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Getting Back in the Groove

And we’re back… sorta. Before we left for Spring Break, we were supposed to come back on April 12. As you all know, we’re now online until the end of the term. So, our 3-week plan turned into a full 5-week + end of the semester plan. In case you missed it, before the break,[…]

Captioning Made Easy with Yuja

Captioning Made Easy with Yuja

The good folks in the Learning Technologies office have already blogged about captioning using YouTube. With this post, I want to show you one more awesome thing about Yuja (in addition to adding quizzes in videos, and syncing that with the Blackboard gradebook. Yuja does the captioning for you. That’s it. That’s the post. Let[…]

Tech to Try; The Best Camtasia Alternatives

Tech to Try: The Best Camtasia Alternatives

Camtasia is a great piece of software and we use it often here in Learning Technologies. However, it’s not the right tool for every job, and because it’s a bit pricey, it’s less than ideal for those just doing basic video recording and editing who probably don’t actually need anything as robust as Camtasia. So[…]

Creating Accessible Content: Videos

Video content can be an excellent way to enrich your course, but visual and auditory disabilities can make it difficult for some students to benefit. Luckily, making videos fully accessible is both fairly straightforward and easy to find assistance with (we can help). First, it’s useful to understand just what makes video content accessible and[…]

Shooting Video

How to Create Videos Students Will Actually Watch

Many, if not most, of today’s online students are active and enthusiastic consumers of a wide range of video-based media, from watching short clips on YouTube and Vimeo to streaming entire movies and TV shows on Netflix. This interest opens up a range of opportunities for you to both connect with students and to produce[…]