Audio & Video

Graphic of a roll of file and a speakerWhether Lecture Capture, Screen capture, Box of Broadcast, Podcasts, YouTube or MOOCs the use of audio and video in teaching and learning has exploded in popularity over the past decade. Most of us now include the likes of YouTube in our own research process when looking for information whether it’s a lecture on Critical Thinking, a TED presentations or a simple How To video. But for most, the thought of creating, editing and publishing their own video/audio content is an intimidating prospect.

In this section I hope to provide some advice on how to do this with a range of equipment and budgets. This forms the core content on a series of ‘Primers’ I run for staff, short 45 minute sessions aimed at awareness and inspiration rather than in-depth training.

You don’t have to be a Hollywood director (or even a 1st year film student) to produce your own engaging content. With a little thought, preparation and creativity good recorded educational content is within reach of everyone.


Audio & Video Workshops


Parts 1 – 4 of these resources cover the use of Microsoft Movie Maker and Corel VideoStudio PRO x8. Both of these applications are available to staff through the desktop ‘Software Center‘.

Note: For home use, Microsoft Movie Maker is free from the Microsoft website as part if the Windows Essentials pack. The Apple equivalent would be iMovie.

Part 1: Filming 101

Part 2: Capturing Audio and Video

Part 3: Editing Audio and Video

Part 4: Uploading and Sharing Audio and Video

Part 5: Using YouTube: Uploading, editing and sharing


Jisc Digital Media (archived site)