Media Production

Depending on the didactic objectives of a course, the use of audiovisual media can be beneficial and enrich your teaching. Whether you decide to prepare the content in audio or video form (e.g. lecturecast, screencast, selfcast, tutorial, how-to or animated) depends primarily on the learning objectives. The needs and habits of the target group are also important, as well as the expertise, technical, human and time resources available. Here is a first overview of the variety of media you can experiment with in your teaching. You can find out more about platforms, tools and support services in the sections below. Relevant in-depth Moodle courses are also linked in each section.

We will be happy to advise you on media didactics and media technology options for the use of different media formats in your teaching.

Audio Recordings and Podcasts

By using podcasts, you can not only add variety to your own teaching materials, but also encourage your students to engage creatively with complex topics. In addition, podcasts can help students retain information and access summaries more easily.

The use of podcasts is particularly exciting for learning. Encouraging your students to produce their own podcasts will help them develop a range of skills that can have a long-term positive impact on their learning.

Our Moodle course "Podcasts and Audio Recording" gives you practical guidance on how to create podcasts and audio recordings using simple tools and your own equipment. You will also learn which equipment is useful in which situations and how to guide your students in creating their own podcasts.

Videos for Teaching

Integrating video can support teaching in many ways. As a medium, video provides a visual representation of content, such as processes or results, and makes them transparent. The positive effects of using video in the classroom, both in terms of reception and production, can be seen in cognitive factors such as knowledge gain, as well as in non-cognitive factors such as motivation and attention.

If you are interested in using e-learning videos in your classroom and would like to get an overview of how to integrate different video formats into your teaching methods and what resources you need, the Moodle course "Videos for teaching" provides the necessary information. Here you can find out how to go from the idea of a didactically motivated learning environment to the result of a purposeful and useful video format within the framework of your teaching concept.

If you are interested in brainstorming to find out which video productions are best suited to your teaching, the self-study course "Explanatory Videos" is for you. It gives you an overview of the different video formats, their use, the specifics of their production, illustrative examples and more.


As a lecturer, have you already produced your own videos and would now like to make them available to your students? MyVideo offers you the ideal solution. MyVideo is a video platform provided by the Panopto service that allows you to share audio and video files with your students. You can also use the integrated editor to correct the video, for example by adjusting the length of the beginning and end of the video or by trimming out a scene. You can also add subtitles and make other edits.

In a non-public area of myVideo/Panopto, you can decide which people you want to have access to your content. It is important to note, however, that myVideo/Panopto is linked to Moodle, so you can easily make videos available to students in your Moodle courses.

If you would like to find out more about the myVideo/Panopto video platform, we recommend that you visit the "All about myVideo/Panopto" page. If you would like to try out myVideo/Panopto step by step, the Moodle course "myVideo Tutorial for Teachers" is available. If you would like to show your students how to upload and share audio or video files on myVideo, you can use the Moodle course "Uploading Panopto Videos". Both of these courses are available in the Moodle support area and are a comprehensive resource for the use of myVideo/Panopto in your teaching.

Video Annotation with Interactive Video Suite

Video annotation, based on the didactic concept of social video learning, is suitable for more intensive and active work with (possibly self-generated) video content. The video annotation tool Interactive Video Suite (IVS) is available to all teachers as a Moodle plugin. The tool allows ideas, questions and discussions to be placed within the video at the right time, actively involving students in the course content. In addition to using your own videos from Panopto/MyVideo, YouTube, Vimeo and external URLs can also be used as video sources in IVS.


If you wish to produce your own media artefacts on your laptop and with your own equipment, we will be happy to advise you.

Video Production with Assistance

If you would like to develop and produce your course content with the support of a professional team on site, please follow the link to Video Production with Assistance.

Video Production in the Library Studio

If you would like to produce your course content yourself without much support, you can use our studio in the library. There you can record interviews, podcasts, video and audio recordings with our equipment and edit them on site. This service is available to all staff and students. To book, please follow the link to Video Production in the Library Studio.

AVM equipment rental service

If you wish to use Leuphana's camera, microphone, lighting or similar production equipment, please follow the link to the AVM equipment rental service.


If you have any questions, please contact