With a suite of resources to help faculty create online content, ACMS is prepared to create hybrid content that can be delivered in conjunction with classroom time as well as completely online courses.
Moving a course from the traditional classroom to a flipped or hybrid classroom, or to an online-only format presents many challenges. ACMS’s instructional designers are intimately familiar with the common hurdles of taking a course online. Their guidance makes it easy for faculty to transition an existing course to an online format.
For course content 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 to record videos for online content delivery. Prewritten scripts can be loaded into a teleprompter to make communicating 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 to frame shots properly and allow faculty to focus on their material rather than on the production.
ACMS also offers postproduction editing services by 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, and training is available.
ACMS will upload and integrate faculty videos into Ted, UC San Diego's learning management system.
For more information about any 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 fill out this request form.