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Live Drop In Help (Staff only)

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

Please note: You are expected to have completed any relevant online training (detailed below) beforehand.

If you need assistance, get in touch with the eLearning team via the Live Chat.

Training & Guides


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

Shooting on a smartphone

Informative video from the BBC on using a smartphone to record video.

Talking heads

Used mainly 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.

Reuse of previously recorded presentations

This short guide explains how you can edit and reuse your previously recorded videos for the new academic year to save you time and effort when preparing your content.


Editing the output from the above methods with basic trimming (with the Video Portal web editor) or more in-depth editing (with ShotCut).


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

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

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

Further resources

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

Embedding a YouTube video in Blackboard

Things of interest not referenced in the above training materials

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