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Short videos improve instructor presence – part III

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video iconIn the first post of this series: Short videos improve instructor presence – Part I, I talked about three simple options you can use to create short videos to improve instructor presence. The second post in the series: Short videos improve instructor presence – Part II, where I gave some tips for creating video and tool choices to record video. I hope you get a chance to read and explore.

Do you know that we recently added Kaltura’s My Media to improve webcam recording, screen capturing, or uploading your own media? You can easily do what you need to do with your media and have it right there inside your D2L course. Read Andy’s blog post to find out how.

This time, I want to let you know about your options for recording video and recording space.

Options for recording video

  1. DIY (Do It Yourself): Audio/Video note, Webcam, Camtasia, Kaltura My Media.Videographer
  2. Have a professional create media for your course. You have these options at PCC:

    Both can be requested using the Media Production Request form. It’s OK if you don’t know which one is best when you fill out the form. The professionals will be happy to discuss with you about your options and the best way to go!

Recording space

If you don’t have any place to record your video, we have several recording space at PCC. Our Faculty Production Lab at each campus is available to use, just need to booked it through the calendar. Each lab may have different recording hardware. Contact the Instructional Technology Specialist if you have any questions.


Rock Creek Faculty Production Lab, RC 7/ 117D


Southeast Recording Lab (SE Mt. Tabor 107A)

Would you like more information?

  • Here’s some information that would help you make the right decision if you want to add media for your course. Michael Moss also shared his video recommendations in his blog post.
  • If you want to extend the shelf life of your instructional video, read this article for your reference.
  • During Spring term, we are offering Gear Up media sessions. These sessions will focus on using video and audio tools. Attendee may be eligible for a webcam or a headset to get them started, with the expectation that they will share one of their short videos to inspire other instructors at PCC. Watch for these in our training calendar!

Still have questions?

Don’t worry, if you still have any questions or need more guidance, the Instructional Technology Specialist will be there to help you every step of the way. Good luck!