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E-Learning Instructor Tools

Tools for subject and instruction librarians teaching one-shot instruction sessions, workshops, etc. Tools can be used to create, store, and share instruction materials as well as to further communicate with students and faculty.

Other Options for Recording


 Camtasia Studio

• Screen recording and video editing tool

Suggested Use: A great tool for creating tutorials or walkthroughs. Camtasia combines screen recording, video editing, and interactive tools to help you produce customizable videos.

Tips: Camtasia is available in the DMIL. Camtasia has detailed and very helpful tutorials to help you get started or to demonstrate new features. It is available for a 30 day free trial.

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• Open Broadcasting Software (OBS)

Suggested Use: Can be used for video recording and live streaming. It is free to download and use.

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• Image and video screen capture software

Suggested Use: The ability to add effects over captured images can be useful for creating image tutorials of a database or webpage, for example.


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• Screen recording tool, including audio

Suggested Use: A great way to record tutorials on how to access and search databases.

Tips: For the free version, max recording time is 15 minutes and videos can be published to YouTube, MP4, AVI, and FLV movie.

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VLC Media Player

• Very popular media player

Suggested Use: Record, convert video formats, play a host of multimedia.

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