperation with the Institute for Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology and Wildlife.

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Production Types

Learning Glass

Learning Glass, or lightboard, is a novel amalgam of existing technologies that allows one to present written content while still facing the audience. For more on this tool, visit the Learning Glass resource page on iTeachU.

Talking Head

This is the simplest type of studio production: Face the camera and talk. Many instructors create videos like this for their straightforward ease of production and fast turnaround to publication. For example, UAF Professor of Justice Frank Boldt produced  videos in this format for an online course in Spring 2017.


Greenscreen, or chromakey, allows a presenter to be superimposed over another image or video. Your background can be added live or later in editing. Either way, shooting on a greenscreen allows enormous flexibility in terms of placing a presenter into a new or unique scene.

Types of Educational Video

The effectiveness of including rich media products into online courses has been demonstrated in the recent research and is something that online students are coming to expect.

The twelve videos in the taxonomy at right represent the broad range of video types that eCampus is able to help produce for an online course. It’s important to note that the boundaries can be fuzzy. A Talking Head video may also be been done on greenscreen, as in the example here. The Text Overlay video is also greenscreen video and contains basic animation, for example. The Live video is really the same as a talking head video, but with three participants, and broadcast in real time without editing. These videos represent a range of possibilities in terms of production, not set categories or limitations.

This taxonomy was inspired by and builds off of the Hansch et al. 2015 review of video in online learning.

Media Examples

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Studio Capabilities

Learn more about the variety of potential productions in this short video.