Creating Videos for Use in a Class

Posted by: Todd Doucette – Teaching Centre – Digital Media Specialist (Video)

The other day a colleague in our office wanted to talk to me about creating videos for a class on flip teaching (or flipped classroom). He had to explain to me what flip teaching was because I had never heard of it before. What I learned was that flip teaching is where students do work prior to class. In this case it was to watch a video lecture and then come to class ready to discuss the topics in the video. It doesn’t have to be a video can be to read an article, chapter of a book, or anything done prior to the class. Considering my focus at the Teaching Centre is video I was intrigued by the concept.

I wanted to see how I could help the instructor create videos that would help with their teaching. We discussed how we could help and had many ideas, many good, some not bad and some that probably wouldn’t work. We wanted good quality for both video and audio. Many times in creating a video people don’t place enough emphasis on audio. We discussed how to make the videos to a quality that your students can see and hear everything. We talked about delivery, where to post your videos, what formats to export it to. We had many different ideas depending upon your goals so if you are interested in creating videos for your class come to the Teaching Centre and I would be happy to discuss how we can help you.