Q. I would like to create a short instructional video of information from a website with me talking in the background. Any suggestions for how I might do that and make the video available to my students in Blackboard?
A. There are several options for making a video with narration and screen capture:
- - There is free software available online at Screenr that allows you to up to 5 minute clips of screen capture with narration. Screenr produces a flash file that can be uploaded to Blackboard.
- - An option you will find inside Blackboard is Wimba Voice Presentation, which allows you to add narration and text to a selection of URLs. You can add a Voice Presentation in any Blackboard content area under “Add Interactive Tool.” For a quick video tutorial on adding a Voice Presentation, visit http://www.wimba.com/assets/videos/Presenter/Presenter.html . For text instructions, visit page 8 of the Wimba Voice Tools User Guide http://www.wimba.com/assets/resources/BB_42_User_Guide_91.pdf
- - We also have software — Camtasia Studio and Captivate — and a recording room available for Loyola faculty and staff at the Lakeshore campus that will enable you to record narration and screen capture. For more information and to reserve the room, please contact Blackboard@luc.edu.