Video lectures

What are video lectures?

A video lecture is an online video of a classroom lecture. A video lecture combines the teacher’s image and voice and the PowerPoint presentation.

How do they work?

Video lectures can be great reference material for students. They make it easy for students to review the material at their own pace, for instance while studying for an exam. In addition, video lectures make it possible to share the material with students who could not make it to the classroom lecture.

Which lectures can be recorded needs to be determined by ESA and the departments, depending on available capacity. Whether courses can be recorded depends in part on the available capacity. Recorded video lectures will be made available in the educational video catalog of TU/e. You can sign in with your personal TU/e account.

You can then link to the video lecture in Canvas.

Why would I want to use video lectures?

Do any or several of the following points apply? Then video lectures may be an interesting solution for you!

  • I want my lectures to be available as reference
  • I want to allow students to learn whenever and wherever they want to
  • I want students to be able to independently make up gaps in their knowledge
  • I want students to be able to review my explanations as often as they want to
  • I want my students to be able to study the theory at their own pace

How to I effectively employ video lectures?

  1. Availability: if you want students who did not make it to your lecture to be able to keep up with the course, make sure that the video lectures are made available in a timely manner, for instance within 24 hours after the original lecture. This way, students do not have to fall behind.
  2. Bite-sized bits: a video lecture is a recording of a full lecture, which may have discussed different topics, examples or levels of a certain theme. For students, it may be relevant to be able to review specific parts. By cutting up your lecture in bite-sized chunks, students can do a more focused review. You can do this by cutting the video into smaller videos or to share which topics or examples start at which point in time.