Video & Audio Recordings
A Guide for Southwest Parke eLearning
Let your students hear from YOU!
Recording your own introduction, teaching video, or assignment directions is a great way to add a personal connection to your eLearning lesson. Students do best when they are hearing from their own teacher. This aspect is encouraged, but not required for Southwest Parke eLearning lessons.
Below are a few of the many tools available for Screencast, Video and Voice Recording
Scroll to the bottom for some great examples of how teachers are including a personal connection!
Video & Screencasting
A perfect choice when you need to create a short demonstration (less than 5 minutes for the free version. You'll be able to send it to YouTube, Google Drive, Google Classroom, embed it on a website, or download the video file.
A great choice when you want to create a quick demonstration that you can easily embed in an email. It can also be uploaded to YouTube, but be sure to pay attention to the extra steps you'll need to take in order to put the video in an eLearning lesson.
This tool is a good option when you need more options! Use it to make longer videos or if you want to have some advanced editing options. You'll be able to do just about anything with the resulting file - send to YouTube or Google Drive, or download it.
Getting Your Video or Audio in Your Lesson
So you've made your video/audio recording ... now, how do you get it into your lesson? Here are couple of options...
Upload it to Google Drive
1) Set the share settings to "anyone with the link... can view".
2) Copy the share link
3) Add the share link in your Smore page
This option will open the recording in a new tab. Students will need to close the tab to return to your lesson. This is the only option for audio recordings.
Upload it to your school YouTube channel (video only)
1) Go to YouTube and sign in with your school Google account.
2) Click the upload button (camera with a +)
- It will prompt you to set up your channel if you haven't already done so.
- You can also connect all of the recommended programs to your school YouTube channel (once you've signed in and set it up) so you can upload to YouTube from those programs. If you're doing this with Vidyard, email me so I can tell you about one additional step you should take!
3) Once the video is on YouTube, you can embed it into your Smore Lesson