This Week for Faculty: Resources for Teaching with Video

by | Jan 25, 2021

Workshops To Go

Department chairs and program directors: schedule a CTL workshop for your department! You can request a Workshop To Go (via Zoom) to bring tailored resources, strategies, and practices for effective hybrid and online teaching to your faculty. If you would like to request a custom session, please write to

Resources for Teaching with Video

Creating Effective Educational Videos: Video has become an important component of many flipped, blended, and online classes, but ensuring that videos are helping students involves taking a deeper look at video design and production. The key to designing effective educational videos is to begin with clear instructional intentions and follow research-based design principles.

Teaching with Do-It-Yourself Video: This guide offers examples, principles, and best practices to help instructors create active and engaging classroom experiences using video.

Video Script Writing Recommended Practices: A script for your educational video will help condense and organize your content. Adopt a conversational tone and practice reading the script aloud. Edit passages that prevent a smooth delivery. Here are some recommended practices.

What is it like to teach and learn at Columbia in 2020-2021? Hear from a Columbia voice below, and share your own voice. *Voices submissions will be showcased at the 2021 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium*

Julian Chen, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist of Applied Physics shares his experience preparing videos using Movavi Video Editor and Adobe Premiere Element 2020 for his fully online course Physics of Solar Energy.


Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor of History, shares his experience with online teaching in 2020, including utilizing Slack to create an asynchronous community and experimenting with video.



Upcoming Workshops

Teaching Online with CourseWorks

Join us in exploring how to create community, support student engagement, and assess student learning in the online context using CourseWorks. This workshop will give you an overview of the CourseWorks interface and highlight a toolset that will allow you to set up a course with clear expectations for students, create opportunities for a variety of assignment engagements, and nurture an environment that encourages a culture of inclusive communication. Register through the link below.

Date and Time: Monday, January 25; 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Reading Group: Anti-Racist Pedagogy Theory and Practice

Have you enacted anti-racist practices in your teaching? Are you looking for resources and support for engaging in anti-racist pedagogical theory and practice? Join the CTL and peer instructors committed to learning more about and incorporating anti-racist pedagogy and practice. Each month, participants will engage in a discussion around a shared text, as well as use the time and space to reflect on their own practice and classrooms. Register through the link below.

Date and Time: Wednesday January 27; 10:30 AM–11:45 AM

Teaching Large Online Courses 

How do I engage and build rapport with students in my large online course? How can I promote academic integrity? How can I use my TAs effectively? In this session, we will explore these challenges and discuss evidence-based strategies to make large online courses more manageable and rewarding for faculty and students alike.

Date and Time: Friday, January 29; 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Planning Live Online Class Sessions 

How do I avoid Zoom fatigue? Will lecturing help my students learn? What can I do to plan effective live online class sessions? In this session, we will address these questions by drawing on findings from the science of learning and consider ways of breaking up a live (synchronous) online class session to promote student engagement and learning.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 2; 3:00 PM–4:00 PM