Media for Your Course
If you know your video need, find the appropriate contact person in our video resource table.
Copyright and Accessibility
- For any media you will be using make sure you are copyright compliant.
- Please consult the Media Conversion: Copyright Issues page for answers to questions about VHS, DVD, and streaming media conversion issues.
- Visit the PCC Copyright Resource Center's Copyright for Faculty page.
- Have a question about copyright? Call the library at 971-722-4441 or send an email to email@example.com.
- Follow the captioning guidelines for online courses.
Faculty have many options for finding or creating media. Instructional Support is here to help you decide which process is best for you and your instructional needs.
If after reviewing this page, you still aren't sure where to begin or what resources may be appropriate for your needs, please use our media production intake form and select the "Help, I don't know what I need." check box.
Have media, but it's not in the right format to use for your course?
- First check the Media Conversion: Copyright Issues page to determine whether your VHS, DVD, mini-DV tape or whatever, can be converted to DVD or web streaming format.
- Next, fill out the Media Conversion Request Form.
Choose from Existing Media Sources
- Search the PCC library or contact your Subject Liaison Librarian to help you find media for your course.
- Explore Learning Objects and Media Sources that Instructional Support has vetted.
- And here's how to search YouTube and Google Video for captioned videos.
Have a Professional create media for your course
You have these options at PCC:
- Have PCC's Video Production Team create a video for you.
- Request to have a Mediasite lecture capture recorded by Media Services.
Both can be requested using the Media Production Request form. It's OK if you don't know which one is best. The professionals will help you determine the best way to go!
Create your own media
If you are feeling creative and would like to create your own media, consider Camtasia. Consult with your campus IT Specialist about your options to create your own media. If movement is not critical, then still images, text, and/or audio may be as effective as video and easier and less expensive to create.
Consider the following questions before creating your media:
- What is my objective and concept?
- Topic Outline
- Storyboard/ Script
- Process Map (for more complex simulations)
- Who is your audience?
- What connection speed is the majority of your audience on?
- Does your audience have access to audio?
- Check the Quick Guide to Instructional Tools Standards to ensure your audience can actually watch your production on different devices, operating systems, internet connection speeds and software installations.
- What is the purpose of the video?
- I will use this video for a one‐time event. Suggestion: Don’t waste your time to do this.
- I will use this video as a lecture or demonstration tutorial more than one‐time. Yes, do it!
- Is this a Screen Recording or a Patchwork Media Project?
- I want to record lectures for students who missed the class or want to review later.
- I want to produce a Demonstration video tutorial.
- I want to produce a Simulation.
- How much time can I commit to this project?
- Quick and dirty‐ for volatile information, concepts, & project planning
- Designing and Developing Additional Features / Presentation
- Hello, Hollywood!
- How do you plan to distribute the video?
- Will you distribute the video on a Web site, blog, college network, CD‐ROM, DVD, iPod, media player, etc.? It is important to select the appropriate settings to optimize your video for the desired distribution production. Settings such as video dimensions, file size, and file format are important when creating a video. Use the presets available in the software settings to help you select the appropriate settings for the desired distribution method.