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Instructional Technology: Video

Video Platforms Introduction

TCC has a variety of video platforms to help you with recording lectures, virtual meetings, tutorials, screencasts, and more!  Here is a list of tutorials and links to TCC supported video tools. Please contact Student Support Center (formerly known as Call2000) if you need specific technological assistance.  Consult SkillSoft for other training and tutorials. 

TCC Video Creation Software

Panopto: is a lecture capture software that allows users to include video, audio, screen capture, labs, and slides into a recording. You can access Panopto through Blackboard or by going directly to the Tulsa Community College Panopto site:

ZoomTCC's paid version of Zoom allows you to record your computer screen and voice to create a video that you can share with others. Zoom offers more online tutorials and live trainings.  

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra:  Collaborate allows video creation in Blackboard. Examples include recording a video lecture, crafting video announcements for students, or creating a video solution to a difficult homework problem. Please direct questions to

Adobe Premiere: is a timeline-based video editing software application developed by Adobe Systems and published as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud licensing program. TCC employees can access all Adobe Creative Cloud apps FOR FREE at

Online video platforms

Other Video Software

Editing a video means creating clips, adding in text and images, speeding up footage, adding audio, and more.

DavinciResolve is a video editing application for macOS, Windows, and Linux. 
iMovie is a video editing software for iOS and macOS. 
Lightworks is a non-linear editing system for editing and mastering digital video 
OpenShot is a basic video editing program for beginners. 


Screen recording is recording actions on a computer in order to make a how-to video or tutorial. 

ScreenToGif is a free screen recorder tool, which lets you record, edit and save as a gif, video, or other formats.
Screencast-O-Matic records your screen for up to 15 minutes, with limited editing capabilities and a Screencast-O-Matic logo. 
Quicktime is used on a Mac to record your screen and then edit the video elsewhere.
Screencastify is a free Chrome extension. This can be a great option for Chromebooks and it allows you to annotate throughout the video.

YouTube allows users to upload and share videos publicly or privately. 
Vimeo is a video hosting and sharing platform.
GoogleDrive is a cloud storage service with unlimited storage space. 
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers personal cloud storage and file synchronization.

Powtoons is free to use and allows you to create animated videos. 
Playposit is free and allows you to create interactive videos, with quizzing and more. 
H5P is open-sourced and lets users create HTML5 interactive content, including interactive videos.
TextingStory is a free app that allows users to write a text message conversation and save it as a video or gif.


Basic Recording Tips

Video software has become more advanced, but it is important to remember that your videos are only as good as your original footage. Software cannot magically improve the quality of your footage. Plan before you shoot. Then think about the editing as you shoot your videos. That will save you time and trouble.

When editing your video, avoid using cliché fonts and flashy effects. Like any well-designed media product, when editing a video you want to make it consistent and have a good flow. Choppy edits and flashy transitions may appear unprofessional. So, keep it simple and clean. Try to limit the use of fonts to two different types, as well as picking one single type of transition to use for your entire video.

Audio can be recorded using microphones or headsets with microphones.  Some microphones have better recording quality than others.  Stand-alone microphones tend to have better recording quality than headset mics, and some mics are better for single-source audio while others can pick up audio from all directions at the same time.  

Be aware that audio editing software can only do so much to delete background noise or fix poor audio quality from your initial recordings, so making sure there is no noise interference when you are recording is critical to the quality of your final recording. 

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