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