Brown DLD Faculty Guides

Lecture Videos

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  1. Consider breaking up the video into 10-15 minute chunks. Watching a 60-minute long video is inherently different from the liveliness of in-person classes. 
  2. If you choose to record a long lecture video in Panopto, we strongly recommend adding chapter markers and bookmarks to aid navigation for a better learning experience. 
  3. Add an agenda to the start of the video to indicate what you’ll be covering. Similarly, you can share next steps at the end of the video. 
  4. Consider using techniques to enhance visual interest. These can include screen-recording, physical white boarding, digital white boarding, and using a document cam. You can also record an interview with a guest speaker, do on-camera demonstrations, or walk students through an assignment. 
  5. If appropriate, create in-video quizzes and discussion prompts in Panopto. 
  6. Allow students access to your slides. You can also add notes after each video in Canvas with links to relevant materials like further readings and external resources. 
  7. Clear out distracting items from your background, ensure you have good audio, and position the camera for good framing. Have water handy for long sessions. 
  8. Engage the audience by looking towards the camera. Have notes or a set of prompts available if it will help you focus your delivery. Try using a free, web-based teleprompter app to deliver your script.
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