Welcome Video Guide (Work From Home Style)
As part of the VU Collaborate Welcome module, each unit at Victoria University now requires a Welcome Video. This is a great way for students to get an overview of their class and assessments and serves as a pre-class activity before Session 1.
The steps to creating your Welcome Video are as follows:
1: Read video tips and watch examples of good and bad welcome videos (click here to read more..)1: Read video tips and watch examples of good and bad welcome videos (click here to close the tab..)
Home video recording tips…
For more information on using Panopto on a phone and some useful tips, please see these links:
Some tips before you record your video…
- In the Block mode, there will often be more than one academic teaching in your unit. Please keep your video conversational and generic, (You are like a spokesperson for the unit, rather than their definite teacher).
- Please refer to the unit by name rather than code eg. ‘Welcome to Nursing and Mental Health 1’ rather than ‘Welcome to HNB2105’
- Please do not refer to times and dates eg. ‘2019 is an exciting year for students’ as the video may be used in future years.
- Please make sure you keep the language as ‘We’ not 'I'. A cohort may not see you in class or have you as a teacher so please don’t say, ‘Hi my name is…. I will be taking you for the Digital Journalism class', ’I will see you in class’ or ‘I am your teacher’.
- Please use generic phrases like, ‘Hello, on behalf of Victoria University I would like to welcome you to the unit Digital Journalism’, ‘Hello, welcome to Digital Journalism’, ‘We will see you in class', ‘the teaching team look forward to meeting you’.
- Short and Sweet is good – aim for a minute to a minute and a half. Keep the script brief – you don’t need to list all the % weights for assessments, just let students know what they are. Eg. ‘Assessment for this unit consists of an essay, two online quizzes and a reflective journal’.
- If you're speaking to second or third year students, it's good to mention how the unit will build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous units.
- Wear clothing that contrasts with the background and avoid checked clothing and noisy jewellery
Good and Bad Examples…
Here are a good welcome video and a bad welcome video examples to give you an idea of what to do…and what not to do!
Please, click the thumbnails below to watch YouTube videos.
2: Download a template and write your script (click here to read more..)2: Download a template and write your script (click here to close the tab..)
Write your script using the downloadable template below: about 350 words
Welcome Video Script Template
Download the script template below:
Welcome Video Example Script...
Below is a script example from the College of Law and Justice:
Hello, and welcome to Contracts 1.
For many of you, this will be your first ‘black letter law’ subject.
It is one of the most important subjects you will take at law school.
You may not know it, but your life is already regulated by many contracts.
You may have an employment agreement, a mobile phone contract, a lease or mortgage, a credit card contract, and so on. All of these types of verbal and written agreements are governed by the general law of contract.
We will study many cases that will capture your imagination and provide a vehicle for us to learn important principles.
We will also cover legislation which applies to certain types of contracts, in particular, the Australian Consumer Law and the Sale of Goods Act.
The unit follows the main stages of a real-life contract. First, we cover the elements of contract formation, the nuts and bolts of how parties make a legally binding agreement. Next, we consider how the Courts determine the content and meaning of a contract, including express and implied terms.
Finally, we learn about how contracts are terminated, and what remedies flow from that for the parties. There are 4 pieces of assessment in this unit. 2 group quizzes; a case study due in the middle of the unit; and a final exam.
The idea is to get you thinking like a lawyer so you can spot issues, and use contract law to solve the problem at hand. A word of warning … there are a lot of cases to get through in this unit. If you do your reading, you will enjoy class. If you don’t, you will soon feel overwhelmed.
So turn off Netflix and open your textbook (and your hearts and minds) to the wonderful world of contract!
This unit will give you the skills you need to determine whether a valid contract exists and what your client’s obligations are.
By the end of classes, you should be able to assess the strength and weakness of your client’s case and talk about relevant legal risks.
The unit is not about how to draft contracts per se – you learn those skills in other units and through on-the-job experience. Remember, there is no magic to law school – just do your readings and everything will seem manageable.
I hope contracts is one of your first year highlights!
Welcome Video Script Template
Download the script template below:
3: Record your welcome video with Panopto (click here to read more..)3: Record your welcome video with Panopto (click here to close the tab..)
