Just as important as it is to determine the type of video you are creating, it is vitally important to understand the tools and programs available to help with the video-making process. Below is a chart you can use to determine which program to use when making a video. Each of these programs is supported by CETL/LTS, so if you have any questions on what to use and when to use it, please reach out to CETL@uwec.edu or place an LTS ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tool||Recording Options||Operating System(s)||Export Formats||Cloud Compatibility||Length Of Video||Editing||Accessibility Features||Support||Notable Limitations|
Maximum of 3 Inputs from the following:
Audio, Desktop Recording, Webcam
Versatile recording options (such as multiple screens or cameras can be recorded)
Single take recording with ability to pause
Desktop App: Mac and PC
|Link, MP4, Embed in Canvas|
Stored in MyMedia and integrated within Canvas
|Unlimited, recommend between 1-20 minutes||Clip, Crop, Add Chapters|
Automatically machine captioned
Captions can be edited using an editor built into My Media
|LTS Help Desk, Knowledge Base articles, UWSA Help Desk|
Doesn’t work on Chromebooks
Cannot embed in PowerPoints
|Voice over PowerPoint||Audio only||Desktop App: Mac and PC||PowerPoint file, MP4|
Integrates with Canvas (see notable limitations)
MP4 can be uploaded to Canvas>MyMedia
|50 – 100 MB|
Alt tags can be added to images (if left as a PPT file)
Subtitles can be turned on while in presentation mode (when presenting live)
|LTS Training; LTS Help Desk|
365 desktop version is necessary for all functions to work properly on a Mac
Browser 365 App doesn’t allow for recording, you have to be on the desktop app
File sizes over 25 MB cannot be embedded into Canvas
Subtitles will not be 100% accurate when turned on in presentation mode
|Zoom||Audio, Webcam, Desktop|
Desktop App: Mac and PC
Chromebooks can only access Zoom by browser application
Stored in Zoom Cloud
Save to Desktop
|Unlimited||Trimming of beginning and end of video|
Captions can be edited in SRT file or through media viewer
|LTS Help Desk|
You need to set up a meeting to record.
Recordings are deleted after 180 days if saved to Zoom Cloud
Log in at https://wisconsin-edu.zoom.us/to activate your account
|Canvas Recorder (RCE)||Audio, Webcam||Browser (Chrome preferred)||MP4||Stored in Canvas user files||1-3 minutes; can record longer videos but rendering process can be long||None||None|
LTS Help Desk
Mac users must make sure the system preferences allow for recording through Chrome.
Canvas Student app allows for recording but saves the recording as an MP4/.MOV attachment. No preview is available.
Workaround needed to download video created.
No sharing option outside of Canvas.