Multimedia is great way to provide students with additional modalities. Below are some of the ways you can get audio/visual content in your course. It is important to note that content should be optimized for the web before adding it your course and be sure to add captions to the videos you add to your course.
Use Canvas Rich Content Editor
If your computer (at home) has webcam, you can quickly record audio or video directly in Canvas using the media comment tool in Canvas pages.
Don't Forget to Caption Your Video!
If you have a smartphone, you have a camera that records static images and video. Most phones have additional features such as portrait mode, slow-motion, and photo editing features. Use a cloud based option like Dropbox and OneDrive to upload your videos to your desktop.
- 13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod - via TechSmith blog
- Mobile Video Recording – TechSmith Tips - via TechSmith blog
- Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos - TechSmith blog
- Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs - via TechSmith blog
This CNET video gives some good tips about shooting video with your phone.
Keith Hughes using his YouTube channel as a place to upload and organize his videos. In the video below he explains his process of recording lecture videos. Be sure to check out some of his awesome history lectures! YouTube videos are easy to embed in Canvas. Check out this guide for details.
Other Software Options
PowerPoint/Mix - PowerPoint ships with narration tools and the ability to save the presentation in video format. You can also install Mix to gain even more recording features.
SnagIt - This software allows to you capture screen shots of the computer desktop. You can annotate the images with arrows and other interesting stamps.
Camtasia- This software allows to you capture video of the computer desktop. You can annotate the video with call-outs and captions.
SmartBoard Software - SmartBoard is hardware/software solution. The Smartboard software has screen capture and video recording options.
Educreations- This is third party application that can be integrated with Canvas. The free version can be used to record yourself writing out problems with stylus on an iPad.