With a suite of resources to help faculty create online content, ACMS is prepared to create course content that can be delivered in conjunction with classroom time as well as content for fully online courses.
Moving a course from the traditional classroom to a flipped, hybrid, or online-only format presents many challenges. Our instructional designers are intimately familiar with the common hurdles of taking a course online. Their guidance eases the process of transitioning an existing course to any online format.
For videos that need to make an impact, ACMS offers a complete video production solution:
A common challenge in creating online videos is keeping them short enough to maintain student attention. Our professional script writing consultation services will help keep the content concise and ensure that viewers remain engaged with the video.
Our studio is available for faculty recording of online content. Prewritten scripts can be loaded into a teleprompter to make communicating the material easy. Presenters can interact with and annotate slides or images through a tablet, adding an extra level of engagement with the audience. The professional lighting and sound treatments create the best looking and sounding video possible. All filming is done by ACMS video specialists who know how toproperly frame shots and allow faculty to focus on their material rather than on the production.
ACMS also offers expert editors who will create a seamless, professionsl quality product.
The innovative Learning Glass technique is offered to create engaging course videos. The Learning Glass allows the instructor to write on a transparent surface as if writing on a whiteboard but looking into the camera. The illusion of eye contact helps to hold students' attention. Learning Glass videos are produced to the same high standards as all of ACMS's video course content.
Videos that capture the presenter's voice and computer screen can be produced using Camtasia. Camtasia is also a good option for faculty who want to record their own videos. Training is available.
ACMS will upload and integrate course videos into Ted, UC San Diego's learning management system.
For more information about ACMS video or other classroom services, contact the instructional technology services teams at InstructionalTech@ucsd.edu, or use your UC San Diego email username and password to submit a request form.