Creating media resources for teaching and learning

Whether you are wanting to find easy ways to create media for teaching or learning this is the place for you. The following 'one pager' style guides can be used by instructors to create instructional videos, graphic representations of course content, and audio narratives or summaries. These guides can also be shared with your students as they begin projects which allow them to submit reports, presentations, etc. in other formats than the traditional academic paper! 

Video/Audio Guides

Creating video recording while 'in the field': The following one-pager can help you to create a quality video using the camera built into your iPhone, Android, iPad or laptop.

A remote video recording one-pager

Creating a video teaser/trailer for upcoming activity: We have all watched movie trailers that have enticed us to go watch a movie. A course teaser/trailer can serve a similar enticing function (without big movie ticket price tags, and fancy CGI effects).

 A course teaser/trailer creation one-pager

Editing audio to improve quality: We have all 'grabbed' audio soundbites or recorded interviews from our everyday devices (smartphones, Ipads, etc.). We want the information but may not have had time to set up a quiet space or have access to a good-quality microphone before pressing record.

Editing audio with Audacity one-pager

Graphic/Image Guides

Creating a research poster: The following resources aid in the creation of research posters:

A poster design one-pager

A poster layout example and template

Creating sketchnotes: Sketchnotes are notes that utilize visual elements such as icons, small drawings, and lettering. They help with active listening and focus, and aid in information recall.

A sketchnoting basics one-pager

Creating compelling images: Did you know that creating great images only requires you to focus on 3 aspects? You can practice your photo skills with any camera-enabled device and this one-pager:

An image creation one-pager

Creating engaging Prezi presentations: Prezi has a canvas-style space where you can create your presentation on one canvas instead of 'linearizing' it in Powerpoint. This one-pager will help you get started using basic settings/features to create a presentation with 'flow'.

A Prezi presentation basics one-pager

 Interactive Object Guides

Creating interactive timelines using eCampusOntario's H5P studio: There are a significant number of ways to create engaging and dynamic media elements in the H5P studio but one method for the presentation of information that is complex and time-related is with an interactive timeline. The following one-pager will guide you through the basic elements/settings.

An H5P timeline creation one-pager

Using stories and personas to test for understanding using branching scenarios in eCampusOntario's H5P studio: There are extremely complex storylines and assessment/feedback paths you can create using branching scenarios. The following one-pager will guide you through the basic elements/settings to introduce you to 'Bobbi', an example of a branching scenario.

An H5P branching scenario one-pager

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All of the above linked 'one-pager' resources, by TeachingCommons@LU, are shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

 Inspired? Keep learning!

If you would like to continue your learning you can register for the Embedding EdMedia Effectively (E3) – A Supported Self Study available within mycourselink:

location of self registration listings

In this course, you will learn about how you can be a more effective educational media creator, enhance your learner experiences with effective resources, and distribute media in ways that work for both faculty and learner.