new-logoThis week, we continue our discussion on recording videos for our courses. We discuss recording techniques using a variety of recording methods. According to Jim, one of the most important things that goes into your welcome video is a bit about who you are and why you love to teach. In addition, what is it that makes you good at what you do and something that helps your students relate to you. Beth says this helps to put a human face on the instructor of the course and helps to create an atmosphere of being approachable.

A couple of the resources mentioned on this episode include screencast-o-matic and the iPad app, Teleprompter.

On our website, you will find the video lesson, How to Make a Good Video for Your Course. For a limited time, we are making this course available to our listeners at no cost. This is a five-part training course that includes tips and techniques to recording videos, including example videos, how to upload the videos to YouTube, how to embed your videos in Blackboard, and a look at some of the equipment options to record videos.

If you record videos for your classes, let us know how you do it. Perhaps we will include your tips in a future episode. You can post a comment on our website,, or send us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!

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