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Office of Educational Innovation and Design

Overview

The tools in the sub-pages are accepted by University Counsel for use at UNCG.
(For more information, see Counsel’s Click-Wrap page.The tools in this section may be useful for enhancing teaching and learning. For more information, see your Educational Innovation and Design Consultant.

Narrated Lectures

To narrate slides for upload to YouTube, the following technologies are recommended.Note:

  • Before narrating, reduce the file size of embedded large images whenever possible as these can make a presentation very large and thus difficult for viewers with less reliable Internet connections to watch.
  • Narrate the first two slides and then listen to them to make sure that the audio is working properly.
  • Upload to YouTube rather than to Canvas because Canvas is not a video server.
  • YouTube will create automatic and editable closed captions.
  • YouTube provides a URL and Embed code which can be used to create access from within an LMS course.
    (Embed YouTube clip in Canvas)

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Studio

Studio is a collaborative video tool within Canvas. Students and instructors interact with media content by commenting directly on the media timeline. Arc enables discussion of embedded media file content via instructor and/or student commenting on the timeline.

Canvas Studio Guide

Screencast-o-matic can be used on either a Mac or PC.

Use Screencast-O-Matic, a free tool that captures screen changes, including mouse movements and clicks and allows voice narration up to 15 minutes in length. The first time you use it or use an updated version, you may be prompted to download the software. Otherwise, it is not necessary to do this. Just click Start Recording, adjust the screen size, and click the red Record button. The screencast can be uploaded to YouTube or downloaded as an mp4 file.

Note: there is a very helpful 1:56 video tutorial on Screencast-o-matic’s home page.
The free version of Screencast-o-matic will embed a small logo in the lower left corner of your screencast.

Apple (Mac) Computers

Challenge: If you create a narrated slideshow using Powerpoint for Mac and save it as a movie, the audio track does not save with the slideshow.
Alternatives for the Mac:

Keynote

Use Keynote to create and narrate slides. After creating narration, save as Movie (.mov).

Narrating PowerPoint Using QuickTime Player

Regardless of the method you use, you will want to Upload to YouTube, then copy the link and add it to your Canvas course.

Doceri

Doceri is a free app for iPads.  Please see the Doceri tutorial created by our own Frances Clerk.

Windows (PC) Computers

  1. Use PowerPoint to narrate the slides.
    1. Select the Slideshow tab.
    2. Select Record slideshow.
  2. Click File > Export > Create a video.
  3. In the Presentation Quality drop down box, select Internet Quality.
  4. Select Use Recorded Timings and Narrations.
  5. Click Create Video.
    Note: this may take a while, depending on the length of the video.

Screencasting

Screencasting records narration and all mouse movements, clicks, and typing. This makes it useful for pointing out important points on an image or graph as well as showing where to click to get what result.Note:

  • Upload to YouTube rather than to Canvas because neither of the latter are video servers.
  • YouTube will normally create automatic and editable closed captions.
  • YouTube provides a URL and Embed code which can be used to create access from within an LMS course.
    (Embed YouTube clip in Canvas)

Windows (PC) Computers  – Use PowerPoint to narrate the slides.

  • Select the Slideshow tab.
  • Select Record slideshow.
  • Make sure that Narrations and Laser Pointer are selected.
    • Right click to enable the laser pointer.

Apple (Mac) Computers – QuickTime

Use QuickTime Player to screencast over what you display on your screen. Just use these instructions, substituting what you want to display for PowerPoint.
Narrating PowerPoint Using QuickTime Player

Screencast-o-matic can be used on either a Mac or PC.

Use Screencast-O-Matic, a free tool that captures screen changes, including mouse movements and clicks and allows voice narration up to 15 minutes in length. The first time you use it or use an updated version, you may be prompted to download the software. Otherwise, it is not necessary to do this. Just click Start Recording, adjust the screen size, and click the red Record button. The screencast can be uploaded to YouTube or downloaded as an mp4 file.

Note: there is a very helpful 1:56 video tutorial on Screencast-o-matic’s home page.
The free version of Screencast-o-matic will embed a small logo in the lower left corner of your screencast.

BOX

UNCG has a campus license for BOX, an online storage system.

Enable BOX Account

To enable your UNCG BOX account, go to box.uncg.edu and follow the prompts to authenticate. This only needs to be done once.
It is possible to sync your BOX account with multiple devices. To do this

  1. Using a browser, login to your BOX account.
  2. Click the down arrow next to your name (top right).
  3. Click Get Box Sync.
  4. Select the appropriate App and download it.

Note: BOX Sync lowers security of your BOX account to 1-lock data.
For details, see UNCG’s Data Classification policy.

Embedding a BOX folder or file in a Canvas course (includes e-Reserves)

Jackson Library uses BOX to house e-Reserves. Instructors must then either link or embed the course e-Reserve folder into their course.
Instructors may have their own BOX files or folders that they wish to embed in a course as well.
Instructions for Embedding BOX Folder or File

Students may not have been exposed to BOX and thus may or may not have enabled their UNCG BOX account and may not know how to log into an embedded BOX folder in Canvas. Click the link to access instructions that may be pasted into a course page containing an embedded BOX folder or file.

Login to a BOX folder or file within Canvas

If you have never logged into your UNCG BOX account, you must do this first and only once.

  1. Open a browser and navigate to http://box.uncg.edu (Links to an external site.).
  2. You will get a message that says “Part of University of North Carolina at Greensboro? Click Continue.
  3. Login using your UNCG username and password.

