Media Production

Videos are one of the best and most popular ways to connect with your online students. They definitely increase student engagement and may help students to learn and retain the information you present in your course more effectively.

“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 can be used for creating podcasts, adding voice overs to screencasts or presentations, or creating other types of student-focused media. It’s equipped with a PC, 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.

STELAR offers several video studio production options to enhance and enrich your online course material.

There are three video production facilities.  St. Paul offers two - one in STELAR in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, and one in the O’Shaughnessy Education Center.  The Minneapolis studio is located in Terrence Murphy Hall.

Production options include:

Simple stand and talk to camera View Sample
Touch-panel instruction interaction  View Sample
Unique “light board” recordings View Sample
Fully modular multiple camera with sets and green-screen View Sample

Multi-camera interview set

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All studios offer the ability for individual self-service recordings, live streaming, as well as guided production via the STELAR Instructional Design team.



What is a Lightboard?

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.

Lightboard Example: Sarah Schmalenberger (Music)