When considering lecture and/or lecture videos, a critical question to ask yourself is this: Do you need to deliver lectures in real-time or can you present the content in small chunks so students can watch the video outside of class? In most circumstance instructors can deliver lecture content asynchronously, which opens up time in class sessions to focus on discussions or activities related to the lecture material.
Here are some resources to help you deliver content both synchronously and asynchronously.
Synchronous content delivery
If you teach students in the classroom and online simultaneously, it is important that you ensure that both sets of students can:
- Participate equally.
- See the presented content.
- Share handwritten content in Zoom
- Provide spoken clues that indicate critical information and to remember to verbally summarize visual information that is important for those that have reading disabilities or simply cannot see the material being presented.
- Whenever possible, provide presentation materials electronically ahead of time.
Asynchronous content delivery
Teaching students asynchronously has a different set of considerations. When teaching asynchronously, it's important that you ensure that recorded content:
- Is no more than seven to nine minutes long.
- Viewer drop-off rate is high after seven minutes.
- Consider breaking up longer lectures into multiple topical chunks.
- Is accessible to all learners.
- When speaking, provide spoken clues that indicate critial information and remember to verbally summarize visual information that is important for those that have reading disabilities or simply cannot see the material being presented.
- If you have a student with accommodations for hearing or visual impairments, be sure to work with the campus office for students with disabilities to have the videos professionally captioned and/or described.
- If you will be using the videos for more than one term, consider proactively captioning them:
- To request Professionally Edited Captions (for a fee): About the Kaltura REACH captioning service
- To create captions on your own, upload the videos to Kaltura. All Kaltura videos are automatically machine captioned (nominally 80-85% accurate). You can use Kaltura's interface to edit captions: Edit captions in Kaltura
- For more information about creating accessible videos, see Create accessibile screencasts on the IU Knowledge Base.
Zoom is the best tool to use to create video content. You can record video or audio sessions with students present or by yourself. Zoom can send the recording to Kaltura. Learn more about using Zoom for instruction.