Recording Lectures

How to create your own video content

If you are rethinking your instruction to teach online or in a hybrid setting, you may be considering recording your lectures on video.  The following information will provide information and resources for recording and sharing your video lectures with your students.  This information includes tools, video production tips, and accessibility.

Preparation and choosing the right tools

  • Creating course videos: this process focuses on best practices for developing video content and using it as a component of your course
  • Tips for pre-recording lectures: this PDF resource lists some important technical considerations and thoughts on establishing your online presence to help ensure your pre-recorded video segments are effective
  • Compare recording tools: this chart describes various video recording tools supported at Cornell to help you pick the right one for your teaching scenario
  • Quick-Start Guides to Hybrid & Online Teaching: these pages provide basic information to help you get started using Zoom, Kaltura, and Panopto in your courses
  • Recording whiteboard teaching: tips and resources for simulating a chalkboard or whiteboard when teaching in a hybrid or online setting

Studio space options

On-campus studio space

The CTI maintains a self-recording studio that is available to instructors to create course materials. Additionally, IT@Cornell has purchased equipment for the local college IT teams to set up on-campus studio spaces for faculty to use to create course materials. Find locations and contact information for these studio spaces.

Create your own studio space

Making a few upgrades to your home or office setup can help you significantly improve the quality of the videos you produce for your courses. The enhanced videos will help you make your courses more engaging, and students will be able to focus more on the content you are presenting than on the production value.

Video accessibility & captioning

Ensuring the accessibility of video & multimedia content is an important part of creating a course in which all students can benefit from the information and activities you design. These considerations and resources can help you create accessible video & multimedia content through captions and other assistive mechanisms.

Classroom technology

Faculty teaching in-person with students attending remotely may want to explore the technology available in their classrooms to familiarize themselves with the way their course will operate. IT@Cornell has prepared an overview of classroom audio-video technology options.