Teaching videos: which platform should I choose?
By Eliot Hoving, on 12 June 2020
As you prepare your Moodle course for next term, in addition to vital asynchronous activities, you will likely want to add a few videos of yourself or a screen recording of your lecture. By now you’re probably aware that UCL has a plethora of technologies. This is partly a necessity, as UCL teaching practices vary so no single tool will get the job done for everyone, but sometimes it’s a little unclear which to use.
To help you decide, Digital Education with help from the Digital Media team and IT for SLASH team has put together this comparison table of the three centrally supported media platforms: Lecturecast, Mediacentral and Microsoft Stream.
The table hopes to clarify some of the common questions; e.g.
- Does the platform allow students to download recordings?
- Can I upload a pre-recorded video e.g. a video recorded in PowerPoint?
- Can I restrict who views the video?
- Can I see analytics on whose watched the video?
If you need further advice on creating and sharing video, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.