On May 19, we invited you all to discuss AV as instructors!
There were a lot of questions and discussions that could be helpful those who want to learn more about AV.
For those who were not able to attend, we have covered a few questions that we believe could be helpful for you. Check out what was asked in the coffee chat and some of the responses from our community members.
Question 1: What type of camera and microphone are you currently using to record your courses?
There were a few similarities between instructors utilizing certain cameras and microphones to record their content. Here are a few recommendations from instructors.
Microsoft HD Webcam
Blue Yeti Snowball Microphone
Blue Yeti Boom Microphone
Built-in microphone in your laptop
Question 2: What programs are you currently using to improve the audio and visuals of your courses?
Powerpoint - it may be a common tool, but it is a powerful one to present your content
Clipchamp - Creates advanced clip art for your presentations to enhance the quality of your courses.
Pixel Bay - Helps you find images and design ideas for your slides.
Zoom - You can utilize this program to record your courses and it comes with various tools to have an interactive learning experience.
Question 3:What is one thing you can do to improve your AV setup to start?
Improve your microphone setup to a stand-alone microphone such as a Blue Yeti. It’s important that the quality of your sound is improved to the learners can fully understand your lectures.
Find yourself a good camera. Improving the overall quality of your lectures will give you a leg-up on the competition and will have the appearance of a highly produced course.
Utilize ai tools to help improve the quality of your audio in post-production. One tool mentioned was Adobe Podcast.
Have some answers to these questions? Share your thoughts in the comments below 👇.
Looking to catch the next coffee chat? We have one scheduled to discuss Learning Design on May 16th at 9:30 am PT! You can sign up here.