Ready, Set, Record: Being Present and Engaging Students Online Using YouTube

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During this session at the 7th Annual International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, learn about one instructor's use of YouTube's free and easy-to-use features for recording, editing, captioning, and embedding video into his online course. An overview of the steps for recording, editing, captioning, video in YouTube will be provided as well as examples shared for various approaches for seamlessly incorporating video into any online course. While the session featured the integrated "video anywhere" YouTube features in Blackboard, the principles provided will be applicable to an online course in any learning management system. A summary of feedback survey results from students regarding their experiences with video in the course were shared as well as lessons learned by the instructor for those wishing to follow the same suggested steps for incorporating video in their own course. Accompanying presentation abstract is at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2014/et4online/ready-set-record-being-present-and-engaging-students-online-using-youtube and links at http://jasonrhode.com/et4online14

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Ready, Set, Record: Being Present and Engaging Students Online Using YouTube

  1. 1. Ready, Set, Record: Being Present and Engaging Students Online Using YouTube Jason Rhode @jrhode Northern Illinois University
  2. 2. Jason Rhode Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Northern Illinois University www.niu.edu/facdev @jrhode jrhode@niu.edu jasonrhode.com
  3. 3. Session Summary During this session, learn about the use of YouTube's free and easy-to-use features for recording, editing, captioning, and embedding video into an online course. While the session will feature the integrated “Video Anywhere" YouTube features in Blackboard, the principles provided will be applicable to an online course in any learning management system
  4. 4. Outline Steps Examples Feedback Q&A Recording Editing Captioning Embedding Approaches for seamlessly incorporating video into any online course Feedback from students Lessons learned by the instructor Tips and suggestions for others
  5. 5. Considerations CC-BY Davide Restivo :: flickr.com/photos/somemixedstuff/2403249501
  6. 6. Why Not Video?Haven’ttriedbefore Want to keep course materials accessible Don’twantvideospublic Use alternative text & audio communications CC-BY Cory Doctorow :: flickr.com/photos/doctorow/2907468686
  7. 7. Online Instructor Roles Pedagogical Social Managerial Technical Maor,D.(2003).Theteacher’sroleindevelopinginteractionandreflectioninanonline learningcommunity.EducationMediaInternational,l40(1/2),127-137.
  8. 8. Presence Online coi.athabascau.ca
  9. 9. Why Video?
  10. 10. The ETT 510 Story…
  11. 11. Why YouTube? Built-in captioning features FREE Accessible Privacy options Mobile-friendly Integration in Blackboard Embeddable in LMS
  12. 12. Blackboard Video Everywhere 2-minute quick tip intro to Blackboard Video Everywhere at youtu.be/glYGzdxw-mM
  13. 13. Steps Steps Examples Feedback Q&A Recording Editing Captioning Embedding Approaches for seamlessly incorporating video into any online course Feedback from students Lessons learned by the instructor Tips and suggestions for others
  14. 14. Step 1: Clarify Your Purpose for Video • Why are you using video? • What current communications are you augmenting or replacing? • Are students allowed to incorporate video into their discussions and assignments? • How will you gauge effectiveness of using video?
  15. 15. Step 2: Setup YouTube Account Use either personal account or setup separate teaching account sample YouTube account profile at youtube.com/user/jfrhode
  16. 16. Tip: Edit Your Profile sample YouTube account profile at youtube.com/user/jfrhode
  17. 17. Step 3: Verify Account Gain capabilities to customize thumbnail on uploaded videos, among other features Verify your YouTube account at youtube.com/verify
  18. 18. Step 4: Record You can either record using YouTube’s built-in recording tool to upload a pre-recorded video
  19. 19. Step 5: Preview and Upload
  20. 20. Step 6: Add Basic Info
  21. 21. Step 7: Customize Advanced Settings Default settings are as public as possible
  22. 22. Step 8: Add Captions YouTube does have automatic captioning, but results vary
  23. 23. Step 8: Add Captions Video automatically pauses while typing
  24. 24. Demo of Transcription Process
  25. 25. Step 9: Save Transcript as Text File Optional, but helpful in providing separate transcript file for students
