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Live Drop In Help

Once you have finished the online training guides, you have the opportunity to drop in and talk to a member of the eLearning Team about your personal projects and ask questions.

Please note: You are expected to have completed any relevent online training (detailed below) before attending a session.

To ensure that the spaces are not too busy, pre-booking is required and there are caps on numbers at each session. Timetable and Booking information is below:

This section of the training resources will cover the different types of video resources which you may be looking to create:


Tips you should familiarise yourself with before proceding to create a video type below.

Talking heads

Mostly used to introduce a course, unit or section of content.


Between two or more people.

Video lectures

AKA Podcasts or lecture capture. With or without webcams.


Editing the output from the above methods either with basic trimming with the Video Portal web editor, more in-depth editing with OpenShot.


OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a package that allows you more flexibility with creating video materials at the cost of a little time.


These resource files are referenced within the training above, but if you need to quickly get back to something this may be useful.

How to record a Zoom meeting

How to Upload to the video portal

How to embed into Blackboard from the video portal

Recording Powerpoint video lectures

Use Zoom auto captioning for editable captions / transcript
Enable this before recording.

Generate automatic closed captions on the video portal

Recording Seperate audio tracks for each participant (local recordings only)
This gives you greater control when editing, mostly for advanced users.

Further resources

Things of interest not referenced in the above training materials

University Brand Guidelines
Introduction splash graphics, fonts to use and suggested formats.

Embedding a YouTube video in Blackboard