We have made recording course content easy for you to do by creating a small recording studio in Columbine Hall 203 equipped with microphones, cameras and recording software to record in a quiet space at your leisure. We have access to a Mediasite Recorder that can record and upload the footage immediately to a streaming server.
Lecture Capture (video and audio recording)
With Mediasite you can deliver a full-blown lecture that is uploaded immediately to a streaming server (no files to download). You can also choose to record only your voice and what is displayed on a computer monitor, such as a presentation. Ask us to upload the files to the streaming server and the post the link to the recording in your Blackboard course where your students can view it.
Short, Focused Videos
Consider chunking lectures into five to ten-minute topical segments, or recording five-minute introductions for chapters or assigned readings to help students prepare for class. Post a link to these on Blackboard along with a quiz. Informal personal introductions by the instructor can make a difference in how students perceive the online course environment at the beginning of the semester.
Camtasia Studio is an efficient program that allows you to record exactly what is happening on their screen and simultaneously capturing audio. This is a very convienent tool for recording voiceover powerpoint presentations for training and creating podcasts. The Audacity tutorial on this page was created using Camtasia. We have a recording workstation with Camtasia installed on a PC (there is also a version for Macs) with headsets or a desktop mic for creating screen capture movies. Thse can be uploaded to the Mediasite streaming server and linked to your Blackboard course. Techsmith, the creator of Camtasia, has numerous tutorials on their website. The academic pricing for the Windows version is cabout $180 and the Mac version is $100. There is no campus license for Camtasia.
Screenflow is a screen recording program for Mac only that allows you to record exactly what is happening on the computer screen and simultaneously capture audio. This is a very convienent tool for recording voiceover powerpoint presentations for training and creating podcasts. See examples of Screen Flow.