Create a Studio in your Home or Office
Creating a studio in your home or office can assist in hybrid and online teaching scenarios by providing consistent quality video course materials for a reasonable price. We've provided below a list of recommended equipment that can help create an environment that is relatively easy to use and yet able to produce good quality audio and video.
These webcams will provide a clearer and better quality image than the one built into your laptop.
- Webcam: Logitech C920s HD Pro Webcam - $69.99
- Webcam: Microsoft LifeCam Studio - $79.99
If you need to purchase a webcam for immediate usage and the above are still unavailable, consider the options below.
- Webcam: Lenovo 500 FHD Webcam -$69.99
- Webcam: AUKEY FHD Webcam - $49.99
A dedicated microphone will help capture your voice as you lecture and reduce unwanted noise.
Option 1 (includes a separate desktop microphone and headphones)
- Microphone: Rode NT-USB Mini USB Microphone - $99.00
- Headphones: Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones - $29.99
Option 2 (an all-in-one headset with a built-in microphone)
- Headset: Logitech USB Headset H390 - $29.99
A ring light provides even lighting with the webcam positioned in the center (note, you'll need a stand for your ring light too). Panel Lights are attached to tripods and can be positioned around the room to allow greater flexibility.
- Ring light: Ledgo Bi-Color Flood Shoot-Through LED Ring Light - $159.00
- Light stands (suggested for use with the ring light above)
- Panel lights: GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 2-Video Light Kit - $239.99
We recommend finding a location in your home or office that is inviting and not too distracting that helps the viewer connect with you during your video. If you are interested in a background screen, we recommend the options below.
Background option 1: Westcott 9 x 10' Backdrop - $74.90
- Background option 2: Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black) - $52.95
- Background option 3: Westcott 9 x 10' Backdrop (Hi Key White) - $74.90
Support stands: Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide - $104.95
A tablet allows you to write on a computer monitor as you would a whiteboard. Several programs will let you take advantage of this function to incorporate this feature into your online teaching.
- Tablet display: Wacom One - $399.99