CTE Workshop on Using and Creating Video to Convey Course Content

Friday, December 13, 9:00am - 4:30 pm, CLC 308 - Reading Day (no classes or exams)

Thinking about using video content for your courses?  This series of hands-on workshops is designed to help you from start to finish - from deciding whether and when to use video through to creating an edited video yourself. 

In true "flipping the classroom" style, we'll also be providing video content for you to view before the workshop.  This content will include Xavier faculty discussing how they have used video in their courses, their tips for making videos, and their thoughts on best practices for video.

To get the best start, we recommend you attend all parts of the workshop.  The afternoon sessions, in particular, should be attended together. 

PC laptops with Camtasia will be provided.  Please bring a PowerPoint presentation with content and/or images to work with during the workshop.  The recording and editing sessions will focus on the PC version of Camtasia.


Schedule for the Workshop:

8:45-9:00 a.m.:  Donuts

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.:  Why (and When) Should I Use Video?

     This session will focus on your early decision-making process around making video.  What pedagogical purposes is video useful for?  When are alternatives preferable?  Also learn about the differences between using Echo 360, Xavier's new video capture and repository program, and Camtasia.

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.:  Finding and Using Online Content

     Maybe the wheel doesn't need to be recreated...  This session will give you practice finding video and other online materials that you can use to convey content and give students the opportunity to practice with concepts. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.:  Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Preparing to Make a Video

     This session will include discussion of best practices in creating the PowerPoint for your video and chunking content for effective videos that keep student interest.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:  Getting Started with Recording

     Bring a PowerPoint presentation or other document for which you'd like to provide narrated commentary.  We'll have laptops for you to practice recording narration using Echo 360 and Camtasia, both of which are user-friendly programs for creating video content.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Footage to Final Product (attending the recording session is a prerequisite)

     You'll practice editing and enhancing your recording into a more polished product - one that may include zooming, drawing on the screen, or inserting quizzes.  We'll be using both Echo 360 and Camtasia for this session.