Course Production Tech Skills

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How to work with images

See Image Workshop


Flickr: Use the creative commons search on Flickr to find photos (easy, free, the copyright issue is hassle-free), you just need to give attribution or credit to the author.
Advanced search on Flickr remember to select "creative commons" from the license type drown-down menu
Flickr attribution bookmarklet- drag the button to your browser's toolbar to copy attribution information in one step

Creative Commons: The Ultimate Guide

Other Resources

Other sites for images via Kristen's bookmarks: copyright information is included in the "notes" sections of the links
Photos for Class: Download creative commons licensed photos from Flickr with the attribution on the image

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Designing Effective Presentations

Handout (PDF)
Quick guide for MS Office 2010 via Custom Computing

All Presentation Resources via Kristen's bookmarks
Design Resources via Kristen's bookmarks

Office Mix


MS Office Shortcuts and Customization


  • File formats supported: .asf, .avi, .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .mpg, .mpg, .swf, .wmv
  • Downloading Clips from YouTube:, KeepVid
  • Converting file types: Zamzar

Additional/Related Resources

Teaching with TED


Video Tools and Tips

Comic Sans


Animated Gifs

Animated gifs can be added to PPT files just like images. Here's an example of an animated chart made into a gif.
Giphy- search and share animated gifs
Make an animated gif:

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Using and Creating Engaging Audio

Video Filming and Audio Guidelines (PDF)


Audacity(iOS/Win, free), Tech Tips: Audacity(PDF)

The Best Voice Recorder, Bryan Gardiner, The Wirecutter, 8/15/13; Sony ICD-AX412 on Amazon

Free Music Sites


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Using and Creating Engaging Video

Video Filming and Audio Guidelines (PDF)


Windows Movie Maker
  • Windows Movie Maker is a video-making tool which comes free with Microsoft Windows. It is not exactly a feature-rich application but it is well-suited to simple tasks such as creating video to save or send to YouTube or via email.
  • Microsoft Guide to Movie Maker: View Here
  • YouTube - How to upload video to YouTube (view Using YouTube Tech Guide.pdf)

Quicktime Pro
  • Open your video file within Quicktime Pro, then Drag the beginning point and end point to where you want your video to start and end.
  • Click on the menu “Edit” then choose “Trim to election”.
  • View your edited version and make additional edits if needed.
  • Save your movie by going to “File > Save As”
  • QuickTime Pro X basic recording and editing guide.pdf

Compression Software

To use Handbrake to compress your file:
  • Select your "Source" file.
  • Click on Toggle presets and select Apple.
  • On the Apple dropdown, select iPhone and iPod Touch
  • On the main window, select the format Mp4, and to the right, check Web Optimized.
  • Scroll down and click on Picture settings and write down the Window size dimensions (usually says 480 x 272).
Tutorial on using Handbrake (with screenshots)

Clipchamp (browser based)

Fordham YouTube Channel

In order to enable your Fordham YouTube channel, you will need to agree to the Terms of Service for the Google Core Apps and agree to the Fordham Policy on the Use of Non-Core Google Services. Once you have completed both, you should have access to your YouTube channel within 1 business day. To access your channel, you can either click on the "App Pad" (listed under "More") once you are signed into your Fordham Google Account or go directly to and sign in with your Access IT ID. For questions or assistance with enabling your Fordham YouTube Channel, please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999.
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How to Upload Video to Fordham YouTube and Embed the Video in Blackboard Course Item

Tools and Tips

Free YouTube Downloader (computer software via CNET) *in ppt use .avi or .mpeg
KeepVid and YouTube videos for free - be careful of ads)
Zamzar (free, online file converter)
Trimming Movie Clips with Quicktime
Trimming videos in PowerPoint 2010
Video Ant

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Working Screen-to-Screen

Do You Need a Webinar, Webcast or Video Conference

Google Hangouts

Agreement Between Google and Fordham University (Core Apps)
You will need to agree to the terms of service to enable these features. Please note, form takes 24 hours to process.
Hangouts Help
Ultimate Guide to Google Hangouts via Martin Shervington, also see Google Hangouts- a Complete Guide (video)
Google+Hangout Etiquette
Google Hangout App for iPhones and iPads
Bonus resource: Google Apps resources via Faculty EdTechPD wiki


AnyMeeting Website, features, plans
AnyMeeting support and guides
AnyMeeting: Best Practices (PDF)
AnyMeeting iPhone app
AnyMeeting Android app

Additional Tools

Free Phone ConferenceSee Polling and Surveys

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Technology Tools

Working Screen-to-Screen

Google hangout

Collaborative Writing

Google Docs

Curation Tools

Social Bookmarking: Delicious, Diigo

Video Tools


Multimedia Tools

Timeline JS
Zimmer Twins

Editing Tools

Pixlr Editor
Audacity(iOS/Win, free), Tech Tips: Audacity(PDF)
Video Editing Tools
YouTube Video Editor
YouTube Capture

Annotation Tools

Annotation Studio
Lit Genius

More Tools

Word Clouds: Tagul

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