This is a resource for faculty to use when preparing media for delivery in their courses. Following this checklist with help to ensure that both your found and self-created media are of the highest quality and accessibility for your students. Should you have any questions or need assistance about the steps outlined below, please contact email@example.com or request a 1:1 consultation with an Instructional Technologist or Multimedia Developer.
Gather your found and existing media
- YouTube and other web video
- Textbook publisher video
- Audio recordings
- Personal or department owned DVDs. You will need to coordinate with the Media Librarian to donate your privately-owned media to the RIT Library collection make it available for streaming.
- RIT library owned media. Please note, just because a DVD is part of RIT's library collection doesn't necessarily mean it is already available for streaming.
Review your found media to determine captioning and streaming requirements
- Does media already have captions?
- Are captions accurate? (be aware that YouTube auto-generated captions are not sufficient)
- Is your media already hosted on RIT's streaming server, your personal YouTube channel, or other streaming service?
Submit found and existing media for captioning and streaming
- TLS Media Request Form
- To ensure media is available to your students online, request streaming for any personal/department or library owned DVD at least two weeks in advance.
Create a list of media that you intend to self-create
- Course Intro / Welcome Messages
- Weekly Intros / Summaries
- Micro Lectures / Presentations
- Whiteboard Problems / Annotated Documents
- Labs / Demos / Interviews
Decide on the production style(s) that fit your content
- Talking Head
- Voice Over Slides
- Digital Whiteboard
Review the researched-based best practices for creating course media
- Segment media into 4-6 minute length videos
- Provide students with an outline of topics covered
- Give it a personal feel (use a conversational tone, show enthusiasm, have natural pacing)
- Keep it visually simple with only essential images
- Use on-screen text sparingly and to reinforce key points (terms, formulas, processes)
- Use visual cues/annotations to direct the viewer
- Place corresponding text and graphics close to one another on the screen
- Present corresponding narration and graphics simultaneously
- Pair your media with related course activities
Script/outline/storyboard your media
- Find and select your visuals
- Align script with visuals into a storyboard
- Rehearse and determine timing
Upload to the Streaming Server
Request captioning (or self caption)
Share with your students