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Hi All,

 

I am New Instructor and have just joined and will appreciate if you can tell me if i need a external camera if my complete course content is going to videos of screen grabs of the actual application being trained in use

 

Thanks in advance

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Hi @GirishIyer1971 

 

No, you don't need a webcam if you entire course is PowerPoint presentation and if you can teach your course without you showing yourself on camera or if you don't have to show something physically.

My first course is made  entirely using screengrab presentations.

Hope it helps!

 

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Welcome.

 

I guess the question is; What might you use a webcam for?

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Hi Daneil Evans,

 

Thanks for your response.

 

But my query was if my entire tutorial is basically screen capture of Power Point Presentations and direct working on the Software for which the tutorial is made, then will i still be requiring a Camera, because my understanding is a camera is required only if i need to show some physical object or material to the students or show myself on the tutorial.

 

is it necessary that i have to show myself on cam during the tutorial  like i see in some online youtube videos where they display the software screen as well as the presenter (instructor) in a small window on the screen

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Hi @GirishIyer1971 

 

No, you don't need a webcam if you entire course is PowerPoint presentation and if you can teach your course without you showing yourself on camera or if you don't have to show something physically.

My first course is made  entirely using screengrab presentations.

Hope it helps!

 

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Thanks AnupShukla for the clarification.

 

Stay Safe and Stay Strong

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As mentioned, the format of the course is entirely up to you.

 

Many are many only with screen captures.

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Hi Girish,

Just like others have said, you don't need a webcam. Most of my courses only have screen capture. But I changed that with my new course. I recorded introduction to different topics in the course with myself in the webcam. I feel it makes a difference when students see the instructor during their learning and helps them connect & engage more.

I personally feel more motivated to watch a course when an instructor shows themselves in the video.

Cheers Smiley Happy

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@GirishIyer1971 I think you are getting some bad advice here.

 

You are asking "do I need" or "do I have to", in other words you are asking for MINUMUM critical specifications. Is your purpose to just publish a course so you can say you published a course, or are you trying to sell that course, gain followers, and create a profitable business?

 

No one succeeds in business by doing the minimum required because you are competing against people who are not doing the minimum, they are doing the BEST they can possibly do. They are doing the maximum, not the minimum. They are seeking to provide the best possible experience, the best value. Those are the instructors who succeed in selling courses and making money. 

 

Students want to connect with their instructors. They want to know who they are. They want to be able to trust them. And... they even want to LIKE them. No one likes a voice behind a powerpoint! You are not making a personal connection. You aren't selling yourself to your potential students. You are disconnected, faceless, boring!

 

No, you don't "have to" show your face. But that is the wrong question. 

 

Lawrence M. Miller
Management & Leadership Coach
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