- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check out this example: microscope video.
- If appropriate, create in-video quizzes and discussion prompts in Panopto.
- 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.
- 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.
- Here are a few more presentation tips to consider.
- 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.