Utrecht University offers a variety of tools and facilities for recording knowledge clips. You can easily record a knowledge clip at home, in one of the studios on campus, or at a specific location with the help of a professional media team.
Utrecht University has several DIY studios where you can record your own knowledge clips. These studios are equipped to help you get started right away. You can choose from the following studios:
- Presenter DIY studio (UBU, room 2.48)
- Presenter DIY studio (Bolognalaan 101, room 2.042)
- Greenscreen DIY studio (Bolognalaan 101, room 2.048)
- Podcast DIY studio (Bolognalaan 101, room 2.046)
You can book a studio yourself via Time Edit. TE Reserve also offers information about who to contact if you need practical support for your recording. Students can also book a DIY studio, but they can only do this by logging in via this link.
In addition to the DIY studios, Utrecht University also has several professional studios where you can record a knowledge clip with support from a professional video producer. The video producer can also help you edit your video after the recording. The following studios are available at the university:
- Faculty of Science: Teaching and Learning Lab studio
- Faculty of Humanities: contact Hans Schuurman.
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: contact the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine multimedia team.
Please note: the video services offered by Humanities and Veterinary Medicine are only free of charge for employees of those faculties.
You can also choose to record knowledge clips at a specific location, such as a lab, a public building or a museum. The location can help you tell your story. Utrecht University has a professional video team that can help you record your videos on location. Recording a video on location does require some preparation and time on the part of the teacher, however.
If you’re interested in recording a knowledge clip with support from a professional video team, please contact the knowledge clips project coordinator via Teaching Support.
Once you’ve recorded your knowledge clip, you can start editing it. The UU Video Platform offers several editing options (cutting segments out of the video). For more advanced editing options, you can download Adobe Creative Cloud for free via the UU software centre. This software package offers two applications for editing videos:
- Adobe Première Pro (for more experienced video producers)
- Adobe Rush (for less advanced work)
If you have an Apple computer, you can also use iMovie. This editing software is a standard feature on all Mac computers and is very suitable for beginning video producers.
If you utilise a professional studio or collaborate with a professional media team for recordings on location, you can also consider asking them to edit the video for you.
- First, decide on the target group for your video.
- Choose the subject you want to deal with in your video. If you have a lot to say about the subject, try to split the topic into smaller subtopics that you can deal with in separate videos.
- Think of how you want to use the video in your course design. Do you want to make the video part of an e-module, for example? Or do you want to link it to a specific assignment?
- Write a script for your video. If you want to make a shorter, informal video, then a few bullet points should be enough. For a video on location, consider writing a more detailed script in which you think about the combination of text and image. If you’d like advice on how to write a script, feel free to contact a teaching consultant via Teaching Support.
- Think of how you want to record the video. At home, in a studio, or on location? On your own, or with support from a professional media team? These all depend on the available time and resources and the goal you aim to achieve.
- Think about GDPR regulations. If your video shows colleagues or other individuals, make sure to follow the applicable GDPR legislation and regulations.
- Publish your video. When your video is finished, you can post it on the UU Video Platform, in Feedbackfruits, or on Blackboard. You can also consider posting your video on the UU YouTube channels, either as a private or public video. See this intranet page for the video publication guidelines that apply at Utrecht University.