A screen recording captures anything displayed on your computer screen (PowerPoint presentation, webpage, etc) and pairs it with any audio narrated on a microphone connected to your computer.
A large portion of time during face-to-face classes focuses on delivering information to students. This leaves little time for students to actively analyze or apply some of the concepts addressed during a lecture.
Consider recording and presenting this content to students online before they enter the classroom. Rather than providing this information during class, use class time to provide activities that integrate the concepts from the video lectures and course readings.
Chunk information into manageable pieces that are centered on one specific concept. To prevent "learner fatigue," prepare videos shorter than 15 minutes.
Technical assistance is provided to faculty and staff using the following screen recording software.
Techsmith Camtasia Studio: To purchase an individual license for Techsmith's Camtasia Studio contact Technology Services.
Overview of Camtasia Studio - Overview of each step needed to record, edit, and produce a screen recording.
1 - How to Record Your Screen - Record your computer screen with a microphone
2 - Editing Your Recording - Basic editing tips within Camtasia Studio
3 - Producing Your Recording - Steps needed to produce your video
4 - Upload Your Produced Video to Desire2Learn - Steps required to upload your video to D2L
Techsmith Camtasia Relay: Camtasia Relay is available free to all faculty member and staff.
Overview– Provide an overview of what happens during the recording process.
A - How to Record – Record your computer screen with audio from a microphone.
B - Download Recorder – Download the recorder software on your computer (home, laptop, etc), follow these steps.
C - Retrieve Your Video - After your video has been recorded, you will retrieve your finished video on the UW System Media Server (Kaltura). [Please note, the UW media server is a pilot project during the 2011-2012 academic year.
D - Embed Your Video in D2L – Embed your video in your Desire2Learn course.
Troubleshooting Audio Settings – You run into a situation when you can not hear the sound on your computer when the microphone is plugged in. Be sure you check these settings.
Mayer, R. E. & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Educational Psychologist, 38(1), 43–52.
Young, J. (2009). When computers leave classrooms, so does boredom. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Article available at http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-Naked-Effort-Strips/47398/