The use of video in online and blended courses can provide many new options for you and your students. Replacing the traditional live lecture with strategically-chunked video segments is one popular use for video. This approach, often referred to as the flipped or inverted classroom model, can open class time for more active or collaborative activities. Video can also used to provide a concise worked example or other scaffolding to support just-in-time learning. Lab demonstrations, procedural “how-to” videos, and video prompts and feedback (for assignments and projects) are other ways video can enhance instruction.
Video can also increase the personal connection for participants of an online or blended course through short video introductions by the instructor and students. Students can also be encouraged to review and discuss homework problems or other topics on video within a discussion board. These techniques establish and support a community of learning in your course.
Canvas offers built-in video recording capability, allowing direct recording through the use of webcams and microphones on most modern laptop and desktop computers. Other university supported video resources such as Echo360 personal lecture capture software, and Adobe Connect web conferencing software provide record capabilities to produce presentations for asynchronous playback.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers periodic workshops on the use of video and other instructional topics of interest. Our next Video Tools for Teaching and Learning workshop is scheduled for Thurs. Feb 28, from 10-11AM. Check the CTL website to sign up or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 487-2046 to schedule an individual consultation!