The best way to communicate detailed information with an audience is usually via video. Whether it’s a specific set of instructions, tutorials, or a new policy or concept, showing learners exactly what you want them to know could increase their understanding of the material. Lectora® Inspire e-Learning software already comes bundled with Camtasia® so that you can easily create your own screen recordings for your courses. Use these tips for screen recordings to highlight important information for learners:
- Title clips
Add a still image with text to introduce or drive home the salient points outlined throughout the screen recording.
- Zoom and pan
For step-by-step instructions, it can be helpful to use the zoom function for a close-up view of the exact steps necessary to complete a process.
Add audio narration to your screen recordings to give instructions or verbally walk learners through the recording.
- Box or circle
Help learners pinpoint key details by marking the important information with a circle or box. This could be a button, a key bullet point, an image or more.
- Callouts and captioning
Add captions and callouts to your screen recording to show corresponding steps, directions or more.
Use visual effects for a smooth flow between clips or to indicate a new section.
Visit the Video Tutorials tab of the Lectora Inspire e-Learning software web page to learn more about the capabilities of Camtasia and how to add screen recordings to your training. Do you use screen recordings in your courses and training? Share your best tips in the comment section below! For more great e-Learning resources, tips and tricks, check out Lectora University and subscribe to the Everything e-Learning Blog.