Creating and Using Multimedia
Screencasting is the creation of a digital recording of what you are doing on your computer. In addition to the recording, you can also provide narration. Screencasting can be used in a variety of ways to help your students learn, and can be especially effective in a fully online course. Some examples includes: recording course orientations, demonstrating certain activities, providing feedback to students, or flipping the classroom.
There are a variety of tools available for screencasting. Tools we recommend:
- Screencast-O-Matic - there is a free version available for screencasts that are under 15 minutes. If you'd like to learn more about screencasting or see a demo of Screencast-O-Matic, contact Sherry Clouser at email@example.com.
- Camtasia - you can download a free trial for 30 days. If you'd like to learn more about screencasting or Camtasia, contact Carrie Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you are creating multimedia, you need to ensure that it meets Section 508 accessibility guidelines. Here are some resources to help you create accessible content:
- Making Files Accessible - Checklists for making 508 compliant files (including PDFs, Word docs, PowerPoints, and other multimedia).
- Creating ADA-Compliant Captions - Tips for creating captions that meet ADA standards.
Storage and Streaming
Kaltura is the centrally-supported tool at UGA for storage and streaming of multimedia, including instructional audio and video. Visit the CTL Kaltura page for details.