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Live Drop In Help (Staff only)

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) beforehand.

If you need assistance, get in touch with the eLearning team via the live chat.

Training & Guides

Basics

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

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

Discussions

Between two or more people.

Video lectures

AKA Podcasts or lecture capture. With or without webcams.

Editing

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

Advanced

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 which you may be looking to create.

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

Further resources

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

Embedding a YouTube video in Blackboard

Things of interest not referenced in the above training materials