According to a 2017 survey, PSU students want more videos in their courses, and faculty want to learn how to create course videos. Course videos can include lecture capture, short demonstrations, tutorials, and guest interviews. Course videos can be good alternatives to text-based resources because they can spark student engagement, support different learning strengths, and provide a personalized course experiences. Whether you want to create media on your own or work with OAI multimedia experts, OAI has technology and resources available to help you create engaging instructional videos.

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Create Media on Your Own

Media Space is used to store and share videos and other multimedia. Anyone with a PSU account can use Media Space– it’s like YouTube with more options. Upload videos, audio, image files and more.

Log in to PSU Media Space

Media Space now includes Kaltura Capture, a lightweight but powerful video and media recorder.

Download and Install Kaltura Capture

Create a Media Recording with Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Capture Advanced Tips and Tricks

Once you’ve created your media, you can edit it right in Media Space!

Trim or Clip a Video

Once you’ve created and edited your videos, you may want to share them with students via D2L. (Don’t forget to request captioning for required videos which will be reused for multiple terms!)

Add Video Link from Media Space to D2L Course Content

Take it further with OAI Media Production Labs


  • Floor-to-ceiling whiteboards, portable whiteboards, whiteboard markers & erasers.
  • Green, black, and white backdrop screens. The green screen enables chroma keying.
  • An ASUS S1 Portable projector for projecting materials over your shoulder onto a wall behind you.
  • A Shure PG27-USB Condenser Microphone.
  • A Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone.
  • A Windows 7 computer for running projection, uploading video files to Media Space or Google Drive.
  • A modern Macintosh computer for creating screencasts, audio recordings, and editing audio/video files.
  • Flash drives for use in our space to help you transfer files.
  • Video editing software includes Camtasia, Final Cut Studio, and Adobe Premiere CC 2018.
  • Screencasting software such as Camtasia and QuickTime for Mac.
  • Audio recording software including Quicktime for Mac, Camtasia, and Sound Recorder on Windows.
  • A mondopad for pencasting and screencasting.

Typical Use Cases

  • Creating a short intro or welcome video for your course.
  • Performing mini lectures demonstrating concepts or skills to students.
  • Giving short feedback videos or demonstrations for student assignments.
  • Recording an interview for your course.
  • Filming video as part of a campus-wide project.
  • Recording supplemental lecture audio recordings.
  • Starting a course podcast.
  • Creating software or skills trainings for your students.