Making Videos

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Videos are a great way to provide content variety and instructor presence in a course. Consider using video to introduce yourself to students, provide a course tour, review the class syllabus, lecture, preview course activities, and even provide assignment feedback.

SWC offers video training on a regular basis; see Cornerstone for upcoming sessions.

Step 1: Record and Edit

New to screencasting? SWC has a range of resources that can help you launch your first video project.

Video software

SWC has purchased an institutional TechSmith license, which means both Snagit and Camtasia are available for faculty use. Software requests may be placed through ServiceNow; see Instructional Software & Tools for more details.

Video hardware

​Thanks to program review, SWC faculty have the following items for checkout:

  • Logitech webcams
  • Blue Snowball desktop microphones
  • Logitech USB headsets

Reserve these items through ServiceNow's Multimedia Checkout and pick them up from room 64-113a. Have questions? Please use the comments area in the ServiceNow request form or contact Multimedia Services directly at x5299.

Video Training

Both Training Services and the Online Learning Center provide periodic video training, including how to use Snagit, Camtasia, and other recording options. Please see Cornerstone for details.

Don't want to wait? Drop by the Faculty Support hub to view the on-demand "Grab & Go Training" videos for Snagit and Camtasia.

Video recording

 Did you know? Faculty can also produce videos in SWC's new recording studio! Learn more about the green room...

Once you are familiar with the room and its components, or if you have prior experience with recording videos, you can reserve the green room for 2-hour blocks of time.

Step 2: Captioning

When your video is done, get it captioned for free through SWC's captioning service.

Making a lot of videos? Captions can be added directly to your video when you request captioning if you link your YouTube account to our captioning service! ServiceNow  --> Academic Services --> Distance Education --> Link Captioning Service to YouTube Account.

If you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, check out the how-to videos in @ONE's Captioning Your YouTube Videos playlist.

Step 3: Embed in Your Course

When it’s show time, you have several options for embedding your video in your course:

  • To embed the video with Smart Player provided by our captioning service, follow the Embedding Smart Player instructions.
  • To use the Rich Content Editor to embed your video, follow the directions in this Canvas Guide: How do I embed iFrame videos?
  • To embed a 3C Media video, use the 3C Media tool on the "more" menu of toolbar in the Rich Content Editor.

The Online Learning Center is happy to assist you with embedding videos; just call (619) 482-6595, email, or submit a request via Service Now.