  26. 26. Step 10: Get Embed Code Using code, add to LMS using HTML editor (steps vary by LMS)
  27. 27. Setup Playlist for Your Course Allows students to subscribe and easily view videos outside LMS sample course playlist at j.mp/ett519fall13videos
  28. 28. Sample Course Playlist on Mobile Subscribe at j.mp/ett519fall13videos
  29. 29. Examples Steps Examples Feedback Q&A Recording Editing Captioning Embedding Approaches for seamlessly incorporating video into any online course Feedback from students Lessons learned by the instructor Tips and suggestions for others
  30. 30. Video on Course Home Page Embedded using Video Everywhere, accessible Player Controls button included
  31. 31. Video in Instructor Info Page sample captioned course welcome video at youtu.be/EQBOmzQ_ML0 Embedded with content item, icons hidden
  32. 32. Video Course Tour sample screencast course tour at youtu.be/NVGdoYo7mMM Embedded using Video Everywhere, accessible Player Controls included
  33. 33. Video in Announcement Embedded in Announcement, playable in LMS
  34. 34. Video in Course Unit In Blackboard, if added using Video Anywhere, accessible Player Controls are included
  35. 35. Video Resources Video embedded as well as link provided for viewing in LMS or in new browser tab
  36. 36. Video in Groups Home Page sample screencast group tour at youtu.be/2Ftmfc6fDWU
  37. 37. Video in Discussion Instructions sample how-to screencast for video discussion at youtu.be/ced-qu-N3Yk Embedded in Discussion Forum instructions
  38. 38. Video Discussion
  39. 39. Video Journal
  40. 40. Playlist Link and Info in LMS
  41. 41. Viewing Playlist on Smart Phone
  42. 42. Viewing Playlist on Tablet
  43. 43. Viewing Video on Smart Phone
  44. 44. Viewing Video on Tablet
  45. 45. Feedback Steps Examples Feedback Q&A Recording Editing Captioning Embedding Approaches for seamlessly incorporating video into any online course Feedback from students Lessons learned by the instructor Tips and suggestions for others
  46. 46. Feedback Surveys
  47. 47. I viewed Dr. J’s weekly unit introduction videos… 0 5 10 15 20 25 Unit folder in Bb Announcements on course front page Announcement emailed to me From YouTube channel Options for Viewing Instructor Videos (n=21) 20 11 4 2
  48. 48. Student Comments on Instructor Videos “The webcam videos that serve as introductions to each unit are great. They are very effective in replacing some of what is lost by not meeting in a classroom. Just those videos alone have taught me a lot about the power of video to be used in online instruction. And I think it is important for students to see their instructor talking to them.” - ETT 510 Student, Fall 2013
  49. 49. Student Comments on Instructor Videos “The videos every week were extremely helpful in that you outlined all the assignments and tips for completing them in a unit. I had a clear understanding of all activities that you wanted us to complete and nothing was a surprise. This made scheduling time very easy because we knew what was expected. I also appreciated your timely feedback on questions. Thank you for all your support through this course!” - ETT 510 Student, Fall 2013
  50. 50. Student Comments on Video Resources “The additional resources and videos that are posted with the week’s readings have been very helpful. The videos always help explain the concepts for me and I am a visual learner anyway so it works.” - ETT 510 Student, Fall 2013
  51. 51. Lessons Learned • Students find video communications and resources very helpful • Videos don’t need to be polished to be effective • YouTube’s built-in transcription features make providing accessible video quick and easy! • Auto captioning, while not perfect, can make other YouTube videos accessible
  52. 52. Q&A Steps Examples Feedback Q&A Recording Editing Captioning Embedding Approaches for seamlessly incorporating video into any online course Feedback from students Lessons learned by the instructor Tips and suggestions for others
  53. 53. 5 Tips for Getting Started 1. Keep your videos “quick and dirty” 2. Keep videos under 10 min in length (5-8 min is ideal) 3. Record in quiet location, eliminate background noise whenever possible 4. Use consistent recording volume level 5. Embed videos in LMS with rest of the content for each unit/module/week
  54. 54. Q&A CiccioPizzettaroCC-BY-NC-SA @jrhode
  55. 55. Ready, Set, Record: Being Present and Engaging Students Online Using YouTube Jason Rhode @jrhode Northern Illinois University slides & links available at jasonrho.de/et4online14

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