Recording simple audio/visual presentations can support learning online or as a suppliment to face-to-face instruction.
Microsoft PowerPoint (for both Windows and Mac) includes a function to record narration. Narrated presentations can be saved as either a PowerPoint Slide Show or a video.
Zoom, Illinois State University's video conferencing platform, can be used to record anything on your PC or Mac desktop, including presentations using PowerPoint and Keynote.
Instructors who intend to record in classroom spaces should first consult Learning Spaces and Audio/Visual Technologies to ensure that equipment is properly configured.
Note: While the Center for Integrated Professional Development recommends accessing the Zoom through ReggieNet when creating and hosting meetings with students, stand-alone recordings like this are best achieved through the Zoom portal site at IllinoisState.Zoom.us.
Screencast-O-Matic Pro: For instructors needing a more robust solution for recording desktop content or lectures, the Center has a limited number of licenses for Screencast-O-Matic Pro. Contact ProDev@ilstu.edu for assistance.
Camtasia: Camtasia is another option for recording from the desktop. There are no campus-wide licenses for this software. Contact your department or college IT support for availability.
Instructors can create transcripts of recorded lectures and meetings using Otter, a free online tool.
For details on how to sign in to Otter and create transcripts, explore this help guide.
Faculty have a choice of two recommended methods for placing recordings online.
ReggieNet Resources folders can hold individual files up to 250 Mb in size.
Microsoft Stream will be available to instructors starting January 4, 2021. Stream allows instructors to upload files larger than 250 Mb and link or embed them in ReggieNet.
See the Microsoft Stream support page for details.
Students learn from a pre-recorded presentation differently than a live lecture. Maximize their success by: