Following on from my last blog post, I did manage to produce a couple of screencasts ready for Enhancement Week. I asked colleagues to send me the material and then I made the screencasts, although I hope in future to encourage more staff to produce them themselves. We now have the first of ten screencasts completed.
A couple of things happened to me as I worked on this project that it might be worth noting:
1. Colleagues are able to see the screencasts on our bb site already, so they are getting better at knowing how much material sits well in this context.
2. I have stuck to the idea of using Powtoon for everything that is extra-curricula and will continue with Prezi for all else, for now.
3. I have used the same music in each of my Powtoon screencasts. This was partly because a student came to my office yesterday and told me that, although the music is beginning to annoy him, it does make him perk up and know that he has to take notice!
5. I also realised that, to find anything on YouTube so as to use the mash up function, you do need a reasonably exclusive title. ‘Study Abroad’, one of my original titles, brought up pages and pages of possibilities.
You can see the screencasts here: