The best practice for adding video to your course is to use an embed code. Do not upload video files directly to your course shell as this can cause playback issues and likely lack closed captioning required for accessibility. This page will help you understand how to add videos to your course shell as well as how to create and deliver your own videos. There are also a variety of resources to enhance your video projects throughout this guide.
DSC is lucky to have the video production team, known as Instructional Resources, who can help answer questions you have about creating engaging videos for your course as well as taking advantage of their amazing on-campus studio equipped with a teleprompter and several sets to fit your needs. Feel free to reach out to the team with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One option is embedding the video without contextual information using the following steps:
The following video will walk you through using an HTML template within Falcon Online to display your video and any context you'd like to include alongside it, such as text information and other media content.
Screencasting is a great option to demonstrate tasks on screen with the option to include a video of yourself with a webcam. These videos can better explain processes than documents with screenshots and arrows and are usually much easier to make accessible.
You can also use your smartphone to make great videos and send them to the Instructional Resources media team to help apply any editing magic and add professional effects.
The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials shares these top ten tips on creating professional videos:
A few details to review while creating or editing your captions:
Though YouTube is able to create captions automatically, you should always review it for accuracy and overall quality (check out the tips above). YouTube has several options for you to provide and edit captions for your audience so please check out the resources below for more details.
If you do not have access to Stream yet, please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or (386) 506-3950.
Check out the wonderful blog post below by Krissy Leonard, Senior Professor in the School of Student Life Skills, where she walks you through each step!
Use this tool to quickly create screenshots.
Use this video camera kit to create video lecture content.