Screencasts and Simple Videos

On this page we provide you with the necessary information on how to create screencasts and simple videos that you can use for teaching in the upcoming summer semester 2020.

This page is currently under construction. All important information and manuals needed for creating simple teaching videos will be made available here shortly.

Recommendation: Also use the open discussion forums for collegial exchange on digital options for teaching. In these discussion forums you can exchange ideas on a collegial level on topics, questions, experiences, etc. concerning the digital summer semester. If you click on the following link, you must first register with Moodle. Please use your myStudy username and password. You can access the forums here.

  • How Do I Produce Recordings (videos, images and audio) of My Screen?
  • How Do I Create Screenshots of My Computer?
  • How Do I Use the Windows Video Editor?
  • How Can I Improve the Quality of Audio and Video Recordings?
  • Where Can I Make These Video Files Available for Streaming/ Downloading?

MacOS:

With the help of Apple's Quicktime Player you can easily produce and save voice recordings, video recordings and screen recordings using your Mac computer.

A detailed manual can be found here. (available soon)

Windows:

In this guide, you will learn step-by-step how to record your laptop screen and how to add an accompanying audio track. This is suitable for making your own activities on the laptop visible to students while at the same time recording explanations of what is shown (e.g. PowerPoint slides, mathematical procedures or simple notes.)

You can find detailed instructions here.

How Do I Create Screenshots of My Computer?

There are three very simple ways to capture your current laptop or PC screen in a digital photo - in other words, how to create a screenshot.

Detailed instruction on how to do this can be found here.

How Do I Use the Windows Video Editor?

With the Windows Video Editor you can edit and prepare your screencasts (recordings of your screen with sound) or videos.

Detailed instructions on how to use it can be found here.

How Can I Improve the Quality of Audio and Video Recordings?

Audio and video recordings made the computer quickly tend to have an unsatisfactory quality, because the built-in microphones and cameras quickly reach their limits. External microphones, audio interfaces with microphones or recording with system cameras, DSLR cameras or action cams provide a quick increase in quality.

Detailed instruction on this can be found here.

Where Can I Make These Video Files Available for Streaming/ Downloading?

Video and audio files with a maximum file size of 200 MB can be easily uploaded to your myStudy course or Moodle and made available for download there. For larger files, or if you want to prevent the files from being downloaded, myVideo is a video platform recentlly made available at Leuphana University of Lueneburg where lecturers can make their audio and video files available to students, regardless of their file size. Depending on their settings, students can view (stream) or download the videos provided there. In contrast to YouTube, videos can be made available via myVideo in a non-public space to which, for example, only people with a myStudy account have access.

Further information and instructions on myVideo can be found here.

Contact

Do you have any questions about production, editing and didactic applications of screencasts and simple slides?
Then please contact the Support Team Digital Teaching at: digi-support@leuphana.de