Record & share course content, such as lectures
There are many tools available to record, edit, and host your course content. Below are some recommended solutions.
For hosting, recording, and basic editing needs:
YuJa, supported by OIT and available at no cost to UCI users, enables easy media uploading and management, and is integrated with the UCI Canvas system. This is the recommended place to store course content.
For most recording and editing needs:
Openshot is a free tool for both Mac and PC, similar to iMovie, and is able to support most basic video editing needs. Note that support for Openshot is not available from the OIT Help Desk.
For more advanced recording and editing needs:
Note that support for VSDC Video is not available from the OIT Help Desk.
For School of Medicine faculty:
School of Medicine faculty should refer to local resources for lecture recording and course content sharing options.
Stream my lectures
Things to consider when using Zoom:
- Techniques for facilitating large classes from DTEI
- Additional techniques for facilitating Zoom lectures from Merage School of Business
- Best Practices (Joint Statement of the UC CIOs)
- Information about Zoom Bombing and how to secure your lecture
Create and share virtual whiteboards, diagrams, and annotated images
There are a variety of tools available to create, share, and annotate images, diagrams, and virtual whiteboards.
For iPad and iPhone users:
Educreations (free, with paid options) provides basic whiteboarding tools and is suitable for capturing ideas, annotating content, and sharing to other people.
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard (free, with in-app purchases) is a personal interactive whiteboard that also supports voice-over recordings.
For Windows users who want to use a stylus:
Microsoft OneNote (free) is a fully featured and free digital notebook.
Learn about minimum recommended equipment
Making sure your students can both see and hear you clearly will impact student engagement.
In order to deliver quality video content, DTEI recommends that you have a webcam and a microphone (or headset with attached microphone). It will also increase the longevity of your video content. Here are some useful resources and recommendations:
- Built-in vs. External Webcams
- Check Your Webcam/Resolution
- Best Webcams for Online Teachers
- Best Microphones for Computers
- Clip-on USB Mic
Learn about important policies & other considerations
- Guidance around copyright and course material ownership for instructors
- Guidance around privacy
- DTEI's Accessibility Cheat Sheet to ensure that all students can access your materials
- DTEI's Audio Cheat Sheet
- DTEI's Video Recording Environment recommendations
DIY Lab Recording
Tips and tricks for recording and sharing science lab videos using readily accessible tools and software
Lecture capture and media storage tool, integrated with UCI Canvas
Remote lecturing and video conferencing tool, integrated with UCI Canvas
Free Video Tools
Free basic video recording and editing tool for both Mac and PC
Free advanced video recording and editing tool for Mac
VSDC Video Editor
Free advanced video recording and editing tool for PC