If you have logged into your UNCG BOX account previously, in the BOX window in your Canvas course, you will see one of two views.

Secure Login
Click and login using your UNCG username and password.

OR

Images of two clouds
This means that you have logged into BOX using this browser recently.
Drag the light-colored cloud into its shadow slot and your e-Reserves should display.

Further Information

For further information, see UNCG’s ITS resource pages.

Images

Using Images Created by Others

Whether specified or not, most images on the web are copyrighted and cannot be used by others without permission.

Images that fall within the following categories may be used.

  • Images that are found on our country’s websites (e.g. CDC, NIH, National Archives, etc).
  • Images to which a Creative Commons  (CC) license has been applied.
  • Note: Regardless of what Google and others say, identifying free-to-use images using Google Advanced Image Search is not easy and not often cost-effective.
  • Click the Free Resources menu tab for free-to-use image metasites.

Creating and Editing Your Own Images

Windows editing software: Paint
(The Paint program is very similar across Windows 7-10.)

Mac editing software: iPhoto

Polling/Clickers

Pedagogically effective use of online polling or clickers has been found to significantly increase student learning. For helpful resources, please see
Research-based Tips for Effective Use of Polling/ClickersCurrently, there is no UNCG approved or licensed polling software. There are two clicker tools (that we know of) being used in HHS.
Note: The UNCG helpdesk does not support these tools.

  • The HHS Dean signed a risk acceptance so that Socrative can be used by HHS faculty. Socrative is an online polling software with free and pro versions.
  • Several faculty are using iClicker which they obtained via a representative from iClicker or their textbook rep.  The iClicker hardware base is free for instructors and iClicker integrates with the Canvas gradebook.  iClicker supports student use of physical clickers or online polling via multiple devices. Either way, students must purchase or rent the clicker OR purchase an ID.  Clickers are available to students via the UNCG bookstore.

Socrative

iClickers

Procedure to arrange use of iClickers in a course

  1. Put requirement for students to purchase/rent an iClicker from the bookstore in your course syllabus.
  2. Order the free iClicker instructor kit form.
  3. Please consult the Canvas/iClickers integration documentation if you wish your student responses to go to the Canvas Gradebook.
    1. Use the link to access the necessary files (they are in a BOX folder, so you must be logged in to BOX).
    2. Then follow the integration instructions here.

Video

Using Video Created By Others

Note: it is legal to link to any video accessible to you on the web. This includes video on YouTube, Vimeo, video clips in newscasts etc.
These videos can disappear so do have a Plan B. Further, unless you have permission, it is not legal to download these videos to your computer.

Jackson Library offers three options for obtaining video per below.

Creating and Editing Video

Create your own video using a cell phone, iPad, or webcam on your computer. As well, HHS has digital camcorders to lend as well as lighting equipment. The Digital Media Commons (DMC) in Jackson Library will provide support for learning video editing skills.

PC video editing software: MovieMaker

  • UNCG does not include MovieMaker in their image for PCs. Also, there is no MovieMaker in Office 365. However, it is a free download. See the Get Movie Maker page.
  • Note: there is no MovieMaker for Windows 10, however, it seems that MovieMaker 2012 works fine.
  • When you start the download, it will say MovieMaker Essentials. Select the custom install and select just Photo Gallery and MovieMaker.
  • Supported video, photo, and audio file types.
  • Windows Live MovieMaker 2011 PDF user guide (26 pp) with lots of screen captures and an index at the end. (MovieMaker 2011 is very similar to 2012 so this guide is useful.)
  • Windows Movie Maker 2012 tutorials There is a sequence of 11 brief tutorials on this page. Most are about 2:00 in length. The longest is 4:00.
    The text for the menu items isn’t clean.
  • Note: there are quite a few other tutorials out there on YouTube. Many of them send you to a download page that is no longer functional.

Mac video editing software: iMovie

Posting video to the web

Every person with a UNCG ID has access to their own YouTube space where you can post your videos.
For information on how to do this see our YouTube page.

Note for faculty and staff: Videos must be ADA compliant. That is, they must be closed captioned. YouTube will try to automatically caption and in many cases will do a reasonable job. It also provides the ability to easily edit and correct errors in the captioning.

Audio

Note: to meet Accessibility requirements, please provide text transcripts of all podcasts.

Audacity

Audacity Overview
Audacity is a common tool used for podcasting. It’s easy to use. The Overview handout above explains the very basics of how to use it and where to find out more.
You will want to export your files as mp3, so it is very important to install the LAME.dll file. These instructions are included in the Download Audacity handout below. The first time (only) that you export a file as an mp3, the software will ask you to find the LAME.dll file.

Download Audacity
You will want to export your files as mp3, so it is very important to install the LAME.dll file. These instructions are included in the Download Audacity handout below. The first time (only) that you export a file as an mp3, the software will ask you to find the LAME.dll file.

Audacity Manual
Extensive web-based manual with large, annotated graphics of the interface.

Canvas

Canvas includes the option to record audio in both the Rich Content Editor (available in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or the Syllabus tools) as well as to leave audio feedback in SpeedGrader.
For instructions, please see How do I record audio using the Rich Content Editor or How do I leave feedback comments for student submissions in SpeedGrader (scroll down to Add File or Media Comment) in the Canvas Instructor Guide.