The following are some tools for you to create narrated slide and video for for EDUC 6760 Assessment Task 3
- Make a mind map of what you wish to explain. This can be done on a piece of paper, or with a mind map program.
- Make a sequence of the different parts you are going to explain.
- Search for pictures on the internet for every part of the sequence. Add some describing words, but not too many. Paste the pictures in a presentation (e.g. PowerPoint). To find pictures go to flickr.com or Google and use the advanced search tools there to search for royalty free material. Mention the image’s source on the slide.
- You can write out or check your timing with a script.
- Microsoft Office 365 PowerPoint screen recording: This function can record the screen, audio and the mouse pointer in PowerPoint. You can save the recording as pptx file or export the screen-recording as a separate video file. HKU students can download Microsoft Office 365 for free. Please update your office 365 if you do not have the recording function.
- Screencast-o-Matic: A free online screen capture tool (15 mins). This tool can help you capture all interaction on the computer screen.
- Smartphone: You are welcome to use your own smartphone camera to record videos.
- Explain Everything: Interactive whiteboard app.
Basic Video Editing Tools:
- iOS iMovie:
- Take 30 seconds recording to check the video/audio quality before starting an actual recording.
- Use a standalone microphone attached to your laptop/PC or earphones with microphones for better audio quality.
- Keep the recording to a reasonable length or separate it into sections.
The file upload limit in an EDUC 6760 Moodle course is 100mb/file. It may be enough for uploading a PowerPoint file but it most likely would not be enough for video submission. Please consider using Google Drive for file sharing. Google Drive is an online cloud service. Every HKU student’s @connect.hku.hk account is powered by Google, and you are eligible for an online cloud drive with unlimited storage, meaning you can upload as many files to your Google Drive as you like (and a file size limit of a whopping 5TB). You can upload your video recording to Google Drive and share files with your peers.
You can give other people a link to your folder so that you don’t have to add email addresses when you share your folder.
- On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
- Click the folder you want to share.
- Click Share .
- At the top right, click Get shareable link.
- Next to “Anyone with the link,” click the Down arrow .
- Choose whether people can edit or view.
- Copy and paste the link in an email or any place you want to share it.