Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Northern Illinois University
One instructor’s use of YouTube’s free and easy-to-use features incorporated into Blackboard for recording, editing, captioning video in YouTube will be provided as well as examples of various approaches.
jasonrhode.com/bbvid – link to presentation and Jason’s Blog.
Outline – Steps(Recording, Editing, Captioning, Embedding) Examples (approaches for incorporation), Feedback(from students – lessons learned), Q&A
Considerations for using Video in Teaching –
- Want to keep course materials accessible
- Don’t want videos public
- Use alternative text & audio communications
- Haven’t tried before
Online Instructor Roles – Pedagogical, Social, Managerial, Technical ( 4 key roles)
Community of Inquiry – Total Educational Experience (Social presence, Cognitive Presence, Teaching Presence) As a teacher you are always working in one or more of those areas. Video crosses all three.
- Web Based (no special software)
- Embeddable in LMS
- Blog Entries
- Discussion Boards
- Instructor Feedback
1. Clarify Purpose
- Why are you using Video in Your Course?
- *What current communications are you augmenting or replacing
- Are students allowed to incorporate video into their discussions and assignments
- How ill you gauge effectiveness of using video? (mid-course survey)
2. Setup YouTube Account
- Use personal account or setup academic account (up to you) If you use personal you can permission individual videos
- Edit Your Profile (put links to other social media accounts, edit privacy settings
3. Verify Your Account youtube.com/verify
- Gives you a few additional settings (Put in custom thumbnail image for videos)
- Get longer videos
- Video everywhere is on every textbox so you can record in Bb
- Doing video recording in YouTube you get larger screen and easier to deal with (then use video everywhere to browse for previously recorded video
- Students can do the same
5. Preview & Upload
- Don’t Fret over video, doesn’t have to be perfect
- Put in custom title/description/tags
- Privacy settings (choose Unlisted – others can’t find it)
- Advanced Settings – Share video using Creative Commons licencse
- Default Settings are as public as possible so PAY ATTENTION
6. Add Captions
- Youtube captioning is not perfect (really)
- You can transcribe and sync video yourself via captioning screen (hit play and type along video will pause as you type)**
- When you are finished transcribing, click sync
- CC button shows captions
7. Save Transcript as Text File
- Stay accessible
8. Embed the video
Setup a Youtube Playlist for Your course – organize all videos for the course into one list that students can subscribe to outside of the LMS. Students received notification upon addition of new recordings.
- Welcome Video(tour de course) in Start Here (served as course course homepage) [Put in player controls in settings for video everywhere gives users more ability to start/stop video.
- Instructor Info page (another video about Professor) (keep player controls)
- Video in Announcements – Quick Video just like talking to them class, no rehearsal (umms and ahhs are okay)
- Welcome Video to Each unit – Things to look forward to, preemptive advice etc..
- Video Resources (youtube videos) (Pirates of the Carribean for Bloom’s Taxonomy)
- Video in Groups Home Page (in Description Area)
- Videos in Discussion Instructions
- Video Discussions – accessibility aide for learning disabilities
- Video Journal – Reflect on Learning Journey option for text
- Video Feedback in Grade Center
Feedback from Students
- Unit Introduction Videos – most viewed in Unit
- Students loved the videos
- videos gave clear expectations
- Students find the helpful
- Videos don’t have to be polished to work
- Transcription features are easy
- Auto captioning has some issues
Keep your Videos Quick and Dirty, Under 10 Minutes, Record in Quite location, Use consistent Volume Level, Embed Videos in LMS!