Tips for using screen records

  1. Divide longer presentations into three to twelve minute segments for recording. This will make the material more accessible to students, as well as help the professor prioritize and organize the topics for the students.
  2. Provide presentation online before the corresponding class meeting, and hold students responsible for viewing it on their own. This frees up class time for more interactive activities and discussion.
  3. Record short segments for online posts outside of classroom lectures. Use a more informal tone, as if in a tutorial session, to make the listening experience more personal for students.
  4. Provide unabridged, recorded lectures for international students to review the material at their own pace once a classroom session is completed.
  5. Remind students that reviewing pre-recorded lectures are a good way to prepare for tests and exams.
  6. Have a student or teaching assistant take notes throughout the lecture. Post them online along with the pre-recorded video presentation so that students can fill in missing information in their own notes and have a model for note-taking in future lectures.
  7. Pre-designate a time for students to participate in small group and individual discussions regarding video presentation, so that other students can access them.
  8. To encourage students to come to class rather than rely on only the pre-recorded video presentations, an attendance policy and/or a class participation policy may be used.

Resource: Benefits and tips were adapted from: DeAngelis, K. (2009). Teaching Tip Sheet, Center for Teaching and Learning, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.