Find a quiet place to record. (There are normal noises that will be unavoidable at times: toddlers, dogs, teenagers. But try not to run a dishwasher that sounds like a helicopter.)
Pre-recording a Lecture on the Computer Updated 3-26-2020
- Connect your iPad/Wacom tablet to your computer, or use your tablet computer with stylus.
- Open powerpoint/beamer slides or a notes app or whiteboard app (examples below)
- Open Application to Record Video:
- Set up screen recording (PDF)
Select portion of screen you wish to record.
Tip! If you want to insert a video of yourself:
Using Quicktime, select 'File -> New Movie Recording' from your web camera, and then select 'View -> Float on Top' to ensure the video window remains visible.
- !!!IMPORTANT!!! DO A 1 MINUTE TEST RECORDING, TEST THAT AUDIO AND VIDEO ARE BOTH RECORDING!!! (Do this every time!)
- Press record
- End recording and save file.
- See best practices in recording for more help and suggestions
- Consider pre-recording in smaller 5-10 minute chunks
- Use existing video from OCW or MITx if available
Pre-recording a Lecture directly from iPad or Android tablet Updated 3-26-2020
Recording a Live Lecture from Zoom
- Create a test meeting and check that audio and video are recording
- Either push record when you start the meeting, OR schedule your class meeting to automatically record
- Share your screen. What you see on your screen will be what your students see, so you have a few options for displaying slides and/or notes. These include:
- (Recommended) Ask a TA (or a new student from each class session) to help you manage the chat window/participant list for questions as you teach
- While sharing a screen, to manage participants, mouse over the top of the screen (or bottom) and select manage participants next to the Stop Video button.
- While sharing a screen, to open the chat window, click the three dots that pop up as you mouse over the top of the screen, and select chat
- Note that you can use a third party chat like Piazza or Slack
- Before you end meeting, save a record of the chat, and stop the video
- End meeting
- Everyone is getting an OVS collection to upload their videos to. Permissions to view videos are determined from Stellar website student and TA lists.
- You will save your videos to your MIT Dropbox and use a web form to upload into your OVS collection (More information coming soon.)
Save to Zoom Cloud (If recording from Zoom) Updated 3-23-2020
When setting up a recurring meeting, you can select a checkbox so that these meetings will automatically record to the Zoom Cloud. (If you press record from a meeting, it will automatically record to the cloud!)
- They will add captions to all videos.
- Data is protected and must have mit.zoom.us access in order to access video links.
- You don’t have to download, upload or do anything on your computer.
- You will receive an email when the video is done processing so you can share the link with students.
- Cons: It takes about 24 hours to process a 1 hour video.
(Discouraged) Upload to YouTube
- Create your own YouTube Channel.
- You must choose to upload “unlisted”
- Private videos cannot be viewed by anyone other than you.
- Public videos must have human edited closed captions; the automated YouTube captions are not consistently accurate enough to be ADA compliant.
- Still a little risky as “unlisted”, but OK! (It is unsearchable, but still shareable outside of MIT.)
- Posting videos
- Copyright concerns: OK under Fair Use
- Private site (OVS Collection) is OK
- Unlisted on YouTube: if students are in recording (video and/or audio) you MUST get students to sign a media release form (and it is good practice, even if you aren't planning on using YouTube)
- Remember you can have students not show voice/audio
- Most classes will not violate FERPA but check the FERPA website to be sure.
- EX1: student identifying a medical condition
- EX2: student releasing information from confidential or private government records on the video
- It is good practice to tell students NOT to mention that type of information
- The new disability rules require us to transcribe any publicly posted videos. If you upload to YouTube they will be transcribed automatically. However, these transcripts are not ADA compliant.
- If you’d like more information about disability services, you can check out more details On the Student Life Website.