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Media Production

Videos are one of the best and most popular ways to connect with students. Adding media to course materials can increase student engagement and can help students to learn and retain the course information more effectively.

The STELAR studios combine to offer the capability to produce multiple types of videos as seen below.

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Campus Media Studios

STELAR hosts four unique video production facilities.

St. Paul Campus:

  • STELAR Studio: LIB LL22
  • Production Studio: OEC LL02

Minneapolis Campus:

  • STELAR Studio: TMH 440
  • Recording Studio: TMH LL09


Media Styles & Innovation

Through partnerships with various faculty, STELAR supports the creation of innovative types of media.  These include lightboards, virtual reality (VR), multi-camera setups, 360 video, and access to a fully integrated HD multi-camera studio to produce various types of immersive and interactive content. 

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality (VR) - International Admissions

International Admissions

STELAR supported International Admissions in the creation of virtual reality content.

Video + Quiz

Video + Quiz -Dr. Candace Chou and Dr. Karen Kozen-Lien

Dr. Candace Chou and Dr. Karen Kozen-Lien

Interactive videos that combine text, visuals, audio and immediate feedback so students watching them are actively engaged in what they view.

Interactive Learning Object

Interactive Learning Object - Michael Wilder, Instructional Designer

Michael Wilder, Instructional Designer

An interactive learning module built to support TEGR 550: Language, Literacy and Learning.

Talk to the camera

Talk to the camera - Professor Andrea Clepper

Professor Andrea Clepper

An example of a simple recording where the speaker looks into the camera; a powerful way to connect directly with your students.

Touch-panel instruction interaction

Touch-panel instruction interaction  -Dr. Muffet Trout

Dr. Muffet Trout

A Touch-panel video invites more active professor interaction between the student and visuals on the screen. A faculty who likes to be more active while presenting may prefer this approach.

Unique “light board” recordings

Unique “light board” recordings - Dr. Katherine Acton

Dr. Katherine Acton

The Lightboard is a glass chalkboard pumped full of light. It's for recording video lecture topics. You face toward your viewers, and your writing glows in front of you.

Slideshow lectures

Slideshow lectures - Dr. Peggy Locke

Dr. Peggy Locke

A slide show based lecture provides students with a visual audio connection to the professor as well as visual slide content. This professor sees whatever she has on her slides as she presents.

Multiple camera, sets & green-screen

Multiple camera, sets & green-screen -Professor Erin Simunds

Professor Erin Simunds

In our OEC studio, we can facilitate a wide range of production needs, including multiple cameras, sets and green-screen technology.

Multi-camera interview set

Multi-camera interview set - Professor Paul Gavrilyuk

Professor Paul Gavrilyuk

Interview videos provide a distinct and unique experience to viewers. They can allow students to feel more present while watching the video, as if they were actually sitting in the audience.

Frequently Asked Questions

“The instructor-made videos helped me understand the material better.”
(Rose, 2011)

100% of the students taking an online course indicated some level of agreement with the above statement.

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  • Videos are tied directly to course assignments and/or assessment.
  • Conversational language and humor create a connection; draw on past experiences.
  • Video supplements other content; the videos should not convey information that students could just read as text.
  • High-quality videos are produced; high production value can signify important information.
  • Keep the four-minute view time as a design consideration; break longer lectures into shorter segments

Whether you need access to recording technologies, help with shooting and editing, or just some outside feedback, we can help you to create media that will engage your students and enrich their learning experience.

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The audio room, located in the LIB LL22 STELAR space, can be used for creating podcasts, adding voice overs to screencasts or presentations, editing existing video recordings, or creating other types of student-focused media. It’s equipped with a computer, microphone, webcam and a range of software for video and audio editing, including Camtasia.

Not sure where to begin?

We can help you get started and provide support throughout the recording and editing process.


Ready to get started? Please contact STELAR if you'd like to learn more.