Recordings & Media

At the University, we have a variety of tools for recording and video editing. For an overview, Compare Video Recording Tools.

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Recording in N108 Elliott Hall Studio (quick and easy–and quality)

The studio has high-quality audio/video and a large tablet for

  • Presenter view 
  • Slide animation
  • Teleprompter support 

Contact Silke Moeller (smoeller@umn.edu) 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: 

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

Screen Recording and Editing with Screen-Cast-o-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a great tool for individual screen recordings and video editing. Follow the download and recorder setup instructions. For more information see this overview page with links to tutorials.

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)
  • Mediaspace/Kaltura
  • Google Drive (not recommended)
Christina Wiencke
Associate Director of Curriculum & Instruction
S257 EltH | 626-1732
choldvog@umn.edu
Heidi Wolff
Student Services Specialist
S258 EltH | 624-5002
hwolff@umn.edu
Silke Moeller
Academic Technologist
N211 EltH | 625-0644
smoeller@umn.edu
 
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