Today in the Hub we are doing exactly what the title of this post says: Creating screen capture videos. Jeff and I will provide a quick overview of tips for getting started then participants will be encouraged to make a quick video. We have suggested one of these two options:

  1. A welcome video to help them meet Cambrian’s new LMS minimum standards.
  2. A video showing student where to find information in their Moodle shell.

Welcome Video Sample Outline

Welcome to [say the course name].

My name is [say your name] and I will be your teacher in this course.

[Write a few sentences outlining some information about you. Consider sharing your professional background, teaching experience, hobbies, and interests. Instead of pictures of yourself you can use slides with images from pixabay. For today please choose up to four.]

Finding Information Video

In this video I am going to show you where to find important course information.

Finding information in your moodle shell is important [say why they should care].

Say where they can find the following information show them on your screen (I recommend using the student view):

  • Welcome Message
  • Course Outline
  • Course Syllabus
  • Professor Contact Information
  • Out of Class Consultation Details
  • Quick Links (if applicable)
  • Shell organization (Laura’s suggestion)
  • Announcements
  • Class Handouts
  • Assignment Handouts


I shot this video this morning using an old shell. It will need to be redone. I would not edit it before posting it (but I would ask my Husband to keep the kids quiet and sound a little more engaged). After creating the bulleted outline above I shot it in about 7 minutes using OBS. If I was going to use it for real I may edit out the pause at the beginning (or do another take). This video was not edited. I find that it helps to have a conversational style – I saw myself talking directly to the students. If my husband was unable to keep Derek quiet and the take was good I would probably just leave it in because it helps me be seen as a human.

This was done for Demo purposes and needs an update for 2020.


More Resources

This webpage is still under construction for CNIE 2019, but is already jam-packed with tips for video success. It also contains examples (under types) of different ways to use video in your course. Please explore and let me know if you notice anything is missing.


Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with a keen interest in improving student learning through innovation. For more information please visit


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