3A: Install Panopto (click here to read more..)3A: Install Panopto (click here to close the tab..)
To record a welcome video you need Panopto installed on your computer.
For instructions on how to download and install Panopto, please click the links below:
How to Install Panopto on Windows || How to Install Panopto on a Mac
If you've already got your Panopto installed, please proceed to the next step: 3B
3B: Record with Panopto (click here to read more..)3B: Record with Panopto (click here to close the tab..)
To record a welcome video you need to enable Primary Source and disable Secondary Sources.
If you use an external webcam, connect it to your computer now.
3B:01) Log in to Panopto with VU credentials and click Create button:
3B:02) click Record a new session:
3B:03) Click Open Panopto button:
3B:04) Record a Session window pops up:
3B:05) Choose a location Folder for your Panopto video and also a Session name:
3B:06) When you're making a welcome video there's no need to capture your screen(s)
(aka your Secondary Sources (B)). Please keep these unchecked.
The Primary Source (A) must be selected:
3B:07) From Video drop down list select your web camera. This will most likely be your
inbuilt webcam, but if you're using an external webcam it should appear in this list:
3B:08) Now you can open your welcome video script and click Record button to record a session:
3B:09) Session recording is in progress:
3B:10) Click Stop button to end recording a session:
3B:11) Click Upload button to save a session on Panopto:
3B:12) Manage Recordings window with a status bar pops up:
3B:13) Once the video has uploaded, you can see a clickable link on the page.
Go to the next step if you need to edit or share your Panopto video:
3C: Edit and share Panopto video (click here to read more..)3C: Edit and share Panopto video (click here to close the tab..)
3C:01) Once the video has uploaded, you can edit it.
Click Edit and follow the instructions on using the video editor from this page:
3C:02) If you are happy with your video, click Share:
3C:03) You can send the link to a Learning Designer or the Video Hive staff members to
insert it into VU Collaborate. The Video Hive staff members can be contacted from the contact form
at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, follow the next step to insert it yourself:
4: Insert Panopto video into VU Collaborate (click here to read more..)4: Insert Panopto video into VU Collaborate (click here to close the tab..)
4A: Insert Panopto video (click here to read more..)4A: Insert Panopto video (click here to close the tab..)
Below are the instructions on how to insert a Panopto welcome video into a VU Collaborate space.
4A:01) Within your VU Collaborate space unit, navigate to the Welcome page by clicking
Learning Space (1), Getting Started (2) and Welcome (3):
4A:02) Click anywhere within the Welcome text area to edit the content:
4A:03) Click where you want the welcome video to appear. Look for something like
(1) 'Insert Your Welcome Video here', SELECT THIS and then click (2) Insert Stuff button:
4A:04) Click Panopto:
4A:05) From the Panopto Insert Stuff folders list select your video by typing a file name
in a lowercase and then find the location:
4A:06) From the file location folder choose a video you want to add and click Insert button:
4A:07) Click Insert button to proceed:
4A:08) Click Update button to preview the video on the Welcome page:
4A:09) How the published page looks like. If you want to improve the look of the video
on the page, follow instructions on 4B slider:
4B: Adjust Panopto video code (click here to read more..)4B: Adjust Panopto video code (click here to close the tab..)
4B:01) You can see a couple of issues with the appearance (highlighted in red). Click anywhere
in the text area and edit the code if you want to fix it yourself. Alternatively, ask your Learning Designer.
4B:02) Click </> link to modify the HTML code:
WARNING: you need to have a good knowledge of HTML in order to edit the code. If assistance
is required, consult your Learning Designer or one of the Video Hive staff for guidance on amending the HTML code:
4B:03 Locate the highlighted HTML code below:
4B:04 Delete left: 0; width: 75%; height: 0; and change 50% to 56% in the code below:
4B:05 How the new code should look like. Click Save button:
4B:06 Click Update button to complete:
4B:07 When your welcome video is added and the code is fixed, that's how it should look like:
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Contact Video Hive
Please email the Video Hive and one of us will be in touch with you shortly
Alternatively, please contact the Video Hive members directly:
Senior Video Producer