Video & other media
Using media in a course is an excellent way to enliven a course and engage learners in different ways. Asking students to do presentations and create media as part of course assignments allows them to demonstrate their learning in dynamic ways which can then be applied in their professional lives.
Include a welcome video in your course to add instructor presence and frame the upcoming activities to students. Videos can easily be created, edited, and shared using Moodle's My Media feature. With My Media, media is stored in users' personal libraries, which means that users only have to upload it once, even if they want to share it on multiple course sites. Instructors can upload and share video, audio, and other media directly to Moodle without the need for an external video-hosting service (e.g. YouTube). This will avoid students having to navigate away from the course page and will also avoid YouTube advertisements appearing on your videos. To learn more about My Media, review our how-to guides in the Knowledgebase or contact CTET Studio.
If you require higher quality course video resources, connect with Media Support Services.
Adding narration to PowerPoint presentations helps to create a classroom experience online. Instructors and students can use Moodle's My Media feature to create and share interactive narrated presentations, where the viewer is able to choose display options and jump between slides. To learn more about creating narrated presentations using My Media, review the how-to guide in the Knowledgebase or contact CTET Studio.
For instructions on recording narrated presentations in PowerPoint itself, review:
- Create Voice Over PPT on PC (For details on how to change timing and re-record specific sections of the presentation, please see the Office site for further instructions)
- Create Voice Over PPT on Mac
Podcasting has become an increasingly popular way of providing content to students as it allows them to use mobile devices to access course content. There are many ways to create them, and CTET can help you with creation, editing, and best practices for use.
Infographics combine visuals, data, and text to tell a complex and important story at a glance. They display information visually in a clear, structured and attention grabbing way. Instructors and students can use the following cloud-based tools tools to present a course outline, synthesize knowledge, or illustrate a process.
More free infographic tools can be found on this list.
See the RRU Infographic LibGuide for ideas.
Cloud-based Learning Tools at RRU
On first login to Moodle, students see a new pop-up window asking for their consent to use social media in course work. Instructors may view student responses from their admin block. Please see the Cloud-based Learning Tools information in the RRU Knowledge Base for details.
Additional Resources & Support
Visit CTET's Studio for face-to-face, telephone, or online assistance with creating presentations or media for your course. If your course has been assigned an Instructional Designer, meet with your ID to explore how these types of tools can be used to support your students' learning.
The RRU Knowledge Base is also a great source of information to answer 'how to' questions. Remember to always login to access information behind the firewall.
Browse the list of excellent RRU Library Guides. These resources are continually updated and provide concise info on a variety of topics important to busy Faculty and Students.