November is all about media creation. We will be hosting two workshops around the creation and distribution of video and other media content. Each of the two workshops will occur twice in November. In the two workshops we will cover the phases of video production and provide some help tips to get the best quality video possible. We will also explore basic and advanced tools that you can use to create your videos. All the tools that we explore are free to use, either due to a license that MSU has purchased, or because of they are free to everyone. We will also make sure to make time for any questions that you may have around planning and recording techniques or using the tools.
Creating and Sharing Media in Mediaspace
November 6th (10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.)
November 13th (2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.)
This workshop will focus on the use of Kaltura Mediaspace and Capture. These two tools allow you to make your own recordings at home, and then upload and distribute them to your students. We will cover how to access these tools, the basic functions and some advanced features that you may find useful. In addition, we have some general best practices that we can cover, and we are happy to recommend equipment you, or your department, may consider purchasing.
Advanced Tools for Video and Audio Creation
November 20th (10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.)
November 20th (2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.)
The second workshop covers some advanced tools and goes beyond just video creation to discuss audio editing. The tools we will be discussing are Camtasia, Audacity and Adobe Spark. Like Kaltura Capture, Camtasia allows for screen and webcam recording. However, it is also a powerful video editor with many features that can enhance your video and make it more visually appealing. We will also touch on Audacity, which can be used to record and edit audio, and Adobe Spark which is a simple way to create websites, videos and graphics.