Self-capturing videos can be as simple as recording your computer’s microphone and camera along with any visuals you display on your computer screen.
The software we recommend to record your videos are Zoom, which you are likely already familiar with, and Panopto, which is available on Canvas for free via SCPD’s campus-wide license (GSB faculty should contact the Teaching and Learning Hub for Panopto alternatives). As you become more comfortable with recording or need to improve capture quality, you can introduce more advanced capture options such as an external microphone or webcam, a digital inking tablet, or a document camera.
Audio quality is especially important when recording videos, so a quiet capture space is ideal. If you would like to be on camera you’ll also want to sit in a well-lit area or have a source of light in front of you. Finally, the most important part of self-capture is to be comfortable with the equipment and capture software you are using, so be sure to practice and experiment with different set-ups.
Below you’ll find links to several resources that will get you on your way to capturing simple videos on your computer. Should you encounter hiccups along the way feel free to send an email to email@example.com and we will do our best to help troubleshoot your issues or make suggestions on how to improve your set-up.
- Need quick tips on what to wear, what to do about lighting, or how to angle your camera? Visit our simple Best Practices for Remote Video Capture.
- Need to borrow equipment? Visit the Teaching Commons borrow equipment page.
- Want to learn how to use Zoom to support your course and record your lectures? Here’s a Stanford-centric breakdown on using Zoom.
- Learn how to use Panopto to easily record, edit, and distribute your videos via your Canvas course.
- Trying to decide between Zoom and Panopto? Here’s a Panopto or Zoom for Lecture Capture at-a-glance guide.
- Want to figure out the best way to capture your preferred teaching style? Access the webpage Remote Teaching Setup Options.
- Want to incorporate handwriting into your Zoom captures? Visit our How to Share Handwriting in Zoom guide.
- Want to request an iPad and Apple Pencil? Visit the Center for Teaching & Learning’s iPads for Teaching and Learning program.
- Need specific help with blended and online learning solutions, technologies and platforms, or troubleshooting frontline challenges? Visit Get Help Teaching Online.