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Flipping the classroom

You can pre-record your lectures and place them online as knowledge clips or podcasts. Students can access these short video or audio clips on Brightspace at a time convenient for them. This can also allow for more in-depth discussions during contact hours.  


For the creation of knowledge clips, podcasts and other AV projects, you can also use the faculty's renovated AV studio in 1B.16. Please contact SOLO for more information, for example, about space availability and about SOLO's support in preparation, recording and editing of projects.

Make your own recording

With Kaltura Capture, you can record lectures at home and easily place the videos in your Brightspace course. The software allows you to make a screen recording (of your PowerPoint, for example) and record yourself at the same time. Consult the Kaltura Capture page on the Teaching support site for helpful video tutorials and links to the extensive manuals on this screencast tool.

To create podcasts, Audacity is a proper audio recording tool that can be used both at home and at your university workplace. You can upload the recording on Kaltura and place it in your Brightspace course.

Some tips:

  • Use of a good quality webcam and microphone. For use at the university workplace, SOLO has webcams and USB microphones available for loan.
  • Split the lecture material up into shorter clips (6-8 minutes) and focus on one specific topic or concept per .
  • It’s not always necessary to create new content yourself. Explore if there are materials available already that you can reuse in your course. For example, consider MOOCs, TED talks, or open educational materials from your fellow lecturers. 
  • Connect the video clips or the podcasts to a clear task, activity, or assignment so that students can immediately apply the knowledge provided and test their understanding. 
  • Make your video/podcast interactive with the Kaltura Interactive Video feature or the FeedbackFruits Interactive video or Interactive audio tool. This activates the students while watching/listening and lets them check if they have understood the material correctly. As an instructor, you will also gain insight into the knowledge and understanding of the students based on the results and responses in these tools.
  • Always give students the possibility to ask questions, for example through online Q&A sessions organized with one of the video tools or a Brightspace discussion forum.
  • Consult the video toolkit for more tips on creating videos or podcasts for educational purposes.
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