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Student Media Creation
Attention Faculty: This webpage is designed exclusively as a student resource page only and not for media creation by faculty. Faculty should follow the information on the main Creating Media webpage.
Media is a great format to create and showcase your knowledge for projects and assignments. This web page includes guides and links to assist you in creating and sharing your next media project for class. Be mindful of whether you are using a Mac or a PC for your project as you go through the guides. And use this webpage as an additional guide while still being mindful of the directions your instructor has given you for your assignment as options may vary.
Guides for Creating Media
These guides are a fundamental resource to learn how to create videos with your camera, create narrated PowerPoints into videos, and using Teams to record videos and presentations. Please use these as a steppingstone and follow the formats that have been allowed by your instructor.
- The Digital Scholarship Lab offers additional resources to students creating media for courses by providing access to student tutors and a variety of filming equipment.
- You may also choose to record your project or presentation in Microsoft Teams. To do this you need to schedule a new Teams meeting with only yourself, or with the other presenters, depending on the project. You may schedule this meeting through your Outlook Calendar, Outlook App, or your Teams Calendar. If other presenters are necessary to the Teams meeting, be sure to include them in the Invite Attendees box.
- A con to recording through Teams is that depending on your internet connection, the video quality may be affected. If your internet connection is unreliable, we recommend using the other recording options listed on this page. A pro to recording with this method is that your video automatically uploads to OneDrive in the Recordings Folder and you can skip down to the instruction on sharing the video with your instructor.
Editing videos should only be considered if your instructor has not specifically stated that videos are not to be edited. Please check with your instructor if you are unsure if you can make editing changes to your videos to ensure that you are following the correct guidelines for the assignment. If you do need to make changes to your video, there are a few simple and free options depending on the technology you are using.
- Camera App for PC: Allows a variety of editing options and a guide on how to use this App is located under Camera App on a PC above
- iMovie for MAC: This App is included on all MACs and edits videos simply and efficiently.
- YouTube Video Editor: Allows basics in sound and trimming videos.
- All videos should contain closed captions and transcriptions in order to be accessible. Captions can be enabled on all videos using Stream (On SharePoint) that are uploaded to SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, or OneDrive. It is your responsibility to ensure that the closed captioning is accurate and edited accordingly.
Turn in Video Link for Assignment
Most instructors require students to share a link to the video in Discussions and/or Dropbox on D2l. However your instructor prefers the video be turned in, the most important part is that you are only sharing a link to the video and not worrying about re-uploading any video content elsewhere (D2L included). All videos uploaded using Stream (on SharePoint) allow you the ability to share a direct link to your video content with others.