Create lecture or other video content

Social distancing requirements mean that not all of your students will be in the same space at the same time. Because of this, the course content you create must work in both synchronous and asynchronous situations.


Do you need to deliver your lecture in real-time or can you present the content in small chunks so students can watch the video outside of class?

Delivering lecture content asynchronously opens up time in class sessions to focus on discussions or activities related to the lecture material.

Here are some resources to help you deliver content both synchronously and asynchronously.

Synchronous content delivery

When you teach students in the classroom and online simultaneously, it is important that you ensure that both sets of students can:

  • Participate equally.
  • See the presented content.
    • Provide spoken clues that indicate critical information and to remember to verbally summarize visual information that is important for those that have reading disabilities or simply cannot see the material being presented.
    • Whenever possible, provide presentation materials electronically ahead of time.

View this Panopto Playlist for more ideas on how to use WebEx for teaching. If you have specific questions about your teaching situation, please contact GOLDHelp@uwf.edu for personalized assistance.

Asynchronous content delivery

Teaching students asynchronously has a different set of considerations. When teaching asynchronously, it's important that you ensure that recorded content:

  • Is no more than seven to nine minutes long.
    • Viewer drop-off rate is high after seven minutes.
    • Consider breaking up longer lectures into multiple topical chunks.
  • Is accessible to all learners.
    • When speaking, provide spoken clues that indicate critical information and remember to verbally summarize visual information that is important for those that have reading disabilities or simply cannot see the material being presented.
    • If you have a student with accommodations for hearing or visual impairments, be sure to work with SAR to have the videos professionally captioned and/or described.
    • If you will be using the videos for more than one term, consider proactively captioning them. To create captions on your own, upload the videos to Panopto. Add automatic captions and then use Panopto's interface to edit the captions for accuracy.

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