UNO Academic Video
- What is UNO Academic Video?
- How to access
- Best Practices
- Ideas on incorporating video in a Canvas course:
- UNO Academic Video Basics
- Research on Using Video in Higher Education
- How to Get More Help
UNO Academic Video is a versatile system that captures anything on your computer screen; from PowerPoint slides to web pages to complex animations. Video from webcams and document cameras can also be added. The system is integrated with UNO’s Learning Management System (LMS) - Canvas making it easy to share as course materials.
Videos within UNO Academic Videos can be edited, categorized into folders and even tracked with analytics regarding how many views, who has been viewing, and which sections of a video were viewed. Closed Captioning on videos can also be requested with just a few mouse clicks.What others are saying about iLos
From Canvas -Access UNO Academic Videos from inside you Canvas course by using the UNO Academic Video sidebar, or from the Rich Content Editor.
Directly from UNO Academic Videos Website -
- Go to https://app.vidgrid.com
- Select the Enterprise Login button, enter your UNO email address, and log in with your UNO NetId and password. (Same as what you use to access email, Canvas, Box, etc.)
Questions on existing video copyright or fair use guidelines should be referred to the UNO Criss Library.
Other resources (links to other websites)
Recording Lectures for Online Viewing
Ten Tips for Creating Effective Instructional Videos
What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling
Six YouTube Lessons for Building Better Instructional Videos
Video Do’s and Don’ts copied from Faculty Focus August 29, 2011
- Try just one thing at a time—give yourself time to adjust to new technologies and techniques.
- Video length research has found that 4 to 6 minutes is ideal. Break content into digestible chunks.
- Experiment with micro lectures—be sure to keep to one concept in the 4-6 minutes.
- Repurpose and reuse content.
- Overwhelm yourself by trying too many things at once—focus on one step at a time.
- Just start recording without a plan—a little planning and practice goes a long way.
- Forget that putting in dates and references to current events limits your repurposing potential.
- Create content that relies on a specific learning management system.
Using video in your Canvas course can help support different learning styles. Many of today's students have grown up with everything being visual; videos can help illustrate key points for those visual learners.
Videos in UNO Academic Video can be made interactive through the use of questions which require them to answer before moving on, and by keeping videos short and concise can better keep the attention of students for specific topics.
Welcome videos for courses can provide a visual connection; especially for online courses where students may never see your face. Videos can also be made for going over the Syllabus, describing an assignment, demonstrating a procedure, or even as weekly announcements to "touch base" with everyone using a personalized video.
Videos also can serve as a way to flip your classroom. By providing instructional content through a video outside of class you can free up more time in-class for engaging discussion or activities.
Students can use UNO Academic Videos for creating online presentations or other assignments and discussions where video may be beneficial.
VidGrid Overview - This page includes the basics and so much more. Learn how to record, edit, and share video’s. This includes how to close caption, blur items, and trim your video. This link also discusses ways to engage and interact with your audience as well as how to manage, track, and protect videos.
For additional information check out VidGrid Library and VidGrid Help
Video Length in Online Courses: What the Research Says
Scholarship beyond the Word
The effective use of video in higher education
Video and Online Learning: Critical Reflections and Findings from the Field
Within the UNO Academic Videos site there is live chat available during regular business hours (9-5). Look for the callout button in the lower right corner of the screen.
Want to record audio in a quiet environment or record video with a green screen? Contact the Creative Production Lab in UNO's Criss Library.
Students who are completing video assignments can reach out to the UNO Technical Support Desk at 402-554-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNO Digital Learning Instructional Designer team provides various training opportunities which can be browsed at https://UNODigitalLearning.eventbrite.com. You can contact Instructional Designers individually for assistance.
• Kristin Bradley (email@example.com)
• Erin King (firstname.lastname@example.org )
• Rick Murch-Shafer (email@example.com)