Pre-recorded Lectures / Presentations

As an alternative to live presentations teachers might deliver lectures, and students might create individual or group presentations in the form of pre-recorded videos. They can easily be recorded on mobile phones, edited (or not) and uploaded to moodle or a video sharing site Most students are highly adept at recording videos on their phones. Usually these can be edited using the mobile phone’s native editing software.

Advice on Recording Online Lectures in Video format:

When compiling online videos you might consider making your videos ‘bitesize’, e.g. 1 to 2 minutes. You might also consider designing one or two core questions and daily tasks for your students.

(1) Prepare questions/thoughts/main points for your videos.
(2) Use a mobile phone to record the videos.
(3) Keep it short, sharp, and to the point so as to keep students’ attention and ensure that the video file is not too big
(4) Upload 5 bitesize videos for one session with questions on readings, and tasks for students to do.

For technical details of using a mobile phone to make videos, please see here:

In terms of hosting the videos or uploading them to be graded there are numerous options including:

icon_prerecorded_button 1. Youtube

Here’s a guide on how to uploading a YouTube video. After uploading the video to YouTube and set the video as “Unlisted”, no one can search your video in Youtube, you can copy the link and share it to your target audience.

icon_prerecorded_button 2. Vimeo.

Here’s a guide on how to upload videos to Vimeo

icon_prerecorded_button 3. Moodle

The teacher’s guide for Moodle, including how to upload and host files is available here.

icon_prerecorded_button 4. HKU Panopto (Video Hosting Platform)

Panopto isn’t just for creating live lecture feeds. It can also be used to host pre-recorded videos. Here is a guide on how to upload videos to Panopto. And here is a guide on how to enable Panopto for your Moodle course

icon_prerecorded_button 5. Google Drive/Dropbox

These are also options for storing and sharing large files such as videos.

icon_prerecorded_button 6. Microsoft Onedrive

Faculty and staff in departments subscribing to Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES, previously called Microsoft Campus Agreement) are entitled the right to use Microsoft’s online cloud storage OneDrive for Business (5 TB in size).

How to download and install OneDrive?