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Videos can be a powerful way to humanize an online or blended class -- if they are developed to support the following key principles:

  1. Be focused. Begin with a clear topic and stay on track. Align videos with student learning objectives.
  2. Be brief. Aim for 5-minutes max.
  3. Be real. If your video features you, be yourself. Your students don't want a robot. They want you!
  4. Be creative. Try new tools including Animoto or Adobe Spark Video. They will make you look like a pro.
  5. Share. Use public domain or Creative-Commons licensed images and music in your video (or select media from the resources provided inside your tool) and share your own video with a CC-license too.
  6. Be sustainable. Avoid referencing details in the video that you know will soon change (like dates). Instead, include these details in written form in your course.

Examples from CI Faculty

Heather Castillo

Dance in History, Research Project Prompt

Veronica Valadez

Welcome to Aztec Dance and Culture.

Don Rodriguez

Introduction to National Parks.

Mari Estrada

Introduction to Family and School Collaboration: Policies, Resources & Communication.

Sandra Kornuc

Welcome to Spanish 315.

Colleen Nevins

Welcome to Medical/Surgical Nursing.

Jaime Hannans

Why Student Nurses Need Technology.

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