Video Suggestions That Will Help To Enhance Your Course
To increase student interaction and provide them with a more engaging learning experience, consider adding the following video content to your course.
Instructor And Course Introduction
For each course, post an introductory video to let your students get to know you and a little about your background. Explain the purpose and objectives of the course.
How To Navigate The Course
Create a video showing students where important things are located within the course menus. Demonstrate how to use the course tools.
Briefly Explain Important Items
Attach short videos to further clarify important documentation such as the syllabus, the schedule, and assignments when needed.
Cover the Main Topics
For each section, add a 5 to 15-minute video to summarize the main concepts of each lesson.
Each week, include a video to provide important information, tips, or updates to help encourage and guide your students as the course progresses.
Videos For Feedback
Instead of using typed or written comments, provide a video of your feedback for assignments and projects when possible. This feels more like an "in-person" experience.
Videos from Students
Encourage students to submit videos of their own self-introduction. Students can submit videos to participate in group discussions, or as part of an assignment.
Tips to Increase Student Engagement
Implement these tools and features to help test your student's knowledge, keep track of their involvement, and monitor their development throughout the course.
Virtually Connect with Students
Using the videos throughout the course, get to know your students by name. Allow them to express their goals and interests. This will help them to feel more connected to their classmates.
Show Your Face
Allowing the students to see you while you are talking can help keep their attention. Configure the Video and Screen settings to capture both your face and the content you are presenting.
Use Visual Aids
Utilize instructional images, charts, or graphs while recording your screen. This will help students to quickly understand concepts that may be harder to grasp through text or a lecture alone.
Video Footage Recorded from A Mobile Device
Mobile devices provide a good way to record footage of events that occur away from the desk. This can help add variety to the types of video content used in your course.
Videos with Graded Quiz Questions
Embed videos with built-in, graded questions into your course. This helps ensure students are actively listening to the video content. Grades can be set to sync with the LMS gradebook automatically.
While presenting, writing the main concepts out by hand will provide students with a more personal learning experience. Writing notes out while going through a lesson will help students to focus on the content better than reading text on a screen.
Include Closed Captions
Captions are helpful for students with or without disabilities. Students may need to watch your video without any sound, or from a place that has too much noise going on to hear. Including closed captions will also ensure your videos are in compliance with ADA guidelines.
Use Analytics to track and gather useful data such as what is being watched, who is watching, and video quiz grades.
Video Accessibility - Closed Captions and Transcripts
Use the following guidelines to help generate more accurate captions for your videos.
Record Quality Audio
Ensure your mic is picking up your audio input clearly. Record in a quiet place without the background noise that may interfere. Try using an external mic instead of the built-in mic for a higher quality audio input.
Use Clear Speech
Whether you are using the AI-generated auto-captions or sending the recording to be human captioned, speaking slowly and properly enunciating your words will improve the accuracy of the caption results.
Record Short, Focused Videos
Captioning is faster and easier with shorter videos. It is also easier to maintain the attention of your viewers if your videos are short and focused on only the main points.