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.

Video

These webcams will provide a clearer and better quality image than the one built into your laptop.

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If you need to purchase a webcam for immediate usage and the above are still unavailable, consider the options below.

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Audio

A dedicated microphone will help capture your voice as you lecture and reduce unwanted noise.

Option 1 (includes a separate desktop microphone and headphones)

Option 2 (an all-in-one headset with a built-in microphone)

Lighting

A ring light provides even lighting with the webcam positioned in the center. Panel Lights are attached to tripods and can be positioned around the room to allow greater flexibility.

Optional Accessories

Background

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.

Tablet Display

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.