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Adding captions to video lectures

When posting videos online, it's important to consider the accessibility of the content. In the case of lectures, it's especially important...

More on Adding captions to video lectures Updated 8/2/19 by N. Blume
Adding quizzes to Camtasia lectures

Did you know you can add quizzes to your Camtasia Studio recordings? When using the SCORM format for uploading your presentation to Blackboard,...

More on Adding quizzes to Camtasia lectures Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Drive in-class student engagement with Top Hat Classroom Response System ("Clicker")

Interested in getting your students to use their mobile devices as a part of your lecture rather than a distraction from it? Top Hat's...

More on Drive in-class student engagement with Top Hat Classroom Response System ("Clicker") Updated 7/19/18 by R. Davidson
Headset Recommendations

Probably the most important thing you can do to improve the quality of an online lecture, whether you're running a live session or pre-recording,...

More on Headset Recommendations Updated 8/20/20 by R. Davidson
Kandao Meeting Device Setup for Blended Classes

Faculty teaching a blended class -- a class with both online and face-to-face students participating in the same synchronous session -- will likely...

More on Kandao Meeting Device Setup for Blended Classes Updated 7/9/21 by R. Davidson
Microsoft Stream - Add a Permission to a Video

If you have uploaded a video to Stream and your students are reporting that they cannot view the video (they're seeing a "This may not be...

More on Microsoft Stream - Add a Permission to a Video Updated 7/30/20 by R. Davidson
Microsoft Stream - Permissions and Groups

Microsoft's Stream is an excellent way to provide your students with access to your videos. Not only does it do a fine job of streaming video (as...

More on Microsoft Stream - Permissions and Groups Updated 7/30/20 by R. Davidson
Microsoft Stream - Uploading Video

Microsoft's Stream is an excellent way to provide your students with access to your videos. Not only does it do a fine job of streaming video (as...

More on Microsoft Stream - Uploading Video Updated 7/30/20 by R. Davidson
Optimize video for online delivery using Handbrake

If you’ve used your phone, tablet, or digital camera to record video for your students to watch, you may find the resulting files large and...

More on Optimize video for online delivery using Handbrake Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
PowerPoint slides with a background image

I've had a few questions about how I do PowerPoint slides with faded or semitransparent background images. It's actually pretty easy, so I...

More on PowerPoint slides with a background image Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Record a lecture with Camtasia

The Instructional Design Studio has a limited number of laptops with Camtasia installed that are available for faculty to check out. These laptops...

More on Record a lecture with Camtasia Updated 10/16/18 by R. Davidson
Record Your Screen With Stream

If you've been thinking about pre-recording with Blackboard Collaborate, or if you want to record your screen, either to record a short...

More on Record Your Screen With Stream Updated 7/30/20 by R. Davidson
Recording PowerPoint Presentations with Office 2016/2019

If you have a version of Office 2013, 2016 or 2019 installed, the steps to do a video recording are slightly different than they are in Office 365....

More on Recording PowerPoint Presentations with Office 2016/2019 Updated 4/9/20 by R. Davidson
Recording PowerPoint Presentations with Office 365

The desktop version of PowerPoint that Detroit Mercy students and employees can download from Office 365 has pretty excellent recording features....

More on Recording PowerPoint Presentations with Office 365 Updated 4/9/20 by R. Davidson
Use Your Smart Phone as a Web Cam

Whether you are trying to run a Collaborate session or pre-record a lecture for your course, you probably want access to a web camera. IDS has had a...

More on Use Your Smart Phone as a Web Cam Updated 8/12/20 by R. Davidson

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