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Video Help

There are many ways for you to produce videos depending on what resources you have available. Some students utilize mobile devices to produce the video file and some students use a digital camera/camcorder to record a video and use desktop software to import, compress, and export the video file. The choice is yours to make.

You will probably need to use one of the free video editing programs. Windows users can use Windows Movie Maker. Mac users can use iMovie. You may or may not already have these programs installed on your machine.

Windows WINDOWS Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows Vista, 7, or 8

  • Windows Live Essentials (2011 or later) or Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows XP

  • Windows Movie Maker 2.6

Apple MAC Mac iMovie

  • iMovie (Bundled with all new Macs sold on or after October 20, 2010)

For more information about iMovie versions, please read the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMovie


Please refer to the help section of the program you are using or search the Internet (example “Windows Movie Maker Import”).


Depending on the size requirements of your course assignment, you may need to compress your raw video file. This process is done by “sharing” or “exporting” your video using one of the programs mentioned above. The program has presets that you can use. Generally, using the small size preset such as “Save movie‐> For email” on Windows or “Compress movie for Email” on Mac will export and compress the video sufficiently. If not, you will need to create a custom preset and lower the quality settings.

You must save the video file to your computer, and then upload the file into your Moodle assignment.


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