Center for Collaboration and Development

Video Workshop Series: Creating Video Content for Blended and Online Courses.

March 7, 2014 to April 11, 2014


PieterCTEL Learning Designers Pieter Tryzelaar and Rucha Modak will lead a four-part series of workshops on creating video content for blended and online courses.

Workshop details are listed below. Dates are available in March and April, on the Portland campus.



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Panopto is a software that is designed to capture, edit, stream, and share recorded lectures and presentations. It allows for multiple feeds to all be recorded at once, including audio, video, webcams, screencasts, and PowerPoint presentations. These feeds are then combined into a single, interactive viewing platform, where the viewer can not only select between which feed to watch, they are also able to take notes and search for content within the videos using speech recognition technology. These recordings can then be embedded directly into Blackboard course using the Panopto building block. This workshop will demonstrate how Panopto works. In addition, Panopto offers free access to their monthly training webinars: To register:

3/4/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus


Creating Screencasts Using Camtasia and Screencast-O-Matic

Screencasts allow you to record your computer screen while simultaneously recording using your webcam.  Screencasts are a great tool for creating tutorials and recording narrated slide presentations. This workshop is focused on how to create simple screencasts using Camtasia and Screencast-O-Matic. 

3/13/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus


Using Wacom Tablets to Create Khan Academy-Style Instructional Videos 

Wacom Tablets allow instructors to create digital handwritten instructions and notes. Combined with free graphics editors and screen-recording software, these tablets can be used to create Khan Academy-style instructional videos. These tablets can also be utilized in virtual tutoring sessions using Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, or Skype. This workshop will demonstrate how to use Wacom Intuos Pro Tablets (using both Macs and PCs) to create Khan Academy-style instructional videos.

3/18/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus


Creating Video Content in the “Vault” - USM's Multimedia Recording Studio

This workshop will introduce several methods for recording video content using the “Vault” recording studio. It will cover the following topics: using the HD camcorder, setting up the studio lights, making simple screencasts, and integrating videos in Blackboard.

4/10/2014 | 12:00-1:00 pm | 521 Glickman | USM Portland Campus

Located in the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor of Glickman Library, "The Vault" serves as a small media production studio for faculty. The room contains a computer workstation equipped basic media production tools and software for faculty to record and edit digital projects- including screencasts, whiteboard video lectures, podcasts, or Khan-Academy style instructional videos.

Faculty who wish to schedule an appointment can contact Rucha Modak ( or Pieter Tryzelaar ( 

Learn more about the vault: