Education with video and audio
In addition to web lectures you can also create short knowledge clips, podcasts, vodcasts, and other audio-visual productions. You can even stream a lecture live.
A knowledge clip is an application often used in Blended Learning. A knowledge clip is a short video in which the lecturer explains a bite-sized chunk of the lesson materials so that students can understand it before the lecture. This leaves more time in the lecture to explore the materials in more depth. Some faculties have a recording studio where such clips can be created. If you want to create a knowledge clip, please contact your video coordinator.
Create your own audio or video materials
Not all knowledge clips have to be high-quality studio productions. You can of course also produce audio or video materials yourself, or edit existing materials and share them with your students. Need some inspiration? The video toolkit offers examples of a variety of educational videos.
You can save your videos and share them via the Kaltura online video system. Kaltura is integrated in Brightspace, so that you can easily make your videos available. You can also shield your Kaltura materials from visitors from outside the University. Restricted materials can only be accessed by visitors with a ULCN account.
The web lecture equipment can also be used to livestream your lectures. This may be useful in collaboration projects with other universities in which external students may want to follow your lecture in real time. Students are sent a link beforehand and they can watch the lecture via their web browser. Not all faculties offer this service, and it is certainly not possible in all lecture halls. If you are interested in live streaming your lecture, please contact your video coordinator.
- Students and staff of Leiden University are permitted to upload videos to Kaltura, provided they themselves have copyright on the relevant video (i.e. the video has been made by the person themselves) or permission has been given by the copyright holder.
- Audiovisual works for which you have a licence can be shown via Kaltura during lectures or tutorials, provided the material is protected from broadcasting outside the lectures (set the video to ‘Private’ via My Media).
- Medical videos may not be uploaded to Kaltura without the written permission of the patient filmed. If the person concerned is a minor, permission must be obtained from the parents.
- If you believe that a video protected by copyright has been uploaded to Kaltura without the necessary permission, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request via the Kaltura video player (click on the flag at the bottom of the video player).
- Leiden University does not accept any responsibility for damage in any form whatever arising from or connected with the use of videos on the Kaltura platform.
The Faculty of Science has a small recording studio with chalkboard, whiteboard and greenscreen in which you can pre-record your lectures.
Service and regulations
A booking will include the assistance of someone to film you and do some simple editing. Because of this, you need to request a booking, but this is not automatically a reservation. After your request, we will try to schedule a student-employee to assist you.
You will receive a copy of your booking request, but the reservation is only valid after you have received a confirmation from the Science E-learning and Educational Development Support team.
It’s not possible to use the studio without assistance.
The room is very well isolated to make it quiet. But therefore, the airflow is limited. So, because of COVID-19 regulations, each recording session of one hour (with some leniency) is followed by half an hour mandatory airing time of the room.
There is a maximum of 4 time slots available each day (Monday-Friday).
Making a booking request
Via our online date widget you can request a booking for the studio.
Advice on education videos
Please contact the Science E-learning and Educational Development Support team.
Leiden University has a video toolkit which provides you with the basics for creating a video to use in your teaching.