NOTE: All services listed below are subject to availability based on limited resources. Please provide at least two (2) weeks’ notice when requesting any service. Requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Faculty can request A/V production support for their classes for use cases such as:
- oral presentations (as in Modern Languages)
- situational simulations and scenes (as in Social and Human Services or Human Resources Management)
- tactile techniques (as in Health Sciences or Hospitality Services)
- physical process demonstrations (as in Engineering Technologies or Construction and Skilled Trades)
This service includes in-classroom or on-site recording with professional-grade videography equipment, basic video editing, and embedding videos in Blackboard courses on behalf of faculty.
The mid-term period and the final two weeks of the semester are the busiest times for A/V production requests, so please plan accordingly and provide as much advanced notice as possible.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CT, 339 Cleveland Ave.) houses a small green screen studio that can be used by faculty and staff for recording videos that involve chroma keying; this is a technique most often seen in the motion picture industry, where a person stands in front of a green wall, and then the green color is replaced with other content. The background content can be anything from static images to PowerPoint slides to full-motion video. A teleprompter is also available to provide live script reading assistance.
This service includes recording with professional-grade camera, lighting, and microphone equipment; basic video editing; and preparing videos to be embedded in Blackboard courses or on the CSCC institutional website.
Please provide as much advanced notice as possible when making a studio reservation, as this is a heavily used facility.
Kaltura is the company that provides cloud video storage and delivery for CSCC’s Blackboard system. It can also be used for any other College-related video content, as it is essentially a YouTube substitute controlled by CSCC.
Beyond the video platform itself, Kaltura also provides software called Kaltura Capture, which is freely available to faculty and staff and can be installed on unlimited computers both on and off campus. Kaltura Capture can record anything that happens on the computer screen in real time and synchronize it with live audio coming from a microphone attached to the computer.
Face-to-face workshops are presented throughout the year in the CT building that cover how to use Kaltura in general as well as how to use Kaltura Capture.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CT, 339 Cleveland Ave.) video studio contains a Learning Glass setup, which is a large pane of glass with side lighting, that is available to faculty and staff. A video camera sits on one side of the glass and shoots through the pane, while the presenter stands on the other side of the glass and can talk while also writing on the glass with special markers, making it look as if the presenter is “writing in the air.” The camera feed is then digitally mirrored in real time, so that the final video shows what’s written in the same orientation as the presenter sees it from their side of the glass — meaning all writing displays correctly to both the presenter and in the final video. This presentation technology is for use cases such as:
- working through mathematics or related content
- diagrams or models for physical sciences or health sciences
- workflow charts for business or technology processes
This service is best suited for very short explainer video segments — not entire lectures — and includes recording with professional-grade camera, lighting, and microphone equipment; basic video editing; and preparing videos to be embedded in Blackboard courses or on the CSCC institutional website.
Please provide as much advanced notice as possible when making a Learning Glass reservation, as the studio is a heavily used facility.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CT, 339 Cleveland Ave.) houses a small, sound-insulated (but not soundproof) audio recording booth known as a Whisper Room. The Whisper Room is available to faculty and staff for critical audio recordings where a quiet environment is needed. It features a professional-grade studio microphone and a computer that runs both Windows and Mac environments, so live desktop screen recordings can be done with studio-quality audio as well, for use cases such as:
- standalone audio for a podcast or similar purpose
- voiceover for video content
- narrated PowerPoint slide decks or similar presentations
- website or application walkthroughs with narration
The live desktop screen recording service — narrated slide presentations and website/application walkthoughs with narration — only includes preparing videos to be embedded in Blackboard courses or on the CSCC institutional website. For other recording services, basic audio cleanup and editing may be available.
Please provide as much advanced notice as possible when making a Whisper Room reservation, as this is a heavily used facility.