Video and Digital Media

Supporting Digital Video

Digital video and rich media are important components in today's blended learning envronments. Whether you provide real-time remote classrooms or on-demand video recordings of demonstrations and tutorials, a well-made video can help your Students understand new ideas, and more easily demonstrate learning.

Whether you're recording a one-person talking head piece at your desk, or a complicated video demonstration with multiple participants, eLearning Support can support your video design process.

Here are the video support services available from eLSupport:

Pre-production and Project Management

We can help you determine approximately how much money your video project will cost, and how long it may take to complete. If all you have is a dollar amount for your budget, we can work backwards with you to prioritize work that you can actually afford to complete.

Some simple projects just need a thumbnail shopping list of topics to cover, while complex sequences benefit from developing a full script or storyboard.

Video Production Support

When you're ready to shoot or record your video, we can help you settle on your tool(s) of choice, and provide our own equipment and technical support. CTLR has video cameras, tripods, and microphones for recording simple live process demonstrations involving one or two people.

We can also train you and your team to direct and shoot your own scenes with more confidence.



Video Post-production and Distribution

We can edit and enhance your footage with transitions, titles, and captions, and show you how to edit on your own.

We can show you how to publish your video to VCC's Kaltura media hosting platform, and how to embed it into Moodle courses, or other VCC web pages.

Finding Quick Answers to Questions

Self-serve Training Course: "Screencast and Video Essentials"

  • Take a deeper dive on the topic of video to see the kinds of techniques and tools you can really use. CTLR's "Screencast and Video Essentials" course walks you through the most common aspects of video production, from scripting, to lighting and shooting, to completing your final edit and putting your masterpiece in front of an audience.

Training Map courses: Take the "Inter-Media" line

  • Look at the "Inter-Media Line" of the CTLR Training Map to find other courses related to rich media and interactivity in online lesson and content design.


Supporting Digital Audio

Incorporating digital audio (sound, speech, or music) into your online lessons can pique your learner's interest, and improve engagement.

Music and sound play important roles in aiding comprehension, maintaining learner attention, and enhancing the usability and accessibility of your material.

Below are the digital audio tools that may be supported by eLSupport:

Recording audio feedback inside Moodle's editor

  • The "Record Audio" toolbar button
  • The "Embed Kaltura Media" toolbar button

Using H5P to create audio-based activities

Inside VCC Moodle, these H5P activities provide audio recording abilities for you or your Students:

  • "Audio"
  • "Audio Recorder"
  • "Speak the Words"
  • "Speak the Words Set"

(Create a new H5P activity in Moodle, click on the activity you want to build, and look for built-in demonstrations and tutorials.)


Audacity website (download and support)
Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

Supporting a common audio format

M4A and MP3 audio are among the most common audio formats in use. (Moodle provides native support for MP3 and M4A, and will automatically present an onscreen audio player on them when they're included in a Moodle course.) 

Whichever tool you use to create an audio file, it's advisable to put your audio in one of those formats to be confident that your audience can listen to them regardless of which computing platform they use.