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Recording in the Home Office (Podcast)

Video Recording on Your Own Computer

PowerPoint presentations can be created as a screen presentation with spoken commentary and exported as an MPEG4 or MP4 video file. All versions except 2016 for Mac are supported.
We recommend using an external microphone for sound recording.

Step-by-step guide:
1.    Create PowerPoint presentation with sound
2.    Export as video file, please choose HD720p (1280 x 720) and check your video by playing it after the export.

Screen capture software
If you need programs other than PowerPoint, we recommend using screen-capture software for recording, such as Camtasiaor OBS. Quicktime is available free of charge on Macs. Please refer to the support documentation on the vendors' websites.

General information
We recommend that you divide your video into clips with a maximum length of 30 minutes. From a didactic point of view, units of max. 10 minutes make sense.


Publication of the Videos

As a matter of principle you should not upload the videos to Magnolia or OLAT (exception: by means of the course element Kaltura in OLAT) but to a video portal which is also data protection compliant. Youtube or Vimeo do not meet these requirements. SWITCHcast is available to you instead.

You can then publish the uploaded videos or entire channels and playlists in various ways (via OLAT, a website or by sending a link).

You can find information about choosing the platform and applying for rights here.

Request Form
If you have any questions about the form, we will be happy to help you: phone 044 63 42451