At the University, we have a variety of tools for recording and video editing. For an overview, Compare Video Recording Tools.
Recording in Elliott Studio N108 "recording made easy"
Provide your slides, show up, and the rest will be done for you...
The studio has quality audio, video, light, and a large tablet (presenter view, slide animation, teleprompter support).
Video editing, caption editing, and Canvas integration are provided.
Contact Silke Moeller (email@example.com) for more information, and for scheduling a recording.
Screen Recording with Kaltura Capture
Short videos can be helpful to introduce the instructor to the students before the class starts, and also to “walk” students through the syllabus and/or Canvas course site. Our media platform is Mediasite/Kaltura.
How to instructions:
- Screen recording with Kaltura: Use Kaltura Capture
- Canvas: Add Media Using Kaltura with the Rich Content Editor
- Canvas: Use a Kaltura Video Quiz in an Assignment
- Kaltura: Automatic Captions for Languages Other Than English
Some of Kaltura's main benefits are:
- Secure video publishing
- No advertisements
- Easier and more robust Automatic Speech Recognition tool when compared to YouTube.
- Easy sharing of videos via either a direct link to the video or embed it in a Canvas page
Recording with Zoom
Zoom is an online video conferencing system. The tool facilitates online meetings (max 300 participants) and webinars, along with real-time messaging and content sharing.
Zoom can Record a Meeting or Webinar (or screen recordings an individual recording when sharing the screen).
Zoom recording offers two modes:
- Recording to the Cloud (cloud recordings are only available for a limited time)
- Recording to the Computer (local hard drive)
When recording a Zoom meeting, don’t forget to Enable Recording Disclaimer.
Accessible Video and Audio
Guidelines for accessible video and audio:
- Videos should include both human-edited captions and audio descriptions.
- Audio-only content should include a transcript.
- Evaluate the accessibility of video and audio materials made by others (e.g. from YouTube).
- Don’t share inaccessible materials, or follow steps to make them accessible.
- Don't use auto-play.
For more information and how-to’s, see Accessible U - Video and Audio.
UMN Supported Media Hosting Platforms
- YouTube (part of your University account Google Suite)
- Google Drive (not recommended)