If you've selected to use an asynchronous modality to deliver content (see choosing course modalities), you'll want to develop a plan for your content development, learn about how to author instructional videos, and review and select which tool(s) you'll use to capture your content (both creating/authoring and recording). Creating pre-recorded content will likely be a large portion of your development hours but can be re-used from term to term.
- Review our recommendations for hardware, whether you are planning to self-record screen captures or film yourself from your current location. Note that these are only recommendations (and we're happy to consult before you order) and that the products listed are sold by third-party vendors. Please use your discretion when purchasing. And - order early! This hardware is very low stock for most suppliers, as demand has increased exponentially.
- Consider whether the EdTech Office's Remote Editing Process would work for you (see How to participate in the remote editing process)
- If you're not interested in supported remote editing, learn about how to self-capture and share course content completely independently (see How to self-capture and share course content)
- Curious about how to make specific style of video? We have guides on how to get started to mirror popular videos styles like Khan-Academy, TedTalk, Masterclass-style video, and whiteboard videos.
- Learn about techniques that you can use in your videos to improve learning (see Best practices for creating instructional videos)
- Decide on which video hosting site you'll use to share your final content (see Which video hosting site should you use?); we're currently recommending Microsoft Stream due to its auto-captioning tool and the ability to add quizzes (via Microsoft Forms) to your videos.
You can use video for more than mini-lectures! Consider interviews, guest speakers, bite-size tips, testimonials, demonstrations, analogies, or tours. They are a great way to demonstrate your personality and to help students get to you know a bit more.