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Video Project Guide for Faculty

Resources for developing, implementing, and assessing student video projects.

Different Types of Video Projects

1. Video Presentation

Probably the most common type of video project, students demonstrate knowledge in front of a camera in a similar fashion to in-class presentations or ubiquitous TED Talks. This format can be a time-saver for larger classes, allowing faculty to still utilize presentations while not taking up multiple days of class time on live performances.

2. Whiteboard Animation

Set up a camera so it won't move (use a library camcorder and tripod, for example!). Aim it at a whiteboard or chalkboard. Record and start drawing. Use video editing tools to speed it up to four times normal speed and add voiceover and/or music. Here's a sample whiteboard video assignment for K-12 that could be adapted for Higher Ed: Link Here.

3. Screencast Videos

Record narration over a PowerPoint presentation or demonstrate a computer task by recording audio over a recording of your computer screen with free tools like Screencast-o-matic and Jing. Particularly useful for demonstrating process knowledge.

4. Greenscreen Videos 

Want to film a presentation video that's a bit more immersive? With green screens and the Do Ink app installed on the library iPads, projects can utilize images and other video clips as backgrounds and more.

5. 360 Degree Videos

For truly immersive experiences like virtual tours, mock interviews, and event recordings, it can be really interesting to use a 360 degree camera to record all angles of the experience. Videos uploaded to YouTube and watched through the Chrome browser can be navigated by mouse or watched with Google Cardboard and other Virtual Reality viewers.