Educational Media for the Community Created by Students

D R A F T

Considerations for creating training videos for community agencies and for their clients.

  1. Plan your recordings  (see best practices for recording videos.) 
  2. Determine what video devices and apps you’ll use
    1. Video / audio (straight up talk, demonstration – with Panopto or Quicktime, or mobile device video recorder, or other device)
    2. Video / audio + PPT (with Panopto)
    3. Audio + PPT (with Panopto)
  3. Record videos with mobile devices (with native recording app), or computer Webcam (QuickTime)
  4. Determine where you'll store the videos temporarily.
  5. Determine where you'll store the videos permanently.

Record multiple video clips (demonstrations, straight-up talk) and combine in one final video

  1. Record video clips with your computer or mobile devices
  2. Move videos clips to a folder in your computer.
  3. Edit videos with the app of your choice - Apple provides iMovie for free. For Mac you can use iMovie.
  4. Upload the final video to Panopto, or provide final video (.mp4) to the agency.

Record video presentations and capture the computer screen (including PowerPoint)

Software options

  1. QuickTime (screen recording) (Mac only)
    1. Record
    2. Trim videos (beginning & end).
    3. Use iMovie to edit video "project".
    4. Export movie in "MP4" format and provide file to agency for sharing.
  2. SnagIt (PC only)
    1. Record
    2. Trim videos (beginning & end).
    3. Use Sngit to edit video "project".
    4. Export movie in "MP4" format and provide file to agency for sharing.
  3. Camptasia (Mac or PC)
    1. Record
    2. Trim videos (beginning & end).
    3. Use Camptasia to edit video "project".
    4. Export movie in "MP4" format and provide file to agency for sharing.
  4. Panopto for Mac or PC
    1. Download the Panopto Recorder app.
    2. Configure the Panopto recorder settings for your recording.
    3. Record the video session.
    4. Upload the recoding to the Panopto [Assignments] folder for the course.
    5. Edit the video in Panopto.
    6. Determine how you'll store and share the video.