Record a Lecture Video

Going asynchronous removes technology and access barriers and allows students to move through content at their own pace. Lectures can be recorded and provided to students from synchronous sessions as well. In this section we will be covering recording lectures in advance.

  1. Prepare to Record

Think about the format of your lectures before you get started, you may need to test different options to see what works best for your content. Keep lecture videos under a half hour, if this does not allow you to include everything it might be a good chance to take a look at prioritizing the most important and relevant information to include in your videos. Provide captions or a transcript alongside video and audio recordings of your lectures.

Ask for student and colleague feedback once you've decided on a format and completed a test video or first lecture. Make adjustments and continue recording the rest of your content.

Recommended Resources

Tips for Better Audio

Book the Soundproof Booth in the Robertson Library

2. Choose your Technology

If you haven't used these tools before take time to learn and test before recording. Be consistent once you've settled on a tool that works best for you.

Borrow a microphone from the Robertson Library

Borrow a webcam from the Robertson Library

Blackboard Collaborate (Moodle Mini Course)


Yuja (Concordia Resource)

YuJa enabled classrooms (July 20, 2022)

Recommended Resources

Using a Microphone

3. Exporting and Sharing Lecture Videos

When using software that gives you choices in exporting video, it is recommended to choose one of the following sizes in the file type mp4:

HD (1080p) - Large file size and full high quality (1920 x 1080)

HD (720p) - Medium file size and moderate quality (1280 x 720)

Recommended Resources

Share Videos in Moodle

Exporting Video in PowerPoint

Edit and Add Captions on Youtube

Video Captioning

Publishing a Yuja Video and Sharing to Moodle

Removing a Yuja Video